MELHS 1, FATHER MCGIVNEY 0 — In the final game of the regular season the Knights finally secured their first win of the season. MELHS enters the postseason with a 1-12 record, while the Griffins dive in with a 4-12 mark.
Both teams are in the Class 1A Marquette Regional. Metro opens with a play-in game against East Alton-Wood River at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wood River Soccer Park. Father McGivney faces Roxana at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gordon Moore Park. The Griffins are a first-year varsity program.
On Thursday it was Hannah Landers propelling the Knights into the win column with a goal. Abby Yurchuk dished out the assist.
CM 4, JERSEY 0 — The Eagles blanked the rival Panthers Thursday on the road to improve to 6-7-4 overall and 2-4-2 inside the Mississippi Valley Conference.
Morgan Wilson scored a pair of goals and dished out an assist to pace CM in the win. Emily Morin and Ellie Cummins added the other two goals for the Eagles, while Kylee Zyung supplied two assists to help guide the attack.
FREEBURG 3, ROXANA 0 — Roxana trailed 1-0 at the break and could never get over the hump, dipping to 10-5-2 on the season with Thursday's non-conference loss.
Next up for the Shells is the Class 1A Marquette Regional. They are the No. 4 seed and play No. 5 seed Father McGivney at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals at Gordon Moore Park.
EA-WR 11, CARROLLTON 0, SIX INNINGS — Morgan Moxey pitched the Oilers to Thursday's victory, no-hitting Carrollton and improving her team to 13-15 on the season.
Moxey fanned 10 and walked 3 in her 6 innings of no-hit work. At the plate Moxey helped her own cause, whacking a pair of doubles to go with two RBIs and three runs scored.
Peyton Young and Heather Martin also had two hits each for EA-WR. Carly Campbell drove in a pair of runs.
ROXANA 6, VANDALIA 0 — A South Central Conference win improved the Shells to 11-19 overall and 4-5 on the league circuit.
Abby Palen and Abi Stahlhut each had two hits to lead Roxana. Both of Palen's hits were triples.
Phoebe Booher pitched the shutout in the circle for the Shells. She fanned seven and walked one, while surrendering just two hits.
HIGHLAND 10, MELHS 0, SIX INNINGS — Metro slipped to 4-17 with Thursday's non-conference loss.
Addison Rinderer twirled a four-hit shutout for Highland, which pounded out 16 hits on offense in the short-game victory.
BELLEVILLE EAST 5, GRANITE CITY 1 — The Warriors continued their woes in the Southwestern Conference this season. Thursday's loss sank them to 8-15 overall and 3-7 in conference play.
Granite City took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but watched the Lancers respond with two runs in the home-half of the inning to nab a 2-1 edge and never look back. East scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth.
ROXANA 12, VANDALIA 5 — Thursday's triumph within the South Central Conference catapulted the Shells to 11-17 overall, but 7-2 inside the conference.
Drew Ratliff was the winner on the hill for Roxana, which scored twice in the first and four times each in the second and third to take a comfortable early advantage. The Shells led 6-0 after two innings.
Trace Gentry, Adam Moore and Blake Vandiver all had two hits to direct the offense. Gentry and Tanner Davis both picked up three RBIs.
MARQUETTE 2, HILLSBORO 1 — Marquette climbed over .500 at 12-11 with Thursday's non-conference win.
Mike Neel went the ditance on the mound, fanning one, walking one, scattering seven hits and surrendering one earned run.
The Explorers compiled four hits with the bats, coming from: Neel, Zach Weinman, Liam Maher and Brady McAfee. Neel's hit was a double.
CARROLLTON 12, EA-WR 6 — The Oilers took a 2-0 lead after a half inning, but watched the Hawks respond with seven runs in the bottom of the inning to grab a 7-2 lead and never look back.
The loss sank EA-WR to 12-17 on the season, while Carrollton is trending upward at 22-4.
Zaide Wilson absorbed the loss on the mound for the Oilers. They got two hits and two RBIs from Blake Weishaupt. Blake Marks also had two hits, while Cody Blacklock also drove in two runs.
BELLEVILLE EAST 7, GRANITE CITY 2 — Granite City dipped to 4-23 overall and 2-8 in the Southwestern Conference with the loss.
Collin Barrett and B.J. Niesporek stirred the offense for GCHS with two hits apiece. Barrett had the lone RBI.
Sam Watson was tagged with the loss on the mound.
EDWARDSVILLE 2, GRANITE CITY 0 — The Tigers bested Granite City 25-17, 25-18 to improve to 12-10 overall and 5-4 in the Southwestern Conference. GCHS fell to 4-8 and 3-5 with the loss.
Will Bode and Nick Allen each hammered home eight kills to lead the EHS net attack. Setter Ben Lombardi dished out 27 assists against the Warriors to direct the offense.
MARQUETTE 7, ROXANA 2 —The Explorers moved to 11-1 with the Thursday's win over the rival Shells.
Singles wins for Marquette came from: Joe Segneri (No. 1), Daniel McCluskey (No. 2), Nick McCune (No. 3), Peter Wendle (No. 4) and Tom Morrissey (No. 5).
In doubles, Nick Berkenbile/Pat Keenan (No. 2) and Alex Cousley/Nathan Walters (No. 3) got victories for the Explorers.