|8/15||OHSAA Preseason Invitational @ National Trail Raceway||4th place||
The Mason Comets opened their cross country season at the OHSAA Early Season Invitational on Saturday, August 15th.
Running on the same course as the state meet in November, the Comets became familiar with the course where they dream to compete in November. They finished a respectable 4th with Thomas Worthington High School winning. Mason's first finisher was Senior Alan Gordillo in 16:33. He was followed closely by his Senior classmates, Ray Berling, Jakob Mueller, Justin Koehler and Jake Bauer.
Mason's varsity will return to action on August 28th at the Moeller Invitational on the Kings Island Golf Course.
|8/24||Sycamore Sunset Invitational|
|8/28||Moeller Invite||1st place||
The Mason Boys Cross Country Team competed in the Moeller Prime Time Invitational for the first time on Friday night. With the JV/Open race being run at twilight and the varsity race under the lights, the meet afforded a unique experience for the Comet harriers. It also turned out to be a great night of success for the team.
After dominating the JV/Open race, the varsity toed the starting line. They started well and improved their position so that by the half way point in the race it was clear that the Comets were intent on winning. Like Comets should, they blazed through the darkness to victory. The #2 Comets took down #4 in Ohio Olentangy Orange and #10 rival St. Xavier in convincing fashion. Mason totaled 55 with St. X an 82 and Orange at 91.
Senior Ray Berling led the charge for the Comets nailing down the 6th place overall. Strong pack running ensued as the next four Comets finished within 13 seconds of each other. This included Alan Gordillo, Jake Bauer, Justin Koehler and Michael Uematsu. Displacers were Mikey Loehr and George Bulger.
The varsity Comets will devote the next two weeks to preparation for the Mason Invitational on September 12th.
|9/5||Xavier University Invite|
|9/5||Warrior CC Invite|
|9/12||MASON INVITATIONAL||1st Place||
Comet Men Sweep Mason CC Invite!
The 41st annual Mason Cross Country Invitational may have been the best ever for the Comet Boys CC Team this past Saturday. The weather was perfect, the course phenomenal, and the parent boosters were superb. The Creek Cam was off the charts! Not to be outdone by the festival of cross country, the Comets raced to victory in the varsity race and both reserve races.
Taking on #6 in Ohio, Dublin Coffman, among many other fine teams,Mason ran over the hay bales, through the creeks and up the hills to a solid 34 point victory. The Comets ran in an incredibly tight pack finishing with only 19 seconds between their first and sixth man.
Leading the way was Alan Gordillo, followed by Jake Bauer, Ray Berling, Justin Koehler, Jakob Bauer, Michael Uematsu and George Bulger.
Mason hits the road next Saturday to compete in the prestigious Louisville Trinity Invitational.
|9/19||Lousiville Trinity||4th place||
Boys CC Earns Highest Finish at KY Meet!
The Mason Comets journeyed south of the Ohio River to compete in the prestigious Louisville Trinity Valkyrie Invitational on Saturday. The meet featured top teams form six states. The Comets were tested by the best and came out in fine fashion finishing 4th - their highest finish ever at this meet.
Continuing the revolving door of who ends up first man, Justin Koehler took the honors for Mason finishing 27th overall. In four varsity meets so far this year, Mason has had three different top runners. Rounding out the scoring for the Comets was Jake Bauer, Ray Berling, Michael Uematsu and Jakob Mueller.
The Comets travel to northern Indiana next weekend for the Culver Invitational. The boys are ranked #1 in the city and #2 in the state polls.
|9/19||Cedarville Invite||2nd place||
The Mason Cross Country Comets made their annual trek to northern Indiana for the Culver Invitational at the Culver Military Academy this past Saturday. The Comets continued their extraordinary pack running, using the power of the pack to finish runner up in this prestigious meet. This is Mason's highest finish ever at this meet. A 17-second 1-5 runner spread sealed the deal for the Comets.
Top runner for Mason was Justin Koehler for the second week in a row. He was followed by scorers Jake Bauer, Alan Gordillo, Jakob Mueller and Ray Berling.
The Comets head to the St. Xavier Invitational next Saturday.
|St. Xavier Invitational||
Boys CC 2nd at St. Xavier
The Mason Boy's CC team competed in the St.Xavier Invitational on Saturday. The Comets held out a number of the top varsity runners to prepare them for future meets. The Mason second wave stepped up big and garnered a second place finish defeating Lebanon. Host St. Xavier was the overall champion of the event.
Top finisher was junior Mike Loehr coming in sixth place. He was followed closely by senior Matt Welage, junior Tony Rabe, sophomore Abel Nijakowski, and junior George Bulger. Once again, the Comets displayed solid pack running with a 29 second 1 to 5 split.
The Comets' next competition will be Oct 17th at the GMC Championships at Voice of America Park.
|10/17||GMC Championships @ VOA||1st place||
BOYS CC WINS GMC AGAIN!
The Mason's Boys Cross Country team returned to the top of the leauge podium winning their fifth GMC title in the past six years on Saturday at Voice of America Park. The Comets scored 31 points to beat second place Sycamore by 39 points. The day was a fast one with all seven Mason varsity runners tying or surpassing their personal records.
Jacob Bauer was Mason's fourth different first man this year attesting to the tight pack of the Comets. The senior also ran the third fastest time in Mason High School history in 15:38. Senior Justin Koehler became the fifth fastest in Mason history recording 15:46. Third man for Mason was Senior Ray Berling who was followed by Sophomore sensation Michael Uematsu, Junior Mikey Loehr, Junior George Bulger and Senior Jakob Mueller.
The Comets begin the state rounds next Saturday at the District Championships back at VOA Park. The top four (4) teams in each race will qualify for the Regionals. The top sixteen (16) runners in each race advance to Regionals. Mason will be looking to win their 8 consecutive District title and another trip to the Regional Meet on Saturday, Octboer 31st.
|10/24||District Championships||1st place||
District Belongs To Boys CC Again
The Mason Boys Cross Country team journeyed to nearby VOA park for the second week in a row. This time it was to win their 8th consecutive District Championship. The win qualifies them for next week's Regional Championships.
Mason scored 30 points to second place Sycamore's 55. Comet scorers ran in a tight pack with a 16 second spread. Jacob Bauer was first man again this week. He was followed in order by Mikey Loehr, Justin Koehler, Jakob Mueller, Ray Berling, Matt Welage and Alan Gordillo. Loehr and Mueller ignored the inclement weather to run their lifetime best times.
The Regional Championships will be held in Troy, Ohio next Saturday. The top 4 teams and top 16 indviduals will advance to the state meet on Saturday, November 7th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.
The boys will be seekiing to defend their title of a year ago and win the programs third overall Regional Championship. If the boys advance it would be their 9th consecutive trip to State and provide them the opportunity to defend their 2014 State Title.
BOYS CC REGIONAL CHAMPS!
Last Saturday, the Mason Boys Cross Country Team journeyed to the banks of the Great Miami River in Troy, Ohio for the Southwest Regional Championships. The Comet Harriers punched their ticket to their ninth consecutive trip to the state championship by winning in convincing fashion by a margin of 35 to 62 over rival St. Xavier. The win was the programs third overall Regional title.
The Comets used the same strategy they had all season - getting out strong and running in a tight pack. This time their 1-5 spread was 18 seconds. Attesting to their strength six of the seven runners would have qualified as individuals had the team not qualified. The Comets were led once again by senior Jake Bauer, followed closing in the scoring by Ray Berling, Justin Koehler, Mikey Loehr and Tony Rabe. Rabe had been pressed into service at the last minute due to an illness of another runner. Other finishers for Mason were Michael Uematsu and George Bulger.
The Comets take their spikes to Hebron, Ohio next Saturday for the state championship with hopes of a podium finish and a possible second straight State title and third overall.
For more information on the State CC Championships click here.
State CC Championships
@ National Trail Raceway Hebron, OH
Boys CC State Runner Up!
The Mason Boys Cross Country team made the most of the their ninth consecutive trip to the State CC Championships last Saturday, finishing 2nd overall to Cleveland St. Ignatius.
Taking on the #10 team in the country, the Comets mixed it up with the best and came home with the silver trophy. Once again demonstrating a great team effort without any superstars, they ran to a 21 second 1-5 split and kept third place Solon at bay.
Justin Koehler was Mason's top finisher and had the privilege of receiving the runner up trophy. Koehler was closely followed by senior Jake Bauer, senior Ray Berling, junior Mikey Loehr, sophomore Michael Uematsu, junior Tony Rabe and senior Jakob Mueller. Senior Matt Welage and junior George Bulger served as very able alternates.
This marks the third time in four years the Comets have been on the podium at State. After losing their 1, 2, 5 and 7 men from last year's championship team, it is quite a feat to once again hoist a trophy at the state championships.
Congratulations to all 130 team members and their coaches who played a role in making their team state runners up in 2015.
|8/15||OHSAA Preseason Invitational @ National Trail Raceway||3rd place||
The Mason girl's CC team competed on Saturday, August 15 at the OHSAA Pre-Season Invitational at National Trail Raceway. The Comets finished 3rd overall behind Centerville and Hilliard Davidson.
Leading the way for Mason was Maegan Murphy who finished 6th overall with a time of 19:15.1. Other Mason finishes below:
Ellie Brush 9th 19:49.2
Ailee Henderson 12th 10:02.6
Lauren Rose 22nd 20:26.8
Lily Hallum 27th 20:41.6
Leah Ford 30th 20:44.8
Kendall Watkins 42nd 21:09.7
Official results can be found on finishtiming.com
Next up for Mason is the Sycamore Sunset Invitational on August 24th and then the Moeller Invite on August 28th.
More details from the OHSAA Preview held on Saturday, August 15th....see below:
The team traveled North on Saturday, Aug. 15th to the State XC course at National Trails raceway. The course was in good shape, albeit bumpy, and they girls did well. The team was met with a juggernaut Centerville team and a solid Hilliard team as well.
Overall, the Comets placed 3rd and looked solid in the process. The team was led by Maegan Murphy up front with Ellie Brush not far behind. Ailee Henderson did well as did Leah Ford and Lauren Rose. The Comets recevied great production out of Freshman Lilly Hallum and Natalie Nye as well.
The girls looks to be coming together nicely and should be poised to do well this season. Mason returns a solid crew from last year’s state runner up team and are hopeful that they can find a few newbies to fill the holes left by graduation.
Mason will participate in a split squad CC event at Sycamore on Monday, August 24th.
|8/24||Sycamore Sunset Invitational|
|8/28||Moeller Invite||1st place||
The girls CC team of Mason ran at the Moeller “Primetime” Invitational at King’s Island Golf Course this past Friday. It was a meet under the lights and they put on quite a show. The girls ran “lights out” and put up great numbers including a 19:17 team average time and a very nice low score of 35 to take 1st place honors.
The Comets were led by Ellie Brush who broke 19:00 and ran great. She was battling up front with a nice pack and pulled away in the end for a solid 2nd place with a great sprint to the line. Ellie ran one of her better times as she has only been under the 19:00 minute mark a handful of times in her career.
Not too far behind her was Ailee Henderson, who also ran great, and placed in the top 10 along with her teammates, Murphy and Rose. The girls had quite a nice pack rolling up front and crushed Beavercreek who was a good bit behind the Comets. The girls also got great production out of Leah Ford who had her best race in over a year, and freshman Lily Hallum was solid as well.
The girls looked great and are primed for a great fall. They will be off next weekend as they prepare themselves for the home meet, the annual Mason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12th.
|9/5||Xavier University Invite|
|9/5||Warrior CC Invite|
|9/12||MASON INVITATIONAL||1st place||
Mason Girls CC Wins at Comet Invite
The Mason Invite was as epic as ever with 3400+ runners, 100+ teams and lots of fun. The annual Mason Invitational this past Saturday included a T.V. giveaway, live streaming video and a drone taking video. With all of the hype and fanfare the girls were still able to pull out a first place finish. The win was resounding over a strong Alter team, and some other local favorites.
The team was led by Maegan Murphy who ran to her best ever course time and 4th place overall. Not far behind her was Ellie Brush, who ran well and muddled her way through this tough course. The team saw great production again from Ailee Henderson who is always steady. The big surprise of the day was Freshman Natalie Nye. Nye who was 15th on the depth chart just weeks ago ran to a 4th spot on the team and a sub 20:00 effort.
Our last scorer of the day was Leah Ford. Leah worked hard after a slight spill in the creek, but rallied and did well in the last K to secure our final score to put together a nice low score of 42 points.
