The Mason Boys Cross Country team opened their season at the Talawanda Braves Invitational in Oxford, Ohio on Saturday. Looking forward to a great season, the Comet harriers toed the line with much anticipation. Abel Nijakowski quickly grabbed the lead and was soon joined by fellow Senior Michael Uematsu and Junior Isaiah Kelly. The two Seniors pushed the pace in the second mile and opened up a gap that no one could close. The pair would finish in a tie for first.
Not far behind, Kelly waged and won an intra-squad battle with fellow-Junior Jagger Vetter for fourth and fifth. Junior Brogan Doran rounded out the scoring as fifth man making it five Comets in the top six. On down the line, Mason put 17 runners in the top 30.
Next Saturday, the Comets will travel to former US Senator and current Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine's private farm in Cedarville, Ohio for the Dual at the Dewine's. They will take on the Lancaster Gales in a head to head matchup
|9/2||Lancaster HS (dual meet) @ Cedarville||1st||
The Mason Comets traveled to the farm of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last Saturday for the Dual at the DeWine's versus the Lancaster Gales. The Gales were ranked #10 in Ohio, the 17th ranked Comets made a statement in defeating Lancaster 22-37 taking places 1, 2, 4, 7, and 8.
Mason Senior Abel Nijakowski took individual honors for the second straight week running 15:42 which ranks him #4 all-time in Mason history. Abel was followed by fellow Senior Michael Uematsu, Juniors Isaiah Kelly and Jagger Vetter. The win was nailed down when sophomore Michael Champaign crossed the line as fifth man.
On down the line the Comets competed very well with a large number of personal records being set.
Next week the Comets will host over 2000 runners in their home invitational. Varsity races start at 9:00am at Corwin Nixon Park. Last season the girls were 2nd to overall champion, Lincoln HS.
Mason Invitational this Saturday!
The Comets will host over 3000 runners in their home invitational this Saturday.. Varsity races start at 9:00am at Corwin Nixon Park. Last season the girls were 2nd to overall champion, Lincoln HS.
See more details below:
Race start time 9:00 AM.
KIDS RACE - 2:00pm - 9 and under - tell your families - we would love to have them. It's free!
Please arrive well before your race, there is a lot going on at Mason High School on Saturday, and you will have to navigate a few other activities.
Our parent boosters have added some fun things this year.
We have a live "CREEK CAM" with video live online of the creek crossing. Watch on TV at home or on your phone. It will be on the ICRC website.
We will be having a television raffle at the Mason Invitational . All information regarding the television and how to enter the raffle are contained on the raffle website. The link to the website is below:
T-SHIRTS - Lots of styles and colors to choose from, $10 and $15. Get them while they last.
The Mason Comets hosted the 43rd annual Mason Cross Country Invitational at Corwin Nixon Park this past Saturday. The Comets raced to a second place finish taking down a number of the best teams in Southwest Ohio. The Comets ceded championship honors to visiting Louisville Trinity, one of the top teams in the Bluegrass State.
Abel Nijakowski continued to lead the Comets finishing third overall. Michael Uematsu was second man followed by Brogan Doran who ran a superb race as third man. Isaiah Kelly and Michael Champaign rounded out the scoring for the Comets.
The Mason harriers will hold a few of the varsity runners out of next week's race at Cedarville University - allowing some of the JV runners to step up to varsity roles. On Saturday, Sept. 23rd the full squad will return to CC action at the Culver Invitational.
|9/16||Cedarville Invite @ Cedarville Univ.||
The Mason Comets had their top seven varsity runners on a training run this weekend allowing the next level of Comet harriers to step to the starting line at the Cedarville University Friendship Invitational. Taking on 25 teams and over 650 runners in the contest, the Mason B squad raced to a stellar third place finish edging out neighbors Kings High School by four points. Junior Jagger Vetter led the way for the Comets with a ninth place finish. With eyes to a great future, Mason did not have a Senior in their top six. Vetter was followed by Junior Jack Troy, Sophomore Johan Meyer, Juniors Preet Shah and Torey Hilbert.
Next week the Comets will be back to full force at the prestigious Culver Invitational at the Culver Military Academies in northern Indiana.
|9/23||Centerville Sat. Night Lights (Varsity B)|
|10/14||GMC Championships @ VOA|
|10/21||District Championships @ VOA|
|10/28||Regional Championships @ Hobart Arena|
|11/4||State Championships @ National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH|
This weekend the Comet Girls CC team competed at the OHSAA preview meet at National Trail Raceway, the location where where many of our runners hope to compete at the end of the season. With many new runners who had not raced there before the team fared well. Our top placer was Brooke Harvey who was followed closely by Faith Min.
Our next scorer was Rue Witmore then Lindsey Learned then Ally Kouche 5th and final scorer.
There are many great teams in the state this year so we have a lot of work in front of us but I believe this group is up to the challenge," said Head coach Chip Dobson. "It should be an exciting year with lots of improvement and growth."
Mason will officially open their 2017 season at the Talawanda Invite on Saturday, August 26th.
This past Saturday the Mason Comets XC team traveled to Talawanda for our first big whole team meet. The meet was low key with only 10 teams or so represented, but was a fun environment for the girls. The course was new to us and a bit bumpy, but provided for some nice spectator viewing and a good battle up front for our top few girls.
Like the boys, the Comet girls also took the team title, and got great production out of Rue Whitmore who led the charge up front, placing 2nd. We also got a surprise performance out of Erin Tumulty, Freshman who bolted toward the front in the closing meters to take 3rd overall in the race. (2nd for the Comets).
Faith Min did well again, as did Lindsey Learned. Our fifth and final scorer was Megan Miller. Megan ran a personal best time and ran near our pack the whole way to place in the top 10 overall, and was our 5th scorer on the day. We had many other great runs, like Natalie Nye and Ellie Horvath, who ran season best times as well. The team is as big as ever with 130+ runners it is fun to watch.
