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Mason Comets 2017
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last updated November 13, 2017
Boys Cross Country
Date
Event
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
8/26 Talawanda Invite 1st  

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. 

 

9/9 Mason Invite 2nd  

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 Culver Invite 3rd  

Saturday, the Mason Comets Boys Cross Country team competed at the prestigious Culver Invitational at the Culver Military Academy in Indiana. The Comets were able to record one of their highest finishes in school history. The Comets' third place would not have happened without a solid team effort.

Seniors Abel Nijakowski and Michael Uematsu continued to hold down the number one and two positions finishing 12th and 17th respectively. They were followed by Junior Isaiah Kelly running a stellar race finishing 19th. Sophomore Johan Meyer ran his best race so far as fourth man in 29th place and was followed closely by fellow sophomore Michael Champaign in 33rd.


The Comets will travel to Kettering, Ohio for the Fairmont Firebird Invitational on Saturday, September 30th. 
         
9/30 Fairmont Invite 1st  

The Mason Comets traveled north to the Fairmont Firebird Invitational in Kettering this weekend. The journey was quite successful as the Mason Comets rolled to a solid victory over runner-up Olentangy Liberty and a field of 23 other teams. Mason's 26 point victory opened the day for a great day of racing as the Comets swept all three races on the day.

Senior Ablel Nijakowski finished in runner-up position to lead the Comets as he has all season. He was followed by fellow-Senior Michael Uematsu who finished sixth. Juniors Isaiah Kelly and Jagger Vetter held down the middle positions in 13th and 14th while sophomore Johan Meyer sealed the win with his 16th place finish. 


The Comets will not race next weekend in order to prepare for the GMC Championships on Saturday, October 14th at VOA. The Comet Boys CC team will be seeking their third consecutive GMC Title and 7th overall in the past 8 years.
10/14 GMC Championships @ VOA 1st  

The Mason Comets Boys Cross Country team won their third consecutive Greater Miami Conference title on a beautiful Saturday at VOA park. The Comets have now won 7 league titles in the past 8 years.

The boys dominated the leauge distancing themselves from their nearest competitor Lakota East by a whopping 58 points. Such was the dominance of the Comets that all seven of their runners finished in with first team all-conference honors.

Using a strong front runner and even stronger pack running, the Comets took all the places between third and ninth place. Senior Abel Nijakowski continued to lead the Comets. He as followed by Sophomore Johan Meyer, Junior Isaiah Kelly, Junior Jagger Vetter, Junior Brogan Doran, Senior Michael Uematsu and Sophomore Micah Champaign.

Congratulations to boys head coach Tom Rapp who was named the GMC Coach of the Year for 2017. Well deserved!

The Comets will return next week to VOA park for the first round of the run to State with the District Championship. The boys team will be seeking their 10th consecutive District Title.

In Race A, the top four (4) finishing teams will move to Regional Competition, and the top finishing team will be declared District Champion, and the next finishing team will be declared District Runner-up. Individuals that finish in the top sixteen (16) qualify to Regionals.

10/21 District Championships @ VOA 1st  

The Mason Boys Cross Country team continued their winning ways by securing their tenth consecutive District Championship at Voice of America Park on Saturday. The Comets combined great front running with great pack running to solidly defeat second place Turpin 20-80.

Senior Abel Nijakowski added a cross country championship to his district track championship from last spring. He was followed by fellow Senior Michael Uematsu who finished second. Sophomore sensation Johan Meyer finished fourth followed by Junior Isaiah Kelly, Sophomore Micah Champagne, Junior Jagger Vetter and Senior Aaron Goetz.

Next weekend the Mason boys will be seeking their 4th overall Division 1 Regional Title and 11th consecutive trip to state as a team. The Comets have won two state championships and finished as State Runnerup in 2015.

The Regional Championships will take place in Troy, Ohio on Saturday, Oct. 28th.  The top 5 teams and top 20 individuals will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on Saturday, November, 4th.

10/28 Regional Championships @ Hobart Arena 1ST  

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!

The Mason Comets Boys Cross Country team punched their ticket to the state cross country championships on Saturday. The Comets won their fourth regional title with a solid 26 point victory over runners up Centerville 61 to 87.

