Central soccer edges state-ranked Glendale

Saturday, September 24, 2005

The Central boys soccer team picked up its 10th straight victory by edging Springfield Glendale 1-0 in a battle of state-ranked teams Friday evening in Springfield, Mo.

Jordan Zaruba scored the lone goal for the Tigers in the 26th minute with an assist by Sam Bornstein.

Cody Gaither started the play by winning the ball at midfield, Central coach Tom Doyle said. Gaither dribbled right and sent a pass on the right wing to Bornstein, who dribbled through a few players to the goal and dropped a pass back to Zaruba.

"We played a lot of defense and hung on," Doyle said. "It was a whale of a game."

Jordan Young recorded the shutout for Central (10-1), which was ranked No. 7 this week in the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association poll for Class 3. Glendale, which was ranked No. 12 in the Class 3 poll, fell to 6-1.

Central continues its trip in Springfield today with an 11 a.m. game against Parkview.

CROSS COUNTRY Fox Invitational

Jackson's girls squad placed fifth out of 13 teams in the Fox Invitational.

Amy Sterling placed seventh in 21:11 and Beth Barton was 20th in 22:13 to medal for the Indians.

While Jackson's boys team did not have enough runners to qualify for a team score, the Indians had two individual medalists. Freshman Greg Gibson placed 22nd in 18:05 and David Welker was 25th in 18:17.

Jackson results


Team scores -- 1. Parkway West 36, 2. Parkway Central 86, 3. LIndbergh 91, 4. Parkway South 122, 5. Jackson 128

Individuals -- 7. Amy Sterling, 21:11; 20. Beth Barton, 22:13; 31. Mandy Craven, 22:30; 32. Casey Hatton, 22:32; 38. Nicole Parrish, 23:26; 72. Barbara Gillard, 26:40


Individuals -- 22. Greg Gibson, 18:05; 25. David Welker, 18:17; 70. Ira King, 20:35; 80. Earl Popp, 21:14

SOFTBALL Chaffee 12, Naylor 2

Chaffee jumped to an 8-1 lead after three innings and picked up a road victory.

Sophomore pitcher Sarah Benton earned the win for the Red Devils (7-5), striking out 10 and allowing only one hit and one walk in a complete game.

Veronica Bennett had two RBI for Chaffee, which totaled six hits and 14 walks. Courtney Walter was on base four times with a hit and three walks.


WP -- Sarah Benton, 2-2. LP -- Deckard. Records -- Chaffee, 7-5.

VOLLEYBALL Bell City2525 Leopold1518

Bell City had no trouble with Leopold at home.

Jessica Abner had 10 digs, seven kills and three ace serves for the Cubs (16-3-1). Rachel Spears had 11 blocks and 11 digs, and Megan Slagley had 10 digs and three kills.

JV -- Leopold won 25-21, 26-24

Woodland2525 Oran1321

Oran fell to 2-8-1 with a home loss.

JV -- Woodland won 25-13, 25-10

-- From staff reports

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