Next week is off, but coming up on Saturday, Sept. 9th at home, is the annual Mason Invitational spectacular!
Saturday, the Comet Girls CC team had a great day in the confines of Corwin Nixon Park at the annual Mason Invite spectacular. Mason finished 2nd overall at the event.
The team ran in a tight pack and was very impressive. Our Mason leader was Brooke Harvey and not far behind her was Rue Whitmore. The team had two freshmen show up big in Erin Tumulty and Ellie Horvath, who both had huge personal bests..
Our fifth Runner was the athlete of the week, Megan Miller who was also our fifth Runner last week.
The girls also had great efforts from a number of other runners and continue to improve as a team Overall, we placed second behind a very good Ursuline team and the team appears to be moving up nicely.
It is also noteworthy to mention the huge success of the Mason Invitational with thousands of runners and thousands of fans it is always a pleasure to be a part of it. Also a tip of the hat to all the parents who took part in the day's activities.
Next up for the girls team is the Cedarville Invite on Saturday, Sept. 16th.
|9/16||Cedarville Invite @ Cedarville Univ.|
|9/23||Centerville Sat. Night Lights (Varsity B)|
|10/14||GMC Championships @ VOA|
|10/21||District Championships @ VOA|
|10/28||Regional Championships @ Hobart Arena|
|11/4||State Championships @ National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH|
The Mason Boys Varsity White Golf Team opened their season at the Sycamore Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 5th. The Comets finished 7th overall with a team score of 328. See scores below:
Charlie Woolson 84
Jake Soper 86
Logan Thomas 82
Jack Amann 81
Nolan Maine 81
Mason Boys Golf finished 3rd overall at the Westbrook Invite on Aug. 6th shooting a team score of 320. See individual scores below:
Charlie Woolson 83
Logan Thomas 80
Jack Amann 79
Nolan Maine 94
Cameron Madden 87
EmJ Galang 78
The Comet Boys Golf team took 1st place at the Anderson Invite on Monday, Aug. 7th at Legendary Run GC. The team shot a sizzling 304 with Cameron Madden earning medalist honors shooting a 2-under par 70. Other scores below:
Jack Amann 81
Logan Thomas 85
Charlie Woolson 76
Jack Soper 77
EmJ Galang 86
Cameron Madden 70
|8/11||Chapel Hill Invite||
The Boys Golf Team shot a tremendous round of 298 on Friday, Aug. 11th at the Chapel Hill Invite finishing 3rd overall. See scores below:
Jack Amann 74
Logan Thomas 80
Charlie Woolson 76
Jack Soper 72
Cameron Madden 76
|8/12||St. Xavier Invite||
Mason boys golfers shot a team score of 309 at the St. Xavier Invtie on Saturday, Aug. 12 and finished 3rd overall. See scores below:
Jack Amann 80
Charlie Woolson 78
Jack Soper 76
Cameron Madden 76
Tyler Vinson 79
|8/14||Lakota East Invite||
The Comets won the Lakota East Invitational on Monday, Aug. 14th with a team score of 299. Cameron Madden was the overall medalist shooting a 69. See other scores below:
Jack Amann 77
Charlie Woolson 77
Jack Soper 76
Cameron Madden 69
Tyler Vinson 91
Mason boys golf finishe 5th overall at the Moeller Invite on Wednesday, Aug. 16, shooting a team score of 320. See Scores below:
Jake Soper 75
Cameron Madden 78
Charlie Woolson 83
Jake Amann 86
Tyler Vinson 84
On Saturday, August 19th the Mason White boys golf team set a new record team score of 294 winning the Tecumseh Invitational. See scores below:
Jake Soper 71
Cameron Madden 76
Charlie Woolson 70
Jake Amann 77
Logan Thomas 85
Mason boys varsity white team took 2nd place on Monday at the Lasalle Invite, shooting a 313 team score. See individual results below:
Jacke Soper 75
Charile Woolson 77
Jake Amann 88
Tyler Vinson 75
EmJ Galang 86
Next up the team competes at the Top !2 at Lakota East on Thursday, Aug. 24.
Mason and Lakota East participated in a unique event (Top 12) at Heritage GC on Thursday. The format was a 12v12 instead of 6v6. Eight of the best scores on the day were used to determine the winner. Lakota East came out on top shooting a team score of 325 to the Comets 333. See individual scores below:
Jack Soper. 44
Tyler Vinson. 40
Cameron Madden 44
Charlie Woolson 40
Nolan Maine 43
Logan Thomas 42
Next up the Comets are participating in the Centerville Invite this afternoon (Monday). The Middie Invite has been moved to Sept. 24th.
Mason Boys Golf competed at the Centerville Invite on Monday finishing third overall with a team score of 301. See scores below:
Jacke Soper 77
Cameron Madden 73
Charile Woolson 75
Logan Thomas 81
Tyler Vinson 76
Mason competed in a 9-hole quad match on Tuesday finishing 1st overall see scords and results below:
Mason 156 -- 1st
Lakota West 160
Logan Thomas 39
EM-J Galang 37
Ben Satterthwaite 41
Nolan Maine 45
Jake Amann 39
Matt Scheid 42
Next up Mason competes at the Hadley Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9th
Mason boys golf participated in the annual Hadley Invitational this past Saturday. The team finishe 2nd overall shooting a team score of 315. Jake Amann was the overall medalist with a score of 73. See scores below:
Jake Amann 73
Logan Thomas 88
Tyler Vinson 74
EmJ Galang 84
Ben Satterwaite 84
Next up Mason partcipates in the Alter Invitational today Sept. 11th.
|9/11||Alter Invite||2nd place||
The Mason boys golf team finished 2nd at the Alter Invitational on Monday, Sept. 11th. See scores below:
Jacke Soper 78
Cameron Madden 77
Charile Woolson 77
Tyler Vinson 82
EmJ Galang 81
Next up Mason will participate in the Springboro Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16th.