Abel Nijakowski led the Comets with a superb third place finish. Next to cross the line for the Comets was senior Michael Uematsu in 13th. Not long after that Juniors Isaiah Kelly and Jagger Vetter came storming across the line in 16th and 17th place. The final scorer for Mason was sophomore Johan Meyer in 27th place. Not scoring but finishing well for the Comets were Junior Brogan Doran and Freshman Austin Cooper. 

Next Saturday, the Mason Comets will compete in the state championship at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio for the eleventh consecutive year. 

The OHSAA State Cross Country Championships are Saturday, Nov. 4th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. 

 


CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE INFORMATION, DETAILS AND RESULTS.

 

11/4 State Championships @ National Trail Raceway, Hebron, OH 4TH  

BOYS CC 4TH AT STATE!

The Mason Boys Cross Country team journeyed to the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio for their eleventh consecutive appearance at the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships this past Saturday.

The Comets got out a little sluggishly and were ninth at the mile mark. The green and white did not panic but began picking off athletes one after another improving their position to fifth by the 2 mile mark. By the time they had completed the 5K course the Comets finished a very solid fourth place - one of Mason's highest finishes ever.

The Comets were led, as they had been all year, by Senior Abel Nijakowski who garnered All-Ohio honors with his 25th place. He was followed by fellow Senior Michael Uematsu, Juniors Isaiah Kelly and Jagger Vetter. Sophomore Johan Meyer held down the last scoring place. Sophomore Michael Champagne and Junior Brogan Doran rounded out Mason's finishers.

All told, the Comets exceeded expectations with their fourth place finish at state to go with their GMC, District, and Regional Titles. 

         
         

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Girls Cross Country
Date
Event
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
8/19 Preview    
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.

8/26 Talawanda Invite First  

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!

         
9/9 Mason Invite 2nd  

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.     Last week at Cedarville the girls did struggle a bit taking third behind Springboro and Kings.  The team was led by freshman Erin Tumulty, and Lindsey Learned.  The team struggled In the heat a bit,  and faded late in the race only to be overtaken by a charging Kings team.
9/23 Culver Invite third  

The girls ran well at the Culver Invitational on Saturday bouncing back from a lacklustre performance the week before.  They were led by Brooke Harvey who was our top finisher and placed in the top 20 along with faith Min, and Rue Whitmore.

 


The team also got a strong performance out of Junior Megan Miller and Lindsey Learned was strong once again.  The team placed 3rd overall in the large division race and appears to be moving in the right direction.

Next up Mason will participate in the Fairmont Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30th.

9/23 Centerville Sat. Night Lights (Varsity B)      
9/30 Fairmont Invite 1ST PLACE  

The Mason girls cross country team ran well on Saturday at the Kettering Fairmont Invitational.  The Comets had five girls in the top 20 and many had personal best times as the team took home a first place win. 

Mason was led by Rue Whitmore and followed closely behind by Brooke Harvey.  The team got great production out of Faith Min and Megan Miller.  Our fifth and final score on the day was Lindsey Learned.

The team tangled with Kings HS once again at this meet and fared much better than last week  Springboro was also in the race but held out a top runner helping our girls to their first win in several weeks.  It was a great team effort and the coaching staff could not be more proud of the performance of these young ladies.

The Mason girls will rest this weekend to prepare for the 2017 GMC Championships on Saturday, October 14 at VOA. The Comet Girls CC team has dominated the league since 2010 winning 7 consecutive GMC titles.


10/14 GMC Championships @ VOA 1st  

The GMC is always a battle and this year was no different for the Comet girls CC Team.  The other schools in our conference really get up for this event and this year was no exception.  Lakota East was talented and tough, but Colerain and Princeton also put up some great runs.  In the end, however, Mason's depth and pack strength won out helping them win a record setting 8th consecutive GMC Championship.  The Mason girls winning streak is the longest in conference history daing back to when the league began in 1981.

The girls had a pack time of less than 15 seconds from their 1-5 runners and looked great.  The course was hot, and not as fast as usual, but they ran with confidence coming through the mile under 6:00 and kept rolling.  The girls pushed into the 2nd mile and continued to widen their lead on East. 

As the final meters approached the team closed well as Erin Tumulty passed several runners and Faith Min and Megan Miller did as well.

