QUINCY (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports last night, in boy’s soccer,Quincy made it six straight wins with a 1-to-0 victory at Jackson Christian. Both teams had opportunities all night. The visiting Orioles had an early chance, only to miss a penalty kick 10 minutes into the game. Neither team scored in the first half but Quincy finally broke through at the 16:08 mark of the second half as a shot by Ashton Diotte that was stopped by the keeper rebounded to Jake Rider who found the back of the net. The win keeps Quincy in 2nd place in the ISL with 2 games remaining. The shots were about even on the night with Jackson Christian taking 15 to Quincy's 13 while Dakota Finley had 13 saves in goal for the Orioles.Quincy is now 12-2-and-2 on the season and 5-1-2 in league play. Their next match is Thursday night at home against conference leading Hillsdale Academy.
Yesterday in girl’s golf, Coldwater placed 12th out of 16 teams in the Jackson Lumen Christi Titan Invitational at the Country Club of Jackson. Okemos won the meet with a score of 334 while Coldwater finished at 398. Katie Fair led the Lady Cardinals with a 94, Abby Donbrock shot 95, Anna Wendorf had a 101, Jacqulyn Neesley carded a 108 and Cecelia Ward rounded out the scoring with a 109. The tournament wrapped up regular season play for Coldwater as they now prepare for the state tournament, which begins a week from tomorrow with a Division Three Regional meet inVicksburgat the Angels Crossing Golf Course.
On today’s schedule, in boy’s soccer, Coldwater plays at home against Portage Central in a first round SMAC Gold Division League match with the j-v action at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 6:45. In volleyball, it’s Quincy at Athens and Union City at Springport. And it’s a busy day ahead in cross country. Coldwater hosts a SMAC East Jamboree,QuincyandUnion Citytravel to Springport for a Big Eight Jamboree, and Bronson is at White Pigeon for a St. Joe Valley Jamboree. And in boy’s tennis, Bronson has a match at Edwardsburg. Today on the Coach’s Corner, it’s Quincy football coach Rob Evans.
In middle school sports, yesterday in volleyball, it was Bronson at White Pigeon and Bronson swept to victory, winning 4-to-0 in both the 7th and 8th grade matches. In the eighth grade action, Allie Sikorski, Lexie Crabill and Grace Morgan each had 8 aces while Morgan had a team-high 7 kills. In the 7th grade match, Payton Robinson led the way in aces with 15, Robinson and Adyson Lasky had 6 kills apiece and Lasky added 7 assists. And over the weekend, the Bronson 8th grade team won the Edwardsburg Invitational with an 8-and-4 record on the day. Allie Sikorski had 38 aces and 19 assists, Jill Pyles had 22 kills, Lexie Crabill had 6 digs and Tori Bassage had 4 blocks.