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La Salle-Peru’s Abby Ruppert rips a serve during No. 1 doubles action in Thursday’s non-conference match with St. Bede. Ruppert and partner Anna Konczak rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory, which was part of a Lady Cavaliers sweep. NewsTribune Photo/Chris Yucus
The La Salle-Peru girls tennis topped its rival on Thursday.
In a non-conference match at the L-P Sports Complex in La Salle, the Lady Cavaliers rolled past St. Bede 5-0.
L-P’s Ali Kutz won at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0, while Olivia Pearson won at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-4.
In doubles action, L-P’s No. 1 pairing of Abby Ruppert and Anna Konczak prevailed 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 doubles tandem of Bre Aubry and Maria Robinson was victorious 6-0, 6-1. The No. 3 doubles pairing of Ega Nalazek and Felicia Gruenwald finished off the sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
Mendota 5, Streator 0 The Lady Trojans swept their way past Streator Thursday in Streator.
Whitney Lewis and Melissa Wohrley both won singles matches, while taking doubles matches were the teams of Mary Brandner and Paige Simonton, Autumn Schimmer and Mary Wackerlin and Alyssa Nantz and Sabryna Valdez.
Ottawa 5, Princeton 0 The Lady Pirates started their season in style as they swept the Tigresses in their opener in Ottawa.
Savannah Wietzel and Allison Vargo both won singles matches, while taking doubles matches were the pairings of Mariah Cavanaugh and Bailey Bradish, Gertie Barron and Kaitlin Prettyman and Cara Gross and Carleigh Cronkright.
VOLLEYBALL Putnam County def. Galva 25-17, 25-13 The Lady Panthers rolled to the non-conference victory Thursday in Galva.
Megan Rehn led PC with 12 points and nine assists, while Paige Griffith dished out seven assists and had six kills. Lauren Colby also slammed home six kills.
LaMoille-Ohio def. Woodland 25-23, 25-5 The Lady Lions rolled to the victory Thursday in Ohio.
Ragen Forbes led the way for L-O (2-0) with 11 points, six digs and four aces, while Rae Schultz added 14 points, four assists and two aces. Riley Johnson chipped in nine points, four digs and two aces.
Seneca def. Hall 25-19, 27-25 The Lady Red Devils opened their season with a loss Thursday in Spring Valley.
Emily Hoscheid and Lexi Scarpaci put down four kills for Hall, while Hunter Galassi had five digs and three aces.
Oregon def. Mendota 25-23, 25-22 The Lady Trojans battled but came up short in Thursday’s season-opener in Oregon.
Brooke Carroll served up a team-high seven points and dished out 13 assists for MHS, while Amy Devitt put down five kills.
Wethersfield def. Princeton 25-15, 25-16 The Tigresses dropped the non-conference game Thursday in Kewanee.
Brianna Barajas had a team-high six assists for PHS (1-1), while Hailey Schultz added four kills and Abby Jaques served up seven points.
Lowpoint-Washburn def. Leland-Earlville 25-21, 19-25, 25-20 Alexis Maxwell had 10 kills, nine points and four aces, but the Lady Panthers fell Thursday in Washburn.
Olivia Walsh also added nine digs, seven points and two aces, while Carson Bomstad had seven points, two aces and seven assists.
GIRLS GOLF At Normal La Salle-Peru’s Jacki Somolski shot a team-best 102 to tie for 20th as the Lady Cavaliers finished ninth in the 15-team Normal U-High Invitational Thursday at Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Club.
Lauren Gunia shot a 106, Kalie Sudaj a 109 and Rachel Senica a 113 as the Lady Cavs carded a 430 team score.
BOYS SOCCER DePue 5, Paw Paw 2 After the Little Giants fell to Orion on Tuesday, they rebounded with a victory Thursday in DePue.
In the win, David Moreno scored a hat trick for DePue, while Adrian Perez added a pair of goals.
BOYS GOLF At Mendota Jaron Robinson shot a medalist 33, but the Trojans fell to Byron 170-185 in Thursday’s dual at the Mendota Golf Club.
Thane Kaleel added a 48 for MHS.
At Chillicothe Princeton’s Colby Robbins shot a team-low score of a 41 in Thursday’s triangular. Ian Nichols added a 43 for the Tigers, who shot a team score of 180 to finish behind IVC (172) and Peoria Christian (174).
CROSS COUNTRY At Kingston Mendota’s Emily Ross ran a time of 20:53 to finish fourth in a seven-team meet Thursday.
The Lady Trojans finished third with a team score of 81.
Tyler Schmitt led the MHS boys as he finished in 20th place with a time of 19:07 as the Trojans did not field enough runners to field a team score.
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