The team was led by Brooke Harvey with Rue Witmore just behind.  Mason had 6 girls take 1st team all GMC honors; Harvey, Miller, Min Stover Tumulty, and Whitmore with Lindsey Learned receiving 2nd team league honors.

All in all it was a great team effort and a proud day for the Mason coaching staff. Head Coach Chip Dobson earned 2017 Coach of the Year recognition.

Next Saturday the post season kicks into full gear with the Comets racing at the District Championships back at VOA. The Comet girls program will be seeking their 9th consecutive District title.

In Race A, the top five (5) finishing teams will move to Regional Competition, and the top finishing team will be declared District Champion, and the next finishing team will be declared District Runner-up. Individuals that finish in the top twenty (20) qualify to Regionals. 

10/21 District Championships @ VOA    

The Mason Comets girls cross country team were able to continue their District domination on Saturday, winning their 9th consecutive District CC Championship in come-from-behind flare.

Yesterday's District race was one for the ages.  The girls came into the season with a very new crew of virtual rookies to the post season, and then midway through the season they lost their top returner from 2016. 

However, the team has steadily improved and has fought and scrapped for each second all year.  Yesterday was no exception.  The team comfortably beat Lakota East at GMC last week, but knew they were a sleeping giant and would be a dangerous adversary at District.

Running on their home V.O.A. course, the East girls got out hard, (5:40 first mile) and pushed the pace early.   The Comet girls suffered a bit at the start, but hung tough and rallied.  At the mile point, East was up by a few points, at the 2 mile, the two teams were tied. Then in the last mile Mason rallied and a few East girls faded opening the door for the Comets to win a 9th district title in-a-row by just 1 point!!  A single point is usually one girl passing another girl, by one second or less and is nothing in cross country. 

The girls held off a charging East team that was very hungry, and their coaches not be more proud of these young ladies.  Brooke Harvey and Faith Min led the way with big PRs.  Erin Tumulty, the Freshman, was great in the 3 spot, with Lindsey Learned right behind.  Megan Miller was the teams fifth and final scorer, with Rue Whitmore just behind her.  It was a great team effort, with a fierce battle.  Now it is on to regionals! 

The Regional Championships are next Saturday where the girls team has won 6 Regional Titles and will be seeking an opportunity to make it to state as a team for the 14th consecutive season.

The Regional Championships will take place in Troy, Ohio on Saturday, Oct. 28th.  The top 6 teams will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on Saturday, November, 4th.

10/28 Regional Championships @ Hobart Arena 7TH PLACE  

The Mason Girls CC team finished 7th overall at Regionals at Troy on a blustery cold Saturday. The top 6 teams qualified for state. The Comets just missed their 14th consecutive state berth by a few seconds.

Rue Whitemore was Mason's highest finisher with a 30th place finish. The top 24 individuals also qualified for state. Brook Harvey was 35th, Faith Min 38th, Megan Miller 56th, Aria Hawkins 57th, Lindsey Learned 73rd and Erin Tumulty 82nd. There were 137 participants at the Troy Regional.

With only one senior in the group above, the future is bright for Comet Girls Cross Country.

         
         
         
         

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Football
Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

GMC
Record

Mason Highlights
8/25 @ Springboro won 31-24 1-0 0-0

The 2017 Mason Football kicked off their season with a battle at Springboro last Friday. The Comets fell behind early, but turned up the heat in the 2nd half to come away with a big 31-21 non-conference win. Mason fell behind 14-3 in the 1st quarter, but reeled off 28 unanwered points, highlighted by Matt Sora's 61 yard gallop in the 4th quarter to seal the victory.

Sora was a workhorse, finishing with 22 carries, 175 yards rushing and two Td's on the night. QB Will Adams tossed two TD's, passing for 168 yards (10/20) and rushed for another 68 yards. Tanner Knue was on the receiving end of one of Adam's tosses and caught 3 passes for 97 yards. Trey Knapp also caught a Mason TD throw. Charlie Sipe had a 35 yard FG in the first quarter and was 4 for 4 in extra points on the night. As a team, the Comets rolled up 431 yards of total offense while holding the high powered Boro offense to 277 yards.

Defensively, Tyree Mizell had two big Springboro fumbles recoveries that led to Mason points. Jack Bracher had 14 tackles, 6 of which were solo. Terrell Mizell had 8 tackles.

