Buckeye Valley blanks Johnstown, 2-0


Pacers pick up non-league road win over Hawks

By Ben Stroup - [email protected]



The Buckeye Valley boys soccer team scored a goal in each half on the way to a solid 2-0 non-league win over host Johnstown on Monday night.

The Barons played from in front most of the way, taking an early 1-0 lead when J.P. Seliskar intercepted a clearance attempt and ripped a shot into the back of the net from about 18 yards out in the seventh minute.

Things stayed that way until early in the second half, when Kaiden Coup scored off a nice feed from Brayden Fox on a restart in the 51st minute.

The defense took care of the rest, allowing just one shot on goal all game long. Treyden Williams made a diving save on the one shot he saw to collect the shutout.

“We played hard for the full 80 minutes tonight,” BV coach Eric Staley said. “This was our best performance this season, so far. The guys in the back line (Nathan Reynolds, Michael Riley, Jacob Eliason and Paxton Rockwell) really did a great job of limiting Johnstown’s chances.”

Buckeye Valley, which improved to 4-3-0 with the win, returns to action Wednesday against host Worthington Christian.

GIRLS TENNIS

Delaware Hayes picked up a solid non-league win on the road Monday, topping host Bishop Hartley 4-1.

The Pacers took both doubles courts and two of three at singles.

Reghan Gist and Tea Ilic earned the singles wins. Gist outlasted the Hawks’ Victoria Nedeau 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in a three-set thriller at second singles. Ilic, meanwhile, knocked off Hannah Mathias 6-2, 6-1 at third singles.

In doubles action, Hayes’ Autumn Doughty and Delaney Nelson won 6-1, 6-4 at first doubles while Gina Martin and Ava Vogel teamed up for a 6-1, 6-3 win at second doubles.

GIRLS GOLF

Olentangy Berlin finished third for the fourth straight time in OCC play as the Bears closed with a team total of 356 in the fourth and final league showdown of the season Monday at Oakhaven.

Mia Raines led Berlin with a 76 — a mark good enough for fourth among individuals. Other contributors included Reagan Clifton (85), Izzy Borgstrom (96) and Iva Horman (99).

Delaware Hayes was also in action, finishing fourth with a 376.

Pacer contributors included Madison Jenkins (89), Lainie Rafey (93), Maggie Bixler (96) and Anna Thompson (98).

Dublin Jerome won the event, and league crown, with a 303. Hilliard Darby nabbed runner-up honors with a 316.

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Pacers pick up non-league road win over Hawks

By Ben Stroup

[email protected]