By Josh Brown
DAYTON — Four different Bulldog players got on the scoreboard in the season opener for the Milton-Union girls soccer team Saturday, a 4-0 victory at Dayton Christian in non-league play.
Morgan Nemeth started things off, then Kristen Dickison scored on an assist from Karissa Baird. Dickison had an assist on the next goal, also, setting up a score by Mara Walters, then Hallie Berberich finished off the scoring.
Milton-Union (1-0) travels to Brookville Tuesday before its home opener Thursday against Wayne.
PLEASANT HILL — The Newton girls soccer team kicked off the new season Friday night with a dominant 4-0 victory over Greenville at home in non-league play.
Rachel Kirk scored the first goal with an assist from Kara Chaney, then McKenna Demido scored on a feed from Crystal Houk. Houk had an assist on the next goal, too, this one from Jaden Stine, then Marissa Deeter scored on an assist from Paiton Miller and Videlene Peters.
Newton (1-0) travels to Miami Valley Tuesday.
Other scores: Tecumseh 5, Miami East (0-1) 0.
TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe volleyball team got the season off to a strong start Saturday, sweeping Northmont at home, 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.
Brooke Aselage led the Red Devils (1-0) with nine kills and two blocks, Corinn Siefring had seven kills and eight digs and Cali Stewart had seven kills and three blocks. Isabel Crow added five aces and had 32 assists, Rachel Wildermuth had three blocks, Natalie Seeman had two blocks and Abby Hughes had 10 digs.
Tippecanoe gets right into Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play Tuesday, traveling to Sidney.
COLDWATER — The Miami East volleyball team was the runner-up at the Coldwater Spike Off tournament Saturday morning, sweeping New Knoxville 25-9, 25-20 and Versailles 25-15, 26-24 before falling in the title match to host Coldwater 26-24, 25-18.
Miami East hosts Troy on Aug. 26.
OAKWOOD — Once Milton-Union adjusted to Oakwood’s quickness, it was already too late in a 25-12, 25-23, 25-22 loss on the road Saturday.
“We were just not accustomed to the speed at which they were playing,” Milton-Union coach Doc Ginn said. “It took us a set to get up to their level, and when we did, we were competitive.”
Abbie Goudy and Olivia Brown each had six kills, Chloe Fogle had 13 assists and Annika Hutchinson had nine digs to lead the Bulldogs (0-1), who host Northwestern Tuesday.
RUSSIA — Covington (0-1) opened the season with a tough test Saturday, falling in three at Russia, 25-11, 25-8, 25-13.
Legend Patty had five kills and two blocks for the Buccaneers, Breanna Kimmel had four kills and 14 digs and Lindsey Kimmel had 12 assists.
“We fell behind early in each set due to poor service reception and needed to claw and scrape for every point,” Covington coach Lonnie Cain said. “We never gave up, but we struggled with getting into system on the court. Russia is very athletic, and they are also skilled at every position. It was tough finding any weaknesses.”
It only gets more difficult, too, as Covington faces defending Division IV state champion Jackson Center on the road Tuesday.
Other scores: Urbana 3, Bethel (0-1) 2 (20-25, 25-8, 20-25, 30-28, 15-9). Chaminade Julienne 3, Newton (0-1) 2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-11, 15-12).
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SIDNEY — Sidney proved to much for the Lehman boys soccer team to handle Saturday afternoon as the Cavaliers fell behind 2-0 at halftime en route to a 4-1 loss at Sidney High School to open the season.
Lehman senior Jake Emrick scored the Cavs’ only goal with an assist from Michael Denning in the second half.
Lehman (0-1) hosts Fairlawn in its home opener Tuesday.
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