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Roundup: Sikeston soccer rallies for win

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Sikeston's Keyonna Blissett scored two goals against Perryville on Tuesday. David Jenkins, Staff
PERRYVILLE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs pulled off a dramatic comeback win over one of their district rivals on Tuesday night beating the Perryville Lady Pirates 4-2.

Sikeston was down 2-0 at halftime but two goals apiece by Kristen King and Keyonna Blissett put the Lady Bulldogs on top for good in the second half.

"This was a nice win against a district foe," Sikeston head coach Derrick Long said. "Especially since they are one of the favorites to win our district. We came out with fire and we clawed back. It was a big win mentally for us."

King scored Sikeston's first goal with an assist from Kathrine Inman. Blissett answered with an assist from Emily Eaves which was followed by King's second goal off of a penalty kick. Blissett capped off the win with her second goal with an assist from Madison Chaney.

The junior varsity finished their match in a 2-2 tie. Taylor Kirkpatrick and Katherine Inman each scored goals for the jayvee.

SOFTBALL

NMCC 5, Charleston 1

NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles remained undefeated on the season, winning a tough game over Charleston 5-1 Tuesday afternoon.

"It was a well-played game," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "Charleston is a much improved team."

NMCC defeated Charleston 15-0 earlier in the season but found a much improved Lady Bluejay team on Tuesday.

Kelly Robey earned the win for the Lady Eagles, pitching all seven innings, striking out 16 while giving up three hits and three walks.

Emma Karafa finished the day 3-for-3 for NMCC scoring two runs. Meredith Stanley and Shelby Lawrence also picked up hits for the Lady Eagles.

Stacia Manning, Taylor Duenne and Katie Oliver all had hits for Charleston.

NMCC (12-0) will be back in action today at 4 p.m. when they host Kennett in a much anticipated match-up. Last season Kennett handed the Lady Eagles one of their two losses.

Charleston 000 000 1 -- 1

NMCC 110 021 X -- 5

WP -- Kelly Robey. LP -- Stacia Manning. Multiple hitters -- (N) Emma Karafa 3-3.

TENNIS

Cape Central 6, Sikeston 3

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Tuesday afternoon saw the Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team fall in defeat to the Cape Central Tigers 6-3.

Singles wins included Stuart Strom and Zach Thacker while Strom paired with Landon Hampton to win Sikeston's only other match on the day.

"Strom and Hampton played nicely again today," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "Additionally, Zach Thacker played his best single match of the season."

Sikeston is scheduled to play Dexter today at 4 p.m.

Singles

1. Stuart Strom (S) def. Dylan Thomas (C), 8-6

2. Nick Hines (C) def. Landon Hampton (S), 8-3

3. Caleb Yeargain (C) def. Jacob Alsup (S), 8-4

4. Austin Shupert (C) def. Jakhil Valentine (S), 8-1

5. Zach Thacker (S) def. Prithri Rudrappa (C), 8-5

6. Blake Kidd (C) def. Jimmie Hines (S), 8-0

Doubles

1. Strom/Hampton (S) def. Thomas/Yeargain (C), 9-7

2. Hines/Stahley (C) def. Alsup/Thacker (S), 8-1

3. Shupert/Kidd (C) def. Valentine/Hines (S), 8-1

Junior Varsity Singles

Stahly (C) def. Nikko Galang (S), 6-0

Griffith (C) def. Matthew Mayfield (S), 6-2

Wright (C) def. Alexander Hahn (S), 6-0

Watts (C) def. Will Hamlin (S), 8-0

Sobti (C) def. Devon Martin (S), 6-0

Carbondale, Ill. 7, Sikeston 2

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team fell to the Carbondale Terriers 7-2 on Monday afternoon.

Sikeston No. 1 player Stuart Strom continued his strong play, defeating Nick Budzban in singles 8-4. Strom then paired with Landon Hampton to defeat Ben Kim and Farid Kadyrov 8-4 for the Bulldogs' only two wins.

"Strom and Hampton are still playing doubles very well and have established great on-court chemistry," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. "Strom's singles play is at a high level as we near district play. The team as a whole however are still making mistakes in basic, fundamental techniques."

Singles

1. Stuart Strom (S) def. Nick Budzban (C), 8-4

2. Michael Glody (C) def. Landon Hampton (S), 9-7

3. Farid Kadyrov (C) def. Jacob Alsup (S), 8-1

4. Ben Kim (C) def. Jakhil Valentine (S), 8-3

5. Daniel Sherwood (C) def. Zach Thacker (S), 8-3

6. Kyle McClatchey (C) def. Zach Neal (S), 8-5

Doubles

1. Strom/Hampton (S) def. Kim/Kadyrov (C), 8-4

2. Budzhan/Glody (C) def. Alsup/Thacker (S), 8-2

3. Sherwood/McClatchey (C) def. Valentine/Neal (S), 8-5

Junior Varsity singles

Angel Agrawal (C) def. Jimmie Hines (S), 6-0

Kunal Karum (C) def. Nikko Galang (S), 6-1

Matt Mayfield (S) def. Sriniuas Punchumukhi (C), 6-1

Roger Jones (C) def. Alexander Hahn (S), 6-1

Junior Varsity doubles

Agrawal/Karum (C) def. Galang/Hines (S), 8-2

Walker/Mayfield (S) def. Punchumukhi/Jones (C), 8-4