The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 15, 2014

Prep roundup: Joplin girls soccer defeats Parkview

— The Joplin Eagles girls soccer team rolled to a 3-0 victory against Parkview on Tuesday night at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

“I’m happy with the results,” Joplin coach Ed Miller said. “We played really well tonight. From the first whistle until the end, they played the full 80 minutes. There was a lot of intensity.”

Joplin (6-3, 1-1 Ozark Conference) had 30 shots compared to Parkview’s five.

“We did a pretty good job with pressure defense and getting the ball on their end,” Miller said.

Haley Maher scored on an assist from Kate Beckham, and Anna Banwart scored unassisted to give Joplin a 2-0 halftime lead. Kaitlyn Vaness added a goal in the second half off an assist from Brittany Dutton.

Joplin goalkeeper Megan Rowe had four saves.

The Eagles will face Springfield Central today at the Joplin Athletic Complex. A junior varsity game will be at 4:30 p.m., and the varsity match will follow.

Carl Junction 10, Monett 0

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Callie Degani registered a hat trick, and the Bulldogs tallied five goals in the first 13 minutes to take control.

Degani scored in the second, 10th and 37th minute as the Bulldogs (9-2) opened an 8-0 halftime advantage.

Taylor Beck and Madeline Kennedy added two goals apiece. Anissa Williams collected one goal and two assists, Bekah Dinwiddie and Cara Perkins each had one goal, and Sydney Solberg set up three goals.

The Bulldogs, who had a 19-0 advantage in shots on goal, play host to Carthage at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday. The junior varsity match begins at 4:30.

Baseball

Nevada 7, Joplin 4


NEVADA, Mo. — The Nevada Tigers scored four runs over the fifth and sixth innings to pull away from the Joplin Eagles.

Chris Leonardi’s leadoff home run led to three Joplin runs in the top of the first inning. However, the Eagles were held scoreless in the second through sixth innings.

Joplin (10-4) didn’t lack baserunners as it recorded 11 hits and benefitted from five Nevada errors.

“We had lots of guys on base,” Joplin coach Kirk Harryman said. “We just lacked the big hit.”

Colton Johnson led Joplin at the plate by going 3-for-4 with three doubles.

Nevada pitcher Easton Mitchell slowed down the Joplin offense after the first inning. Nevada’s Cole Sanderson was 3-for-3 with three runs scored.

“After the first inning, their pitcher started doing well with his changeup in fastball counts,” Harryman said. “He gave us fits and got out of jams.”

Joplin will be at Parkview on Thursday. Nevada (5-2) will be at Girard on Thursday.

Tennis

Thomas Jefferson 9, Mount Vernon 0


The Cavaliers earned a sweep of Mount Vernon during a dual at Thomas Jefferson.

Joe Scott edged Monett’s Ezra Emerson 8-6 in No. 1 singles, and Michael Joseph nipped Jacob Simmons 9-7 in No. 6 singles. Thomas Jefferson’s Frank Cascone, John Burnett, Preston Carpenter and Levi Vasquez won the other four singles matches decisively.

Thomas Jefferson (4-4) will be at Forsyth on Thursday.

Carl Junction 9, Nevada 0

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The Bulldogs won four matches by 8-0 margins and posted their third dual victory in four starts.

The Bulldogs won three times by 8-4 scores — Clayton Slonker over Myles Coffer at No. 6 singles, Slonker-Weston Greenstreet over Jordan Sheehy-Luat Vu at No. 2 doubles and Ben Byrd-Brandon Weston over Gabriel Garcia-Myles Coffer at No. 3 doubles.

Carl Junction has another match at 4:30 p.m. today at Mount Vernon.

Golf

Cavaliers win quad


Thomas Jefferson won a quadrangular at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club with a four-person score of 215.

Purdy (231), College Heights (249) and Pierce City (267) followed.

Thomas Jefferson’s Noah Wells was the medalist with a 41. Cavaliers teammates Laurel Lown, Mario Destephen and Olivia Irwin followed with scores of 52, 60 and 63.

Alex Edge led College Heights with a 56.

Thomas Jefferson improved its record to 5-2 in matches.

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