Record-Courier staff report
SOUTHEAST 4, BRISTOL 0
The Southeast Pirates girls soccer team blanked Bristol on Monday night 4-0 to open the 2013 season with a victory.
Jillian Fesemyer netted a pair of goals for the Pirates (1-0), while Kayla Stull and Katie Petridis also found the back of the net.
Helping facilitate the offense was Loren Coontz, who assisted Fesemyer's second goal and also Petridis' score.
Southeast outshot Bristol (0-1) 25-3.
NORDONIA 4, KENT ROOSEVELT 2
Nordonia scored a pair of goals in each half to turn away the Rough Riders in the opening game for both teams.
Regina Rudder and Mary Bradley scored in the first half for the Knights (1-0), then Nicole Lanese opened the second half up with another goal to put Nordonia up 3-0.
Kent Roosevelt (0-1) scored the next two goals, with Carly Evans and Keeley Leising finding the back of the net. However, the Knights got their distance back when Lanese scored for the second time.
TWINSBURG 3, KENT ROOSEVELT 2
Twinsburg earned a hard-fought victory over Kent Roosevelt on Monday at the Chamberlain Tennis Complex, dealing the Rough Riders their first loss of the young season.
Singles players Alex McDaniel and Sarah Kegg led the charge for Roosevelt (2-1), but Twinsburg (1-3) converted the remaining three matches for the win.
"We had opportunities at second doubles and third singles," said Kent Roosevelt head coach Kim Uhlik. "Twinsburg was the stronger team today."
STREETSBORO 182, SOUTHEAST 184
Raccoon Hill Golf Course -- Par 36
It continues to be an interesting season in the Portage Trail Conference's County Division as the Streetsboro Rockets knocked off previously undefeated Southeast by only two strokes at Raccoon Hill Golf Course in Kent on Monday.
The Rockets' Philip Lago was hot on the links, firing a 40, with Cody Johnson adding a 41 for the home team.
Southeast's Cody Tuttle tied for medalist honors in the match, but the Pirates found Raccoon Hill a difficult track as Joey Kainrad added a 46 and Ben Wright a 48.
Streetsboro improves to 2-3 in the County Division, while Southeast picks up its first loss and stands with a 2-1 record.
MOGADORE 167, WATERLOO 196
MOGADORE 178, WATERLOO 180
Paradise Lake Golf Course, Randolph -- Par 34)
Mogadore and Waterloo battled it out at the course both teams call home -- Randolph's Paradise Lake Golf Course.
In the first match, Mogadore gave veteran head coach Chris Mossa his 100th career victory as a golf coach by defeating Waterloo 167 to 196.
Collin Whitmyer (38) and Ryan Hostetler (39) led the team to the win that pushed Mogadore's PTC County Division record to 5-1, while they are 8-1 overall.
The Vikes gave the Wildcats a scare on the back nine, though, as Waterloo dropped the match to Mogadore by only two strokes.
Jacob Flarida led the effort for Waterloo (1-2, 1-2 PTC County) in both matches, scoring a 43 on the front nine and coming back strong on the second nine to card a 41 and tie for match medalist honoros with Collin Whitmyer of Mogadore (9-1, 6-1).
BIG CAT INVITATIONAL
Shady Hollow Country Club -- Par 72
Amid a tough field at Shady Hollow Country Club, the Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders finished in third place at the Big Cat Invitational and Cole Smith earned medalist honors, outlasting all but one in the field to score a 3-over 72.
Kent Roosevelt fired a 314 that was only two strokes behind the leading teams: Canton Central Catholic and Garaway. Garaway finished in second by virtue of the fifth man tie-breaker score.
Kent Roosevelt's scores included Mike Kenney (77), Ryan Crossen (79) and two 83s by Paul Silver and Nick Mandalari.
Ravenna also competed at the Big Cat Invitational and it was Nick Polichena that holed the best score for the Ravens (85).
Ravenna finished 14th overall as a team.
WOODRIDGE 158, ROOTSTOWN 164
Kent State University Golf Course -- Par 33
The Woodridge Bulldogs got back on track after their loss to Southeast on Saturday, getting past the Rootstown Rovers at Kent State University Golf Course 158 to 164.
The Bulldogs were consistent in their victory over the Rovers to improve their PTC County Division record to 3-1. Michael Walter and Aaron Westphal each carded 6-over 39s, with Andrew Syx and Clay Ralston each adding a pair of 40s.
For the Rovers, in their first home match of the season, Nait Elkins tied the medalists with a 39, while Alex Kitakis and Evan Chapple each turned in scorecards with 41s.
Rootstown is now 1-4 in the PTC County Division.
FIELD 168, SPRINGFIELD 200
At Sunny Hill Golf Course -- Par 35
The Falcons' C.J. Bolton fired a 40 and Brady Adelman a 41 to help the home team get past the Springfield Spartans at Sunny Hill Golf Course.
Field (4-2, 3-1 PTC Metro) also received a solid score from Coleman Begue, who finished his nine-hole round with a 43.
Springfield's best was fired by Nick Hurd, who scored a 42l.
LADY EXPLORER INVITATIONAL
At Lake Forest Country Club -- Par 72
Kasey Nielsen and Kelly Nielsen each shot 78s on the par-72 course to finish in a tie for fourth place individually at the Lady Explorer Invitational.
Overall as a team, the Rough Riders finished in fourth place among a tough field.
"Conditions were very difficult today," said Kent Roosevelt head coach Bryan Harvey. "Lake Forest is the most difficult course we have played this year."
The girls in the tournament found the greens fast, undulating and hard, as the players in the event often three- or four-putted.
"Kelly and Kasey lived up to their role as team captains and shot very well on a difficult course," said Harvey.
ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY 183, SOUTHEAST 184, WOODRIDGE 229
At Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course -- Par 36
The Pirates are still in first place, but now they are tied with St. Vincent-St. Mary after a heartbreaking one-stroke loss at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course in Lake Milton.
Both St. Vincent-St. Mary and Southeast now hold identical records in the Greater Akron Girls Golf League, 7-1.
Southeast's Macie Hysell was the best for the Pirates, firing a 41 on her home course, with Miah Brawley coming in with a 44.