The Comets White and Green boys golf teams headed to Springboro Saturday morning to battle in the Springboro Invitational. Mason fared well in a competitive field of nineteen teams. White finished fourth posting 311 (one shot behind Beavercreek) and Green took 7th place scoring 321. On an individual level, Jack Soper carded team best 74 which earned him the fourth place individual event award. Other strong performers for the Comets included Charlie Woolson (78), EM-J Galang (78), and Jake Amman (78).
Mason White – 311
Mason Green – 321
Next up Mason will prepare for the GMC Boys Golf Championships this coming Wednesday and Thursday at Glenview GC. The Comets will be seeking to dethrone a Lakota East team that has won the title the past 3 years. Mason has finished 2nd the past four years and last won a title in 2012.
|9/23||Bishop Waterson Invite|
|9/24||Middie Invite (new date)|
@ Sharon Woods
|10/20-10/21||OHSAA State Championshps|
The Mason boys varsity soccer team got their 2017 campaign started on Friday, Aug. 18 with a 1-0 shutout at Springboro. See details below:
Goal: Josh Iroh
Assist: Nick Krueger
Shutout: Collin Hawkins
The Comets overcame a shaky opening game performance to get the win. After a scoreless first half that saw little sustained possession the Comets scored with just under 15 minutes to play. The goal started with a free kick that Philip Springsteen hit off the crossbar and Nick Krueger was able to hit a one touch serve to a wide open Josh Iroh in front of the goal who was able to head the cross into the back of the net.
Defensively the Comets had to defend several corner kicks on the night and were able to manage a shutout with Collin Hawkins in goal collecting 5 saves.
Next up Mason will host their home opener against Moeller on Thursday, Aug. 24th.
Mason sufferred a tough 2-1 defeat to Moeller on Thursday night, before a large home crowd. Nick Krueger had Mason's only goal in the contest with approx. 7 mintues to go in the first half.
Nick's goal came on a free kick from just outside the penalty area that was perfectly placed over the Moeller defensive wall and into the upper 90. However the Comets allowed Moeller to quickly answer to tie the game at half. In the second half the Crusaders scored in transition and were able to hold Mason off for a 2-1 final.
Next up Mason (1-1) visit Centerville on Saturday, Sept. 2nd.
The Comet boys traveled to Centerville this past Saturday and came up on the losing side, falling 1-0 to the Elks.
Mason will return to GMC action this Thursday when they visit undefeated (3-0) Oak Hills.
|9/5||@ Oak Hills||won||2-1||2-2||1-0||
Mason boys soccer opened GMC play on Tuesday, Sept. 5th with a 2-1 win at Oak Hills. See details below:
Goals: Philip Springsteen on a shot from 25yards out off an assist by Yash Srivastava.
Ben Damge scored from 10 yards out on an assist from Ben Wendell.
Next up the Comets (2-2, 1-0) will visit Liberty in a rare Friday contest.
|9/8||@ LIberty||lost||3-1||2-3||1-0||Mason boys soccer took off this weekend for two away matches. On Friday the Comets fell to #1 ranked Olentangy Liberty by a score of 3-1.
Scoring an unassisted goal for Mason was Josh Iroh.
|9/9||@ St. Ignatius||tied||1-1||2-3-1||1-0||
On Saturday the Comets rebounded and played well against powerhouse St. Ignatius and tied 1-1. Scoring the lone goal was Ben Damge on an assist by Nick Krueger.
The Comets (2-3-1, 1-0) get back to GMC play on Tuesday when they visit Lakota West.
|9/12||@ Lakota West||won||3-2||3-3-1||2-0||
The Comets boys varsity soccer team knocked off GMC foe Lakota West last night by a s score of 3-2. Mason trailed 2-0 at halftime and came back with 3 second half goals to get the comeback win at Lakota West. Scoring for the Comets were Nick Krueger, Ben Damge, and Josh Iroh.
Iroh's game winning goal came off a free kick service from Nick Krueger and was first headed by Philip Springsteen before Iroh headed it home with 8 minutes left in the match.
Mason (3-3-1, 2-0) will host Lakota East on Thursday night, Sept. 14th.
Mason boys soccer earned a hard-fought 2-1 win last night over Lakota East to remain unbeaten in GMC action. The first half went scoreless, but the Comets found the back of the as the result of a penalty kick to take a 1-0 lead in the 2nd half. East would come back to tie the game 1-1. Mason got the go ahead goal on a breakaway tally late in the contest.
Next up Mason (4-3-1, 3-0) will host Loveland on Saturday for a non-conference affair. JV 5:00 Varsity at 7:00
Mason boys soccer made a single first half goal stand up and defeated a tough Loveland team on Saturday night 1-0.
Goal was scored by Ben Wendell and assisted by Nick Krueger.
Collin Hawkins had 4 saves to record the shutout.
Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Tuesday, Sept. 19th.
Mason is 4-0 in the GMC with a 4-0 shutout at Hamilton last night. See details below:
Goals: Ben Wendell, Josh Iroh, Philip Springsteen, Max Anderson
Assists: Josh Iroh, Nick Krueger, Ben Damge
Shutout: Collin Hawkins and Evan Beyke
|9/23||@ St. Xavier|
Three tough preseason friendlies had the Comets ready for their first match with #2 ranked St. Ursula on Saturday, Aug. 19th.. The air was warm and heavy with humidity but that did not slow down either team in the first half as play raced up and down the field in both directions. The Comets started to take a bit of the upper hand in the last 10 minutes of the half. Annie Metzger dribbled thru 3 defenders in the 35th minute releasing a bullet that hit the back post and ricocheted into the goal giving the Comets a 1-0 lead that held up until halftime. Both teams took 6 shots with 4 on goal in the first half. Keeper Emma Schewe had 4 saves in the half and made a courageous decision in the 31st minute to come off her line and pounce on a loose ball just inside her 6 yard box. St. Ursula had 2 Corners to the Comets one while the Comets had 4 fouls to St. Ursula's 2.
