EA-WR SHUTS OUT CARLYLE — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers cruised by visiting Carlyle on Tuesday by the score of 4-0.
With the triumph the Oilers are now 8-3-1 on the season. The Indians sank to 2-10 with the loss.
Vincent Baladino, Jordan Schmigdall, Luke Sims and Josh Turner all supplied goals in the win for EA-WR. Sims had two assists, while Baladino and Zac Lafferty each logged a single assist.
The Oilers return to the Wood River Soccer Park at 4:30 p.m. today vs. Father McGivney.
MARQUETTE BLANKS TRINITY — The Marquette Catholic Explorers picked up a 2-0 victory over Trinity on Tuesday at the J.J. Eagan Center in Florissant.
The victory elevated the Explorers to 6-4-3 on the season and marked their third straight victory.
Zach Weinman booted the initial goal for Marquette in the 25th minute on an assist from goalie Brandon Sanfilippo. Jacob File supplied the insurance goal on a dish from Noah Fahnestock in the 77th minute.
Sanfilippo corralled eight saves in the win, as the Explorers outshot Trinity 13-8.
Marquette is back in action at 6 p.m. today vs. Timberland at Soccer Park in Fenton.
TWO SECOND-HALF GOALS DOOM ALTON AT GIBAULT — The Alton Redbirds took a scoreless stalemate into halftime with the Gibault Hawks in Waterloo on Tuesday, but ultimately fell 2-0.
It was the second consecutive loss for AHS, which fell to 7-4-2.
Next up for the Redbirds is a Sept. 29 Southwestern Conference showdown with Edwardsville at 6:45 p.m. at Gordon Moore Park.
ALTON GETS FIRST SWC WIN IN COLLINSVILLE — The Alton Redbirds secured their first win in the Southwestern Conference on Tuesday in Collinsville, beating the Kahoks in three games, 25-17, 20-25, 25-18.
The win improved Alton to 15-3 overall and 1-2 in the SWC. It was the eighth win out of the last nine matches for the soaring Redbirds.
AHS next plays Hazelwood East in the Ritenour Invite at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Birds also play Hazelwood Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the tournament.
CM GETS TOUGH-LUCK LOSS TO TRIAD — The Civic Memorial Eagles battled the Triad Knights to three games Tuesday in Bethalto, but unfortunately fell short, losing 21-25, 25-14, 25-22.
Still looking for that elusive Mississippi Valley Conference win this season, CM fell to 7-6-3 on the season overall and 0-3 in the MVC.
The Eagles trailed 8-2 and 12-5 early in Game 1, but Cara Melton's service run of seven straight points, including five aces, put them up 13-12. They traded points until Kennedy Carnes strung together four straight points to close out the opening set with a win.
In Game 2 it was the Knights getting a long service run of nine points to forge ahead 17-8 and not look back, forcing the deciding third set.
The third game was a seesaw battle, but Triad pulled out the win and the match with tip kills at the net.
Kaity Kappler led CM with six kills, while Kennedy Carnes complimented her with five. Carnes had a whopping five solo blocks and five assisted blocks, while Kappler had three solos and three assists and Susan Buchanan had two solos and two assists.
Sydney Marshall dished out 18 assists and 11 service points to lead the team, while Melton had a team-high five aces and seven digs.
The Eagles get back into MVC action at 6 p.m. Thursday, heading to Mascoutah to take on the talented Indians.
ROXANA BEATS CARLINVILLE IN THREE — The Roxana Shells got a pick South Central Conference win on the road Tuesday, beating Carlinville in three games, 29-27, 22-25, 25-13.
The Shells are now 7-11 overall following the win and are now 2-3 in the SCC.
Niah Bevolo dished out 15 assists to pace the offense, which was led by Taylor Westfall's eight kills and Braeden Lackey's seven kills. The service game was working, as Kara Meyer had 12 points, Lackey had 10 and Westfall supplied eight. Lackey also produced seven aces.
On defense it was Westfall and Lackey each with 14 digs to lead the way, too.
Roxana is now idle until 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 when it welcomes SCC rival Southwestern to Larry Milazzo Gym.
EXPLORERS BREEZE BY JERSEY AT HOME — The Marquette Catholic Explorers played host to the Jersey Panthers on Tuesday and came away with a solid 9-0 victory.
Marquette improved to 8-3 on the season with the victory.
In singles wins came from: Shelby Jones, Elena Gable , Laura Moore, Adri Ventigmilia, Abby Simonds and Anne Tassinari. Doubles victories were supplied by: Gable and Moore, Jones and Ventigmilia and Simonds and Tassinari.
The Explorers are back on the courts at 4 p.m. today, welcoming Civic Memorial to the Simpson Tennis Complex at Lewis and Clark Community College.
MARQUETTE STAYS PERFECT WITH WIN OVER EA-WR — The Marquette Catholic Explorers welcomed East Alton-Wood River to Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey on Tuesday for a Prairie State Conference showdown and kept their flawless campaign intact.
Marquette carded a 151, while the Oilers turned in a 196. The Explorers are now 14-0 overall on the season.
Marquette's Michael Holtz secured medalist honors with a 2-under 34 on the day. He was joined in the scoring by: Nick Messinger (38), Jack Patterson (39) and Kolten Bauer (40).
The Oilers were directed by Brendon Allen (44), Hunter O'Brien (49), Griffin Parko (49) and Josh Clark (54).
The two squads will meet again at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River along with Roxana and Jersey for a quadrangular meet.
CM OUTSHOOTS ALTON AT SPENCER T. OLIN — The Civic Memorial Eagles battled the Alton Redbirds in a nonconference affair Tuesday at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, with the Eagles escaping with a win.
CM fired a 173 to squeeze past Alton by four strokes (177). The Eagles are improved to 14-3 with the win, while AHS slipped to 3-9 in dual action.
CM's Alec Hilliard's 40 was enough to be named medalist. He was joined in the Eagles' scoring lineup by: Will Spencer (43), Chase Spanhook (44) and Jake Sconce (46).
Alton got a 42 from Max Hunter to pace play, while Sam Ballard (43), Ryan Boyd (45) and Matt Moore (47) also scored for the Redbirds.
Alton returns to Southwestern Conference play at 3:30 p.m. today, while the Eagles gear up for the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River.
ROXANA COMES UP SHORT IN QUAD — The Roxana Shells played host to a quadrangular meet at Belk Park Golf Coures on Tuesday, but came up short in the rugged field.
The Althoff Crusaders came away with the win, carding a 173. Waterloo (177) was second, Triad (184) was third and Roxana (196) finished fourth.
Haley Faus of Waterloo was medalist with a 1-under 35.
The Shells are idle until the South Central Conference Tournament at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 in Litchfield.
GRANITE CITY STUMBLES TO EDWARDSVILLE — The Granite City Warriors welcomed the Edwardsville Tigers to The Legacy Golf Course on Tuesday for a Southwestern Conference dual, but came away on the short end of the stick.
GCHS shot a 186 and couldn't overcome the SWC-leading Tigers score of 169.
Megan Keel supplied a 44 to lead the Warriors, who are back in SWC action at 3:30 p.m. today when they play host to visiting Alton.