By Josh Brown
NEW LEBANON — Milton-Union senior Danielle McFarland added one more individual milestone to her illustrious career.
And it was the biggest yet.
McFarland became the Bulldogs’ all-time leading goal scorer Tuesday night, scoring a pair of goals to give her 20 on the season — and 81 for her career — to lead Milton-Union (11-2-1, 6-2 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) to a 6-0 victory over Dixie on the road.
McFarland broke the old mark of 80, set by Jenny Szakal in 1987. She also is closing in on the all-time assists record, sitting three short of the mark with 33.
“The record was 29 years old,” Milton-Union coach Andy Grudich said. “And an impressive stat? Dani never took a penalty kick until this year — she’s only made one. Most of her goals are all from the run of play.”
Kristen Dickison added a goal and an assist, Maddie Brown, Lizzy Oaks and Alayna Bennett each had a goal, Emily Hornberger had two assists and Taylor Jacobs had one assist.
Milton-Union travels to Waynesville Thursday.
Lehman 3, ME 0
SIDNEY — Lehman, the No. 2 team in the state in Division III, held off non-league rival Miami East Tuesday night, taking 36 minutes to get on the board and then putting the game away with two second-half goals to win 3-0.
Hannah Fogt scored late in the first half on an assist from Amanda Titterington to make it 1-0. Liz Pax added an insurance goal on an assist from Rylie McIver, then Samantha Edwards put the game away on a feed from Molly Safreed.
Both teams are back in action Thursday, with Miami East (4-4-4) hosting Bethel and Lehman (10-1-1) traveling to Anna.
TROY — The Troy volleyball team took one step closer to clinching the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division title Tuesday night, sweeping Sidney at home 25-7, 25-13, 25-18.
The Trojans (15-2, 12-0 GWOC American North) can clinch at least a share of the title with a victory at Butler Thursday night, then after a non-league tri-match at Lakota East Saturday, they could clinch the title outright with a win at Tippecanoe on Oct. 11.
Tipp 3, Piqua 1
TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe kept pace with Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division leader Troy Tuesday, knocking off Piqua in four, 25-14, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18 to improve to 13-5 on the season and 9-2 in the North with four division games left to play.
Taylor Prall had 17 kills, eight digs and two aces, Emily Shuk had 11 kills and six blocks and Cali Stewart had six kills and five blocks to lead the Red Devils. Isabel Crow had 38 assists, Abby Hughes had 15 digs and Anna Gilliam had three aces.
Tippecanoe travels to Greenville Thursday and Sidney Saturday.
M-U 3, Dixie 0
NEW LEBANON — Milton-Union set up a matchup for the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division lead on Thursday, sweeping Dixie on the road 25-16, 25-19, 26-24 Tuesday night.
Bri Stone had nine kills, Lauren Craig had 21 assists and five kills and Morgan Magel had five kills.
Milton-Union (12-3, 8-1 SWBL Buckeye) travels to division leader Waynesville Thursday.
Covington 3, NT 0
COVINGTON — Covington seniors Savanna Schaurer, Ashley Cecil and Rachel York were honored Tuesday on Senior Night, and the Buccaneers swept National Trail 25-8, 25-20, 25-8.
York had seven kills, an assist, a block and two digs, Lilli Hamilton had seven kills and four blocks, Schaurer had five kills and a dig, Breanna Kimmel had five kills, two aces, a block and five digs and Legend Patty had four kills an ace and five digs to lead the Buccs (10-10, 9-2 Cross County Conference). Cecil had 21 digs, a kill and two aces, Bre Dieperink had 23 assists, five digs and a kill, Makenna Gostomsky had a kill and Lindsey Kimmel had two aces, an assist and seven digs.
Covington travels to Botkins Monday.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Indians (10-8) rallied against Bradford Tuesday night in four games, dropping the first and then winning the next three straight 22-25, 25-15, 25-12, 25-19.
Newton travels to Ansonia for a tri-match Saturday, while Bradford hosts Troy Christian Monday.
* Boys Soccer
M-U 1, Dixie 0
WEST MILTON — Josh Daum scored the game’s only goal on an assist from Keltonn Dillhoff, leading Milton-Union (5-6-2, 4-2-2 Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division) to a 1-0 win over Dixie Tuesday night.
Milton-Union hosts Waynesville Thursday.
TC 8, Ponitz 0
TROY — Troy Christian got a key goal from Jesse Newman and a key assist from Jarred Kendall Tuesday night, improving to 12-0-1 on the season.
The Eagles travel to Dayton Christian to play for the Metro Buckeye Conference lead Thursday.
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