Coming off the momentum of their goal late in the first half, the Comets kept the pressure on St. Ursula to start the second half taking the first 4 shots and the first corner of the half. At the 50th minute mark Annie Metzger dribbled deep into the right corner, Tori Bonno cleared the area pulling a defender with her giving Annie space to drive the end line and find Lexi Lucius on the back post for the Comets second goal. St. Ursula mounted 10 minutes of pressure following the Comets second goal but were not able to keep up the pace against the Comet's who entered 20 field players and remained fresh and spry for the full 40 minutes.
For the Game the Comets out shot Ursula 13-10, with 5 corners to 3 and 9 fouls to 3. The Comet's defense anchored by Olivia Popovich recorded their first clean sheet of the season with Emma Schewe recording 6 save
Next up Mason will visit Notre Dame on Wednesday, Aug. 23rd.
|8/23||@ Notre Dame||lost||1-0||1-1||0-0||
Mason girls soccer fell to Notre Dame of N. Ky on Wednesday, Aug. 23rd. The Comets came ready to play, the hour+ bus ride thru heavy traffic and over the river to Park Hills, Ky did not dampen their energy or enthusiasm. As is typical, Notre Dame Academy came into the game with the #1 ranking in N. Ky and drew a large home crowd for this cross state battle of Titans.
The Comets took control early in the first half and controlled the run of play 65/35 throughout the half. The Comets had several threats and a shot on goal in the first 15 mins. Play evened out thru the middle of the half and the Comets regained control for the last 10 mins finishing the half with 3 consecutive corner kicks. Both defenses did a solid job disrupting most of their opponents attack inside the 18. The Comets out shot the Panda's 3 to 1 and took 6 corners to 0. Fouls were Mason 3 to the Panda's 2.
The Comets came out in the second half really pushing the tempo with high pressure which turned out to create a couple openings for the Panda's including a shot on goal and a corner kick in the first 5 mins. The Comets then came back with a 10 minute flurry of their own and off a Natalie Atkins cross scored what they and the Panda players thought was the first goal of the game, however the Center Ref and Linesman did not see it that way and called off the goal indicating that the Panda's keeper had pulled the ball back before the full ball had crossed the full line. Play went back and forth for the next 20 mins and then the Panda's capitalized on a shot opportunity to take a 1-0 lead with 5 minutes left in the game. The Comet's mounted a mighty attack with Annie Metzger and Vanessa Adkins sending in crosses and corners and Tori Bonno banging a left footed rocket off the near post in 79th minute. Unfortunately for the Comets the net did not shake and they suffered a somewhat inequitable fate at 0-1. For the Game the Comets out shot the Panda's 9-5, 7-5 on goal, took 10 corners to 4, had 9 fouls to 5 and Emma Schewe recorded 4 saves to 1 goal allowed.
The Comet faithful remained optimistic after the game, hanging their hats on the solid play all the way around, albeit without a goal.
Next up for the Comets are the Cougars of Mount Notre Dame at home on Saturday 8/26 at 7:00PM, it is a Top Soccer Night.
On an unseasonably cool evening in August it was a tale of 2 halves for the #2 ranked Comets. Mason and Mount Notre Dame would battle to a to a 1-1- tie this past Saturday. In the first half the Comets controlled much of the run of play and out shot the Cougars 7-2, 3-2 on goal, and took 3 corners to 2. At the 24th minute Annie Metzger dribbled thru the MND defense and was tripped inside the box. Allison Winterhalter stepped-up to take the penalty shot and buried it in the right corner for a 1-0 Comets' lead. The #3 ranked Cougars mounted some pressure after the goal was scored and had a breakaway at the 34th minute which Emma Schewe bravely smothered just inside the six. Schewe had 2 saves in a fairly cleanly played first half, the Comets were called for 3 fouls to the Cougars 1.
The second half was a very different story as the Comets came out a bit lacking in focus and the Cougars stepped up the pressure. Five minutes into the half the Comets defense was called for a handball in the box and the Cougars tied the game 1-1 on a penalty shot. In the second half the Comets did manage to out shoot the Cougars 5-4, 2-2 on goal and took 1 corner to 0 for the Cougars. In a far less cleanly played half the Cougars were called for 4 fouls including one yellow card and the Comets earned 8 fouls as their frustration mounted thru the half.
Next up for the Comets (1-0-1) is the Milford Eagles at home at noon on Saturday September 2nd.
|9/2||Milford||won||3-0||2-0-1||0-0||On an unseasonably cool Saturday Morning the rain of Hurricane Harvey's remnant held off long enough for the Comets to deliver a total team effort and defeat the Milford Eagles 3-0.
The stout defense of the Comets anchored by Catherine Berry and Ellie Allison and flanked by Natalie Adkins, Kenzie Miller, Nicki Baehre and Maddie Spiker allowed only 6 shots, 4 on goal for the full 80 minutes. Emma Schewe and Julia Shutrump combined for 4 saves on the way to the Comets' second shutout of the season. The Comets' defense has allowed just .5 goals per game against 4 very quality opponents.
This weeks focus on connecting and finishing helped the mid-field and strikers create 18 shots 11 on goal and to successfully shake the net 3 times.
The first 10 minutes saw a fairly even run of play before coach Schur implored his Comets to step up their game. In the 12th minute the Comets discharged a storm of shots on the Eagles' goal to which their keeper made several exceptional saves. While the Comets did not score on this flurry it boosted their confidence and lifted them to control most of the remaining 68 minutes. In the 23rd minute Jordi Reddington found a streaking Kenzie Miller on the right flank, Kenzie took 1 controlling touch and played a beautifully placed early thru ball to Tori Bonno who had timed her run perfectly to get in behind the Eagles' defense and beat the keeper with a crisp shot to the far side netting. The Comets took this 1-0 lead into half time. Five minutes into the second half Jordi Reddington again played a nice ball to Annie Metzger who used her exceptional speed to find relatively clear sailing down the left flank and rip a shot that deflected off an Eagle defender and into the back of the net. In the 73rd minuted Tori Bonno quickly tossed a long throw-in which Lexie Lucius headed inside the 6 allowing Annie Metzger to cleverly step around a shielding defender, tally her second goal and add the icing to the cake.