The girls looked great on the B team as well, with many girls breaking 21:00, and many moving up nicely from their previous best times. It was a great day, and a very strong showing from this mostly young team with loads of talent.
Next Saturday the Mason Girls will compete at the Louisville Trinity Invitational.
Comet Girls CC 2nd At Louisville!
This past Saturday the Mason Girls XC team traveled with their top runners to the Trinity Invite in Louisville. This meet is huge with nearly 5000 runners from 5-6 states. The top team on the day was Carmel Indiana (Ranked #2 in the US) but beyond that the Comets held their own. At the end of the day, the Comet squad took 2nd and looked strong in the process.
The team was led by Maegan Murphy who ran to a top 20 finish, then not too far back was Ellie Brush. The key on the day was the duo of Ailee Henderson and Leah Ford who mixed it up in the top 30 and ran to strong finishes.
The key in cross country is a strong core of 5. This year continues to be a work in progress for the team. Our 5th runner had a gap of nearly 1 minute from our 4th, which hurt us in the team scoring, but our 3-4 ran great, so that is hard to do.
The young duo of Freshman, Nye and Hallum are coming along and they did well in this loaded field of state champions, and top notch runners. The girls also saw great production from a number of other runners.
The Comets travel to northern Indiana next weekend for the Culver Invitational. The girls are ranked #1 in the city and #2 in the state polls.
The Girls CC Team traveled to Culver this weekend and did quite well. The team was led by Maegan Murphy who ran to a solid 6th place overall. Leah Ford came up big with a huge day, and a solid place putting her in the top 25 overall. Just behind Leah was Ellie Brush who rallied after struggling a bit and ran to a top 25 finish as well.
Our 4th runner on the day was Ailee Henderson who always makes a great effort and consistently scores for the Comets. Our final scorer on the day was Natalie Nye, the Freshman who continues to impress.
The front 5 of this team are quite solid and were able to put us into a 3rd place finish behind national powerhouses, Carmel and Columbus North. The team score was relatively low for this large meet and our team average time was one of our better averages on this Culver course.
The JV squad also did very well as they scored a perfect score of 15 in their race later in the day. The top runner in that race was freshman Madison Pirkey who ran well and would have been right with our varsity top 7 with her time.
Next up for the girl's team is the St. Xavier Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3.
|St. Xavier Invitational||
Mason Girls Win St. X Invite!
The Mason Girl's CC team ran well at the St. X Invitational on Saturday placing first overall. The Comets had 3 girls in the top 5, and 5 in the top 20 of the varsity race. IF our JV girls were in the varsity race, 2 more would have been in the top 15.
The Mason girls took off hard, and set the tone for the other teams in the race. Maegan Murphy took the lead, and then duked it out with Hartman of Lebanon who eventually won the race with Maegan finishing 2nd overalll.
Behind Maegan was Ellie Brush, who took 3rd overall on this sloppy soft course. Next up was Ailee Henderson who placed 5th. Our next two scorers were Amy Satterthwaite, scoring in her first race of the year, and Lauren Rose, both of whom were in the top 20 overall.
Also notable were our JV girls who took a perfect score of 15, and had two girls with times that would have placed them in the top 5 of the varsity race, and the next 3 who would have been in the top 20.
It was a solid day for the Comets who proved their #1 city ranking, and who look to be putting the pieces together for another run toward the state meet.
The team will be off next Saturday to prepare for the GMC meet, and hope to add another title to the record books. The 2015 GMC Championships will be Saturday, October 17th at VOA.
|10/17||GMC Championships @ VOA||1st place||
MASON GIRLS CC PERFECT AT GMC
This Saturday the girls ran in the GMC championships at Voice of America park the team ran very well and claimed their 6th straight league title! The team swept all five of the top individual placings to achieve and amazing perfect score of 15.
The Comets become the first team in girl's GMC CC history to run the table at the conference meet while achieving an all-time record low score.
It was a great day for the Comets as the team heads into the postseason. On a side note the JV girls also had a perfect score in their race and 6 girls broke 20 minutes. Amazingly, if the JV team had competed in the varsity race, two Mason runners may have possibly reached the podium and done so in a nearly perfect score themselves.
The Comets compete this Saturday at the District Championships back at VOA Park. The top four (4) teams in each race will qualify for the Regionals. The top sixteen (16) runners in each race advance to Regionals. The ladies will be looking to win their 7 consecutive District title and another trip to the Regional Meet on Saturday, Octboer 31st.
|10/24||District Championships||1st place||
Girls CC Continues To Dominate District
Saturday at the District Championships at Voice of America, Mason won the girl's 7th consecutive title running very well. They were led by Distirct leader Maegan Murphy (18:41.1) and then followed not far behind by Ellie Brush (19:13.0). The teams closest competition was far back however they gave us a good fight and broke up our hopeful perfect score..
The runners were buffeted by high winds but were able to run the course well and score only 20 points, just off of our goal of 15. The big performance of the day was Lauren Rose 19:19.4). Lauren ran an outstanding race and pushed the pace, putting herself in the three spot for our team. After Lauren, closely behind her was Ailee Henderson (19.22.9) who always runs tough and our fifth and final score was the freshman Lily Hallum (19:24.2).
Next Saturday the girls cc team will be looking for their 7th Regional Title in a row and 12 straight years qualifying for the state meet as they position themselves for a possible State Championship. The top 4 teams and top 16 indviduals will advance to the state meet on Saturday, November 7th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio
On Saturday in Troy, Ohio the Mason Girls CC Team ran well and were able to qualify to the state meet for the 12th year in a row. The team placed second behind an outstanding Centerville team and looked good doing so.
The team was led by making Maegan Murphy who placed 6th overall. Centerville was ranked top 10 in America so the girls knew they had a big challenge but they ran tough and stayed relatively close.
Maegan had a great crew right behind her including new freshmen superstar Lily Hallum who was our second scorer. Lilly ran to a personal best time and had Ellie Brush just behind her. The team scored well with Ailee Henderson very close behind and rounding our fifth place scorer was Amy Satterthwaite who ran to a new best time.
The Comets will vye for their third overall state championship next Saturday, Nov. 7 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. The Comets finished 2nd overall at State in 2014.
For more information on the State CC Championships click here.
@ National Trail Raceway Hebron, Ohio
Mason Girls CC 3rd At State
The Mason Girls CC Team had another successful season. Placing 3rd at the State XC meet is a great day! The team was trying to be on the podium, but fell just a little short behind a powerful Centerville team that finished 1st overall. This season the team won GMC and District titles and were also Regional runner up.
The State CC meet is always a tough event. It gets out super fast, then girls claw their way through the 2nd mile, and struggle home. That is roughly how the day went for the Comets. The girls were in 2nd at the mile, 2nd at the 2 mile and just slipped into 3rd by the last few hundred meters.
Maegan Murphy was once again our front runner and placed on the individual podium in 15th place. She was followed by Ellie Brush who placed 27th, exactly like last year. Freshman Lily Hallum was Mason's 3rd runner. She was followed by Senior Leah Ford and our next Freshman, Natalie Nye, was our 5th and final scorer on the day.
The girls had a great season! We are all very proud of their efforts and accomplishments in 2015.
Comets Outlast Panthers
The 2015 Mason Football team earned a season opening 24-17 win at Springboro this past Friday. The Comets held off a late game Panther surge to grab a road victory before a huge turnout of fans.
Springboro got on the board first with a TD at 2:25 in the 1st quarter. Mason tied it up in the 2nd quarter on an exciting 71 yard TD run from Bryson White. White led all rushers on the evening with 162 yards on 17 carries.
Mason's Preston Hutchinson scored on a 1-yard dive with 3:50 left in the half to give the Comets a lead. Hutchinson finished 5 of 8 passing on the night for 77 yards. Springboro got a 29-yard field goal to draw to 14-10 going into the break.
The Boro's came out swinging in the 2nd half, taking a 17-14 lead at the 1:53 mark in the 3rd quarter. It was all Mason in the final frame as the Comets Ben Fago rushed 23 yards with 8:27 remaing to put Mason back up for good. Grant Kramer added a 29 yard field goal with 2:17 left. The Mason defense came up with a big interception in the final seconds by Ty Sponseller to hold off the Panthers and leave Springboro with their first win of the season.
Next Mason will host Upper Arlington this Friday on Hall of Fame Night at Dwire Field. The Comet Athletic department will recognize the 2015 HOF induction class at halftime.
PLEASE NOTE....This contest has a scheduled kick-off time of 7:30 PM. The remaining 2015 home and away start times will be 7:00 PM.
COMETS SUFFER LOSS TO UA
The Mason football team endured a Friday night weather cancellation and then another delay when the contest was rescheduled on Saturday. They were able to outlast the weather but not a determined Upper Arlington team that was abale to mount a 4th quarter surge and defeat the Comets by a final score of 24-21.
After falling behind 17-14 in the third quarter, Mason got a Bryson White 10-yard TD rush to claim a 21-17 advantage with 9:50 remaining. UA was able to regain the lead at the 4:49 mark to win the game.
The Comets led 14-3 late in 2nd quarter but saw UA score a TD with seconds to go in the first half. Halftime score was 14-10 Mason.. Cameron Quallen plunged 2 yards for a Mason score in the 2nd quarter. Kyle Lamotte caught a Hutchinson 10-yard TD pass for another Mason TD
Matt Sora led all Mason running backs with 113 yards on 8 carries. QB Preston Hutchinson was 5/9 for 43 yards.
The Comets (1-1) will visit Winton Woods next Friday night for their final non-conference game before entertaining GMC play the following week versus Colerain.
|9/11||at Winton Woods||won||41-27||2-1||0-0||
The Mason Football team showed resilience, poise and determination in a classic come-from-behind win this past weekend. Mason senior Nick Pearson returned a kickoff 81 yards to snap a tie and Jeron Besecker sealed it with a 55 yard interception return as the Mason Comets beat Winton Woods 41-27 Friday night.
The Comets cut the Winton Woods lead to 21-14 at the half after a key Winton Woods facemask on a third-and 12 play set up Matt Sora's 24 yard TD run.
The Comets head into GMC play next Friday against GMC stalwart Colerain with a record of 2-1. Kick off is set for 7:00 PM at Dwire Field. Friday night is Bicentennial Tailgagte night. The City of Mason will team up with MHS Athletics to help kick off Mason’s Bicentennial Celebration Weekend. Enjoy food and games in the High School parking lot before the game. A huge crowed is expected.
The Mason Football team took on one of the city and states annual powerhouses on Friday night. Colerain and Mason played before a packed house at Atrium Stadium with the Comets falling 21-7. Mason battled the Cardinals and kept their potent offense at bay most of the night while the offense made the Colerain defense show up and play.
Mason held Colerain to a 7-0 adavantage after the first half. The Comet defense continued to shut down the Cardinals after the break. Then, late in the 3rd quarter, the Mason offense came alive and finished a drive with a Matt Sora rush into the end zone to tie the game 7-7. Colerain responed with a TD of their own at 10:01 to retake the lead 14-7. Mason was unable to keep a drive alive midway thru the final quarter and turned the ball over on downs deep in their own territory. The Cardinals took advantage of the field position and scored the final TD of the game.
Bryson White led Mason with 74 yards russhing on 10 carries. Mason's defense did a good job holding Colerain to just under 290 yards of offense on the evening. The Comets record evens at 2-2.
Mason will visit the 4-0 Fairfield Indians next Friday. Kick off is 7:00 PM.
Comets Shock Indians!
The Mason Football team shutout previously beaten Fairfield Friday night by a score of 13-0 The Indians were ranked a lofty #3 in the state polls and #4 in the city. Fairfield struggled offensively after losing their starting quarterback to a knee injury on the 2nd play of the game. The Comet defense had a big night holding Fairfield to just 2 first downs and 63 total yards.
Twice Mason set the Indians up deep in Comet territory, and twice the Indians came away empty. Fairfield had the ball on the Mason 20 in the first half of a scoreless game, but fumbled at the 17. Trailing 13-0 late in the fourth, the Indians turned the ball over on downs at the 20.
The Mason offense churned out 304 yards and 15 first downs, almost splitting things down the middle with 151 coming on the ground and 153 in the air. The Comets scored with 41 ticks left in the first half on a bubble screen to Bryson White from Preston Hutchinson that went for 58 yards and a Mason lead. The Comets scored again with 5:51 left in the third, on a 34-yard jaunt by White, for a 13-0 lead.
