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Lady Hornets soccer team tops Fatima, goes to 4-0

Fulton junior forward Lola Weiss and sophomore midfielder Adrienne Ebersole each scored goals and senior goalkeeper Liz Foreman recorded her fourth shutout as the Lady Hornets soccer team blanked Fatima 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Foreman denied all four shots she faced, helping Fulton raise its season record to 4-0. The Lady Hornets have outscored their opponents by a combined 18-0 in their undefeated start.

With Tuesday night’s game played in a relentless, cold rain, Weiss broke a scoreless tie when she delivered her goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder Jenny McCarty with 3 minutes left in the first half. Ebersole then took a pass from Weiss in the 19-minute mark of the second half and scored on a breakaway to close out Fulton’s scoring.

The Lady Hornets piled up 21 shots on goal and finished with four corner kicks.

“The girls never gave up despite the conditions and the weather,” Fulton head coach Kati Wallace said. “They played through all the way to the end.”

The junior varsity game was called off because of field conditions.

The Lady Hornets return to North Central Missouri Conference play when they travel to Boonville on Friday. The junior varsity contest will be played first at 5 p.m. Fulton is 2-0 in the NCMC after Monday night’s 4-0 home win over Marshall.

Mexico.................................192

Fulton boys’ golf (V)............197

MEXICO — The Hornets bowed to the North Central Missouri Conference rival Bulldogs by five strokes in biting cold conditions Tuesday at Arthur Hills Golf Course.

Sophomore Justin Vann shot a 46 to pace Fulton, followed by senior Jordan Kelley with a 49. Juniors Glenn Ripsch and Joe Ryan Anderson added a pair of 51s.

According to Hornets head coach Pat Kelley, Ripsch injured his hand during Tuesday’s round but was able to complete play. Kelley did not know the extent of Ripsch’s injury.

“The weather had a lot to do with (the scores),” Kelley said. “We would have either one or two holes blow up on us, but you have to give the kids credit — they recovered.

“We just need to be able to get out and play consistently, but we haven’t been able to do that.”

Mexico’s Jared Smiley carded a 42 to earn medalist honors.

Fulton triumphed by seven strokes, 220-227, in the junior varsity dual. Freshman medalist Kory Masek shot a 48.

The Hornets compete in the annual Callaway Cup at 4 p.m. Monday at Meadowlake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield.

N. Callaway boys’ golf (V)...180

MMA....................................198

Sophomore medalist Kyle Latham shot a 41 on Tuesday to steer the Thunderbirds to the 18-stroke triumph over the Colonels at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton.

Junior Gary Wathen was a shot back of Latham with a 42 for North Callaway, while sophomore Alan Westling contributed a 47 and senior Dillon Dowden provided a 50.

“I like to see all of our players shoot in the 40s and we were close to that,” Thunderbirds head coach Jason Smith said. “All of the kids know they left a stroke or two out there; that’s a good sign because it shows that they’re thinking about their game.

“As cold as it was, I was pretty satisfied.”

North Callaway opened its season with a second-place finish in a triangular meet at Montgomery County on March 22. Mexico finished first with a team score of 184, followed by the Thunderbirds’ 188 and Montgomery County’s 199 total.

Wathen finished third individually with a 44.

North Callaway plays in the County Cup at Redfield Golf Course in Eugene at 9 a.m. Friday.

Lady Owls golf team coasts

to title of own tournament

The William Woods University women’s golf team won its own Spring Invitational Tournament with relative ease, running away from second-place Grand View College by 72 strokes as play wrapped up Tuesday.

The No. 7-ranked Lady Owls — with all eight of their golfers finishing among the top 11 individuals — accumulated a two-day total of 615 to top the eight-team field at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton. Grand View was a distant runner-up with a team score of 687.

Junior Jada Bennington led William Woods by finishing second individually with a 151, three shots behind champion Plern Prombboobpa of Park University.

Junior Ashlee Daly came in third for the Lady Owls with a 152, while freshman Jamie Palermo was fourth with a 155. Junior Elizabeth Welker and sophomore Naomi Starr — both shooting 157s — tied for fifth, and sophomore Lindsey Johnson placed eighth with a 164.

Junior Stephanie Bruemmer took 10th with a 169 and freshman Lacee Floyd was 11th with a 170.

In the men’s division, William Woods finished second in the nine-team tournament with a two-day score of 587. No. 4 Grand View took top honors with a 587.

Junior Bobby Mayer directed the Owls with his second-place score of 143, coming in four shots back of champion Yousaf Khan of Grand View.

Sophomore Chris Martin and junior J.D. Nash, each finishing with a 145, ended up in a four-way tie for third place.

The William Woods women play in the Lady Panther Shootout on Saturday and Sunday in Springfield, while the men’s team competes in the Missouri Valley College Spring Invitational next Monday and Tuesday in Marshall.

Owls’ Cann claims AMC

weekly pitcher award

William Woods University reliever Alex Cann has been named the American Midwest Conference pitcher of the week for the period of March 21-27.

Cann — a senior right-hander from San Diego — was unhittable in two outings last week. He picked up a pair of saves — his seventh and eighth of the season — in William Woods’ doubleheader sweep at NCAA Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis on March 23.

In the Owls’ 4-1 win in the opener, Cann didn’t allow a hit in 1 1/3 scoreless innings, struck out two and issued a walk. In the nightcap, Cann worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings, gave up a hit, posted four strikeouts and walked one.

Cann has not surrendered an earned run in 12 2/3 innings this season, striking out 29 while issuing only five walks.

William Woods split an AMC doubleheader at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Monday, dropping the first game 3-2 before bouncing back for a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. Further details were not available.

The two teams were scheduled to play another conference doubleheader Tuesday in Hannibal, but it was moved to Thursday because of the threat of inclement weather.

N. Callaway baseball (JV)........5

Blair Oaks................................4

AUXVASSE — Freshman Tanner Murphy’s two-run single topped off a three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Thunderbirds fought past the Falcons on Tuesday night.

North Callaway (2-0) broke through for two runs in the first to go in front, but Blair Oaks took a one-run advantage after putting up three runs in the fourth. The Thunderbirds regained the lead at 5-3 with their outburst in the fifth and the Falcons pushed across a run in the seventh.

Murphy also logged the victory in relief, scattering two hits over 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He walked two, struck out one and hit a batter.

Sophomore center fielder Ryan Thurman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base as North Callaway collected six hits.

The Thunderbirds host a varsity-junior varsity doubleheader against Montgomery County at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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