For the Game the Comets had 10 different players take shots on goal as they out shot the Eagles 18 (11 on goal) to 6 (4 on goal). The Comets took 7 corners to the Eagles 3 while recording 12 fouls to the Eagles 8.
Next up for the Comets is their GMC opener against the always tough Highlanders from Oak Hills Thursday Night at 7:00 at home. The Comets will have to be careful to not look past the 0-3 Highlanders to what should be another epic battle at Loveland Saturday night.
On another uncharacteristically chilly September eve on Thursday night, the Comets continued their crusade thru the 2017 season with a win that was more dominant than even the 2-0 tally told. The Highlanders from the West have finished in the top 3 of the GMC Table in all of the last 5 years and have held the GMC title since 2015 when they wrestled it away from Mason. However, it was clear that Oak Hills came north and east to bunker in and defend with hope for a counter; showing the respect that the 2017 Comets are quickly earning.
The Highlanders playing a 1-4-4-1 kept as many players behind the ball as possible while the Comets searched for a crack inside the Highlanders 18 that might prove productive. In the 18th minute Annie Metzger found that crack on the right side and crossed a ball to the 6, a Highlander defender under heavy pressure from Vanessa Adkins was only able to deflect the ball away a few feet where Natalie Mishu was able to clean-up the loose ball and score the Comets first goal. In the 34th minute Natalie Adkins tossed a long throw-in to Tori Bonno who deftly cut the Highlanders' sweeper to find another crack and cross the ball to Annie Metzger at the 18 who dropped it to Allison Winterhalter at the 25 who dropped it to Jordi Reddington 35 yards from the goal who fired off her cannon and beat the Highlanders Keeper in the upper 90, right corner. The half ended 2-0 with the Comets taking 16 shots, 8 on Goal to the Highlanders 2 shots off target. The Comets took 3 corners to 0 for the Highlanders while the fouls were Comets 3 to the Highlanders 1.
The Highlanders came out of the half with the intensity often shown by a team down only 2 goals but the Comets did not fall into the the trap of feeling overly confident with a 2 goal lead and quickly stomped out the Highlanders rebellion. The second half progressed much like the first with the Comets controlling 90% of the run of play and continually trying to find a crack in the Highlanders' packed-in defense. While the Comets did not find a tally they did manage another 11 shots, 8 on goal forcing the Highlanders Keeper to make 14 saves on the game. Seven Comets recorded shots on goal. Olivia Popovich returned from her injury to anchor a very solid Comets D who allowed only 4 shots on the night. Emma Schewe and Julia Shutrump combined to record another clean sheet albeit rather uneventful, 0 saves, for the Comets' pair of keepers.
The #2 ranked Comets will be hoping for a crisp September night as they head to Loveland to put their 3-1-1 record to the test against the #1 ranked and 6-0-0 Loveland Tigers Saturday Night at 7:00.
On a night perfect for a big match, the #2 ranked Comets traveled to Loveland High School to take on the #1 ranked Tigers. Both teams drew large crowd support for the Saturday Night showdown. In this battle of styles the Comets were able to own the edge in possession but the Tigers strong direct play and exceptional set pieces proved to be too much for the Comets, losing by a score of 5-0.
In the 8th minute of play Loveland earned a free kick 35 yards from Mason's goal and were able to muscle the ball loose in front of the goal for a finish and the games first goal. In the 33rd minute Loveland played yet another long ball out of their defensive end that the Lovelnad striker was able to chase down ahead of 4 Mason defenders and bury in the side net. Loveland took a 2-0 lead into half out shooting the Comets in the first half 7-1.
The Comets had not given up down 2 goals and fought valiantly for the first 15 minutes of the second half but were unable to breakthrough the Tigers' defense. The Tigers' midfield and defenders were able to disrupt the Comets attack for most of the night. In the 56th minute the Tigers beat the Comets' defense to the end line crossed a ball to the mouth of the goal and took a 3-0 lead. In the 63rd minute Jelly Swift tossed yet another beautiful flip throw inside the 6 which the Tigers headed into the goal. To finish the job, the Tigers added a penalty kick in the 74th minute for a 5-0 final.
The Tigers out shot the Comets 16-7, 8-2 on goal and took 4 corners to the Comets' 2. In a very physical games, the Comets were called for 11 fouls to the Tigers 8. Comets' keeper, Emma Schewe, did have 3 very nice saves on the night; a jumping punch over the crossbar in the 15th minute, a quick reaction save in the 27th minute and a diving save in the 56th minute.
The Comets have 2 very big GMC games this week; Tuesday night at home at 7:00 against Lakota West and Thursday Night at 7:00 at Lakota East.
As the tail of Irma passed thru the tri-state on Wednesday night, Lakota West (2-2-1, 0-0-1 in GMC) visited Mason (3-2-1, 1-0-0 in GMC). The match was very evenly played, both teams had only a few scoring opportunities and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Lakota out shot Mason 8-4, 3-2 on goal while Mason had 5 corners to West's 4. The Comets committed 5 fouls to West's 3. Maddie Spiker headed in a Annie Metzger corner in the 27th minute and Lakota West returned the favor heading in a corner kick in the 57th minute. Emma Schewe had 3 saves on the night.
