This one was over not long after it started.
The London boys soccer team had little trouble with rival Madison-Plains in a Mid-State League Ohio Division tilt played Thursday, Aug. 28, at Plains.
The Red Raiders (3-1, 1-0) scored early and often and cruised to a 14-0 victory over a Golden Eagles co-ed squad that is playing a boys varsity schedule this fall.
“I thought we played well,” London coach Dan Karl said. “We came out and started fast. We talked to them beforehand that it was important to play the game no matter the competition. I thought they were focused and worked on the things that we talked about.”
London got a big offensive night from its top offensive weapons. Nate Newman had four goals and two assists, while Bryce Swartz added a pair of goals himself.
“Both of those guys have given us a lot of offense this season.”
Others scoring goals included Miller Kronk (two), Abe Salinas (two), Alex Cox (two), Brooks Grant and Reed Rhinesmith.
“I’m pretty happy with the way we’ve played thus far,” Karl said. “Sometimes it’s difficult to tell how good you are when the competition isn’t really strong. But overall I think we’re playing well and the competition is going to get tougher once we get into the meat of the schedule.”
Worthington Christian 174,
West Jefferson 212
The Roughriders were unable to keep up with the Warriors in a match played at Hickory Hills Golf Course Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Madison Christian 194
The Red Raiders shot their lowest round of the season in a match played Thursday, Aug. 28 at the London Country Club.
Bradley Wilson was the event medalist with a round of 37. Ethan Drummond was right behind with a 38, Jeremy Alder fired a 41 and Jacob Michel finished with a 43.
The Madison-Plains girls golf team traveled to Crown Hill Golf Club Wednesday, Aug. 27, to take on Westfall. The Golden Eagles, playing with extreme confidence, had no trouble toppling Westfall by a score of 177 to 220.
Bailey Stephens was the event medalist with a scorching round of 38. Christan Bowshier and Kaylin Dill both had 43s.
Regan Rubel shot a 53, while Morgan Hunter (55) and Blair Bryant (67) also played for the Eagles..
The London girls golf team competed in a round at London Country Club Wednesday, Aug. 27 in a league match against Circleville. The Tigers did not have enough players to register a team score, it had only three instead of the four needed, thus giving London a win by forfeit.
Morgan Haynes was the event medalist with a round of 52. Jessie Thompson added a 57, Carson Clawson finished with a 68 and Brook Carter shot a 73. Kendra Berschet (73) and Katie Hill (87) also played for the Red Raiders.
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