KENNETT - The Sikeston soccer team evened its record at 9-9-1 on the season with a 9-0 shutout at Kennett on Thursday.
Sikeston's Blake Taylor came within one goal of tying a school record by scoring five goals in the game.
Senior teammate J.R. Bizzell holds the school record with six goals. Adam Garrett also scored five goals in a game.
"He seemed to be in the right place all day today," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Bizzell had three assists on them. It seemed like every timed we'd make a run, somebody would go at the keeper and then pop it out to Blake and he was there every time. He seemed like he was doing everything tonight. It was fun watching them. I'm excited that Blake is coming into his own. Being only a sophomore, we can ride him for two more years."
Taylor scored the Bulldogs' first four goals of the game. Bizzell scored two goals and also tallied three assists.
Chris Carnell scored a goal and added an assist. E.C. Atchison had two assists. Justin Deere, Joel Kinder and Scott Gardner each had one assist.
Martin Schaefer scored on goal.
Sikeston out-shot Kennett 33-to-4. Scott Droddy had four saves for the Bulldogs.
Taylor and Bizzell have combined for 34 goals and 31 assists this year.
Sikeston's varsity will have all of next week off and will travel to Poplar Bluff on Oct. 25.
The Sikeston junior varsity defeated Kennett 3-0 to improve to 5-10-1.
Clayton Matthews, Chris Matthews and Cody Cooper each scored goals. Johnny Peeler and Sam Rains each had an assist.
Sikeston's junior varsity will play in the Cape Girardeau JV Tournament on Monday.
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagle volleyball team defeated Cape Central in straight sets, 25-9, 25-13, in a SEMO Conference match on Thursday.
The win, the seventh in the past eight matches for the peaking Eagles, improved their record to 13-14-1, 6-5 in the conference.
Carmen Duncan led the kill category for Oran with five, while Amanda Eftink added four. Courtney Nenninger was the block leader with three and Eftink had two. Mandi Wood and Nenninger led in digs with five apiece; Wood and Duncan paced the assist stats with seven each.
Last weekend, the Oran varsity finished second to Scott City in the Stoddard County Tournament.
The Oran junior varsity (5-10) completed the sweep of Cape with a 25-20, 25-22 win.
Oran hosts Oak Ridge on Monday.