SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team fired its best round of the season on Tuesday, cruising to a 147-167 victory over Kennett.
The 20-stroke victory was a pleasing sight for head coach Rick Oetting.
"I've been saying all year that this team could shoot good scores if they all clicked at the same time," he said. "Today, they shot the best round of golf in my four years of coaching."
Matt Bain led the charge with an even-par 35. He was followed by Martin Schaefer at 36, Tanner Fritz at 37 and E.C. Atchison at 39.
"We had to throw out Matt Hon's 42," explained Oetting. "Most of this year, we would of loved to have had a 42. The team feels like we can reach our goal of district champs after this victory. There's a lot to be accomplished before that can happen, but these scores are what we need to build our confidence."
Sikeston's golf team will travel to Malden on Thursday, then will host the Sikeston Invitational on Monday.
In Tuesday's junior varsity match, Sikeston defeated Kennett 186-201. Posting scores for Sikeston were Clint Bohannon at 43, Derris Butler at 46, Ed Pike at 47 and Jacob Marsh at 50.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston girls soccer team dropped to 1-7 on the season with a 10-0 loss to Cape Central on Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs were out-shot 28-5 by Cape Central.
"They're a pretty tough team," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "I thought we played a lot better than we did last night. We were in the game for a while there. They didn't score their first goal until the 30-minute mark and it was only 3-0 at the half."
Sikeston goalie Whitney Wallace had 17 saves in the match.
Cape Central's Megan Richards had a hat trick with three assists on the night.
After playing in a tournament over the weekend and playing a match on Monday, Long said the tough stretch is starting to wear on his team.
"I think we're a little tired," said Long. "We've played five games in the last five days. I don't think (Cape Central) is 10 goals better than us. We just need to work out a few kinks and we're starting to see that the last few games here. It's good experience playing these better teams. It's going to make us better in the future. It's going to come together for us in the next few years to where we can compete with these teams."
Sikeston's junior varsity lost to Cape Central 6-0 to fall to 0-4 on the season.
Audra Wooley had 15 saves for the Lady Bulldogs.
Sikeston will host St. Vincent on Friday at 4 p.m.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston boys and girls track and field team split with Notre Dame on Tuesday. Sikeston's boys won 99-51 while the Lady Bulldogs lost to Notre Dame 82-58.
Sikeston will run in the Cape Relays on Saturday at Southeast Missouri State University.