Mason (1-0) will open their home season this Friday when they host Withrow in a 7:00 pm kickoff at Atrium Stadium. Last week the Tigers defeated Woodward 23-6 to open their 2017 season. Last year Mason dominated Withrow, winning 48-6.

Friday is also Hall of Fame Night. The Mason Athletic Department will recognize the 2017 Induction Class during halftime.

 

 
9/1 Withrow won 55-0 2-0 0-0

On a miserable opening night of football at Dwire Field Friday night, the Comets rolled over Withrow 55-0. The Tigers could do very little right and Mason did very little wrong. The final score says it all. The defense held the Tigers to just 3 first downs all night aided by 6 Withrow turnovers. The offense piled up 241 yards on the night.

Logan Dalton rushed for 3 TD's and Matt Sora 2. Charlie Sipe was 6/6 kicking PAT's.

The Comets will move on a much tougher advisory this coming Friday when they visit Sycamore for the "Battle of Sky". The Aves defeated Mount Healthy last week 17-0 and like Masoon are 2-0 on the young season. Sycamore has yet to be scored on their first two games. The Aves lead the series between the two GMC foes 7-3.

 
9/8 @ Sycamore lost 21-7 2-1 0-1

The Mason offense sputtered in a 21-7 loss at Sycamore last Friday night. The Comets were stymied by the Aves defense and held scoreless till the final minute of the contest. Although the team racked up 256 yards and 11 first downs to Sycamore's 262 yards and 12 first downs, Mason struggled to get the ball in the end zone. The Comets lone score came with 1:09 left on a Jake Harris 28 yd rush.

Mason (2-1) will go back to the drawing board when they host Hamilton (1-2) this coming Friday night. Big Blue defeated Oak Hills in their GMC opener 41-21 last week. It will be a "tailgate night" with the MHS athletic dept. and booster/sponsor groups hosting a variety of food and game booths in the Mason Middle School parking lot prior to the game. Kick off is slated for 7:00 PM.

 
9/15 Hamilton won 32-7 3-1 1-1

Mason Football got back to their winning ways before a large home crowd on a beautiful night at Atrium Stadium this past Friday night. The Comets used three touchdown tosses from quarterback Will Adams and a suffocating defense to roll over Hamilton 32-7 in front of a packed home crowd at Dwire Field.

Both teams started slow, trading turnovers in a scoreless first quarter.

HHS had chances early, driving into Mason territory on its first two drives, but sacks on third down each time forced punts. The third time the Big Blue had the ball, Terrell Mizell intercepted Khaliyal Sowell to end another threat.

Following the interception Mason fumbled, but Hamilton returned the favor with a fumble of its own two plays later.

Mason got going in the second quarter, building a 15-0 lead on a pair of Adams scoring tosses. He hit Andrew Bowman on a crossing route before finding Alec Dardis wide open on a 36-yard toss.

Hamilton drove deep into Mason territory late in the first half, but Big Blue missed a field goal. To make matters worse, Sowell was injured on the play and sat out the second half with a head injury.

Mason came out after halftime pounding the ball on the ground. Behind the running of Adams and tailback Matt Sora, the Comets stretched the lead to 29-0 in the third quarter.

“Yes, we wanted to run the ball,” Castner said. “Honestly, our goal is to put people on the ground, but Hamilton wouldn’t allow it. I would have liked a little more push from our line, but Hamilton has big strong guys who battled.”

Junior Gage Retherford took over at quarterback in the second half and struggled under the Comets’ pressure. Hamilton failed to sustain a drive until the final quarter, rattling off eight plays capped off by Maleek Jarrett’s 8-yard plunge.

Mason’s Charles Sipe capped off the scoring with a 40-yard field goal.

Mason (3-1, 1-1 GMC) will be at home against Lakota West this Friday night.

 

 

 
9/22 Lakota West won 31-0 4-1 2-1

Mason shut out visiting Lakota West on Friday, 31-0 as the Comets pass the season half-way mark in 2017. Neither Mason or LW was able to get on the board in the 1st quarter. Matt Sora raced 33rd yards at 10:28 in the 2nd quarter to open the scoring gates. He also added the Comets next TD with a 4-yard burst at 7:32.

