Barons win regular-season finale


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmediamidwest.com



The Buckeye Valley boys soccer team put a bow on the regular season with a win, blanking host Highland 4-0 Thursday evening.

The Barons (8-5-2, 5-1-0 MOAC) controlled the action much of the night, scoring a pair of goals in both halves. Aspen Schneller found the back of the net off a feed from Eli Aquino in the fourth minute and Cole Davis, normally a goalie, scored the first goal of his career 20 minutes later.

Alex Brown and Aquino scored the second-half tallies off feeds from Felipe Scharff and Zach Church, respectively. The assist from Church earned him his first-career point.

“We had to adjust to the faster pitch, and the wind made it even more of a challenge,” BV coach Eric Staley said. “But, we just kept the ball on the ground and held possession very well.

“Eli and Jack (Rotondo) controlled the middle of the field all night. Charlie (Daily) and Aspen were solid, as always, and it was great to see Cole and Zach get into the box score.”

Next up, Buckeye Valley will host River Valley at 5 p.m. in the first round of the Division II district tournament Tuesday in Delaware.

Olentangy 4, Hilliard Bradley 1

The Braves snapped a four-game skid Thursday, getting a pair of goals from Christian Bowens on the way to a non-league win over the Jaguars Thursday night in Lewis Center.

“We passed well, we defended well,” Olentangy coach Kyle Hamrick said. “We played like we did (last game) against Liberty, just got the ball to go in the net this time.”

Drew Clement and Alec Heidl, who got the team rolling with the first goal, also scored in the win.

Grant Robinson, meanwhile, anchored the defense with six saves.

Also: Dublin Jerome 2, Olentangy Orange 1

VOLLEYBALL

Mac Podraza had a team-best 12 kills and Kaley Rammelsberg added eight to lead the Big Walnut volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-16 win over visiting Groveport-Madison Thursday in Sunbury.

Lauren Speelman, Alex Billings and Emily Vance added three aces apiece. The OCC-champion Eagles finished 10-0 in league play, without dropping a single set.

Olentangy Orange 3, Westerville North 0

The Pioneers picked up a convincing win in their OCC finale against host Westerville North Thursday night.

Orange cruised to a 25-7 first-set win before sealing the deal with back-to-back 25-10 wins in the second and third.

Also: Olentangy Liberty 3, Olentangy 0

GIRLS SOCCER

Dublin Coffman 3, Delaware Hayes 0

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By Ben Stroup

bstroup@aimmediamidwest.com