Civic Memorial Eagles
CM SWEEPS ROXANA ON THE ROAD — After failing to pick up a win in the Alton Tournament on Friday and Saturday, the Civic Memorial Eagles rebounded with a big win on Monday at Roxana.
The Eagles topped the Shells 25-21, 26-24 to improve to 2-7 on the season. It avenged a loss to Roxana on Friday in Alton.
Saige Gehrs led the offense with seven kills and three assisted blocks. Kennedy Carnes also had a big match with five blocks — one solo and four assists — seven service points and three kills, Alaina Trosley led the defense with nine digs, Monica Ledesma paced the offense with 11 assists and Cara Melton led with three aces to go with nine services and four kills. Kaity Kappler also added three kills and four assisted blocks and Sydney Marshall chipped in with eight assists.
CM was scheduled to play Highland at 6:15 p.m. tonight on the road, but because of the continued teachers' strike will get the night off. Roxana is back at Milazzo Gym at 5 p.m. tonight against rival East Alton-Wood River.
MARQUETTE GETS A WIN OVER LEBANON — The Marquette Catholic Explorers went on the road and earned a win at Lebanon on Monday.
Marquette won 25-21, 25-14 over the Greyhounds Monday.
Anna Daugherty directed the offense with seven kills, Taylor Rook had six blocks, four solo and two assisted, Brittany Pace picked up four aces, Alyssa Herzing paced the offense with 11 assists and Katie Gierer guided the defense with 11 digs.
The Explorers are back on the court at 4:15 p.m. tonight, playing host to Cardinal Ritter.
ALTON CRUISES PAST CAHOKIA — The Alton Redbirds keep cruising on the season, improving to 17-1 with a sweep of Cahokia at home on Monday.
Alton won 25-14, 25-8 over the Comanches.
Megan Paulda and Savannah Fisher both compiled five kills to lead the Redbirds, while Paulda also had 10 service points and 12 digs and Jordan Nolan continued to be the catalyst for Alton's offense with 15 assists on Monday. Paulda, Fisher and Rachel Cauley all picked up three aces in the serving game, too.
Alton is back at it at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, welcoming East St. Louis to AHS in a Southwestern Conference showdown.
EAWR BLANKS VALMEYER — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers rebounded from a Saturday loss to Wesclin by blanking Valmeyer 5-0 on Monday.
The Oilers, now 5-2 on the season, got four first-half goals and added one more in the second half for good measure.
Devin Gilreath was awarded with the game winning goal, while Skyler Southard scored twice for EA-WR and Luke Sims and Brennan Augustyn each added one goal in the win. Sims, Augustyn, Gilreath and Jordan Schmigdall all logged assists in the victory.
Nick Barrett earned the win in goal with six saves.
The Oilers game vs. Metro East Lutheran scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today has been postponed. EA-WR will play host to Litchfield at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
MARQUETTE GETS BY GRANITE CITY — The Marquette Catholic Explorers logged a big 1-0 win over Granite City at Gordon Moore Park on Monday.
The win improved the Explorers to 3-6-1 on the season. Matt Buchheit booted the game-winning goal in the second half, assisted by Zach Weinman.
Brandon Sanfilippo posted nine saves to earn the shutout win in goal.
Granite City dropped to 0-4-2 with the loss.
Next up for Marquette is a 4:30 p.m. game at Litchfield today.
TRIAD RACES PAST CM — Civic Memorial welcomed Triad to the Bethalto Sports Complex Monday with not so good results.
The Knights blasted past the Eagles 8-1 to win their first Mississippi Valley Conference match and improved 3-2-1, 1-0-0, while CM slipped to 2-7-0, 0-3-0.
The Eagles received a late, unassisted goal from Collin Carmean in the loss. Triad scored four times in each half, led by two goals from Chris Empson.
CM is back in MVC action at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Mascoutah.