By Ben Stroup
It didn’t result in a win, but the 185 posted by the Delaware Hayes girls golf team Thursday at Oakhaven earned it something a little more historic than a dual victory … it resulted in a school record.
Bailey Hager led the Pacers with a 40 while CC Barger finished with a 44, Riley Geiger carded a 50 and Sophia Zehner closed with a 51.
“Both Bailey and CC had excellent short games going, with 32 putts between them, and Sophia and Riley were more consistent tee to green,” Hayes coach Steve Lehman said.
Olentangy, led by Kara Raines’ medal-winning 35, won with a team total of 153.
Orange was sharp in its OCC-Capital Division clash against host Kilbourne, easily winning four of the five courts Thursday in Worthington.
Singles winners included Sundari Vudatala (6-1, 6-1 at second singles) and Isabella Prislusky (6-0, 6-0 at third singles).
Mary Damko and Katherine Dahn teamed up for a 6-0, 6-0 win at first doubles and the Pioneers’ Jessie George and Livie Mauger combined to notch a 6-1, 6-0 win at second doubles.
Buckeye Valley 3, Pleasant 2
The Barons notched a solid MOAC win Thursday in Marion, getting a pair of singles wins to go with another on the doubles courts.
BV’s Anna Phrakornkham won 6-0, 6-1 at first singles, Lexi Poulton won 6-1, 6-4 at second singles and Jo Ann Leienberger and Brienna Garber nailed down a hard-fought 7-5, 6-4 win in doubles action.
Liberty 5, Thomas Worthington 0
The Patriots picked up yet another convincing win Thursday in Powell, blanking the visiting Cardinals 5-0.
Liberty winners included Alexia Meyer (6-1, 6-2 at first singles), Anna Delaney (6-0, 6-3 at second singles), Lizzie Radkiewicz (6-0, 6-0 at third singles), Sidney Reineke and Lexi Steer (6-0, 6-0 at first doubles) and Cellini Ko and Avivah Wang (6-1, 6-0 at second doubles).
Brady Gregory found the back of the net in the early going and Wes Blakemore fed Keenan Siebert for a goal shortly after as Delaware Christian parlayed a 2-0 halftime lead into a 2-1 non-league win over Bishop Ready Thursday in Delaware.
Olentangy stayed perfect in OCC play Thursday, dropping visiting Franklin Heights 25-13, 25-8, 25-17.
Emily Margolies led the attack with nine kills while Nhu Do chipped in eight and Sophie Fritz quarterbacked the offense with 22 assists.
Liberty 3, Marysville 0
The Patriots picked up a solid league win Thursday, knocking off host Marysville 3-1.
Liberty won a hard-fought first set 25-23 before falling 15-25 in the second. The Patriots cruised to the finish line, though, winning the third and fourth sets by respective scores of 25-10 and 25-14.
Shelby Stewart led the team in kills and blocks with respective totals of 12 and eight. Madison Brenner was also solid, finishing with a team-best 15 digs, while Lauren Hofer finished with four aces and Maddie Fogg had 26 assists.
Delaware Christian 3, Tree of Life 0
Delaware Christian improved to 6-1 overall, dropping host Tree of Life 25-13, 25-11, 25-22 Thursday in Columbus.
Erin McCullough led the way with 11 kills and 12 digs while Liz Sullivan stuffed the stat sheet with six kills, two aces and 15 digs.
Also: Big Walnut 3, Worthington Kilbourne 0; New Albany 3, Hayes 0; Orange 3, Mount Vernon 0.
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