Reagan Ross completed her hat trick less than 20 minutes into Tuesday’s non-league showdown against host Big Walnut, then scored a fourth goal shortly after as Olentangy cruised to a 6-0 win.

Ross got her team on the board with 33:40 left in the first half, collecting the ball near midfield before dribbling all the way to the top of the box and firing a rocket over the BW keeper and into the back of the net.

After the Golden Eagles got their first good look of the game — an opportunity wiped away on a hustle play by Olentangy goalie Ella Schwertfager — the Braves took full control.

Ross scored off a looping cross by Olivia Heskett with 28 minutes left in the first half and scored again less than a minute later, lofting a shot from a tight angle just inside the far post.

After Ross’ fourth tally, Lexi White and Ainsley Gulley scored to seal the deal.

Olentangy Orange 4, Lexington 0

Secora Johnson scored a late goal to put an exclamation point on Tuesday’s non-league win over the visiting Minutemen.

It was the final of three second-half goals Orange used to pull away. Maia Kaufman had a pair of goals in the win while Regan Yamasaki scored off a feed from Maryn Zavislak to account for the other tally.


Olentangy Liberty capped a perfect run through conference play, winning the league title with a 323 — its lowest round of the season — Tuesday afternoon at Blacklick Woods.

Taya Buxton led the Patriots with a 76. Dakota Riley had a 78, Olivia Aronhalt closed with an 80 and Chuling Wang had an 89 to smooth out Liberty’s scoring summary.

Olentangy finished second with a 350 while Olentangy Orange closed third with a 360.

Olivia Drankwalter led the Braves with an 82 while Skylar Dean finished with a team-best 74 to earn medalist honors.


Hayley Dye carded a 75 to finish second among individuals and lead Delaware Hayes to runner-up honors at Tuesday’s OCC-Cardinal match at Raymond Memorial.

The Pacers, who also got contributions from Lauren Girouard (88), Lainie Rafey (89) and Madison Bricker (97), carded a combined 349. Dublin Jerome took the top spot with a 306.

Olentangy Berlin was also in action, finishing third thanks in part to 88s from Reagan Clifton and Michele Starner. The Bears fired a 396 as a team.


Big Walnut finished fifth at Tuesday’s OCC-Ohio match at Royal American, carding a combined 419.

Emma Doty and Danielle Maynard led the Golden Eagles with respective rounds of 95 and 99.


Delaware Hayes was sharp on the road, sweeping away host Westerville North 5-0 Tuesday afternoon in Westerville.

The Pacers got singles wins from Cassie Klumpp (6-0, 6-0 at first singles), Tea Ilic (6-1, 6-1 at second singles) and Reghan Gist (6-1, 6-0 at third singles).

In doubles action, Sophia Midura and Katie Connell teamed up for a 6-4, 6-3 win at first doubles while Autumn Doughty and Delaney Nelson cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 decision at second doubles.


McKenna Cook powered the attack with 15 kills and Grace Ganz added a team-high 21 digs to go with three aces to lead Olentangy Liberty to a solid non-league win over visiting DeSales Tuesday night.

Gabi Moulton and Michelle Ezenekwe were also steady, finishing with 27 assists and five blocks, respectively.

The Patriots won the first set 25-17 and, after dropping the second 23-25, took the third 25-15 and the fourth 25-16 to seal the deal.

Also: Olentangy Berlin def. Big Walnut 25-18, 25-11, 21-25, 20-25, 15-9.

Olentangy’s Audrey Oliver (13) looks to control the ball in front of Big Walnut’s Jordan Walters during the first half of Tuesday’s non-league showdown in Sunbury.’s Audrey Oliver (13) looks to control the ball in front of Big Walnut’s Jordan Walters during the first half of Tuesday’s non-league showdown in Sunbury. Ben Stroup | The Gazette

By Ben Stroup

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