The Comets now 3-2-2 and 3rd in the GMC Table at 1-0-1 and travel to Lakota East on a quick turnaround this Thursday Night to take on the 4th place Thunderhawks at 7:00.
|9/14||@ Lakota East||won||1-0||4-2-2||2-0-1||The Comets find more energy and beat the Thunderhawks 1-0 Thursday night. The scheduling God's smiled on the Comets tonight with a very short ride to Lakota East for their 4th game in 8 days. Not sure where the energy came from but it was definitely a difference maker as the Comet's looked much more determined against the Thunderhawks than they did against the Firebirds on Tuesday night.
Behind their newfound energy the Comets and Keeper Emma Schewe tallied their 4th clean sheet to move to 4-2-2 and 2-0-1 in GMC play. The Thunderhawks dropped to 2-4-1, 1-2-0 in GMC.
The Comets controlled most of the run of play throughout the night recording 18 shots, 7 on goal to East's 6 shots 3 on goal. The Comets took 3 corners to East's 2 and in a turnabout for Comet games East was called for 8 fouls to the Comets 5. Emma Shewe had 3 saves. In the 32nd minute Vanessa Adkins used her speed to carry the ball out of the defensive end, unbalanced the Thunderhawk's defense and found a streaking Annie Metzger who adeptly beat the keeper for the Comet's loan goal of the night.
Energy, attitude, aggressiveness and intensity will be words that likely lead the recap of Saturday's Lebanon game. The Warriors are building a reputation for their direct aggressive style of play and are coming off a tough 1-1 tie with Centerville Wednesday night and a strong 2-1 win over Ursuline Academy Monday night. The Comets will put their 4-2-2 record up against the Warriors 4-2-2 record Saturday at Home at Noon.
|9/16||Lebanon||won||3-0||5-2-2||2-0-1||The Comets moved to 5-2-2 Saturday with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Lebanon Warriors who brought in a solid 4-2-2 record including a solid win over Ursuline Academy and a Tie against Centerville in their last 2 contests. As the Comets have just concluded 5 games in 10 days thoughts like; tired legs, showed heart, and valiant effort, could have been expected to describe today's game. Instead, the best words to describe the Comet's effort are; energized, with attitude, aggressive, high intensity and excellent teamwork. The Comets are seeing that when they do combine a more aggressive style, winning the 50/50 balls, with their more native advantages of foot skills and ball possession, good results follow.
From the opening whistle it was clear that the Comets had come to compete, taking the advantage in the first 15 minutes by moving the ball around more quickly and winning the first 2 corners of the match. The score remained tied 0-0 at the half but the Comet's clearly had the upper hand in possession and aggressiveness. Both team's did finish the first half with 5 shots and Emma Schewe recorded 2 saves.
The second half was played much like the first with the Comet's controlling the possession. Olivia Popovich had several nice long serves off free kicks and the Comet's nearly had their first goal in the 51st minute off a long serve from Pop that Annie Metzger won a contested header and Tori Bonno served in nicely for McKenna Eagan. Eagan forced the Warriors keeper to make a brave save to stuff her shot and hold the game even. In the 60th minute Popovich dropped a ball to Schewe who played it out to Baehre who played it in to Polnow, who played it back to Baehre streaking up the sideline, to which V. Adkins made a beautiful shield to allow Baehre space to receive, Baeher played it forward to Eagan who played it to Polnow who played it to Reddington, who played it to Eagan, who played it to Curran, who played it to Reddington who found a wide open Maddie Spiker inside the 18 who lofted a left footed knuckling floater just under the crossbar and over the outstretched Warrior Keeper. Mason 1-0 on a 12 pass combination that unbalanced the defense and involved 9 of the 11 Comets on the field; TEAMWORK! In the 67th minute it looked like Lebanon was about to tally the equalizer on a breakaway when Kenzie Miller came streaking back from her right outside defender position to run the Warrior off the ball. On the ensuing Warrior corner kick Popovich headed away the inswinger and shortly after Annie Metzger intercepted a flat pass taking it 75 yards, passing the sole helpless defender near midfield, and beating the Keeper for a beautiful unassisted goal. In the 77th minute Mackenzie Berryman found an open Vanessa Adkins who played the ball in to Tori Bonno who was able to deflect it back to Adkins for an upper 90 blast from 27 yards, 3-0. For the game the Comets out shot the Warriors 9 to 8 and both teams were called for 9 fouls. The always stingy Comet defense recorded their 5th shutout and Emma Schewe had 5 saves.
The Comets have crossed the halfway mark of their regular season with a 5-2-2 record and 7 matches left to play, including 6 critical GMC contests. The Comets get a well deserved week off before going on the road for their next 3 matches. Next up for the Comets is the #3 ranked (5-2-0) Lions of Ursuline Academy Saturday 9/23 at 5:00 PM at Grooms Soccer Complex.
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Mason Girls Tennis opened their season on Aug. 13th against Hathawy Brown and fell 4-1. See scores below:
Gillinov (HB) d. Aggarwal 6-4, 6-3
Lynch (HB) d. Reddy 6-1, 6-3
Qiang (HB) d. Chada 6-3, 6-0
Daverio-Godsick (HB) d. N. Reid- A Kruse 6-1, 6-0
E. Kruse – Li (M) d. Zhou-Cywinska 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
The Comet girls tennis team earned a victory on the same day against Olentangy Liberty by a score of 4-1. See scores below:
Aggarwal (M) d. Atway 6-1, 6-1
Reddy (M) Schoenley 6-3, 6-4
Li (M) d. Garner 6-0, 6-2
Steer – Ko (L) d. N Reid – E Kruse 6-3, 6-2
A Kruse-Chada (M) d. MacDowell-Brenoartyen 6-3, 6-1
|8/14||Rocky River Magnificat||lost||3-2||1-2||
Comets go 1-2 on the season losing a tough match, 3-2, to Rocky River Magnificat on Monday, Aug. 14th. See scores below:
Roggenburk (Mag) d. Aggarwal 6-4, 6-2
Vesilallio (Mag) d. Reddy 6-4, 6-1
Rondini (Mag) d. Li 6-1, 6-1
N Reid – A Kruse (Mas) d. Pallaki-Zuber 6-4, 6-4
E Kruse – Chada (Mas) d. Klubnik – Leszcz 6-2, 6-1
Mason girls tennis got back to .500 on the season on Wednesday with a 5-0 shutout of Indian Hill. See scores below:
Kim d. G. Hirsch 6-1, 6-0
Aggarwal d. H Hirsch 6-2, 6-4
Li d. Prejel 6-2, 6-1
Reid-Reddy d. Gobonya-Yingling 3-6, 6-4, 10-1
A Kruse – Chada d. Budde-Price 6-3, 6-2
Next up Mason will visit Oak Hills on Tuesday, Aug. 22nd.