Other TD's for Mason included; Will Adams 63 yard dash in the third quarter and Charles Sipe 47 yard FG in the fourth to round out the scoring.

Adams finished with 13/18 completions and 142 yards on the night and rushed for 67 more. Sora added 13 carries for 73 yards. Sophomore receiver Alec Dardis caught 6 passes for 66 yards.

The defense did a terrific job of holding down the Firebirds to zero points on the night. Cole Pearce made 5 solo tackles to lead the Mason "D". Terrell Mizell and Logan Dalton also each had 4 solo tackles. Casey Miller had 3 solo tackles.

Mason (4-1, 2-1) will travel to Colerain (3-2, 3-0) next Friday. The Cardinals dumped Hamilton last week 41-7 and are the #3 ranked team in the city. Mason is ranked #6.

 
9/29 @ Colerain lost 36-10 4-2 2-2

Mason ran into the Colerain jugernaught last Friday and fell 36-10. The Comets were able to hold off the Cardinals in the first half (16-3) but Colerain's harrassing defense forced many errors on Mason's side of the ball.

Mason QB Will Adams’ night started off a lot better than it ended, as he opened the contest with a 37-yard strike to a crossing Tanner Knue on his first offensive snap. Comets kicker Charles Sipe later capped off the drive with a 25-yard field goal, putting Mason up 3-0 with 7:46 left in the first quarter. Colerain responded with the next 26 points and put the game away late in the third quarter.

Matt Sora scored Mason's only TD on a 20 yard gallup early in the fourth quarter before the Cardinals added to 10 more points to close our the evening. Sora finished with 87 yards on 11 carries.

Mason (4-2 and 2-2) will host Middletown (0-6, 0-4) this Friday for Homecoming Night at Atrium Stadium. The Middies fell to Hamilton 47-26 last Friday.

 
10/6 Middletown won 41-14 5-2 3-2

After a slow 1st quarter start, the Mason FB team got things going in the 2nd quarter, putting up 20 unanswered points and defeating Middletown on Homecoming night. It was 26-0 at the half with the Comets going on to win 41-14. Mason goes to 5-2 overall and keeps and 3-2 in the GMC. See the scoring summary below:

Scoring Summary: Plys Yds TOP Score
00:01  MAS  Matt SORA Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:16 3 yds PAT Kick by Brooks CURRAN blocked by Gene Underhill downed for 0 yards 14 70 11:59  0 - 6
05:36  MAS  Will ADAMS Passes to Tanner KNUE COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:36 33 yds PAT Pass from Will ADAMS to Tanner KNUE NO Good. 1 33 05:16  0 - 12
04:22  MAS  Matt SORA Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:22 20 yds PAT Kick by Brooks CURRAN GOOD. 2 54 00:23  0 - 19
02:35  MAS  Will ADAMS Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:35 1 yds PAT Kick by Brooks CURRAN GOOD. 4 38 01:22  0 - 26
00:01  MID  Diondre Cooper Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:11 4 yds PAT Kick by Samill Calhoun blocked by Terrell MIZELL downed for 0 yards 1 4 03:59  6 - 26
11:38  MAS  Logan DALTON Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:38 4 yds PAT Run by Tanner KNUE GOOD. 10 65 00:23  6 - 34
08:03  MAS  Jake HARRIS Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:03 33 yds PAT Kick by Brooks CURRAN GOOD. 4 49 01:50  6 - 41
02:11  MID  Blake Marshall Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:11 9 yds PAT Run by Blake Marshall GOOD. 6 61 05:52  14 - 41

 

Matt Sora rushed for 119 yards on 16 carries and 2 TD's. QB Will Adams was 3/3 passing for 82 yards. Tanner Knue caught two passes for 59 yards and a TD.

Next up Mason will visit Princeton on Friday. The Vikings (3-4, 3-2) defeated Lakota West 24-10 last weekend.

 
10/13 @ Princeton won 14-0 6-2 4-2

The Mason Football team shut out Princeton 14-0 on the road last Friday night to keep their post season hopes in tact and notch another GMC win. The first half was a defensive battle with neither team scoring heading to the locker room at halftime. Mason mounted a scoring drive at the start of their third quarter which ended with QB Will Admas dashing 28 yards for a TD at the 7:37 mark.