This Friday night is homecoming at Atrium Stadium. Mason (3-2) will host GMC rival Lakota East (3-2) who fell 35-31 to Sycamore last week. Join the students and alumni of MHS in the celebratation with traditional festivities taking place at halftime. Kick off is slated for 7:00 pm.
Mason Beats East in Homecoming Romp
The Mason Football team defeated crosstown rival Lakota East 28-7 on a miserable weather night, but before a large group of faithful Comet fans on 2015 homecoming night. The Thunderhawks were never in this one as Mason built a 28-0 lead late into the final quarter.
Mason running backs Bryson White and Matt Sora produced solid individual efforts on the evening to help the Comet offense to a 321-177 total yard advantage. White finished with 132 yards including an electrifying 93-yard TD run in the 2nd half. Matt Sora scored twice on the night and rushed for 72 yards. Michael Kopaygorodsky finished with a 100 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Mason goes to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the GMC. They will visit Princeton this coming Friday. The Vikings lost to Sycamore last Friday, 33-14 and are 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the league.
COMETS BLANK VIKINGS!
The Comet offense scored 17 first half points and then the Big Green defense made it stand up the rest of the way as Mason shut out Princeton 17-0 last Friday night.
Kicker Grant Kramer got the Comets on the board with 1 minute remaining in the first quarter with a 33-yard field goal to make it 3-0. Michael Kopaygorodsky made it 10-0 Mason on a 15-yard rush in the 2nd quarter. After recovering an onside kick Matt Sora rushed 1-yard with 8:27 remaining in the half for another Mason TD concluding all the scoring on the evening for both teams. The Comets had other offensive chances in the 2nd half but it was all about the Mason defense who limited the Vikings to just 136 total yards on the evening.
Kopaygorodsky finished with 67 yards on the ground and Sora 63 yards. Preston Huchinson was 10/17 passing for 82 yards. On defense Alex King notched 9 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Mason goes to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the GMC (2nd place). They will host Oak Hills this Friday night. The Highlanders are 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the league. They fell to Sycamore last week in a scoring slugfest by a score of 78-50.
Mason Powers Past Oak Hills
The Comet Football team continued their winning ways last Friday with a 42-17 romp over visiting Oak Hills. The win was the teams 4th in a row and sends their record to 6-2 overall and 4-1 (2nd) in the GMC. The Highanders got on the board first with a 39-yard field goal. From there it was all Mason as the Comets scored 42 unanswered points. Oak Hills managed two late scores in the fourth quarter.
Mason out gained Oak Hills 467-266 in total yardage on the evening. The Comets rushed for 394 of those yards on the ground. QB Preston Hutchinson was 6/6 passing and two TD's. Bryson White had a monster game statistically, rushing for 203 yards and 3 TD's. Matt Sora rushed for a TD and caught for TD. Alex King was on the receiving end of Hutchinson's other TD pass. Michael Kopaygorodsky rushed for 86 yards on the night.
The Mason Football team (#3 in the city) is ranked #6 in the lastest post season polls in Division 1 Region 2. The top 16 teams at the end of the regular season will qualify for the OHSAA playoffs. Tonight the team wil visit Middletown (3-5, 2-3). The Middies defeated Sycamore 42-17 last week.
|10/23||at Middletown||won||24-21 OT||7-2||5-1||
Miracle at Middletown!
The Mason Football team escaped and survived a scare against Middletown last Friday, winning in overtime by a final score of 24-21. It took some last second, heroic efforts by the Comets to avoid the upset.
Mason jumped to a 7-0 lead, scoring on its first drive, but Middletown answered on a 2-yard run on the first play of the second quarter to tie the game.
The Middies took advantage of an interception to take a 10-7 lead at the break on a Middie 43-yard FG. Middletown led 13-7 early in the fourth quarter. Mason answered on a 2-yard run by Matt Sora to take a 14-13 lead with 9:27 remaining, but the Middies answered right back.
Middletown took a 21-14 lead with 5:04 on an 81-yard pass play and then a two-point conversion.Mason had one last shot, starting at its own 23. The Comets moved the ball to midfield with one minute remaining, then kept their drive alive when Preston Hutchinson connected with Nick Pearson for a 25-yard gain on fourth-and-19. Two plays later, the duo connected again for a 25-yard scoring pass and a 21-21 tie with 0:36 left.
Middletown had the ball first in overtime, but Mason blocked a 33-yard field-goal attempt before winning it on a 35-yarder by Grant Kramer.
The Middies held Mason to 14 yards rushing in the first half and 51 total, but the Comets finished with 240. Mason finished with more yards passing (128) than rushing (112) for the first time. Middletown finished with 321 yards in total offense.
The Comets (7-2, 5-1) will host Sycamore on senior night this coming Friday. The Aves (4-5, 3-3) fell to Lakota West last week 38-36. The Comets were ranked #6 in last weeks playoff rankings. The top 16 teams will advance to the post season.
Mason will be seeking to return to the OHSAA playoffs for the first time since 2011 with a season ending win. Mason finds themselves in the same positon as they were last year for game 10 when the Aves ended their the Comets season with 36-0 shutout and denied them an opportunity to make the playoffs.
COMETS PLAYOFF BOUND!
On Friiday night, the Mason defense held off a Sycamore last second score to secure a home field playoff game by defeating the Aves 22-18. Mason had pushed ahead in the contest on a Matt Sora 2-yard rush with approx. 3 mintues remaining in the fourth quarter. The Aves attempt to win the game from the Mason 3-yard fell short as time expired.
Earlier in the game, Sora scored on another 2-yard rush that gave the Comets a 15-7 advantage and the lead at half time. The Aves scored the next 11 points to hold a 18-15 advantage midway thru the 4th quarter.
QB Preston Hutchinson had a big game completing 10-10 passes for 186 yards including a 28 yard toss to Nick Pearson in the 2nd quarter.
Mason advances to the postseason for the first time since 2011. The Comets lost their 1st round game that season to St. Xavier 17-6. It had been 7 years before that (2004) when the Comets last appeared in the postseason.
Mason (8-2, #6 seed) will host a familiar foe in Springboro HS (8-2, 11th seed) next Saturday, Nov. 7th at Atrium Stadium. The Comerts defeated Boro 24-17 the first game in the regular season.
A special kickoff time of 7:30 pm is scheduled. Pre-Sale tickets are available at the high school Wed-Friday for $8.00. Tickets at the gate on Saturday are $9.00. NO PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
For more information on the OHSAA Football Playoffs click here.
Regional Quarter Final
Football Team Falls To Springboro
The 2015 Mason Football season will be one to be remembered as their season came to an end with a 42-21 loss to Springboro in the first round of the Division 1 OHSAA playoffs. The team played before a huge home field crowd at Atrium Stadium on Saturday night. The Comets conclude their season with an overall record of 8-3 and 6-1 in the GMC (2nd place). Mason was making its seventh playoff appearance and first since 2011 when it lost to St. Xavier.
Coming into the gamel. Mason’s defense allowed fewer than 13 points per game this season and was ranked 2nd in the GMC. Big plays on special teams highlighted the first half.
Mason attempted a fake punt on its opening possession, but a Panthers defensive lineman tackled them short. Moments later, Mason senior Jeron Besecker had a 43-yard punt return to give the Comets possession at the Panthers’ 30. But, Grant Kramer’s 45-yard field goal attempt fell short.
Springboro recovered a Mason muffed punt and the Panthers took advantage and connected for an eight-yard TD making the score 7-0. In the second quarter, the Panthers blocked a punt giving them the ball at the Mason 33. Mason did them one better later in the quarter when senior Andrew Bores blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt. Senior Ty Sponseller scooped up the ball and sprinted 91 yards to a touchdown tying the score 7-7.
Springboro appeared unfazed, driving for its second TD on a 17-yard pass to make the score 14-7, which was the score at the half. In the 2nd half Springboro came out firing. The Panthers increased its lead to 21-7 on a pass for 37 yards for a touchdown. Mason stole some momentum with an 81-yard TD pass from Hutchinson to tight end Ben Fago to make the score 21-14.
Springboro answered when their running back raced 36 yards on fourth-and-one making the score 28-14. Hutchinson found senior receiver Nick Pearson for a 20-yard TD making the score 35-21 with 4:08 remaining. Pearson had six catches for 84 yards and a TD. Springboro got another 4th quarter TD and thats how the season ended for the Comets.
Congratulations and thank you to all the players and coaches on an exciting 2015 season.
|8/6||Anderson Invite @ Legendary Run GC||Mason Boy's Golf got washed out after 9 holes in the first competition of the year on August 6th at the Anderson Invitational. Play was stopped after 9 holes and will not be resumed.|
|8/7||Mt. Vernon Invite @ Chapel Hill GC||10th||
The Comets competed August 7th at the Mt. Vernon Invitational at Chapel Hill GC. Mason finished 10th out of 22 teams. The team scored a 307 overall. See indvidual scores below:
Charlie Woolson 73
|8/8||Xavier Invite @ Maketewah GC||7th||
Mason was 7th out of 12 teams at the Xavier Invitational at Maketewah GC on August 8th. The team shot a 314. See scores below:
Garrett Wood 74
|8/10||Lexington Invite @ West Brooke GC||
The Comets played in the Lexington Invitational at West Brooke GC on August 10th finishing with a team score of 333. See individual scores below:
Garrett Wood 79
|8/15||Sycamore Invite @ Blue Ash GC||19th||
Mason participaterd in the Sycamore Invite on Saturday, August 15th. The Comets shot 358 as a team. See scores below:
Cameron Madden 94
Next up the Comets play in the Moeller Invite at Kenwood GC on Wednesday, August 19th.
|8/19||Moeller Invite @ Kenwood GC||Rained out|
|8/24||LaSalle Invite @ Clovernook GC||
Mason boys golf participated in a split squad tourney LaSalle on Monday. See results below:
|8/25||Sycamore @ Shaker Run||
Mason defeated Sycamore on Tuesday in a dual match at Shaker by a score of 157-171. Garrett Wood was Medalist with a round of 36. See scores below:
EM-J Galong 43
Next up the Comets will play Middletown at Weatherwax on Saturday, Aug. 29th.
|8/29||Middletown @ Weather Wax||5th place||
Mason boy's golf competed in the Middie Invitational at Weatherwax this past Saturday. The Comets finished with a team total of 318 for 5th place overall. See scores below:
Next up Mason will host Lakota East at Shaker Run on Thursday, Sept. 3rd.
|9/3||Lakota East @ Shaker Run||
Mason fell to Lakota East on Wednesday by a score of 300-315. On a very hot day the East Thuderbirds fired a strong top 8 score. Minus two starters MASON struggled to compete with low round of 38 from Charlie Woolson.
Next up the Comets will host Lakota West, Oak Hllls and Anderson at Shaker on Tuesday, Sept. 8th.
|9/8||West/OH/Anderson @ Shaker Run||
Oak Hills 172
Mason defeated Oak Hills at Shaker on Tuesday by a score of 163-172. Low score for the Comets was Garrett Wood with a 38. See scores below:
Garrett Wood 38
Next up Mason plays Sycamore at Blue Ash on Wednesday, Sept. 9th.
|9/9||Sycamore @ Blue Ash||
Mason boy's golf defeated Sycamore 160-169 on Wednesday in a head-to-head battle at Blue Ash GC. Cameron Madden was medalist with a 38. See scores below:
Garrett Wood 41
The Comets are participating in the prestigious Hadley Invite at Weatherwax on Saturday, Sept. 12th.
|9/12||Hadley Invite @ Weather Wax||
The Mason boys varsity A golf team finished fifth at the annual Hadley Invitational at Weatherwax on Saturday. The team shot a total of 316 for the day. Garrent Wood was low net for the Comets with a 77. See all scores below:
|9/19||Warren County Tournament @ Heatherwood GC||
Mason Boys Golf placed 2nd at Saturday's Warren County Tournament. The Comets shot a team score of 330 on the day. Garrett Wood was low scorer for Mason with a 73 (2nd overall). See other scores below:
Garrette Wood 73 (2nd medalist)
Next up for the Comets is the GMC Championships at Weatherwax on Thursday, Sep. 24th and Friday, Sept. 25th.
|9/24||GMC Championships @ Weather Wax||2nd place||
The Comet boy's golf team shot a 309 at the first round of the GMC tourney at Weatherwax on Thursday. Mason is currently in 2nd place, 7 strokes behind the leader.
The league tourney will conclude today. Mason will play in the Bishop Watterson Invite on Saturday, Sept. 26th.
