By Josh Brown
SPRINGFIELD — The Troy boys soccer team bounced back from its first loss of the season in convincing fashion Thursday night, routing Springfield Shawnee 9-0 on the road.
Jake Diffenderfer Gabbard had a hat trick, Brandon Lewis had two goals and an assist, Caleb Leibold added two goals and Tyler Mauk and Grant Holland each had a goal. J.T. Yenney dished out three assists on the night, while Ben Schreiber and Darrin McCormick each had one.
Alex Williams didn’t need to make a save to post a shutout as the defense didn’t give the Braves any chances.
Troy (5-1) opens Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division play Tuesday at Greenville.
Bethel 9, TCN 0
LEWISBURG — Bethel rebounded from a wild 6-5 loss to Dayton Christian on Saturday, scoring early and often in a 9-0 Cross County Conference victory at Tri-County North Thursday.
Evan Hawthorn had three goals and two assists to lead the way, Sam McKenny had two goals and two assists, Tyler Brueckman had two goals, Elijah Thomas had two goals and an assist and Korry Hamlin, Daniel Gracia, Joe Miller and Collin Rust each had an assist.
Bethel (4-1-1, 1-0-1 CCC) travels to Lehman Tuesday.
* Boys Golf
ME 171, Bethel 174
ST. PARIS — In a showdown for Cross County Conference supremacy, the Miami East boys golf team was able to edge visiting Bethel 171-174 Thursday at Lakeland.
Dylan Martinez led the Vikings with a 39, Kley Karadak and Cam Coomes shot 43s, Scot Kirby shot 46, Walker Henley shot 47 and Ryan Haney shot 53.
Tyler Weinert was medalist for Bethel, shooting a 34. Nick Lightcap added a 46 and Tyler Brookhart and Christian White shot 47s.
Newton 3, Covington 2
COVINGTON — Newton and Covington’s volleyball teams battled all night long Thursday, but in the end the Indians came away with a 3-2 victory in Cross County Conference play, winning 25-20, 27-25, 19-25, 26-28, 15-12.
Brooke Gostomsky had 12 kills, four aces, eight digs and two blocks and Rachel York had 12 kills, two aces, 21 digs and a block to lead the Buccaneers. Bre Dieperink added eight kills, three aces, 13 assists and three digs, Savanna Schaurer had five kills, two aces and six digs, Breanna Kimmel had four kills, three aces, a block and three digs, Arianna Richards had 26 assists and Ashley Cecil had 18 digs.
“We played well at times, only to shoot ourselves in the foot with unforced errors,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We are still battling inconsistencies. Hopefully we can learn from our errors and take some positives away from the loss.”
Covington (3-6, 2-1 CCC) travels to Mississinawa Valley Tuesday, while Newton travels to Bethel.
Bethel 3, TV 1
NEW MADISON — Bethel picked up its first Cross County Conference win of the season Thursday night, knocking off Tri-Village in four, 9-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-19.
Tia Koewler had eight kills and 17 digs to lead the way, Sarah Swisher added four kills, Kaitlyn Parker had 14 assists and Emily Berkshire had eight aces.
Spr. Shawnee 3, Tipp 1
SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe fell to 4-3 on the season Thursday night, dropping a 3-1 match at Springfield Shawnee, 15-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21.
Aubrey Cox had 16 kills and seven blocks to lead the Red Devils, Alyssa Crusey had 12 kills, five blocks, 15 digs and two aces, Kara Trimbach had 25 assists, Jordan McMahan had 17 digs and Laura Rosellit had two aces.
Tipp 4, KR 1
SPRINGFIELD — The Tippecanoe tennis team remained unbeaten in Central Buckeye Conference play Thursday, defeating rival Kenton Ridge 4-1.
At second singles, Ladia Coning won 6-3, 6-2. At third singles, Jordan Jones won 6-0, 6-3. At first doubles, Ali Merrick and Sophia McDowell won 6-1, 7-5. At second doubles, Sydney Laymon and Victoria Nordquist won 6-1, 6-1.
At first singles, Kennedy Reeder lost 6-0, 6-4.
Tippecanoe hosts Chaminade Julienne Monday.
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