The Buckeye Valley boys soccer team held a 13-0 edge in shots by halftime, parlaying an early 5-0 lead into a convincing 7-0 win over host Highland Monday night.
Bill Daily had a hat trick by the break. His goal in the 22nd minute made it 2-0 and his second and third, which came five minutes apart later in the half, made it a 5-0 spread.
Anthony Seliskar and Brennan Perrine were also solid, finishing with two goals apiece. The defense did the rest, allowing just two shots on goal.
“It took a couple of games, but things are starting to come toghether,” BV coach Eric Staley said. “Our rebuilt back four (Nathan Chwalik, Trent Slavik, Charlie Daily and Aspen Schneller) have gelled and have limited the chances … and we got seven (goals) from the run of play this time.”
BV (2-2-0) returns to action Wednesday at Heath.
Hayes and Mount Vernon no longer play in the same division of the OCC, but a win over the Yellow Jackets, even if it’s of the non-league variety, always plays well in Delaware.
The Pacers did just that Monday, handling the visiting Jackets 3-2 after sweeping the doubles courts and earning a win at second singles.
Doubles winners included Emily Miklas and Ericka Johnson, who teamed up for a hard-fought 6-4, 7-5 win at first doubles; and the duo of Bridget Johnson and Anna England, who posted a thrilling 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win at second doubles.
The Pacers’ other win belonged to Paris Knipp, who earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at second singles.
Orange 5, Gahanna 0
Orange continued its solid start to the season Monday, handling visiting Gahanna to the tune of a 5-0 non-league win.
Pioneer winners included Erin Storrer (6-1, 6-1 at first singles), Kortney Reed (6-3, 6-3 at second singles), Abby Butler (6-0, 6-0 at third singles), Mary Damko and Izzy Prislusky (6-1, 6-2 at first doubles) and the duo of Livie Mauger and Hannah Logan (6-1, 6-0 at second doubles).
Alex Lowry broke the school record for forced turnovers with 25 as Orange blanked visiting Columbus School for Girls 3-0 Monday in Lewis Center.
She also found the back of the net once, joining Makenzie Cooper and Kendall Baehr in the scoring column.
Orange handled business Monday in Columbus, beating visiting Watterson in three sets.
The Pioneers, who got a team-high 10 kills from Taylor Metzler, won the first set 25-17 before taking the next two by respective scores of 29-27 and 25-17.
Other Orange standouts included Ashlan Riley, who had nine kills; Carrigan O’Reilly, who finished with a team-best 30 assists; and Megan McCollum, who had 17 digs.
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