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“We had a very successful evening. This was our first venture with this event so we were not sure what to expect. We solicited donations for our raffle and each team contributed baskets assembled by the girls filled with lots of pink,” said Stritch junior varsity coach Ellie Manders.
“We raised over $400 on that raffle and combined with the over 350 shirts we sold we contributed close to $1,000 to the Susan G Komen foundation. The raffle was our big event for the evening and I am happy to say that one of our survivors won the JV basket at a value of over $200,” Manders continued “Both the JV and Varsity defeated Toledo Christian that evening. The gym was packed and we had great support for the event.”
Manders said Stritch will join Owens College, Woodmore, Eastwood, and others by making the fundraiser an annual occurrence.
The Cardinal Stritch varsity finished the regular season 18-3 overall, both the varsity and the junior varsity won Toledo Area Athletic Conference titles, and the varsity is the No. 2 seed in the Genoa sectional behind Otsego (15-4).
In Division III tournaments, Cardinal Stritch was to play Lake (14-7) Saturday at Genoa after the Flyers revenged an earlier SLL loss and ended the Genoa Comets season 32-30, 25-20, 18-25, 25-23 in the opener.
The Cardinals or Flyers will open district play at Genoa against the winner of Otsego and Rossford (4-15) on Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Rossford defeated Woodmore 26-24, 25-23, 25-22.
Northwood volleyball was also still in tournament play, scheduled to play a sectional final on Saturday against Stryker at Pettisville. If the Rangers defeat Stryker, they play Oct. 21, 7 p.m., at Pettisville against the winner of Pettisville and Toledo Christian.
Because of a very successful girls soccer season, Northwood coach John Turkal says the Rangers will move into the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer League’s top division for the next two years with St. Ursula, Notre Dame, Central Catholic, and Clay.
Coach Turkal says the Rangers defeated two of these opponents this season, so he expects his team to be competitive. He says the Rangers are loaded with talented underclassmen, and almost all return. He said playing NWOSSL Division I soccer would be good for the Northwood program, also.
Northwood’s season ended at 12-s-2, including a 4-0-1 league record and 8-2-1 outside the conference. Northwood outscored opponents 67 to 19, and Turkal’s career record improved to 73-46-15, including 32-12-7 at Northwood and 41-35-8 at a previous stunt at Lowell High School.
In goal, Megan Hass recorded 106 saves with only 11 goals against. Jessica Grindle led the Rangers with 28 goals on 70 shots and had 10 assists. Rebecca Avery had 10 goals, four assists; Sandy Koch five goals and 10 assists, and Kayla Kurt nine goals and nine assists.
In the NWOSSL Division 2 championship, Northwood defeated Start 6-1 as Grindle scored four goals, Koch had one, and captain Emily Henzler scored.
The Rangers closed the season by defeating Cardinal Stritch 8-1 in non-conference action. Avery scored four goals, and senior captain Jordan Mack, a defensive back, capped her high school career with her first goal. Grindle, Ashley Meach, and Henzler also scored, completing the Rangers best season record in school history.
Northwood’s season ended in Division II sectional play with a 2-1 loss to Woodmore at Genoa Wednesday. Woodmore was to play Oak Harbor, 13-0 winners over Clyde, on Saturday for the sectional championship. Northwood’s loss to the Wildcats came on a 4-2 penalty kick advantage.
The sectional champion advances to the district semifinals at Genoa Wednesday and the district final will be at Central Catholic Saturday, Oct. 25.
Oak Harbor, the Sandusky Bay Conference champion, is top seed in the Division II Genoa sectional, and Genoa is second.
The Comets, 9-3-2, opened the sectional with a 5-1 victory over Milan Edison as Olivia Reeder scored twice, and Nicole Buchanan, Rachel Albright, and Jessica Williams added one goal each.
Eastwood, 8-6-1, had similar success routing Margaretta 10-0 as Beie Rapp scored a hat trick (three goals), Saige Smith scored twice, Katlin Nicely and Kayla Harrison, Katey David, Sam Starkey, and Kayla Lippert each scored once.
In D-I girls, Clay defeated Bowling Green and advanced to play St. Ursula Satuday at Whitmer. A win over the Arrows would mean Clay plays Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the district semifinal at Timberstone Junior High, Sylvania.
In boys D-II soccer, Genoa defeated Clyde 10-1 and was to play Central Saturday afternoon, while Eastwood defeated Rossford 4-1 and was to play Oak Harbor. The winners on Saturday play Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Central.