Boys Golf GMC Runnerup
The Mason boy's golf team finished 2nd at this past Friday's GMC tournament at Weatherwax.. Lakota East won their 2nd consecutive league title outshooting the Comets by three strokes, 615-618.
Mason shot 309 on the second day (same as first day) to gain ground on the Thunderhawks, but not enough to overcome their 7 stroke lead. Mason junior Garrett Wood tied for second overall with a two-day total of 151. Other final round scores included:
Sean Lantry 87
Justin Kim 78
Charlie Woolson 82
Jessi Brumley 80
Emj Galang 76
|9/26||Bishop Watterson Invite @ Clover Valley||
Mason competed on Saturday at the Bishop Waterson Invitational at Clover Valley and finished 12th overall. See scores below:
Garrett Wood 76
Jason Satterthwaite 81
Sean Lantry 80
Clayton Bryant 83
Tyler Cibula 94
Next up Mason will play a tri-match versus Anderson and Elder on Tuesday, Sept. 29th.
Sectional Tournament play is Tuesday, Oct. 6th at Glenview.
Division I Sectionals will qualify four (4) teams and the four (4) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the District Tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course, Thursday, October 15, 2015.
BOYS GOLF QUALIFIES FOR DISTRICT
Mason competed at the Sectional Championships at Glenview on Tuesday. The Comets finished fourth overall with a team score of 317. East (304) was the overall champion, followed by Miford (308) and Moeller (314). All four teams advance in the postseason. Low net for Mason was Justin Kim's 78. Other scores below:
Garrett Wood Jr 39 41 80
Sean Lantry Jr 45 41 86
Justin Kim Jr 38 40 78
Jessie Brumley Jr 39 41 80
Emj Galang So 38 41 79
The District Championships will be held at Weatherwax GC on Thursday, Oct. 15th. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 23-24, 2015.
The Mason boy's golf team saw their 2015 season come to a close at the District Championships last Thursday at Weatherwax. The Comets finished 6th overall with the top three teams moving on to state. St. Xavier, Centerville and Springboro all qualified for State.
No Mason player was able to finish in the top three either to advance. Garrett Wood was Mason's top finisher at 9th place with a low net of 76. See scores below:
Garrett Wood Jr 37, 39 76
Sean Lantry Jr 38, 39 77
Justin Kim Jr 39, 43 82
Jessie Brumley Jr 41, 43 84
Emj Galang So 42, 39 81
Congratulations and good luck next season to the Mason Boy's golf program.
|8/6||Lady Elks Invite @ Yankee Trace||The Mason Girls Golf team opened their season with a rainout at the Centerville tourney on August 6th. The Comets got 7 holes in before the sky's opened up. The event will not be rescheduled.|
|8/7||Pickerington Invite @ Turnberry GC||Mason competed in the Pickerington Invitational on Friday, August 7th in Columbus. The team finished with a 340. Janisa Bondoc led Mason with a 78, putting her in the top 12 for the tournament.|
|8/10||Fairfield Classic @ Fairfield Greens||4th place||
Mason competed in the Fairfield Invitational on Monday. August 10th. The team finished 4th with a 335. Vivienne Su finished tenth with an 80.
|8/11||Sycamore Invite||4th place||
On Tuesday, August 11th Mason improved their team score to a 328 at Sycamore's Invitational at Walden Ponds. The Comets finished 4th again. Janisa Bondoc won the entire tournament shooting an even par round of 72!
Next up Mason play Fairfield at South Trace on Wednesday, August 19th.
|8//19||Fairfield @ South Trace||won||Vivienne Su||Wednesday, Mason played against Fairfield at Fairfield South Trace. The Comets defeated Fairfeld by a difference of ten shots. Junior, Vivienne Su, tied for medalist with a 41. As a team Mason shot 170.|
|8/20||West/Colerain @ Elks||won||
On Thursday, Mason competed against Lakota West and Colerain at Hamilton Elks. The girls hung tough and defeated both teams. All 6 scores were very consistent, but seniors Janisa Bondoc and Carson James led the team. The Comets shot 178 as a team.
Next up for Mason will be Ursuline at O'Bannon Golf Club on Thursday, Aug. 27th.
|8/27||Ursuline @ O'Bannon GC||
Mason Girls Golf had their first loss of the season yesterday falling to Ursuline Academy. Mason shot a team score of 178 while Ursuline shot 168. Vivienne Su led the team with a 42. The team is looking forward to getting back to their home course next week at Weatherwax.
Mason will host Oak Hills and Lakota West on Tuesday at Weatherwax.
|9/1||Oak Hills/West @ Weather Wax||
Mason Girls Golf had a season best round yesterday at Weatherwax. Mason shot a 157 defeating both Oak Hills (171) and Lakota West (194). Vivienne Su had a career best round shooting a 3-under par round of 33! All players did a great job contributing to the win!
Next up is against Fairfield, Wednesday, Sept. 9th at Grizzley.
|9/9||Fairfield @ The Golf Center||
Mason Girls Golf had another solid day on Wednesday at the Grizzley Golf Course. Mason defeated Fairfield shooting a 160 while Fairfield was 183. Freshman, Julanna Zhang, earned her first medalist honor by shooting a 38!
Next up Mason will face Middletown at Weatherwax on Tuesday, Sept. 15th.
|9/10||MND||The Girls Golf team defeated Mount Notre Dame last Thursday. Mason shot 166 and MND had 183. Janisa Bondoc was medalist with a 40. Next up is Middletown at Weatherwax on Tuesday!|
|9/15||Middletown @ Weather Wax||won||
Mason continued their winning streak by defeating Middletown at Weatherwax on Tuesday. Mason shot a 169 and Middletown was 220. Janisa Bondoc added another medalist honor to her career by shooting a 39. Vivienne Su was runner-up with a 41.
Mason will face Kings on Thursday at The Grizzly Golf Course!
|9/17||Kings @ The Golf Center||won||
Mason had a great team win against Kings on Thursday. The Comets shot a solid round of 160 defeating Kings by 40 shots (200). Vivienne Su was medalist with a 38. Janisa Bondoc, Carson James, and Ria Datla all contributed with 41's.
The team plays an 18 hole match against Centerville on Saturday.
Mason Girls Golf had a slow start to Saturday's match against Centerville, however, they improved their scores on the back nine. Mason shot a 351 while Centerville fired a 320. Vivienne Su had the lowest score for the Comets (83). The team is ready to face Weatherwax again on Tuesday and Friday for the GMC's.
The GMC girls' golf tournament will be held at Weatherwax Golf Course on September 22 and 25 starting at 8:30.
|9/22-9/25||GMC @ Weather Wax||
Mason Girls Golf has a one-shot lead after Day 1 of GMC's at Weatherwax on Tuesday. Mason is one shot ahead of Sycamore and 23 shots ahead of Oak Hills who is in third place. The team shot a combined score of 337.
Senior, Janisa Bondoc, led the team with a 79 which puts her currently in third place for the tournament. Other team scores were: Vivienne Su (83), Carson James (92), Julanna Zhang (88), Ria Datla (87), Meghan Perrin (89).
The team is looking forward to playing in the final round of the league tourney today. Mason currently leads after the first round. The Comets are striving to win their fourth straight GMC title and 7th overall in the last 9 years since entering the league in 2007.
Mason will play St. Ursula and Ursuline on Saturday at Maketewah Country Club.
GIRLS GOLF GMC CHAMPS!!!
The Mason Girls Golf Team won the GMC Golf Tournament for the 4th straight year last Friday at Weatherwax! The Comets were able to hold onto their one stroke lead over Sycamore going into the second day of the tournament to win their seventh league title in the past 9 years.
The ladies won with a combined team score of 673, 4 shots better than Sycamore and 42 shots better than the third place team. All 6 golfers for Mason finished in the top 20 for the tournament.
Janisa Bondoc finished 3rd overall with a 160 (79-81). Other scores for the Comets were Carson James (92-80), Vivienne Su (83-89), Julanna Zhang (88-86), Ria Datla (87-90), and Meghan Perrin (89-90).
Karen Binzel won her 4th straight GMC Coach of the Year honor. Congratulations to all the players and coaches!
|9/26||St. Angela Invite||
Mason competed in the St. Angela Merici Invitational on Saturday. After wining the GMC's the day before, the team never really got the momentum going. The team shot a combined score of 359. Vivienne Su had the team's lowest score of an 88.
The girls are looking ahead to two matches this week against St. Ursula and Lakota West followed up with Sectionals on October 5th at Walden Ponds.
|9/29||St. Ursula @ The Golf Center||
Sectionals on October 5th at Walden Ponds.
Division I Sectionals will qualify four (4) teams and the four (4) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the District Tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course, Thursday, October 15, 2015.
|10/1||East @ Four Bridges||won||172-197||
Mason defeated East 172-197 in a dual match at Four Bridges on Thursday. Junior, VIvienne Su, led the team with a 4-over 40.
Mason will begin Sectional play at Walden Ponds on Monday, October 5th. The top four teams and the top four individual low scorers not on a qualifying team will advance to the District Championships at Weatherwax on Thursday, October 15th.
|10/5||Sectional @ Walden Ponds||
GIRLS GOLF EARNS SECTIONAL TITLE!
Mason Girls Golf defeated 15 teams on Monday at Walden Ponds to achieve a 2015 Sectional Championship. This is the third Sectional title in the last four years for the Comets. Mason shot a combined score of 343. Other qualifying teams were St. Ursula who finished just 2 shots behind Mason, Springboro, and Mercy.
After 9 holes,the girls were in second place by 13 strokes, but had a great back 9, lowering their score by a combined 11 shots, helping to contribute to the win. Vivienne Su led the team with an impressive round of 79. Other Mason scores were: Carson James (86), Julanna Zhang (88), Janisa Bondoc (90), and Ria Datla (90).
The team is looking ahead to the District Tourney that gets underway on Thursday, October 15th at Weatherwax. The top 3 teams and the top 3 individual low scores not on a qualifying team will advance to the State Tournament on October 23-24 at OSU.
Mason Girls Golf had a disappointing end to their season at last Thursday's District Championships at Weatherwax.They weren't able to play well enough to earn a spot in the State Tournament. The top three teams and top three individuals will advance with everyone else concluding their 2015 season.
Mason finished 5th with a 346, 6 shots behind the third place team, Sycamore, who qualified. Centerville was the overall winner with Springboro 2nd.
Mason's Janisa Bondoc fought hard on the back 9 to fall one shot short of qualifying as an individual. Janisa led the team with an 82. The girls finised their season as GMC and Sectional Champs.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a fine season!
The Boys Soccer team got their 2015 season succussfullly underway last Friday night with a 3-0 win at Springboro. Kyle Bramwell, Evan Couchot and Gary Zhao each scored goals in the contest. Joseph Grimes, Couchot and Zhao also had assists. Goalies Drew Grisham and Adam Ward each notched a save and shared the opening season shutout.
Next up the Comets will host Lebanon on Thursday, Aug. 27th. For more information and updates about our Mason soccer teams in 2015 click here.
The Boys Soccer team tied Lebanon 1-1 on Thursday night. The Comets had several scoring opportunites stopped by the Warrior keeper. Mason's defense limited Lebanon to very few chances but were able to get the games first goal and take a 1-0 lead with approx. 30 minutes remaining in the contest.
Mason tied the game with 9 minutes remaining on a goal from Joseph Grimes off a corner kick scramble in front of the box. The Comet came close on a 35-yard bomb in the last few seconds of the contest that skipped over the top of the goal.
Mason goes to 1-0-1 on the season. They will host Loveland on Saturday, August 29th.
The Mason boy's shutout Loveland on Saturday night 5-0. Evan Couchot put an exclamation point on the scoring converting a "bicycle kick" for Mason's final goal. See stats below:
Goals: Gary Zhao, Danny Loehr, Evan Couchot, Nicholas Marino, Bryce Curran
Assists: Bryce Curran 2, Patch Butler, Michael Besse
Shutout: Drew Grisham 1 save, Adam Ward 1 save
Next up Mason is at Centerville on Saturday, Sept. 5th. Varsity game time is 7:15.
