By Ben Stroup
The Buckeye Valley boys soccer team got back to its winning ways Wednesday, handling visiting East Knox 5-1.
Mitch Rotondo led the offense, finishing with a hat trick in the win — a victory which bumped the Barons’ record to 7-3-0 overall.
Rotondo’s first goal ballooned the lead to 2-0 in the 29th minute. BV’s Sam Scharff broke the scoring seal with an unassisted tally just three minutes in.
The 2-0 spread held until the break, but Rotondo put the game out of reach early in the second, completing his trifecta with back-to-back goals just three minutes apart.
Bill Daily smoothed out the team’s scoring summary in the 57th minute, beating East Knox keeper Griffin Whims for his first goal in a Buckeye Valley uniform.
The Barons finished with an 11-4 edge in shots on goal. Caleb King closed with a team-best two saves in the BV goal.
Upper Arlington edged out visiting Liberty in a district semifinal of the OTCA Team Tournament Tuesday, winning 3-2.
The match between the OCC-Central Division foes couldn’t have been much closer, with the Golden Bears securing a three-set win at third singles to seal the deal.
The Patriots picked up both of their wins on the doubles courts. Anna Delaney and Cellini Ko won 6-3, 6-4 at first doubles while Lizzie Radkiewicz and Avivah Wang notched a 6-2, 6-4 decision at second doubles.
Ohio Wesleyan 5, Capital 0.
Ohio Wesleyan 3, Kenyon 0.
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