Prep Sports Notebook: SJO, Unity soccer programs suffer losses

Rice picks win for Spartan tennis program

Watseka -- St. Joseph-Ogden's Lily Rice defeated Watseka's Annika Greene in tie-break 8-7 (6) on Tuesday. Spartan doubles duo Halie Harms and Emma Thurman cruised to a 8-4 victory in the team's road match over Warriors' Annika Greene and Marisa Clark at #3 doubles. SJO lost the dual match, 7-2.

Box Score:

No. 1 - Emma Simons, Watseka def. Abbey Dow, SJO, 8-5
No. 2 - Ava Swartz, Watseka def. Katie McDermott, SJO, 8-1
No. 3 - Baler Rigsby, Watseka def. Addison Seggebruch, SJO, 8-5
No. 4 - Moriah Pueschell, Watseka def. Lauren Lannert, SJO, 8-0
No. 5 - Sarah Parsons, Watseka def. Izzy Sexton, SJO, 8-0
No. 6 - Lily Rice, SJO def. Annika Greene, Watseka, 8-7 (6)

No. 1 - Emma Simons/Baler Rigsby, Watseka def. Addison Ross/McKennah Hamilton, SJO, 8-1
No. 2 - Moriah Pueschell/Sarah Parsons, Watseka def. Jessica Gadbury/Madison Clampitt, SJO, 8-4
No. 3 - Halie Harms/Emma Thurman, SJO def. Annika Greene/Marisa Clark, Watseka, 8-4

Spartan soccer team blanked

St. Joseph -- The St. Joseph-Ogden soccer team fell 3-0 to visiting Bloomington Central Catholic after their Illini Prairie Conference match. Starting keeper Hunter Ketchum made three saves and backup goalie Jacik Slowikowski also recorded three saves for the Spartans (10-4-1).

The Saints got first half goals from Boyden Chaon and Jarrett Wieduwilt. Jaylen Bischoff scored the third time for BCC.

Rockets 2, Olympia 6

Sanford -- Nolan Remole scored once and later feed a pass on an attack that allowed Gabe Pound to score in the second half for Unity against the visiting Spartans. After Pound's goal, Olympia scored two more to go up 6-2 in the non-conference match.

The Rockets' regular season contest winds down next week with a home match against Oakwood on Monday. The team is on a bus for a roadtrip to north Champaign to face the Sabers of St. Thomas More.

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