The Comet defense gave the Vikings very little while Mason mounted another scoring march finished by Matt Sora's 3 yard burst to make it 14-0 and all the points for either team on the evening. Sora finished with 190 yards on 25 carries.

Mason amased a season low 187 yards of offense, but held Princeton to just 95 yards a season best for the Comet defense. Reed Naglich made 6 solo and 3 assisted tackles for the Comet D.

Mason goes to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the GMC. They'll have an even tougher opponent next Friday when they host Fairfield on Senior Night. The Indians fell to Colerain last week 38-12. The contest could have serious post season implications for both teams.

 
10/20 Fairfield won 15-0 7-2 5-2

Mason (7-2, 5-2) shutdown Fairfield 15-0 last Friday, inching closer to securing a playoff berth in a big battle of GMC gridiron foes. The Comet defense forced Fairfield to squander early scoring opportunities with some big stops in the first half. The Indians rarely threatened in the second half Friday, averaging less than four yards per play against a Mason defense that is one of the GMC’s best.

For the Comets (7-2, 5-2), Friday’s win marked their second consecutive shutout and fourth overall.

It was quarterback Will Adams (8/14, 117 yards) and the Mason passing attack that helped to kick-start a stagnant Comets offense that had collected just one first down on its first three possessions. Adams’ 29-yard completion to Christian Hutchinson on the first play of Mason’s fourth drive of the game put the Comets in Fairfield territory for the first time.

Adams found Tanner Knue in the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown to give Mason a 7-0 lead with just 1:31 left in the first half. Adams completed 8 of 14 throws for 117 yards.

The TD pass for Adams was his seventh of the year and only his second in five weeks. Knue’s touchdown reception was his third for the Comets, who entered the contest ranked eighth in the Region 4 Harbin computer rankings. They improved their position to #5 in the rankings with Friday's win.

Matt Sora (23 carries, 98 yards), who was one of many Mason seniors potentially playing at Atrium Stadium for the final time, converted a critical fourth down to keep the eventual game-winning drive alive.

Leading 7-0, the Comets immediately extended their lead on their opening drive of the second half. Again, timely passing mixed with Sora carries proved a valuable combination for Mason.

This time, Adams connected with Alec Dardis on a 44-yard pass to set up first-and-goal at the 10. Two plays later, Sora carried it in for a 3-yard touchdown, his 12th rushing TD of the season.

A fake PAT rush by Knue, the holder, gave Mason a two-point conversion and a 15-0 lead. The MHS defense did the rest. Comet defender Jake Bracher finished with 14 tackles on the night, 5 of which were solos. Reed Naglich had 9 tackles for the Mason D and Chase Evans 8.

Cole Pearce and Brian Whitney recovered fumbles for Mason, and Jake Bracher led all players with 14 tackles. Reed Naglich had 9 tackles for the Mason D and Chase Evans 8.

With the win, Mason moves from an outside lane to an inside lane in their chase for a postseason berth. A win at Lakota East next Friday would most likely be enough to send the Comets to the playoffs.

Next Friday Mason will be seeking some revenge against a Lakota East team that upset the Comets 21-17 last season. East will need to win and get help to make it to the postseason. The Comets could possibly earn a 1st round home game with a win and some help. Kick off at Lakota East is 7:00 pm.

CONGRATULATIONS TO HEAD FRESHMAN COACH HAROLD GRICE!

Coach Grice completed 35 years of coaching Mason freshman football on Thursday night. This was his last football game as a Comet coach. Thank you for your long, long tenure and dedication to the Mason football program and our Comet student-athletes!

 
10/27 @ Lakota East won 36-0 8-2 6-2

Mason secured a 3rd seed in the upcoming OHSAA Division Playoffs with resounding 36-0 shutout at Lakota East last Friday night. On a very ugly night weather wise, the Comets were focused and dominant, exacting a little revenge on the Thunderhawks after a loss to them in 2016.

Mason rolled up 384 yards of offense while the defense held the Hawks to just 126. The Comets had a 29-0 lead at the half. It was not a great night to pass the slippery pig skin as both teams combined for a total 6 pass completions.

