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Prep Sports Notebook: SJO volleyball wins again, Rocket road trip unsuccesful


SJO outlasts visiting Marshall, 50-21

St. Joseph-Ogden's Emma Ward served 16 consecutive points in set 2 of the Spartans' home volleyball match against Marshall on Monday. Ward, who had two aces and four digs, and the SJO squad's offensive firing on all cylinders, stretched a two-point lead to a 17-point advantage.

Addie Roesch led the Spartans' attack with eight kills and three aces. The junior also had five digs. Shayne Immke smashed five kills and Josey Frerichs piled on four more in the 2-0 victory. Peyton Williams was in excellent form notching seven kills and contributing a pair of aces.

The SJO squad, who won the first set 25-13 and the second 25-9, never trailed on the scoreboard in either of the two games.

Taylor Hug contributed 24 assists and chalked up three digs in the non-conference win.


Spartan tennis team schooled at Central

Despite eventually dropping both sets, St. Joseph-Ogden's Abby Dow, Addison Seggebruch, and Jessica Gadbury won two or more games for the Spartan tennis team in their away match against Champaign Central. SJO lost the dual match, 9-0, against the twin city team.

Playing on the #1 court for the Spartans, Dow fell 6-2, 6-0 against Mariclare 0'Gorman, the area's top prep player. Seggebruch won three games in the first set in her singles match against Sarah Su to finish, 6-3, 6-0. Gadbury at #6 singles lost to Savannah Stortzum, 6-2, 6-4.

Champaign Central won all three doubles matches over the Spartans.


Rockets suffer another loss on the road

The Unity soccer team returned to Tolono with a loss after the team's road match at Hoopeston Area on Monday. The Rockets were shutout, 3-0.

Down 2-0 at the half, the Cornjerkers (9-5-1) added a third score with 11 minutes left in the match courtesy of Talan Gredy-Nelson to secure the win.

The Rockets hope to break their losing streak tonight with a win against visiting St. Joseph-Ogden.

Hoopeston Area senior Cameron Zorn scored the first goal of the contest, and Owen Root, a junior, put the second ball between the posts on a pass from Gabe Joneikis. Zorns was credited with the assist on the third strike.

Dylan Judy was the winning keeper, recording just two saves against Unity.


Attention area high school coaches

If you are a coach at Unity, Urbana Uni-High, Urbana High School or St. Joseph-Ogden, send us your box scores, statistical leaders for each game, and other info via email to sports@oursentinel.com or editor@oursentinel.com.


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