|8/22||@ Oak Hills||won||5-0||3-2||
Mason tennis earned a 5-0 win at Oak Hills on Tuesday, Aug. 29th. See scores below:
Kim d. Klein 6-0, 6-0
Chada d. Calouro 6-0, 6-0
Pickens d. Ziebro 6-1, 6-1
Aggarwal – Reddy d. Jones – Kallmeyer 6-0, 6-1
Li – A. Kruse d. Eichhorn – Galloway 6-1, 6-0
|8/24||@ Lakota West||won||5-0||4-2||2-0||
The Comets continued their winning ways on Thursday with a 5-0 shutout at Lakota West. See scores below:
Kim d. Shalakov 6-1, 6-1
A Kruse d. Sanchez 6-1, 6-3
Li d. Trent 6-1, 6-0
K Reid – E Kruse d. Sturgeon-Alkanan 6-1, 6-1
Pickens-Chada d. Hudson-Peterson 6-0, 6-2
Mason goes to 4-2 on the season and 2-0 in the GMC. They are back in action at home this afternoon against St. Ursula.
Mason Girls Tennis was back in action last Friday, defeating St. Ursula 5-0. See scores below:
Kim d. Pendergast 6-1, 6-2
Aggarwal d. Kirby 6-3, 7-5
Li d. Raines 6-1, 6-1
Reid-Reddy d. Kuncl-Gockerman 6-2, 6-2
A Kruse-Chada d. Hannan-Aberg 6-3, 6-2
Next up Mason (5-2) will begin GMC play when they visit Lakota East on Tuesday, Aug. 29th.
|8/29||@ Lakota East||won||5-0||6-2||3-0||
Mason goes to 3-0 in the GMC with a shutout of Lakota East, 5-0 on Tuesday. See scores below:
Kim d. Holtmeier 6-0, 6-0
Aggarwal d. Silverberg 6-1, 6-1
Li d. Hoke 6-2, 6-0
Reid-Reddy d. Romito-Graham 6-0, 6-1
Kruse-Kruse d. Harvey-DiFillico 6-0, 6-0
Next up Mason will host Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
Mason shutout Sycamore 5-0 on Tuesday afernoon. See score below:
Kim d. Kalairasan 6-1, 6-0
Reddy d. Jiang 6-4, 6-1
Aggarwal d. Wittenbaum 6-2, 6-1
A Kruse-Reid d. Sotropa-Bolger 6-2, 6-1
E Kruse-Chada d. Wilson-Ringer 6-1, 6-0
Mason defeated Springboro 5-0 on Wednesday. See scores below:
Reddy d. A. Patel 1-6, 6-0, (11-9)
Aggarwal d. R. Patel 6-0, 6-3
Li d. McGarvey 6-1, 6-1
Reid-Kim d. Garofoli-Mazurek 6-0, 6-1
E. Kruse – A. Kruse d. Horning-Shamp 6-2, 6-0
Mason made it 8 straigth match shutouts with a 5-0 blanking of Princeton on Thursday night. See scores below:
A Kruse d. Bowen 6-2, 6-0
Li d. Gandert 6-1, 6-0
Chada d. Huber 6-2, 6-0
E Kruse – K Reid d. Bartolon-Monnin 6-0, 6-1
Huang-Pickens d. Zanders-Moran 6-0, 6-1
Mason (9-2, 5-0) will visit Pickerington North and Dublin Jerome on Saturday, Sept. 9th.
|9/9||@ Pickerington North||won||4-1||10-2||
Mason knocked off Pickerington North on Saturday, Sept. 9th by a score of 4-1. See scores below:
Alcala (PN) d. Kim 6-4, 6-3
Aggarwal (M) d. Cook 6-1, 6-2
Li (M) d. Anderson 6-0, 6-1
N Reid – Reddy (M) d. Haas-Nguyen 6-4, 6-2
K Reid- E Kruse (M) d. Stanley-Scruggs 6-1, 6-1
|9/9||@ Dublin Jerome||won||3-2||11-2||
Mason defeated Dublin Jerome 3-2 on Saturday. See scores below:
Kim (M) d. A. Dudipala 6-0, 6-0
Aggarwal (M) d. Wang 6-3, 6-0
Reddy (M) d. Alagappan 6-0, 6-2
Resor-Chang (DJ) d. N. Reid – A. Kruse 6-4, 6-3
N. Dudipalla-Zhao (DJ) d. Pickens-Chada 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
The Comets go to 11-2 overall and will host Hamilton on Wednesday, Sept. 13th.
Mason Girls Tennis is playing in the annual Coaches Classic on their home courts, last night, with finals on Saturday. GO COMETS!!!!
Mason girls tennis is ranked #2 in the state and #1 in Cincinnati polls.
The Comets finished first for the second straight year in the Coaches Classic tournament featuring the area’s best teams. Mason hosted the annual event and accumulated 370 points, outdistancing second place, Ursuline by 200 points. Flight winners for the Comets:
#1 Singles – Jamie Kim defeated Caitlyn Fisher of Turpin 6-3, 6-1
#2 Singles – Ananya Aggarwal defeated Haley Hirsch of Indian Hill 6-2, 6-1
#3 Singles – Sanjana Reddy defeated Allie Garafoli of Springboro 6-2, 6-1
#2 Doubles Raina Chada and Megan Li defeated Wilson-Ringer of Sycamore 7-5, 6-3.
