EXPLORERS CRUISE PAST PURPLE PANTHERS — Matt Buchheit and John Stewart put the Marquette Catholic High boys’ soccer team in a good position Tuesday.
Buchheit scored three times and Stewart added a pair of goals as the Explorers shut out Litchfield, 8-0, in a nonconference match. The Explorers improved to 4-6-1.
Jacob Fischer, Caleb McClintock and Zach Wienman also punched home goals as the Explorers enjoyed a lopsided victory. Goalie Brandon Sanfilippo made seven saves to secure the shutout.
The Explorers welcome Collinsville on Friday, marking the fifth Southwestern Conference team they will tangle with thus far this season.
MASCOUTAH TOPS CM IN MVC ACTION – The Eagles suffered a 3-1 Mississippi Valley Conference loss on the road Tuesday.
Civic Memorial fell to 2-8 overall and 0-4 in the MVC. Mascoutah is 3-6 and 1-1.
EAGLES WIN AGAIN – CM shot a 162 to score a 12-stroke win over host Jersey in a MVC match at the Westlake Course.
J. Ryan Waters carded a 2-over-par 37 to pace the 9-1 Eagles and earn medalist honors. Teammate Eric Howes had a 39, while Alec Hilliard (40) and Konnar Loewen (46) completed CM’s scoring.
Zach Droege and Matt Evans both had rounds of 42 for 7-7 Jersey. Highland, which is still experiencing a teachers strike, forfeited to both CM and Highland.
EXPLORERS PREVAIL – Michael Holtz notched 36 — or par — in sending Marquette past Triad by seven strokes in nonconference play at the Rolling Hills Course. Nick Messinger added a 37 for the Explorers.
Marquette carded a 157, while the Knights shot 164.
Andrew McCluskey (41), Steve Elliott (43), Duncan McLain (43) and Max Goepel (44) contributed to the Marquette cause. Eric Polanksy led Triad with a 38.
MARQUETTE TOPS CARDINAL RITTER – The host Explorers defeated Cardinal Ritter of St. Louis, 26-7, 25-12, in nonconference action. Marquette lifted its record to 7-7.
Rachel Pohlman collected nine aces and eight assists to lead the winners. Maggie Avery (six aces), Katie Gierer (six digs), Anna Daugherty (five kills), Taylor Rook (four solo blocks), and Brittany Pace (four blocks, including two solos) sparked the Explorers.
ROXANA WALLOPS GRANITE CITY – The Shells Improved to 6-3 by walloping the Warriors 8-1 in a nonconference match Tuesday
Sydney Owsley, Anna Ballard, Georgia Ballard, Haley Milazzo, Annie Myers and Sara Kreutztrager scored singles wins. The doubles teams of Anna and Georgia Ballard, plus Owsley and Milazzo, also won their bouts.