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Roundup

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sikeston softball falls to Cape Central

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Surrendering three-runs in the Cape Central Lady Tiger's final two trips to the plate, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs fell 5-3 on Tuesday.

Down 2-0 in the top of the fourth, Sikeston got on the board when Madison Chaney opened the inning reaching on a slap hit before stealing second.

Bayleah James then moved her to third before Chaney scored on a passed ball to make it 2-1. After allowing a Cape Central run in fifth, Sikeston was able to come back to tie with a two-run rally in the top of the sixth.

In coming back with two-runs on their own in the bottom of the inning, however, the Lady Tigers were able to seal the win.

Leading Sikeston's effort, Madison Chaney went 2 for 4 with Bayleah James, Sydney King and Maggie Shepherd collecting a hit each.

"The girls played very well, " Sikeston assistant coach Paige Sailors said. "We are improving more and more each time we take the field."

Now at 2-6 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs will host the Kelly Lady Hawks (6-2) today at 4 p.m.

Sikeston netters blank Caruthersville

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston tennis team shut out a shorthanded Caruthersville Lady Tigers on Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston High School tennis courts.

Caruthersville brought only three players as the Lady Bulldogs swept both singles and doubles.

"(Kelsey) Dial, (Martha) Neel and (Bailey) Coleman played well today," said Sikeston coach Russ Dial. "A win's a win."

Sikeston will host the Sikeston Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

Varsity results

Singles

No. 1 -- Kelsey Dial (S) def. Abby Hart (C), 8-0.

No. 2 -- Martha Neel (S) def. D.D. Williams (C), 8-0.

Doubles

No. 1 -- Dial/Bailey Coleman (S) def. Hart/Williams (C), 8-0.

Sikeston soccer gets revenge on Marion

MARION, Ill. -- Just three days after battling Marion, Ill., to a 2-0 loss, the Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team sought and gained a bit of revenge.

On Tuesday, Sikeston traveled to Marion and came away with a 5-3 win.

"We played much better this time around," Sikeston coach Doyle Noe said. "I think rest was the biggest factor in the turnaround. Early in the season like this when you play three straight days it can get to you and it did us.

"We possessed the ball more and got back to the way we like to play."

Sikeston lost to Marion on Saturday during the Notre Dame Soccerfest in the consolation championship.

Five goals were scored in the first half as Sikeston's Hunter Williams opened the scoring floodgates.

Williams broke free down the field and hit the back of the net to give Sikeston a 1-0 lead after just 10 minutes of play with the assist coming from Josh Bill.

Five minutes later, Marion was awarded a penalty kick after Sikeston goalie Michael Gibson got tangled up with a Marion player to tie the game a 1-1.

Trey Tigart scored a goal for Sikeston in the 20th minute after an assist from Williams to make it 2-0. However, two minutes later, Marion was given another penalty kick which tied the contest again.

In the 35th minute, Tyler McClinton gave Sikeston a 3-2 lead with the assist from Williams right before halftime.

Marion opened the second half with a goal to tie it at 3-3.

Williams scored his second goal of the night in the 60th minute giving the Bulldogs a lead they would hold on to. Bill gave Sikeston an insurance goal in the 70th minute with the assist coming from Blake Angle.

Although they allowed three goals, Noe pointed out that defensively they were stout. Josh Hampton helped propel the Bulldogs' defense efforts.

"Josh played well," Noe said. "He really stepped up and held down Marion's chances."

The Bulldogs (3-2) will travel to Notre Dame to face their heated rival on Thursday.

Sikeston's junior varsity also came away with a victory with a 6-1 final.

Hunter Taylor punched in four goals for the Bulldogs (1-0) while Audi Hay and Zach Harrison each added a goal as well.