Oakridge Middle School softball, girls soccer teams take wins

March 18, 2013 

Soccer

• On March 12, the Oakridge Middle School Lady Golden Eagles’ soccer team defeated Gold Hill 2-1. Sara Barr scored both goals for the Lady Eagles, one in each half. She scored off a rebound at the 17:00 mark and at the 20:00 mark in the second half. Defensively, OMS was led by Leah Endean and Elizabeth East while Haley Stewart and Krystal Neilson controlled the middle. J’Menii Isaac and Janelle Taliferro played an outstanding game on both ends as well. Erika Drutis had five saves in goal. This was Gold Hill’s first loss in 48 games and the first goal they have given up in over a year.

• On March 14, the OMS Lady Golden Eagles defeated Sullivan 4-0 in a home match. Scoring for OMS were Samantha Hybarger, assisted by Sara Barr, Kaidyn Nadolny, assisted by Leah Endean, and unassisted goals by J’Menii Issac and Sara Barr in the second half. OMS dominated the game, having 12 shots on goal, while Sydney Combs had the shut-out in goal, stopping four shots. Defensively, the Lady Golden Eagles were led by the outstanding back line play of Leah Endean, Elizabeth East and Sarah Avery Archer.

• On March 12, Oakridge boys soccer battled a hard fought match against defending champions Gold Hill. The score ended up 1-1, and it was a tale of two halves. Gold Hill had the better play in the first half, but Oakridge came out and nearly finished them off with some great individual effort from Brandon Laforge and Gavin Shepard. The defense held tight and came up with their first shutout. Hunter Knight and Austin Gunnels each shared a scoreless half in the goal. Matt Ringler had a great defensive game for the Golden Eagles.

• On March 14, the Oakridge Middle School boys soccer team beat Sullivan 9-1. Goals were scored by Gavin Shepard, Ashanti Long with 3, Brandon Laforge with 22, Buddy Curtin, Zach Wallert and Hunter Knight. Having assists during the game were: Buddy Curtin, Matt Ringler, Parker Largen, Hunter Knight, Ben Vogt and Zachary Pierce. The game was a full team effort with Austin Gunnels and Joe Glover controlling the goalkeeping. Ten of the 17 players that played scored or assisted in the game.

Baseball

• On March 12, the OMS baseball team lost a hard fought game at York by a score of 13-12. The team played hard to battle back from an early 8-0 deficit.

• On March 13, the OMS baseball team played an outstanding game on, coming back from a five-run deficit and beating Fort Mill 11-8. OMS was lead defensively by Tanner Tolson and AJ Nicholas, both picking up multiple strikeouts. Offensively, the Golden Eagles were led by Cole Hybarger with 4 RBIs and a home run, and Clint Jenkins with 3 RBIs and a home run.

Softball

• The Oakridge team took it to cross-town rival Clover on March 14, winning 13-0 in 5 innings of play. Kayla Ogle was spectacular once again, throwing her second straight perfect game and striking out eight batters in the process. Pacing the Lady Golden Eagles on offense were: Michelle Aragon - 2 for 3, two runs, 1 RBI, Lilly Wallace - 2 for 3, two RBI, Casey Eagan - 2 for 2, two RBI, and Kayla Ogle - 2 for 3, two RBI.

• OMS beat Fort Mill on March 13 in dominating fashion 26-0. Kayla Ogle was literally unhittable in the pitching circle, striking out 11 of the 12 hitters she faced, and giving up zero hits while throwing a perfect game. This was a total team effort with nearly every Lady Eagle scoring at least one run. On offense the Lady Eagles were paced by: Brooklyn Thomas - one triple, five RBI, Madi MacNeil - 3 for 3, four RBI, Melia Venezia - four RBI, and Casey Eagan - 2 for 4, two RBI.

March 20 vs. Clover, home

• March 21 vs. Banks Trail, home

• March 25 vs. Springfield, home

• March 27 vs. Gold Mill, away

April 9 vs. York, home

• April 11 vs. Banks Trail, away

• April 25 vs. Fort Mill, away

• April 17 vs. Clover, away

• April 19-20, conference tournament, York

• March 21 vs. Springfield, home

• March 25 vs. Gaston Christian, away, 6 p.m.

• March 26 vs. Gold Hill, away

• March 28 vs. Fort Mill, home

• April 11 vs. Clover, away

• April 16 vs. Banks Trail, home

• April 18 vs. Springfield, away

• April 22 vs. Gold Hill, home

• April 24, conference tournament, away

• March 21 vs. Banks Trail, home

• March 26 vs. Clover, away

• March 28 vs. Springfield, home

• April 9 vs. Fort Mill, away, 6:15 p.m.

• April 11 vs. Gold Hill, away

• April 16 vs. Sullivan, away

• April 23 vs. Banks Trail, away

• April 25 vs. Clover, home

• April 29-May 1, conference tournament, home

• March 21 vs. Banks Trail, home

• March 28 vs. Springfield, home

• April 9 vs. Fort Mill, away

• April 11 vs. Gold Hill, away, 6:15 p.m.

• April 15 vs. Sullivan, away

• April 23 vs. Banks Trail, away, 6:15 p.m.

• April 25 vs. Clover, home

• April 29-May 1, conference tournament, home

• March 21 vs. Fort Mill and Dutchman Creek at Dutchman Creek

• March 27 vs. Castle Heights and Sullivan at Sullivan

• April 10 vs. York at York

• April 16 vs. Sullivan and Springfield at Clover

• April 18 vs. Clover at Clover

• April 23 vs. Banks Trail and Springfield at Springfield

• April 25 vs. Clover, Fort Mill, Gold Hill, Springfield, Banks Trail at Fort Mill High School

• April 30 vs. Conference Meet - field events - at Clover, 4:30 p.m.

• May 1 vs. Conference Meet - running events - at Clover, 4:30 p.m.

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