Big Walnut gets in win column with dominant performance


By Ben Stroup

bstroup@aimmedianetwork.com

The Big Walnut boys lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, hammering host Marysville 13-3.

Sam Funston led the offensive attack with a hat trick while Campbell Allen finished with a pair of goals to go with a game-high four assists.

Zach Chucta, Seth Daniels and Michael Murphy also had a pair of goals apiece while Vaughn Firmalan and Nathan McVeigh each found the back of the net once in the win.

Josh Hageman anchored the Big Walnut (1-3) defense with 11 saves in goal.

The Golden Eagles are slated to return to action Wednesday against visiting Wellington. Action is set to start at 7 p.m.

Buckeye Valley 8, Bowling Green 2

The Barons snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday, rolling past visiting Bowling Green 8-2.

Nathan Heiser finished with a hat trick in the win while Carson James scored twice. Other BV goal scorers included Trent Slavik, Gabe Zimmerly and Hayden Kaiser.

Nick Gerald and Sam Herriott split time in goal. Gerald finished with eight saves while Herriott closed with three.

Next up, Buckeye Valley (2-3) will take on visiting Jonathan Alder Wednesday at 6 p.m.

BASEBALL

Olentangy 11, DeSales 0; Hilliard Darby 11, Buckeye Valley 2; Hilliard Darby 7, Buckeye Valley 1; Liberty 6, New Albany 2; Liberty 8, Newark 0; Lancaster 2, Hayes 0; Lancaster 9, Hayes 4; Logan Elm 10, Orange 0; Logan Elm 10, Orange 0.

SOFTBALL

Big Walnut 8, Northmoor 0; Northmoor 7, Big Walnut 5; Liberty 9, West Jefferson 5; West Jefferson 11, Liberty 5; Westerville North 10, Orange 3; Bloom-Carroll 9, Orange 0; Delaware Christian 15, Tree of Life 5.

BOYS TRACK

Olentangy 10th (34.5 points) at Dublin Coffman Classic; Orange 10th (22) at Mansfield Relays; Big Walnut 9th (38) at Heath Invitational.

GIRLS TRACK

Olentangy 7th (44) at Dublin Coffman Classic; Orange 2nd (71) at Mansfield Relays; Big Walnut 4th (57) at Heath Invitational.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Orange 11, Hartley 4; Indian Hill 6, Orange 4; Liberty 10, Cleveland Hts. 4; Liberty 8, Chagrin Falls 8.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Olenangy def. Dublin Jerome 25-11, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19.

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