MARQUETTE CRUISES BY BUNKER HILL IN PSC PLAY — The Marquette Explorers won a Prairie State Conference contest at home Thursday over Bunker Hill, 25-19, 25-17.
With the win the Explorers improved to 10-6 overall and 1-0 in the PSC. They have won three in a row and six of their last seven.
Anna Daugherty hammered home eight kills, while Brittany Pace had seven to guide the hitters. Marissa Nosco dished out 20 assists and had 13 service points, while Katie Gierer led in digs with 19 and and Brittany Pace had a team-high four aces.
Pace and Michelle Cameron were tough at the net too, with nine and five blocks respectively.
CM STUMBLES AT WATERLOO IN MVC — The Civic Memorial Eagles headed to Waterloo on Thursday and suffered their second straight Mississippi Valley Conference loss, falling 25-17, 25-8.
The Eagles led early in Game 1, but faltered down the stretch, slipping to 7-4 on the season and 0-2 in the MVC.
Sydney Marshall dished out nine assists in the loss, while Kaity Kappler and Cara Melton had three kills apiece to lead the way. Melton and Annika Ochs had seven digs each defensively.
CM will look to right the ship at the Granite City Fall Classic tournament on Saturday. The Eagles start the tourney against Highland at 9 a.m.
ALTON LOSES IN THREE AT EAST SIDE — The Alton Redbirds fell in three sets, 20-25, 25-21, 25-16 on Thursday at East St. Louis in Southwestern Conference action.
With the loss, Alton is now 13-3 overall, but 0-2 in the SWC.
Jada Green led with nine kills, while Savannah Fisher chipped in with eight and Annie Evans had six. Sydney Schmidt supplied 20 assists, Gwen Hunter, Evans and Schmidt all had five service points each and Green had a pair of blocks.
GRANITE CITY IS SWEPT BY E'VILLE — The Granite City Warriors traveled to Edwardsville Thursday and got walloped by the Tigers 25-9, 25-17.
The Warriors sank to 2-9 overall with the setback and 0-2 in Southwestern Conference action.
In Game 1 it was tied 2-2 before EHS rumbled off an 11-0 service run to go up 13-2 and never looked back. Edwardsville owned a slight 6-5 lead in Game 2 before reeling off six straight points to jump ahead 12-5 and rolled to the win.
GCHS will look to figure things out at 9 a.m. Saturday, when it opens its own Granite City Fall Classic against Red Bud.
EA-WR SLIPS BY LITCHFIELD — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers picked up a 3-2 win over Litchfield on the road Thursday, improving to 7-2-1 on the young season.
The win was the third straight for the Oilers. They battled back from a 2-1 deficit in the first half with two second-half goals.
David Barrett, Zac Lafferty and Josh Turner all logged goals for EA-WR, with Turner scoring the game winner. Jordan Schmigdall and Turner supplied assists in the win.
ROXANA BEATS SOUTHWESTERN 3-1 — The Roxana Shells scored three first-half goals and held on to beat the Southwestern Piasa Birds 3-1.
With the win, the Shells are now 4-5-1 overall and 1-2 in the South Central Conference.
CM STUMBLES VS. JERSEY — The Civic Memorial Eagles' struggles continued on Thursday in Jerseyville, falling to the Panthers 5-2.
The loss dropped the Eagles to 1-11 overall and 0-6 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.
CM got goals from Colin Hall and Trevor Panyik in the loss. Panyik assisted on Hall's goal, while Keante Haridmon dished the pass to Panyik on his score.
MARQUETTE WINS AGAIN — The Marquette Catholic Explorers improved to 11-0 on Thursday, prevailing in a triangular at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey.
The Explorers carded a 148 to outdistance Columbia (163) and Carrollton (196).
Michael Holtz took home medalist honors with a 1-under 35. He was joined in team scoring by: Kolten Bauer (36), Jack Patterson (37) and Nick Messinger (40).
SCONCE HITS HOLE-IN-ONE IN CM LOSS — Jake Sconce had the shot of the day, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to lead the Civic Memorial Eagles to victory on Thursday at Tamarack Country Club in O'Fallon.
Sconce sank a hole-in-one on No. 17, using a 7-iron from 133 yards out on the par-3 hole. On the team front, CM came up short, carding a 172, 10 strokes behind O'Fallon's 162. The Eagles are now 13-3 on the season. Logan Harris of the Panthers was medalist with a 37.
Parker Calvin and Tristen Frank paced the Eagles each with a 40, while Alec Hilliard (42), Will Spencer (50) and Sconce (50) were part of the team-scoring, too.
SOBOL MEDALIST AS EA-WR FALLS ON LINKS — East Alton-Wood River junior Drew Sobol continued his solid season, carding a 4-under 32 Thursday at Belk Park Golf Course, but it wasn't enough to lead the Oilers to victory.
EA-WR fired a 171 on the team-front to come in third in the five-team event. Mater Dei won with a 154, while Highland (170) was next, then the Oilers, Metro East Lutheran (180) and Roxana (191).
ALTON BATTLES AT YORKTOWN PAR-3 TOURNAMENT — The Alton Redbirds battled in the par-3 tournament at Yorktown Golf Course in Belleville on Thursday, finishing in 14th place.
Alton carded a 309 on the par-3 course. Althoff was the champion with a 247, while Nashville was second at 258 and O'Fallon took third with a 260.
Morgan Bemis and Annie Maynard each shot 75 to lead the Birds, while Paige Wittman (77) and Addison Gregory (82) joined them in the team scoring.
ALTON BREEZES BY EAST SIDE — The Alton Redbirds got back on track on the season with an 8-1 win over East St. Louis on Thursday.
The Birds are now 5-4 overall and 1-2 in the Southwestern Conference with the triumph. They won all six singles flights and two of three doubles matches on Thursday.
Hannah Macias, Katie Cronin, Sami Clayton, Karen Rodriguez, Anna Blackledge and Abby Peipert won in singles, while Macias and Clayton teamed up for a win at No. 1 doubles and Mackenzie and Cali Giertz prevailed at No. 3 doubles.
AHS now prepares to host the Alton Invitational on Saturday with singles at Alton High and doubles at Lewis and Clark Community College beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participating teams are: Alton, Granite City, Civic Memorial, Marquette Catholic, Collinsville, Highland, Triad and Jersey.