Fairfield Union 10, Logan Elm 0: The Falcons cruised past the Braves and in the process, finished undefeated (8-0-0) in the Mid-State League-Buckeye Division to secure the outright championship. In eight league games, Fairfield Union outscored its opponents 61-2. The Falcons are 13-1-0 overall.
Against the Braves, Caroline Brown scored four goals to lead the way, while Anna Pike, Isabel Ruff, Brenna Reed, Grace Warthman, Kenedie Barnhart finished with one goal each and there was an own goal scored. Barnhart had two assists, while Reed and Jenna Euler added one assist each. Bella Neal had one save and Savannah Carroll finished with two saves in goal.
Lancaster 2, Alexander 0: Lancaster hosted Alexander in a non-conference game at Fulton Field and came away with a shutout victory.
Lancaster on goal in each half. The first goal was scored by Olivia George with Carmen Morris recording the assist. Morris then scored a goal in the second half. Sophia Martin and Avery Westbrooks each recorded one save in goal for Lancaster. The defense of Isis Carpenter, Peyton Wilson. Maddie Green, Eve Harrison, Ally Palmer and Toris Spires held tight in recording the shutout.
Lady Gales place fifth: Lancaster competed in the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Bradley High School and the Lady Gales held their own against some of the best teams in the state. The Gales placed fifth in the loaded field. Sarah Craft led the Gales with an 11th-place finish. Riley Spangler followed in 29th, Kailyn Lanoy in 30th, Gracie Thress in 38th, and Amarrissa Kerns rounded out the scoring in 41st place.
In the Open race, the Lady Gales took fourth. Liberty Sexton led the Gales in 15th place. She was followed by Grace Parrett in 18th, Zaylor Muck in 19th, Taylor Haberle in 26th, and Gia Freeman in 27th place.
Lancaster boys suffers first loss: The Gales suffered their first defeat of the season, finishing runner-up to the No.2 ranked Hilliard Davidson in the ten-team Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Bradley.
Lancaster is now 29-1 on the season. The Gales were led by the trio of Kaiden Lanoy (12th), Colton Thress (15th) and Noah Johnson (16th), who finished in a tight, two-second span. Kaleb stull (18th) was 4th to cross the line for Lancaster, followed by Trevor Lanoy (22nd), Luke Seymour (27th) and Adam Criser (47th). Jacob Koenig (4th) and Eric Johnson (6th) led the Gales to a second-place finish in the junior varsity race. Zane Schorr (7th), Keaton Phillips (9th) and John Anderson (10th) completed the Gales scoring five.
Cool conditions and a faster course help produce 15 personal bests on the day, while two other Lancaster athletes finished within a second of their all-time personal bests. The Gales will compete Saturday at the Thomas Worthington – Les Eisenhart Invitational.
Fairfield Union places third: The Falcons’ girls team placed third out of 10 teams at the Pickerington North Invitational. The Falcons were led by Madison Eyman (1st), Taylor Rife (17th), Andrea Phillips (18th), Maya Taylor (40th) and Carly Hanks (52nd).
The boys placed sixth out of 11 teams and they were led by Marcus Runkle (13th), Trevor Hartman (18th), Evan Myers (29th), Drew Hurst (30th) and Skyler Dechellis (42nd).
Fisher Catholic competes at Pickerington North: The Fisher Catholic boys and girls participated in the Panther Invitational at Pickerington North on Saturday.
The Irish Boys won the Invitational scoring 69 points. Leading the Irish with a second-place finish in a time of 16:53 was Junior Patrick Kenney. Other Irish finishers were Noah Sharp (5th-17:07), Aiden Jackson (7th-17:32), Cayden Short (12th-17:50), Alex Ristau (44th-19:09), Chad Walton (22:00-91st), Kendall Starcher (101st-22:44), Isaac Hill (105-23:06), Leo Gauerke (117th-24:47), Charlie Messerly (121st-25:14) and Jake Taylor (128th-26:47).
The Irish girls placed ninth and were led by senior Natalie Boyden (6th, 20:25). Other Irish runners were Ava Albert (23rd, 22:15), Lillia Funk (50th, 24:42), Ruby Hagy (62nd, 25:44), Hope Wright (94th, 28:19), Ellie Funk, (101st-29:52) and Emily Taylor (106, 32:08).