Mason boys soccer game versus Centerville scheduled for last Saturday was postponed due to weather and lightening. Make-up date TBA.Next up Mason will visit St. Xavier on tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 8th.
|9/8||at St. Xavier||won||3-1||3-0-1||0-0||
Mason earned a big road win against St. Xaiver on Tuesday night by a 3-1 final. See stats below:
Goals: Joseph Grimes, Evan Couchot, Nicholas Marino
Next up the 3-0-1 Comets visit powerhouse Olentangy Liberty on Friday, Sept. 11th. Their weekend trip will take them to a match against St. Ignatius on Saturday, Sept. 12th.
|9/11||at Olentangy Liberty||won||2-0||4-0-1||0-0||
The Mason boy's soccer team headed north this past weekend for matches against two perrenial state powerhouses.
On Friday night the Comets shutout 9th ranked Olentangy Liberty by a score of 2-0. See game info below:
Shutout: Adam Ward 2 saves, Drew Grisham 3 saves
|9/12||at St. Ignatius||tied||1-1||4-0-2||0-0||
On Saturday, Mason (ranked 4th in the state) tied #1 ranked St. Ignatious (Cleveland) by a score of 1-1. The Comets were down 1-0 in the second half when Bryce Curran drew a foul resulting in a penalty kick. Gary Zhao converted the attempt and tied the score 1-1.
Mason (4-0-2) begins defense of their GMC title this Tuesday at home against last years Regional Runnerup, Lakota East (3-2-1). JV 5:00 and Varsity 7:00 pm.
Comets Get Shutout in GMC Opener
The Mason Boys Soccer Team was hitting on all cylinders on Tuesday night as they routed GMC foe Lakota East by a score of 8-0. The Comets led 3-0 at the half and eventually wore out the Thunderhawk defense with constant offensive pressure. See stats below:
Mason goes to 5-0-2 (1-0 GMC) on the season. They will visit Hamilton on Thursday night.
The Mason boys soccer team defeated GMC opponent Hamilton on Thursday by a score of 1-0. The Comets scored early in the 2nd half. Big Blue played hard and "packed it in" making it difficult for the Mason offense to break thru. See stats below:
Goal: Bryce Curran
Next up Mason will host league rival Sycamore on Thursday, Sept. 24th.
BOYS STAY UNBEATEN!
Mason boy's soccer continued their undefeated season with another GMC rout at Sycamore last night. The Comets tallied a 8-0 win against their GMC rival Aves. See game summary below:
goals: Evan Couchot 2, Gary Zhao 2, Joseph Grimes 2, Billy Rook, Max Mitchell
shutout: Drew Grisham, Adam Ward, Danny Mackzum
Mason (7-0-2) is currently the #1 ranked team in the city and #3 in the state polls. The Comets will host Princeton on Tuesday, Sept. 29th.
Boys Soccer continued to stay undefeated with 1-0 over Centerville on Saturday. The contest was originally scheduled for September 5th, but was cancelled due to stormy weather. In a defensive battle, Mason scored with just under 5 minutes to play in the game to earn the victory.
The goal came from Bryce Curran after Evan Couchot headed a ball into the penalty area and Bryce finished the 1v1 against the keeper. The shutout was recorded by Drew Grisham with 3 saves.
Mason goes to 8-0-2 on the season and returns to GMC play on Tuesday with a home match versus Princeton.
The boy's soccer team continued their undefeated season with a shutout and goal barraging 9-0 win over Princeton on a rainy Tuesday evening. Mason scored 8 of their goals in the first half. See stats below:
Goals: Bryce Curran 2, Evan Couchot 2, Gary Zhao, Joseph Grimes, Kyle Bramwell, Ben Wendell, Jacob Petrey
Shutout: Drew Grisham, Adam Ward, Danny Mackzum
Next up Mason (9-0-2_ will visit Colerain (3-9) on Thursday, Oct. 1st.
Defense Puts Up Another Shutout
For the 6th straight game the Mason defense has shutout another opponent. Last night the victim was Colerain, who the Comets blanked 5-0. This was Mason's 9th shutout of the season in 12 contests. The offense has outscored their opponents 42-0 in these games. The team has only given up 3 goals all season.
Individual stats from last nights win are below:
Goals: Bryce Curran 2, Evan Couchot, Gary Zhao, Max Mitchell
Mason (10-0-2, 5-0) is the #3 ranked team in the state and #1 in Cincinnati. They will will host Middletown on Tuesday, Oct. 6th. That evening a huge group of 16 Comet seniors will be recognized for their contributions to the Mason Soccer program prior to the varsity game. Tuesday is also $1.00 Taco Night!
Comets Rout Middies
Mason scored four goals in the first 12 minutes of last nights contest versus visiting Middletown and went on to a 9-0 victory to remain unbeaten on the season. See highlights below:
Goals: Evan Couchot 3, Bryce Curran 2, Gary Zhao, Jacob Petrey, Kyle Bramwell, Joseph Grimes
Assists: Evan Couchot 2, Bryce Curran, Gary Zhao, Nick Marino, Billy Rook, Kyle Bramwell
Shutout: Drew Grisham, Adam Ward
Next up Mason (11-0-2, 6-0) begins a tough GMC 3-game stretch to conclude the regular season. They will host Fairfield (8-3-3, 4-1-2) on Thursday night. The team will visit West (8-4-1, 4-2) this Saturday and then visit Oak Hills (9-4-1, 4-2-1) next Tuesday. The Comets are the #2 ranked team in the latest state polls and remain #1 in the city.
After a scoreless first half on Thursday night versus Fairfield, Mason quickly got on the board in the 2nd half with two quick goals and then held on to stay unbeaten on the season. See highlights below:
Goals: Bryce Curran, Max Mitchell
Mason (12-0-2, 7-0) will travel to Lakota West on Saturday. A win over the Firebirds would secure the programs fourth straight GMC title and 6th overall in the past 9 seasons since entering the league in 2007. Mason will be seeking to avenge last years 3-0 loss. The Comets are ranked #1 in the city and #2 in the latest state polls.
|10/10||at Lakota West||won||4-0||13-0-2||8-0||
BOYS SOCCER 2015 GMC CHAMPIONS!
The Mason boy's soccer team shutout Lakota West 4-0 last Saturday night to claim their fourth consecutive GMC Championship. Last season the Comets suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Firebirds, handing the team their first loss in two seasons. With 16 seniors on the Mason varsity, that loss may have still been fresh in the minds of the Comets playing at the West soccer field for the final time in their careers. The final score certainly indicated that there wouldn't be a repeat of last year, as Mason remains undefeated again this season.
Evan Couchot, Gary Zhao, Bryce Curran and Ben Wendell scored goals on the evening. Drew Grisham and Adam Ward combined on the shutout with 4 saves. It was the team's 9th straight blanking of an opponent this season and 12th overall.
The Mason boy's soccer program has now won 6 league titles in the past 9 years since entering the conference in the 2007 season. Their record stands at 13-0-2 overall and 8-0 in the GMC with a final regular season contest at Oak Hills on Tuesday night.
Mason earned the #1 seed in the upcoming Sectional tournament. They will host the winner of the Edgewood versus Wilmington game on Saturday, Oct. 24th at 7:00 PM. For a complete breakdown of the post season bracket, click here.
CONGRATULATONS TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND COACHES!
|10/13||at Oak Hills||won||5-0||14-0-2||9-0||
Boys Soccer Completes Another Undefeated Season!
For the 2nd time in the past three years, the Mason Boy's Soccer team has completed the regular season undefeated. The Comets defeated Oak Hills last night 5-0 to run their overall record to 14-0-2 and a perfect 9-0 in the GMC. Mason had already claimed their 6th GMC title over the past weekend.
Of note.....In 2013 the team won their first OHSAA State Championship going undefeated at 22-0-1. In 2014 the Comets lost their only game at the final match of the regular season and finished 15-2-3. Sixteen seniors on this years team have compiled a won-lost record of 69-5-7 over the past 4 years. They have lost only one GMC contest during that span going 34-1-1.
Tuesday night highlights: Senior Evan Couchot led the No.1 ranked Comets with two goals. Seniors Bryce Curran, Joseph Grimes and Kyle Bramwell each scored as well. Mason is again the #2 ranked team in the Division State polls.
vs Wilmington 7:00 @ Mason
Comets Rout To Advance
The Mason Boys Soccer team won thier first post season effort by a score of 9-0 against Wilmington on a soggy night at home. It was the boy's 11th consecutive shutout and 14th overall in 2015. See highlights below:
Goals: Evan Couchot 3, Bryce Curran 2, Gary Zhao, Joseph Grimes, Kyle Bramwell, Nick Marino
Assists: Gary Zhao 4, Evan Couchot, Kyle Bramwell, Nick Marino, Max Mitchell, Zach Greenfield
Shutout: Drew Grisham, Adam Ward, Danny Mackzum
Mason goes to 15-0-2 on the season and will play Milford on Tuesday for the Sectional Championship at Sycamore Jr. High at 7:00 PM. The Eagles defeated Kings 2-0 to advance.
vs. Milford @ Sycamore Jr. High, 7:00 PM
BOYS SOCCER MOVES ON IN POST SEASON
The only thing the Comet boy's soccer team didn't achieve in their Sectional Title game versus Milford on Tuesday night was a shutout. Mason cruised past the Eagles 8-1 to advance to the District finals. The contest was pretty much decided by halftime on the sloppy evening. Mason led 5-0 after the first 40 minutes of play. See game stats below:
Goals: Evan Couchot 3, Bryce Curran 3, Joseph Grimes, Kyle Bramwell
With a Sectional tilte now in hand the Comets set their sights on another District Championship with Springboro.
Next up the Comets will meet Springboro at West Carrollton HS at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Oct. 31st. Mason will be seeking its 4th consecutive District Title and 6th overall. The game will be a rematch of the same two teams from last season in which Mason defeated the Panthers 4-0. The Comets already defeated Springboro 3-0 in the first game of this season. The winner will advance to the Regional Semi-Finals and the Sweet Sixteen.
@ West Carrollton, 7:00 PM
BOYS SOCCER DISTRICT CHAMPS...SWEET 16!
The Mason Boys Soccer team is District Champion again for the 4th year in a row and 6th time in the history of the program. As they've done all season, they accomplished the feat with their 15th shutout of the season in a 2-0 blanking of Springboro last Saturday night at Wilmington. See highlights below:
Goals: Gary Zhao, Max Mitchell
Mason (17-0-2) continues their undefeated season and advances to the Regional Semi-Finals this Wedneday, Nov. 4th at Sycamore Jr. High at 7:00 pm against Elder (#2 seed). The Panthers (14-1-4) defeated Centerville 4-0 to advance. Last season the Comets fell to Beavercreek in the Regional Semi 1-0. The winner of Wednesday's contest will play next Saturday against the winner of the Moeller/Beavercreek match. Time and site TBA.
For more Regioinal information click here.
vs. Elder, 7:00 @ Sycamore Jr. High
Boys Soccer Advances to Great Eight! Curran Hattrick's The Panthers!
The Mason Boys Soccer team fought off an early Elder offensive attack to rally with 4 unanswered goals and earn a 5-2 victory in last nights Regional Semi-Final match at Sycamore. After five goals were scored in the first 40 minutes of play, the game looked like it would be a shootout between the two programs that had been 1-2 in the city standings all season.
The Comets rallied from a 1-0 deficit and a 2-1 deficit to lead at halftime, 3-2. Elder (14-2-4) got on the board first at the 35:21 mark on a goal from their all-time scoring leader Joey Sabato. Mason tied the game with a goal from Bryce Curran, a Xavier signee, from about 12 yards out at the 30:34 mark. The assist came from senior Evan Couchot.
Elder responded and took a 2-1 lead at the 24:10 mark of the first half after the Mason defense couldn't clear the ball from their end of the field. It was the first time Mason allowed two goals all season and was just the fifth goal the Comets allowed all season.
The Comets rallied back scoring the next two goals in the first half. Junior Danny Loehr scored at the 15:09 mark to tie the game at 2. Junior Max Mitchell then added another goal with just 1:04 left in the first half to give the Comets a 3-2 lead.
Curran scored his third goal at the 30:36 mark of the second half on a shot off the side of his foot in heavy traffic to put Mason ahead 4-2. He then scored his third goal of the night at the 13:08 mark on an amazing lob over the Elder defense to give the Comets a 5-2 advantage.
The Mason boys' soccer team is going to the Division I regional final for the third time in the past four seasons. Mason (18-0-2) plays Moeller (9-5-7) at noon Saturday at Lakota West in the regional final. The Crusaders advanced by defeating last years regional champion, Beavercreek, in overtime by a score of 2-1.
Saturday's winner heads to the State Final Four to play either Hilliard Davidson or Dublin Jerome on Wednesday, November 11th, 7:00 PM @ TBA.