Nicole Reid and Annie Kruse took 2nd place at #1 doubles, losing in the finals to Ursuline’s Haney and Estes 6-1, 7-5.
St. Ursula 135
Indian Hill 90
Lakota East 25
Next up Mason will host Fairfield on Tuesday, Sept. 19th. In this weeks OTCA State Team Poll, Mason is ranked #2 overall to leader Magnificat HS. The Comets remain as the #1 ranked girls tennis team in the city polls.
Last night the Mason Green Tennis Machine rolled along blanking Fairfield 5-0. See details below:
Kim d. Radcliffe 6-0, 6-0
Aggarwal d. Turner 6-0, 6-1
Pickens d. Faraci 6-0, 6-1
Cosimi-Mi d. Bowles- L Reese 6-0, 6-2
Gundavarpu-Sivakumar d. Hocter-J Reese 6-2, 6-0
Next up Mason (13-2, 6-0) will host Beavercreek today, Wednesday, Sept. 20th.
|8/21||St. Ursula||won||22-25, 25-20, 25-17, 26-24.||1-0||0-0||
After shaking off 1st game jitters, the Comets dominated at the net and took the game against a defensively talented St. Ursula 22-25, 25-20, 25-17, 26-24.
Senior, Anna Brinkmann and Junior, Maggie King worked the net with 22 and 16 kills, respectively. Junior, Sammie Puisis also contributed to the front line with 12 kills and 4 blocks. Senior setter, Abbie Hughes dished out 50 assists and led the defense with 16 digs. Sophomore, Bailey Flowerdew took the back line and served 5 aces. It was a great game for the great crowd that showed their support!
The Comets will travel to Turpin on Thursday.
|8/24||@ Turpin||won||25-19, 25-18, 28-26||2-0||0-0||
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated a scrappy Turpin team 25-19, 25-18, 28-26 on Thursday night. Senior, Anna Brinkmann, led the Comets on offensive with 16 kills and 2 service aces. Juniors, Sammie Puisis and Maggie King, pounded down 10 and 9 kills, respectively. Senior, Abbie Hughes, had 40 setting assists and 10 digs.
The Comets are 2-0 and will face McNick at home on Monday at 6:30pm.
|8/28||McNicholas||won||25-20, 25-17, 25-23||3-0||0-0||
The Varsity Volleyball team took down the McNick Rockets 25-20, 25-17, 25-23 on Monday. Juniors, Maggie King and Sammie Puisis, led our offense with 12 and 8 kills, respectively. Senior, Abbie Hughes led her hitters with 35 assists and 7 digs. Junior, Kayla Ringwald added in 3 kills and Senior, Anna Brinkmann 15 digs and 2 service aces.
The Comets (ranked #2) will host Ursuline Academy (ranked #1) in a early season battle between the top two teams in the city on Thursday at 6:30pm. Come out and support the Comets!
|8/31||Ursuline||lost||19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25||3-1||0-0||
An exhuberant and packed house in the Mason girls gym last night saw two perennial volleyball heavyweights battle in a non-conference affair. It was top ranked Ursuline getting past the Comets 3-1 by scores of 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, and 23-25.
Every game and every point was contested between the two talent laden squads. Mason battled back to win game three after losing the first two contests. The fourth game was epic with each team trying to expend their will as the score dipped back and forth. The Lions would end up overcoming the Comets in this meeting with the expectation that they will possibly meet again in the postsesaon with much more on the line.
Next up Mason (3-1) will host Fairfield on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
|9/5||Fairfield||won||25-10, 25-8, 25-15||4-1||1-0||Mason Girls Volleyball opened GMCplay on Tuesday with a 25-10, 25-8, 25-15 defeat of Fairfield.|
|9/7||@ Oak Hills||won||25-9, 25-11, 25-10||5-1||2-0||
The Varsity Volleyball team extended their GMC record to 2-0 and 5-1 overall with a defeat over Oak Hills 25-9, 25-11, 25-10 on Thursday night. Junior Maggie King dominated the front row with 16 kills! Junior Sammie Puisis had 6 service aces and 3 blocks and Sophmore, Sophie Hoffman led the defense with 11 digs.
The Comets will travel to Lakota West on Tuesday at 7pm.
|9/12||@ Lakota West||won||25-20, 25-20, 25-8||6-1||3-0||
The Mason Volleyball team extended their record to 3-0 in the GMC and 6-1 overall on Tuesday night. Off to a slow start, the Comets took down the Lakota West Firebirds, 25-20, 25-20, 25-8. Junior Maggie King and Senior Anna Brinkmann combined for 22 kills. Junior Kyra Simmons had 3 blocks and Senior Abbie Hughes had 13 digs.
Next up the Comets (6-1, 3-0) will host Lakota East on Thursday.
|9/14||Lakota East||won||25-15, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20||7-1||4-0||
The Varsity Volleyball team remained undefeated in the GMC with a 4 set victory over Lakota East 25-15, 24-26,
25-15, 25-20. Senior Anna Brinkmann and Junior Sammie Puisis led the front row with 15 and 9 kills, respectively. Junior Maggie King had 4 service aces and 8 digs.
Senior Abbie Hughes notched 22 assists which puts her approximately 20 assists away to her 2000th Career Assist.
The Comets are 7-1 overall, 4-0 in the GMC and will travel to Hamilton for a 6:30 start on Tuesday.
Myer win $294
|9/19||@ Hamilton||won||25-5, 25-5, 25-7||8-1||5-0||
Myer win #295
|9/23-9/24||@ Power Tournament|
|10/14||@ Dublin Coffman|
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