Liberty clips Orange in 2nd OCC showdown


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmedianetwork.com



The Olentangy Liberty girls golf team got even with Orange Tuesday, winning the second OCC match of the season by a single stroke at Royal American.

Sidney Kadlic led the Patriots, who fired a combined 317, with a 75-stroke performance. Priyasha Kota and Makenna Brown followed with 79s while Kavya Manocha had an 84 and Sarah Latzke finished with an 88.

“The course was tough,” Liberty coach Kaiya LaLonde said. “The girls found their fair share of trouble, but they’re off to a great start.”

Orange, which won the first league match of the season last week at Mentel Memorial, finished second with a combined 318.

Riley Dean paced the Pioneers with a 71, Natalia Sompolvorachai had a 75, Ashley Au finished with a 77, Emily Fisher closed with a 95 and Sydney Krupp rounded out the team’s cumulative scorecard with a 101.

The Pioneers and Patriots are both 11-1 in league play with two matches to go.

Olentangy finished fourth behind its two sister schools and Westerville Central, finishing with a 429.

Westerville North and South finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

BOYS GOLF

Olentangy Liberty finished fourth and Olentangy closed tied for sixth in Tuesday’s Dublin Invitational at the Golf Club of Dublin.

The Patriots, boosted by Cole Corder’s 74, fired a 308. Trey Rath and Jacob Hickman finished with 76s, Grant Smeltzer had an 82 and Josh Steyer finished with an 84.

The Braves weren’t far behind, closing with a combined 312 — a mark good enough to equal Upper Arlington’s.

Luke Boerner led Olentangy with a 75, Bryce Reed finished with a 77, Cam Casto and Bennett Zeitner had 80s and Trey Wilson finished with an 84.

GIRLS TENNIS

Big Walnut picked up another non-league win Tuesday, knocking off host Mount Vernon 3-2.

Golden Eagle winners included Macie Kercsmar, who won 6-1, 6-1 at first singles; Lindsay Hill, who earned a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 win at second singles; and the duo of Kayleigh Cummins and Plasse, who teamed up to win 6-2, 7-6 at first doubles.

From Monday

Orange started the season in style Monday, cruising past visiting Dublin Coffman 5-0.

Erin Storrer won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, Caroline Sproule notched a 6-0, 6-1 win at second singles and Kortney Reed won 6-1, 6-3 at third singles.

In doubles action, the Pioneers won 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) and 6-2, 6-3 on the first and second courts, respectively.

By Ben Stroup

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