The National Trail golf team lost yet another close match on Monday, Aug. 31, falling to Bethel 170-182.
National Trail was led by juniors Logan Petitt and Issac Plakenhorn who both shot a 44 at Highland Lake Golf Course.
“We continue to struggle to get our team score below 180 which is what we need to do to be competitive with the elite teams in our conference,” head coach Kurt Bachman said afterward. “We have the talent to compete with any team in our conference but have been unable this season to put together the consistency necessary to win close matches.”
Trail is now 3-6 overall and 2-6 in the CCC.
Eaton volleyball defeated Franklin on Tuesday, Sept 1, in straight sets. The Eagles defeated Franklin 25-6, 25-12 and 25-6. Jackie McCafferty, had five aces. Emma McKinney had 25 assists, Julia Titus had 10 kills and three aces, Brittany George had eight kills and three aces.
On Thursday, Sept 3, the team dropped an important league match-up for their first lost of the season when they traveled to Bellbrook. Bellbrook proved to be the stronger of the two teams on the night by defeating Eaton in straights sets. 25-16, 25-18, 25-18
Eaton is now 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the SWBL.
The Eagles were scheduled to host Lemon-Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Oakwood on Thursday. Eaton is schedueled to travel to National Trail on Saturday for a tri-match with the host Blazers and Milton-Union.
The Preble Shawnee girls’ soccer team hit a rough patch after opening the season strong when the team lost to defending state champion Hamilton Badin 5-3 on Saturday, Sept 5.
The loss came on the heels of the team’s first league loss, after the Arrows fell to Milton Union 2- 0 on Thursday, Sept 3.
The team did pick up a win on Tuesday, Sept 1, when they defeated Madison 9 to 1.
Saylor Jewell picked up three goals, Meagan Lindon two, and Riane Woodard and Olivia Rader each scored one. Nicole Sims and Abby Bulach each added a goal and an assist.
Eaton’s girls’ soccer team suffered a pair of setbacks last week falling to Franklin, 3-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and at Bellbrook (2-1) on Thursday. Against Bellbrook, Eaton gave up a goal early in each half to fall behind 2-0. A goal by freshman Emily Dungan with just over 24 minutes left in the game cut the lead in half.
Eaton was scheduled to host Lemon-Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Oakwood on Thursday. Eaton is now 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Southwestern Division.
Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter at aschmidt_RH.