@ West 12:00
BOYS SOCCER BACK TO THE FINAL FOUR!
The Mason Boys Soccer Team is returning to the State Final Four! Evan Couchot scored the lone goal Saturday, propelling the Comets to a 1-0 victory in the Division I Region 4 final at Lakota West High School. Bryce Curran assisted on Couchot's one-touch shot in the box in the 53rd minute following a scramble for the ball. The second-half score was enough for Mason goalkeeper Drew Grisham and the Comets' defense, which preserved the team's 16th shutout of the season. The victory was the programs 3rd overall Regional Championship, all in the past 4 seasons.
Defenders Michael Besse, Patch Butler, Danny Loehr and Stephen Springsteen kept Moeller shots at a minimum as the Comets controlled possession throughout the match. Moeller put some pressure on the Comets in the final minutes after earning several corner kicks. The Mason defense was up to the task, keeping the ball out of the net and starting the celebration.
Mason, 19-0-2 and ranked second in the state coaches' poll, has allowed just six goals this season. The four-time Greater Miami Conference champion has outscored five postseason opponents, 25-3.
Mason earns a return trip to the state semifinals against the Region 3 champion, Hilliard Davidson at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Centerville Alumni Stadium. Hilliard (18-1-3) defeated Dublin Jerome 2-1 on Saturday to advance. They were ranked #10 in the latest state polls while Dublin Jerome was the #3 ranked team before the loss.
The winner of Wednesday's contest will earn the right to play for the OHSAA Division 1 State Championship at MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus Crew) on Saturday, November 14th. Mason won the big-school state championship in 2013 with a 22-0-1 record. The Comets have won 74 of 86 matches since the beginning of the 2012 season.
For more information on the State Final Four click here.
vs. Hilliard Davidson @ Centervillle 7:00
Comets Suffer Loss At State Semi-Final
A tremendous 2015 season for the Mason Boys Soccer Team came to an end on Wednesday night at Centerville in the OHSAA State Semi-Finals. The Comets, playing in their third Final Four in the last 4 years lost to Hilliard Davidson by a final score of 2-1. It was Mason's (19-1-2) first loss of the season. Sixteen seniors on this years team ended their brilliant high school careers with the loss. During the past 4 years they have compiled an amazing won-lost record of 74-6-7 and lost only one GMC contest during that span, going 34-1-1.
Number 10 ranked Hilliard Davidson put up a formidable defense and the Comets had trouble finding the back of the net. Davidson took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on a sliding right-footed goal by a Wildcat who got behind the Mason defense.
The Comets tied the score in the 25th minute on senior forward Bryce Curran's beautiful header off a 30-yard entry pass from the left wing by junior defender Stephen Springsteen. With the clock winding down, it looked like the first half would end in a 1-1 tie. But, the Wildcats regained a one-goal lead in the final minute of the half on an arcing point-blank shot, out of a crowd, that slid by Comet keeper, Drew Grisham.
In the final 40 minutes of play, Mason had chances, but the Davidson defense turned away offensive opportunities while Comet scoring attempts were either high or wide.
Although its sad to see the season end, there is much to celebrate for the boy's soccer program. For the 2nd time in the past three years, the team completed the regular season undefeated claiming their 6th GMC title. Sixteen of the teams 22 games this season were shutouts. The Comets won the District Championship for the 4th year in a row and 6th time in the history of the program. Mason achieved their 3rd Regional title in the past 4 years. The boys were consistently ranked #1 in the city and #2 in the state polls, all season.
Few high school boys soccer programs in the State of Ohio can match the accomplishments that the Comets have achieved in recent years. We sadly say goodbye to our seniors who have given so much to the program, but look forward to the future, as a talented group of underclassman return next season to carry on the proud Mason boys soccer heritage.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches on another "season to remember".
On Saturday night, playing in their 2015 home opener on TOP Soccer night, the Mason girls prevailed against a quality St. Ursula Academy squad with a final result of 2-1. Both Mason goals were also the first Varsity goals for two Mason players; freshman forward Allison Winterhalter and junior midfielder Brook Radcliffe.
Mason used six players in the defensive back four, in a variety of combinations, plus several different holding midfielders to stymie the potent SUA offense. Senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro faced four shots for the match, stopping three but conceding a lone goal on a hard shot from the six with less than six minutes remaining in the game.
|8/24||at Notre Dame||won||2-0||2-0||0-0||
Mason (2-0-0) picked up their first road win of the season in northern Kentucky against Notre Dame Academy (3-1-0) on Monday by a final score of 2-0.
Senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro had six saves in the match and the Mason defense and midfield again limited the quality scoring opportunities of an opponent in recording their first shutout of the year.
Mason (2-0-1) played 80 minutes of scoreless soccer with Greater Western Ohio Conference South opponent Lebanon (2-0-1) Saturday afternoon.
The Mason defense, led by senior Emma Thacker and senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro, with four saves, limited the scoring opportunities for Lebanon and recorded their second shutout of the season. With two defenders out with injury for the match, Mason had several players step up on defense, including seniors Brielle Flora and Jillian Snyder, sophomores Lexie Lucius and Olivia Popovich and freshman Aliyah El-Naggar.
COMET GIRLS SOCCER TOPS WEST!
After going eleven days without a game, Mason (3-0-1) opened Greater Miami Conference play against Lakota West (1-2-2) at home with a gutsy 1-0 victory.
Once again, the defensive back line and senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro (one save) refused to yield quality scoring opportunities to an opponent, limiting Lakota West to just one shot on goal for the match, resulting in their third shutout of the season.
In a match featuring the top two teams in the city, Mason (#1) (3-0-2) and Loveland (#2) (5-0-1) played to a 1-1 tie in what was an epic battle of midfields and defensives.
While both teams created more quality scoring chances in the second half than the first, the balance of the match was much like the first half, with two high caliber midfields and defenses keeping the others team's offensive at bay.
|9/15||at Lakota East||won||2-1||4-0-2||2-0||Mason (4-0-2), in their second conference match of the season on Tuesday night, built an early lead on goals by sophomore midfielder Annie Metzger and senior forward Katarina Schneiderman and held on for the 2-1 victory at Lakota East (3-2-1) to move to 2-0 in GMC play.
Mason, about 10 minutes into the first half, was able to split the solid Lakota East defense with a through ball from senior defender Brielle Flora that found the foot of a streaking Metzger. Once Metzger had the ball on her foot behind the defense, she drove directly to goal, drawing the keeper off of her line and placed a solid shot to the charging keeper's left and into the goal to make the score 1-0. Mason struck again about 22 minutes later in very much the same way, this time with sophomore Jordi Reddington slotting a through ball onto the foot of a streaking Schneidermann, who had to beat a defender that hustled back and then beat the charging keeper, making the score 2-0.
Lakota East continued to push forward and pressure the Mason defense. With just over 2 minutes remaining in the first half, the pressure paid off, as a Lakota East offender was able to get free of her defender and create just enough space to the right of goal to fire a shot to the far post and past senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro, making the score at the half 2-1. Mason managed three shots on goal for the first half while Lakota East managed just one shot on goal.
While both teams were able to create scoring opportunities in the second half, neither were able to capitalize, in part because of solid defensive play by both teams. Lakota East limited Mason to just one shot on goal in the second half, while Mason allowed three shots on goal in the half, including one shot that looked like the equalizer until Bizzarro managed to get a hand to it and push it just wide of the near post. Bizzarro finished the match with three saves.
Mason (4-0-2, 2-0-0) next plays Thursday, September 17th, at home in a conference match against Hamilton (3-4-0, 0-2-0).
|tied||0-0||4-0-3||2-0-1||Mason (4-0-3) played 80 minutes of scoreless soccer with Greater Miami Conference opponent Hamilton (3-4-1) Thursday night at home.
Mason started slow and had a relatively lackluster first half, generating only two shots on goal as Hamilton worked to keep 8-9 players behind the ball when Mason was on the attack. Hamilton managed only one shot on goal in the half.
The second half saw Mason more aggressive offensively and generating five shots on goal for the half, with several of those requiring very solid save efforts by the Hamilton keeper. Senior midfielder Haley Moses led Mason with four shots, with three of those on frame. Again, Hamilton generated only one shot on goal in the half, a late break away opportunity that was handled by senior keeper Toni Bizzarro, who finished with two saves for the match. Mason also dominated possession in the second half.
Mason (4-0-3, 2-0-1) next plays Monday, September 21st, at home in a nonconference match against Girls Greater Catholic League leading Mount Notre Dame (7-0-1, 3-0-0).
|9/21||MND||tie||0-0||4-0-4||2-0-1||In a match featuring two of the top teams in the city, Mason (4-0-4, 2-0-1) and Girls Greater Catholic League opponent Mount Notre Dame (7-0-2, 3-0-0) played to a 0-0 tie at Mason.
It was clear from the start that the match would be physical and feature two teams that pride themselves on limiting the other teams ability to generate quality scoring opportunities. In fact, in the first half, Mason manage no such opportunities while MND managed just three.
That theme continued in the second half, with Mason generating just one quality scoring opportunity in the half when senior midfielder Haley Moses placed a free kick from about 30 yards out at the far post, but Mason failed to convert. MND generated an additional four opportunities in the second half, the best of which occurred with under 5 minutes to play when an MND offender got behind the Mason defense and drove directly toward goal and senior Mason keeper Toni Bizzarro. As Bizzarro came off of her line, the MND offender fired a shot which Bizzarro was able to deflect up into the air and was then able to safely collect. Bizzarro finished with seven saves for the match as Mason earned their fifth shutout of the season.
Mason returns to Greater Miami Conference play at Sycamore (4-0-4, 2-0-1) this Thursday, September 24th.
GIRLS STAY UNBEATEN!
Mason (5-0-4, 3-0-1) traveled to Sycamore Thursday night and with a goal from senior midfielder Haley Moses and their sixth shutout of the season, remained undefeated in the GMC, handing Sycamore (4-1-4, 2-1-1) their first conference loss.
GIRLS STILL UNDEFEATED!
A late first half goal off of a corner kick, a late second half highlight reel header goal and another team defense, shutout effort propelled Mason (6-0-4, 3-0-1) past Ursuline Academy (4-4-3, 1-1-1) on the road Saturday night. Junior defender Olivia Popovich scored her first career Varsity goal in the first half of the match and senior midfielder Julianne Berry scored in the second half using her head.
Girls Win Another!
Mason (7-0-4, 4-0-1) had six different players record a goal as they scored three goals in the first and three more in the second half of their conference match vs. Princeton (5-6-0, 0-5-0) to win 6-0 Tuesday night. Sophomore midfielder Lexie Lucius and sophomore forward Jordi Reddington each scored their first varsity goals in the match, and both goals were unassisted. Mason also took full advantage of their eight corner kicks, converting two to goals.
Girls Shutdown Colerain
With twelve different players combining for 21 shots on goal for the match, Mason (8-0-4, 5-0-1) was able to defeat Colerain (2-7-2, 0-5-1) in a Greater Miami Conference match at home Thursday night by a score of 3-0. Senior forward Katarina Schneiderman scored twice, once in each half after freshman midfielder Allison Winterhalter opened the scoring for the Comets. Mason recorded their sixth shutout in a row and their ninth shutout of the season.
Girls Soccer Stays Unbeaten
For the second time this year, six different Mason players found the back of the net, as Mason (9-0-4, 6-0-1) defeated Middletown (1-10-3, 0-7-0) Tuesday night on the road by a score of 6-0. For two of the Mason scorers, these goals also represent their first Varsity goals; junior forward Hannah Kallach scored the sixth goal of the match in the second half and freshman midfielder Olivia Polnow scored the third goal of the match late in the first half. In total, Mason had 14 players tally 23 shots on goal and create nine corner kicks for the match.
|10/8||at Fairfield||lost||2-1||9-1-4||6-1-1||Two first half goals for Fairfield (7-0-6, 5-0-3) were enough to hand Mason (9-1-4, 6-1-1) their first loss of the season. Mason scored late in the second half and had an opportunity to tie the game with time running out, but were unable to convert a free kick crossed into the middle of the box. Final score 2-1 Fairfield.
Fairfield scored six minutes into the match when a Fairfield player got behind the defense on a free kick deep into the Mason zone. The Fairfield player was able to beat senior Mason keeper Toni Bizzarro with a quick shot from about 8 yards out. Fairfield's second goal was also the result of a free kick, but this time off of the head of a Mason player. A Mason player was attempting to clear the free kick that was deep into the Mason zone, when the ball went off of the back of her head, past the outstretched hand of a diving Bizzarro and into the upper 90 of the Mason goal. Mason managed four shots on goal and two corner kicks in the first half to Fairfield's two shots on goal and no corner kicks.
