REDBIRDS REMAIN UNDEFEATED — Alton’s kickers improved to 5-0 with a 2-0 nonconference win Tuesday at Freeburg.
It was the Redbirds’ second win over the Midgets this season and enabled them to nab more victories than they did all of last season when they finished 4-12-1. Three of Alton’s wins under first-year coach Jeff Hayes’ guidance this season have come in the Metro Cup. They snared the Nike bracket title at Columbia the past weekend.
Alaina Nasello and Lexi Schrimpf scored second-half goals to pace Alton, which outshot Freeburg 18-2. Nasello’s goal came at the 62nd minute and Schrimpf scored 10 minutes later.
The Redbirds meet rival Marquette Catholic in a 6:30 p.m. match Wednesday at Gordon Moore Park. The Explorers are 0-3.
TIGERS BLANK EAGLES — Edwardsville lifted its record to 3-1 with a 4-0 victory at Columbia in nonconference competition.
Abigail Crabtree scored twice, while Allison Blume and Danielle Greathouse also notched goals for the Tigers. Paityn Schneider contributed two assists and goalie Regan Windau made two saves in recording a shutout.
EAGLES BOW TO BULLDOGS – Host Waterloo blanked Civic Memorial, 8-0, in a Mississippi Valley Conference match. The Bulldogs led 4-0 at half and padded their advantage the rest of the way in handing the Eagles a lopsided defeat in their league opener. CM is 2-2-1 overall.
Sydney Bockhorn and Sydney Luedeman both scored twice for Waterloo. Goalie Bailey Bosler got the shutout.
OILERS FALL TO WARRIORS — Visiting EA-WR suffered a 5-1 defeat to Wesclin in a nonconference match at Trenton.
Kara Crutchley scored the lone goal, a second-half one, for the 0-3 Oilers. Emily Sidwell had the assist.
Wesclin built a 4-0 lead by half and never looked back. Claire Gruenke and Olivia Krebs both scored twice for 5-0 Wesclin.
COUGARS OUTSCORE EAGLES — Host Breese Central shaded Civic Memorial, 8-7, in a wild nonconference game.
The 2-2 Eagles used a six-run fifth to forge in front 7-6, but Breese Central scored twice in the bottom of the inning and held on for the win. The Cougars improved to 3-0.
Collin Hall was 2-for-4 and drove in a run for CM. Teammate Caden Clark went 1-for-2 with a double and drove in two runs. Brandon Hampton and Konnar Loewen both added two doubles. Hampton had a RBI, as did Jaxsen Helmkamp, Trevor Panyik and Corey Price.
TIGERS POUND COMETS — Edwardsville scored early and often in demolishing host Greenville, 17-0, in a five-inning nonconference game. The 3-0 Tigers have outscored their opponents 37-0 thus far this season.
Kade Burns went 3-for-4, while Collin Clayton, Jake Garella and Will Messer all had two hits for the Tigers. Clayton tripled and homered. Garella also belted a home run as the Tigers exploded for 16 hits. They scored in every inning, including five times in the first. Tre Riley had three RBIs, as did Garella. Messer and Reid Hendrickson both had two RBIs.
Four pitchers combined for a 1-hitter. Jordan Yenne worked the final two innings and allowed only a double to Ryan Hutchinson.
EXPLORERS ABSORB LOSS — Dupo amassed a 4-0 lead by the second inning and bested visiting Marquette Catholic, 6-2 in a nonconference game. The 2-1 Tigers erupted for three runs in the first inning.
The Explorers, who dropped to 1-3, scored both of their runs in the fourth inning. They had five hits overall. Starter Kevin Lloyd took the loss.
EAGLES BEST HAWKS — CM outslugged Waterloo Gibault, 9-5, in a nonconference game at the Bethalto Sports Complex.
A five-run first inning spurred the Eagles, who scored five runs in the first inning. They led 8-0 after two innings in improving to 3-2.
Susan Buchanan went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and knocked in four runs. Teammate Kalyn Haar was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Cassie Reed was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Jenna Parmentier and and Katelyn Turbyfill both collected two hits as the Eagles struck for 13 hits.
Freshman Kaitlyn Wrenn picked up the victory. She gave up seven hits and five runs, two of them earned. Wrenn fanned three and walked three.
TIGERS TOP REDBIRDS — Powerful Edwardsville logged a 9-0 win over Alton in a Southwestern Conference match at AHS. The Tigers swept the six singles matches and the three doubles ones in improving to 3-1.
Erik Weiler, Luke Motley, Seth Lipe, Ben Bequette, Dan Thomas and Logan Pursell of the Tigers registered singles wins. The doubles tandems of Alex Gray/Zach Trimpe, Motley/Lipe, and Thomas/Pursell also prevailed.
Alton is scheduled to resume action next Tuesday at league foe O’Fallon. The Redbirds will compete April 1-2 in the Edwardsville Invitational.
SHELLS BOP OILERS — Host Roxana defeated rival East Alton-Wood River, 8-1, in a nonconference match Monday. The Shells won five of the six singles bouts and swept the doubles matches.
Daniel Pirtle, Kyle DeWerff, Conner Arnett, Trustin Dunse and Michael Flatt of the Shells won in singles play. Drew Sobol scored the Oilers’ lone victory, prevailing in a three-set singles affair.
The Roxana doubles teams of Pirtle/Dunse, Arnett/DeWerff and Flatt/Austin Hall also registered wins.
KNIGHTS BEAT REDBIRDS — A.J. Rivsay supplied 18 assists in guiding host Metro East Lutheran past Alton, 25-14 and 25-16 at Thomas Hooks Gym. Nathaniel Partelow provided five kills for the Knights.
Evan Meyer’s net play and Charles Tuggle’s serving boosted the Redbirds.