Prep Sports Notebook: Accosta scores SJO's first, Unity volleyball drops heartbreaker

Schweighart, Atkins net 6 kills each

Unity's Emmalee Atkins and Kaitlyn Schweighart put away six kills each in the team's home match against St. Teresa on Monday. Their effort was not enough for the Rockets, who fell to the visiting Bulldogs, 2-1.

JJ LeFaivre, who recorded one block, contributed five kills to the UHS cause. Schweighart also had 11 digs and hammered four aces in the non-conference clash.

The Rockets won the opening set 26-24 and then dropped the next two, 25-17, 25-23.

Spartans crush visiting Tribe

The St. Joseph-Ogden soccer team went on a first-half rampage, scoring three goals in the first half of their home match against Judah Christian on their way to a 4-0 victory on Monday.

Sophomore Alex Accosta started scoring effort with an unassisted shot between the post. Later, Aiden Cromwell booted one in to put SJO up, 2-0. Before the midgame break, Ryker Lockhart's pass allowed Collin Thomey to join the goal party.

Will Childers, a senior defensive specialist, also recorded a second-half assist after sophomore Logan Mills found the net for the fourth unanswered score of the game.

The win kicks off a grueling schedule for the Spartans (10-3-1), who play five-consecutive matches this week, four at home. This afternoon, SJO will host Central Catholic from Bloomington for a conference confrontation and are back on the pitch on Wednesday for a non-conference bout against Iroquois West.

On Thursday, the soccer team travels to Rantoul to face the Eagles and back at home again on Friday for a varsity-only match against St. Anne.

Unity loses soccer match, 7-0

In non-conference action on Monday, the Unity soccer team was shut out 7-0 by the Fisher Bunnies. The Rockets travel to Stanford today to take on the Spartans of Olympia high school in another non-league match.