While both teams created quality opportunities in the second half, neither was able to finish until Mason scored with about four and a half minutes remaining in the game. Senior midfielder Haley Moses took the ball to the left sideline and then slotted a through ball back into the middle between two Fairfield defenders. Junior forward Brooke Radcliffe was able to beat the Fairfield defense to the ball, collect it in stride and move quickly toward goal. As the Fairfield keeper charged, Radcliffe hit a well timed and placed shot past the keeper and into the back of the net. With less than 20 seconds remaining in the match, Mason was awarded a free kick deep in the Fairfield zone, just to the right of the box. The ball was crossed high and into the middle of the Fairfield box and was headed by a Mason player, but the ball sailed high over the crossbar to end the game. Mason finished the match with seven shots on goal and four corner kicks, while Fairfield had four shots on goal and no corner kicks for the match.
The Comets (6-1-1 GMC) fall into 2nd in the GMC with one league game remaining agaisnt 1st place Oak Hills (6-0-1 GMC). Mason plays a non-conference game this Saturday, October 10th, at home against a familiar Eastern Cincinnati Conference opponent, Milford (5-4-4, 3-1-2). Mason will be celebrating senior night.
On Senior Night last Saturday, Mason (10-1-4, 6-1-1) got three goals from three different seniors in the second half to beat Eastern Cincinnati Conference opponent Milford (5-5-4, 3-1-2) by a score of 3-0 at home. For two of the three seniors, the goals represent the first Varsity goals of their Mason soccer careers; senior midfielder Sanika Pinnanath scored with just over eighteen minutes remaining in the second half and senior defender Emma Thacker scored on an awarded penalty kick with under ten seconds remaining in the match. The only assist in the match also came off of the foot of a senior. Coach Schur would have been hard pressed to script a better match for his ten seniors on Saturday night.
Mason is the #2 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tournament. They will host the winner of the Amelia/Colerain contest on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm.
|10/13||Oak Hills||tied||0-0||10-1-5||6-1-2||The two teams atop the Greater Miami Conference standings, Mason (10-1-5, 6-1-2) and Oak Hills (8-2-4, 6-0-2) played 80 minutes of scoreless soccer at Mason on Tuesday night and the match ended in a 0-0 tie. While the match was dominated by team defense and outstanding defensive back play for both teams, Mason did have three very good chances to score during the match with one hitting the upright and bouncing out and two others sailing just wide.
The first half saw both teams play solid team defense, limiting scoring opportunities. Mason managed three shots on goal in the first half and earned three corner kicks. Oak Hills finished the half with one shot on goal and no corner kicks.
Mason opened the second half with energy and playing with urgency, immediately putting Oak Hills back on their heels. However, while Mason dominated possession over the first 18 minutes of the second half, they did not generate actual scoring opportunities. Mason finished the game with ten shots, of which four were on goal, and six corner kicks. Oak Hills finished the match with four shots on goal and one corner kick.
Senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro had four saves for the match and Mason recorded their twelfth shutout of the season. The back three defenders, freshman Aliyah El-Naggar, sophomore Olivia Popovich and senior Emma Thacker along with senior holding midfielder Julianne Berry continue to stifle the opposing team's offensive attack game after game.
Mason will open post season play at home next Thursday, October 22nd, against Amelia who defeated Colerain 4-0 to advance.
@ Mason, 7:00
GIRLS SOCCER ADVANCES!
Mason (11-1-5), playing in their first post season match of the 2015 season, used three first half goals, a pressing offensive attack and a stifling defense to eliminate Amelia (14-3-0) from the post season on Thursday night by a final score of 4-0. Senior midfielder Haley Moses had an assist and a goal on a night that saw Mason's defense and midfield hold the potent Amelia offense to three shots on goal for the match.
vs. Lakota East
@ West 7:00
Girls Soccer Wins Sectional!
Mason (12-1-5) scored the only goal of the match on a set piece in the second half to defeat a familiar foe in fellow Greater Miami Conference school Lakota East (9-6-3) by a score of 1-0, earning them a 2015 Sectional Champions title. The winning goal came off of the head of senior midfielder Julianne Berry.
vs. Centerville @ Lakota West 7:00
|lost||1-0||12-2-5||6-1-2||The Mason girls soccer season disappointingly ended on Thursday night in the District Title game. With just under one minute remaining in a match in which they dominated possession, Mason (12-2-5) conceded a goal to Centerville (12-3-4) after failing to clear a corner kick. Final score Centerville 1 Mason 0.
While controlling possession and playing well as a team throughout the first half, Mason was unable to generate any scoring opportunities. Mason, playing solid team defense, held Centerville to zero shots on goal and zero corner kicks in the first half.
The second half saw much of the same, as both teams continued to be solid defensively. Mason did manage to put a bit more pressure on Centerville in the second half, generating six shots on goal and three corner kicks. However, it was Centerville's only corner kick of the match that proved to be the difference maker. With nearly a minute and a half remaining, Centerville's corner was placed just outside the Mason eighteen, but was promptly chipped into the box. A mad scramble ensued and with Mason's senior goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro unable to coral the loose ball, Centerville was ultimately able to poke it in from short range.
Mason finished the match with six shots on goal and five corner kicks while holding Centerville to three shots on goal and one corner kick. Toni Bizzarro finished the match with two saves. The hard fought and heartbreaking defeat ends Mason's 2015 season as a District Finalist.
Back to the Top
|8/11||North Canton Hoover||won||4-1||1-0||
Mason Tennis opened their 2015 season with a 4-1 win over North Canton Hoover on August 11th. See scores below:
Huser d. Daugherty 6-1, 6-0
|8/12||Toledo Notre Dame||won||4-1||2-0||
The Comets defeated Toldedo Notre Dame 4-1 for their second win of the young season on August 12th. See scores below:
Nahhas (TND) d. Kong 6-3, 6-1
Mason stayed undefeated at 3-0 on August 14th with a 4-1 win against Chaminade-Julienne. See scores below:
Huser d. Douglas 6-2, 6-1
Next up Mason will host Alter on Monday, August 17th.
Mason's tennis match versus Alter was washed out on Monday. No reschedule date has been announced.
Next up the Comets host Lakota East on Thursday, August 20th.
Mason Tennis competed against Lakota East yesterday. The match was not only a GMC meeting but the 1st round of the State Team Tourney. The Comets swept the Thunderhawks 5-0. See scores below:
Huser d. Holtmeier 6-2, 6-1
Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Tuesday, Aug. 25th.
Mason shutout Hamilton last night by a score of 5-0 to stay undefeated on the season. See scores below:
Datla d. Lewis 6-0, 6-0
Next up Mason will host Sycamore on Thursday, Aug. 27th.
The Comet Tennis team got a big GMC win over rival Sycamore on Thursday. In a battle between the two top teams in the city, Mason wins 3-2 winning #3 singles and both doubles. See scores below:
Abele (S) d. Huser 6-0, 6-2
Mason goes to 5-0 on the season. They will visit Lakota West on Friday, Aug. 28th.
|8/28||at Lakota West||won||5-0||6-0||4-0||
Mason tennis shutout Lakota West on Friday by a score of 5-0. See scores below:
Huser d. Sturgeon 6-2, 6-2
The girls earned their third straight shutout and 7th win of the season over Seton on Saturday by a score of 5-0. See scores below:
Huser d. Beeler 6-0, 6-0
Next up Mason will host Indian Hill on Monday, Aug. 31st.
The Mason Girls Tennis team defeated always tough Indian Hill on Monday by a score of 3-2. See scores below:
Huser (M) d. Anderson 6-3, 6-4
The tennis team continued their undefeated season with a 4-1 win over Princeton on Tuesday. See scores below:
Thomas (P) d. Huser 6-2, 6-1
The Comets are 9-0 overall and will visit Colerain on Thursday, Sept. 3rd.
Girls Tennis Stays Unbeaten!
The Comets swept Colerain 5-0 on Thursday to remain undefeated at 10-0 on the season. See scores below:
Kong d. Thomas 6-0, 6-0
Next up Mason will host Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 10th.
Mason Girl's tennis defeated Liberty 4-1 last Friday. The Comets go to 11-0 on the season! See scores below:
Huser (M) d. Meyer 6-3, 6-3
Next up Mason will host Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 10th.
Tennis Continues Unbeaten Season!
The Mason girl's tennis team shutout Middletown 5-0 on Thursday to run their record to 12-0. See scores below:
Cepeda d. Beckmeyer 6-0, 6-0
They will host Seven Hills on Friday, Sept. 11th.
|9/11||Seven Hills||Mason's match against Seven Hills last Friday was cancelled due to rain. Next the Comets host Fairfield on Tuesday, Sept. 15th. Mason remains undefeated at 12-0 (7-0 GMC).|
Mason defeated Miamisburg 4-1 on Monday. See scores below:
Sickinger (Mi) d. Huser 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
Mason Girls Tennis continued their winning ways and undefeated regular season with a 5-0 romp over Fairfield on Tuesday. See scores below:
Huser d. Robertson 6-2, 6-0
The Tennis Comets (14-0) are currently hosting the annual Coaches Classic on Thursday and Saturday this week. They will have a dual match today at Oak Hills.
|9/18||at Oak Hills||won||4-1||16-0||9-0||
Sneha Gundavarpu clinches share of GMC title for Comets with convincing win at #2 doubles with partner Sneha Kandi last Friday.
The GMC tennis tournament will be held at Mason again this year. Starting times on Thursday, September 24 will be 8:00 a.m. and on Saturday, September 26 play also begins at 8:00 a.m.
|9/19||Coaches Classic at Mason||
Comets Win 2015 Coaches Classic
Led by flight winners, Lizzy Kong (#2 singles) and the team of Isabel Cepeda and Sneha Kandi (#1 doubles), the Comets continued their winning ways by winning Flight A of the GCTCA Coaches' Classic on a breezy Saturday. Mason earned 290 team points to 205 points for the second place Aviators of Sycamore.
Sanjana Datla lost in the finals at #3 singles while Amanda Huser (# 1 singles) and the #2 doubles team of Nicole Reid and Shirley Yang both won their respective back draws.
The 16-0 Comets travel to Indian Hill on Monday and then play Turpin at home on Wednesday before hosting the GMC tournament on Thursday.
|9/21||at Indian Hill||won||4-1||17-0||9-0||
The Mason Girls tennis team continued their undefeated streak of 17-0 by beating Indian Hill on Monday by a score of 4-1. See scores below:
Huser d. Andersen 6-3, 6-1
Next up Mason will host Turpin on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd.
GIRLS TENNIS STAYS UNDEFEATED!
Mason defeated Turpin 4-1 to continue their undefeated season. See scores below:
Fisher (T) d. Huser 2-6, 6-3, 10-4
The Comets currently lead the GMC tourney which will conclude at Mason on Saturday. The girls are focused on winning their 3rd overall GMC title and 2nd in the past 3 seasons. The team is currently ranked #1 in the city and undefeated with a 18-0 record.
|9/24-9/26||GMC Tournament at Mason||
GIRLS TENNIS...GMC CHAMPS!
The Comet Girls Tennis team earned their 3rd GMC Championship this past Saturday on their home courts. Mason won 4 of 5 flights to capture the 2015 league trophy. The Comets had already secured a share of the title by going undefeated during the regular season.
Lizzy Kong defeated Sycamore’s Maggie Skwara at #2 singles 7-6 (4), 6-3, At #3 singles, Sanjana Datla defeated Kaitlyn Jiang of Sycamore 6-1, 7-6 (2).
The cardiac Comets won each doubles flight in three sets. Nicole Reid and Sneha Kandi defeated Sycamore’s Caroline Gao and Sarah Wittenbaum 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in the top doubles flight. Sonya Kapoor and Isabel Cepeda clinched the sweep of the finals with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win at #2 doubles over Brianna Dooley and Helen Sotropa of Sycamore.
Junior, Amanda Huser finished in 3rd place for the Comets, defeating Lakota East’s Claire Holtmeier 6-0, 6-1, garnering important points for the GMC champs. See results below:
Mason continues thier undefeated season when they play Sycamore in the State Team Tourney on Wednesday at Sycamore.
The OHSAA Sectional Tournament gets underway Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to dark at Mason. The Semifinals and Finals are are scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 9:00 a.m. at Mason. Qualifiers will advance to Districts. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.
