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Sikeston shut down by ND

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sikeston High School tennis player Jenni DeWitt reacts after the ball hits her racket.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs were not able to overcome a stiff challenge from defending MSHSAA Class 2 soccer state champion Notre Dame.

In a meeting of the teams that have played for a district title each of the last three years, Notre Dame secured a 4-0 shutout on Thursday.

"We had three close scoring chances from inside the box," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long, whose squad was out-shot 26-12 in the match. "The rest of our shots came from long-range."

Joda Hollaway scored to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute before three second-half tallies were decisive. Ty Williams found the net in the 51st minute, while John Unterreiner (69th minute) and Joe Froemsdorf (76th minute) added security goals.

Goalkeeper Scott Droddy made 22 saves for Sikeston, which is 3-4 overall at the varsity level.

Notre Dame posted a 1-0 win over Sikeston in the junior varsity match as SHS dropped its overall record to 1-3.

Sikeston is back in action Tuesday, when the Bulldogs host Cape Central at the Sikeston Sports Complex.


SIKESTON -- Jenni DeWitt and Campbell Moore provided the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs with all three of their victories Thursday during a loss to Jackson at the SHS tennis courts.

In singles competition, DeWitt earned an 8-0 shutout against Erinne Haff during the No. 1 match. At No. 2, Moore bested Chelsea Jones with an 8-5 decision. DeWitt and Moore combined to post an 8-3 win over Haff and Ellyn Beil in the No. 1 doubles match.

"We had a better match today against Jackson. We all played better," Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt said. "Jenni and Campbell had a good day by winning singles and doubles."

Jackson claimed victories in the rest of the singles matches. Maura Neader topped Danielle Ahlfield 8-1 at No. 3, Beil was an 8-3 victor against Megan Underhill at No. 4, Alison Keiper blanked Hannah Moore 8-0 at No. 5 and Rachel Batz defeated Caroline Murray 8-1 at No. 6.

In doubles competition, Neader and Keiper generated an 8-1 win over Ahlfield and Underhill at No. 2. Batz and Jones won by an 8-1 decision against Hannah Moore and Murray at No. 3.

Sikeston fell during a trio of junior varsity matches. Jade Freeman upended Jacarra Lampkin 8-4 and Kaylyn Sneather defeated Mallorie Collins 8-2. Emily Hoffman and Andrea Penzel shut out Lampkin and Collins during a JV doubles contest.

The Lady Bulldogs will host the Sikeston Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday at the SHS tennis courts.