State Team Tourney
vs. Sycamore (away)
Mason fell to Sycamore on Wednesday in the State Team Tourney by a score of 3-2.
Mason Doubles Teams Qualify for District
The Comets began Sectional play on Thursday and have qualified both of their doubles teams to Districts. Amanda Huser and Lizzy Kong along with Isabel Cepeda and Sneha Kandi will move on in postseason play.
Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I. The semi-finals and finals of the Sectional will conclude on Saturday at Mason.
See results below:
Round of 16 -Amanda Huser (11) and Lizzy Kong (11) d. Huether and Osgood of Loveland 6-0, 6-0
The State Meet will be held October 16-17, at the LInder Family Tennis Center in Mason.
|10/1 and 10/3||
Huser and Kong Sectional Champions!
The semi-finals and finals of the Sectional Tennis Tournament concluded on Saturday. Mason's Amanda Huser and Lizzy Kong stopped doubles teams from Sycamore and Ursuline to win a Sectional Title. The pair along with teammates Isabel Cepeda and Sneha Kandi move on to Districts in the postseason. See results below:
Huser-Kong d. Skwara-Sotropa (Sycamore) 6-0, 6-1
Cepeda-Kandi lost to Duma-O’Connor 6-1, 6-4 in the semis and then were defeated in the 3rd/4th place match by Skwara and Sotropa 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
The Division 1 District Tennis Championships are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8th and Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 am at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason. Qualifiers from District to the State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles.
|10/8, 10/10||DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS @ ATP Mason||
MASON'S DOUBLES TEAMS HEADED TO STATE!
Mason advanced two doubles teams to the Southwest District Finals yesterday, thereby ensuring two spots in the OHSAA tournament to be held next week at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Congratulations Ladies and Go Comets!!
Kong and Huser District Champions!
At Saturday's OHSAA District Semi's and Finals, Juniors Lizzy Kong and Amanda Huser defeated Ursuline’s Jenny Duma and Gabrielle O’Connor 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to capture the SW District doubles title. The duo defeated Sycamore’s Maggie Skwara and Helen Sotropa in the semis 6-3, 6-4.
Huser and Kong will represent the SW district as #1 seeds in the state tournament which begins Friday, October 16th. This is Kong’s second straight district title. Last year Kong won the same event with teammate Isabel Cepeda.
The OHSAA Division 1 State Tennis Championships will be held this Firday and Saturday at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
|10/16-10/17||STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS @ Linder Family Tennis Center, Mason||
Mason Doubles Teams competed at the State Tennis Championships this past weekend at the Linder Family Tennis Center. Both teams represented the Comets well but failed to advance past their second round matches.
Juniors Amanda Huser and Lizzy Kong won their opening round match versus a team from Rocky River by scores of 6-4, 6-1. They fell to eventual 3rd place winners from Upper Arlington by scores of 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the next round.
Juniors Isabel Cepeda and Sneha Kandi also won their opening match versus Toleda St. Ursula by scores of 6-2, 6-4. They lost to eventual state champions, sisters Olivia Kompa and Pagie Kompa in their second round match by scores of 6-0, 6-2.
Hats off and congratulations on a tremendous season to all of the players and coaches! 2016 looks very bright for Mason tennis!
|8/24||St. Ursula||won||16-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10||1-0||0-0||
The Varsity Volleyball team opened up their season with a huge, come from behind victory over #3 in the city St. Ursula 16-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10 on Monday night.
|8/27||at Turpin||won||25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21||2-0||0-0||
All 3 Mason Volleyball teams charted a victory last night at Turpin!
|8/29||at Loveland||lost||27-25, 23-25, 26-28.||2-1||
The Lady Comets split this past weekend defeating Lebanon 25-15, 25-19 and dropping a very close game with Loveland 27-25, 23-25, 26-28.
|8/29||at Lebanon||won||25-15, 25-19||3-1|
|8/31||McNicholas||lost||25-12, 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 12-15.||3-2||
The Lady Comets lost a close battle with McNick 25-12, 23-25, 25-15, 20-25, 12-15 on Monday. Senior Emily Malsch had 26 assists, 20 digs and 7 kills; Freshman Maggie King had 20 kills and 16 digs; Freshman Sammie Puisis had 16 kills, 4 service aces and 3 blocks; Senior Katy Glandorf had 13 digs.
|9/2||at Fairmont||won||28-30, 25-12, 25-13, 27-29, 15-8||4-2||
The Varsity Volleyball had another exciting, long evening of volleyball on Wednesday, Sept. 2nd. The Comets captured their 4th win by defeating Kettering Fairmont 28-30, 25-12, 25-13, 27-29, 15-8.
|9/8||at Roger Bacon||won||25-18, 25-16, 25-15||5-2||
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Roger Bacon 25-18, 25-16, 25-15 on Tuesday. The Comets started off slow, trailing 9-2 before Freshman Sammie Puisis took charge at the net with 2 blocks and 3 kills and the Comets never looked back!
Senior Emily Malsch had a great night leading the Comets with 19 setting assists, 6 kills, 15 digs and 2 service aces; Senior Leah Hefelfinger had 6 kills; Senior Kylie McCalmont 3 kills; Junior Lakin Steedly dished out 18 assists; Sophomore Anna Brinkmann pounded down 10 kills and had 12 digs; Freshmen duo Sammie Puisis and Maggie King had 9 and 7 kills respectively.
|9/10||at Lakota West||won||25-13, 25-20, 25-19||6-2||1-0||
MASON VB STOPS FIREBIRDS
The #4 in the city, Mason Volleyball team started their quest for a 3rd GMC Championship by defeating Lakota West 25-13, 25-20, 25-19 on Thursday night.
Senior Emily Malsch had another outstanding game with 19 digs, 17 assists, 20 digs and had time to pound down 8 kills! Helping her out was Sophomore Anna Brinkmann with 13 kills, 22 digs and 2 service aces; Freshman Maggie King was hot at the net with 14 kills; Junior Lakin Steedly dished out 24 assists.
|9/12||at Butler||won||25-15, 25-14, 25-15||7-2||1-0||On Saturday, Mason defeated Butler by a scores of 25-15, 25-14, 25-15. The Comets are 7-2 overall and will host Lakota East on Tuesday night.|
|9/15||Lakota East||lost||L 25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-8||7-3||1-1||
The Varsity Volleyball team took a tough defeat last night to #3 in the city, Lakota East. The #5 in the city, Comets were led by Sophomore Anna Brinkmann with 9 kills and 24 digs; Freshman Sammie Puisis pounded down 12 kills and 5 service aces; Freshman Maggie King had 11 kills and 2 service aces; Senior Emily Malsch dished out 18 assists and 20 digs.
|9/17||at Hamilton||won||25-7, 25-12, 25-10||8-3||2-1||
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Hamilton 25-7, 25-12, 25-10 on Thursday night. This victory came from a solid team effort! Leading the Comets at the front line was Sophomore Anna Brinkmann with 11 kills; Freshman Sammie Puisis with 5 kills; Senior Leah Hefelfinger with 4 kills. Seniors Emily Malsch and Katy Glandorf led the backrow with 19 digs and 11 digs respectively.
|9/21||at Fenwick||won||29-27, 25-21, 25-17||9-3||2-1||
The Varsity Volleyball team came out on fire last Monday evening with a huge win over Fenwick: 29-27, 25-21, 25-17. Senior Emily Malsch dished out 25 assists and had 16 digs; Sophomore Anna Brinkmann pounded down 14 kills and had 19 digs; Freshman Sammie Puisis had 10 kills and 2 solo blocks.
|9/24||Sycamore||WON||25-19, 25-13, 25-14||10-3||3-1||
The Volley for the Cure was a huge success on Thursday night! A wonderful evening of raising money to help bring awareness to Breast Cancer and an awesome evening of victory for all 3 Mason Volleyball Teams! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Comets and this great cause.
The Varsity Volleyball team went to 12-3 after taking both games this weekend during their trimatch. The Comets took down Beavercreek 25-13, 25-20 in the first game. Freshman Maggie King had 6 kills and 20 digs, Freshman Sammie Puisis had 6 kills and 2 service aces and Senior Emily Malsch dished out 13 assists and had 12 digs.
|9/26||Seton||won||19-25, 25-15, 25-19.||12-3||3-1||
The Comets started a little slow in game two, but bounced back sets 2 and 3 against Seton to pull out the win, 19-25, 25-15, 25-19. Freshmen duo Maggie King and Sammie Puisis took control of the game offensively with 12 and 10 kills respectively; Senior Katy Glandorf took control of serving with 3 aces and 4 digs.
|9/29||Princeton||won||25-13, 25-19, 25-14||13-3||4-1||
Volleyball Extends Record to 13-3!
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Princeton 25-13, 25-19, 25-14 on Tuesday night. Senior Skylar Armentrout had 4 kills; Senior Emily Carlin had 2 service aces; Senior Emily Malsch had 21 assists and 11 digs.
|10/1||at Colerain||won||25-10, 25-16, 25-11||14-3||5-1||
Seven Straight For Comets!
Mason Volleyball defeated Colerain in an away match last night by scores of 25-10, 25-16, 25-11 . Sophomore Anna Brinkmann pounded down 12 kills while Freshman Sammie Puisis put away 10 kills; Freshman Maggie King had 3 service aces; Senior Emily Malsch had 17 setting assists; Junior Lakin Steedly had 8 assists.
Mason extends their record to 14-3 overall and 5-1 in the league. The win was the Comets 7th in a row. Next up the Comets host Middletown on Tuesday, Oct. 6th.
|10/6||Middletown||won||25-7, 25-15, 25-8.||15-3||6-1||
The Varsity Volleyball team extended their record to 15-3 with a win over Middletown 25-7, 25-15, 25-8 on Tuesday night. The Senior duo of Ellie Bruns and Kylie McCalmont led the Comets with 8 and 6 kills apiece, while Senior Emily Carlin had 3 service aces. Junior Lakin Steedly dished out 34 assists.
|10/8||Fairfield||won||25-13, 25-13, 25-19||16-3||7-1||
The Varsity Volleyball team swept Fairfield 25-13, 25-13, 25-19 on Thursday night. Attackers, Anna Brinkmann, Maggie King, Sammie Puisis each had 8 kills; Senior Leah Hefelfinger contributed 4 kills. Senior Emily Malsch had 24 assists, 18 digs and 3 service aces.
|10/10||Ursuline||lost||17-25, 18-25, 19-25||16-4||7-1||
The Varsity Volleyball lost to #1 in the city, Ursuline 17-25, 18-25, 19-25 last Saturday. The Comets were led by Freshmen Maggie King and Sammie Puisis with 9 kills each. Freshman Sammie Puisis had 15 digs and Junior Lakin Steedly had 2 service aces.
|10/12||McAuley||won||25-20, 25-13, 25-15||17-4||7-1||The Mason Volleyball Senior Night was full of excitement and joy as our 7 Seniors played their last home game against McAuley on Monday night! Comet Seniors came out of the huddle on fire taking a commanding lead of 6-1! The night ended with a 3 set victory for the Comets 25-20, 25-13, 25-15. Senior Leah Hefelfinger had 4 kills and 4 blocks; Senior Emily Malsch had 16 digs, 20 assists and 4 service aces; Senior Ellie Bruns had 4 kills and 7 digs.|
|10/13||at Oak Hills||won||25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24||18-4||8-1||
Last night Mason completed their regular season schedule with a 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24 win at Oak Hills. The finishes 2nd in the GMC at 8-1 behind Lakota East. Mason has a 18-4 overall record heading into the post season.
Mason is the #6 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tournament. They will play at host Withrow (0-19) on Monday, October 19th in a 1st round contest at 6:30 pm.
vs. Withrow @ Withrow, 6:30
|won||25-11, 25-8, 25-4||19-4||8-1||
The Varsity Volleyball team took the 1st round of Sectional by defeating Withrow 25-11, 25-8, 25-4 on Monday. Freshman Sammie Puisis had 7 kills and 6 service aces; Senior Emily Malsch had 12 service aces; Senior Leah Hefelfinger had 5 service aces.
vs Seton @ Withrow 7:30
|lost||25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 25-12||19-5||8-1||
The girls volleyball season came to a disappointing end on Wednesday night with a loss to Seton in the 2nd round of the sectional tournament. Final scores were 25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 25-12.
Mason finishes with an overall record of 19-5 and 8-1 in the GMC (2nd place).
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