Matt Sora led Mason with 168 yards rushing on 16 attempts and two TD's. Logan Dalton also had a big night with 109 yards on 11 carries and 1 TD. Connor Garry added 44 yards rushing on just 3 attempts and also scored a TD. Backup QB Jake Harris steadied the offense after starter Will Adams who left early in the game with an injury.

Mason Football (8-2, 6-2) will be making their 3rd consecutive appearance in the Region 4 OHSAA FB playoffs. The Comets, who finished in a three-way tie for 2nd in the GMC this season, has post season appearances in 2004, 2011, 2015, 2016 and now 2017. Last season Mason won their first D1 playoff game with a 21-20 win over Elder.

The GMC placed 4 teams in the upcoming tourney; Colerian (2), Mason (3), Sycamore (4) and Fairfield (8). The top 8 teams in region four earned playoff berths with Mason being the #3 seed overall and will get a first round home game this Friday at Atrium Stadium against #6 seed West Clermont.

The Wolves are playing their first season as a unified district of Glen Este and Amelia High Schools. The Wolves (7-3) not only earned a third of a conference title this season, but they made the Division I playoffs. West Clermont rallied past Milford, 35-28, on Friday as both teams tied Anderson for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference title with with 6-1 records.

Congratulations and Go Comets!

 

Presale tix for home game Friday v. @WCHSWolves on sale Thur/Fri 8:00am-2:00pm in Ath. Dept. & lunches. $8 presale, $9 door

 
11/3

REGIONAL PLAYOFFS

vs. West Clermont

@ Dwire Field 7:30 PM

won 26-0 9-2 6-2

Comets Shutout Wolves and Advance in the Playoffs!

The Mason Football team "took no prisoners" in their 2017 1st round playoff game this past Friday at Atrium Stadium. The Comets made sure West Clermont’s storybook season didn’t have a happy ending by handing them a 26-0 blanking and punching their ticket to the Regional Semi-Final this week. Keeping West Clermont off the scoreboard, Mason’s defense has now now strung together four consecutive shutout wins. Trailing 13-0, West Clermont punted on each of their first two offensive drives, keeping the momentum on the Comets’ sidelines. The Wolves’ ground game, though previously dominant within their run-heavy Wing T offensive scheme, sputtered against the Comets’ front seven. West Clermont mustered just 124 yards on 40 carries (3.1 yards per carry).

On offense, the Comets were getting all they needed from their star offensive weapon. Mason running back Matt Sora bullied the visiting Wolves into submission for all four quarters, with his 141 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Comets’ ground-and-pound approach was firing on all cylinders from the start. Logging his 34th consecutive start for the Comets, Sora wore down the West Clermont defense for 79 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries (4.4 yards per carry) in the first half. Adams also added two big plays with his feet, as he helped set up Sora’s second-quarter touchdown with two runs of 26 and 14 yards, respectively.

Following the break, Sora continued his reign over West Clermont at the start, as he carried the ball eight times for 62 yards in just the third quarter. One of his eight carries went for a six-yard score with 1:39 left in the third quarter. After backing up Sora for a majority of the one-sided affair, Mason junior running back Logan Dalton added a 32-yard touchdown run with 2:25 left in regulation to cap off the Comets’ 26-0 win.

It will be an all-GMC Regional Semi-Final affair at Princeton HS this Friday night. Mason will meet a familar foe, the Colerain Cardinals, with a chance to continue on in the playoffs. The Cardinals dumped Moeller 45-0 to set up their meeting with the Comets. During the regular season the 9-2 Birds defeated Mason 36-10. Kick off at Princeton is set for 7:30 pm. The winner will get either St. Xavier or Sycamore in the Regional Final on Friday, Nov. 17th.

 

 
11/10

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL

vs. Colerain

@ Princeton HS 7:30

lost 49-21 9-3 6-2

Mason ran into Colerain for the 2nd time in 2017 this past Friday in the Regional Semi-Final at Princeton. After a 1st round win against West Clermont the week before, the Comets were looking for their first trip to the Division 1 Regional Final. The Cardinals would have none of that and put together a stout defense, along with a punishing running attack to end Mason's season, securing a 49-21 victory.

Mason entered Friday's matchup riding a wave of four consecutive shutouts, and Colerain took less than two minutes to spoil that. On its opening possession of the game, Colerain put the Mason defense in a spin cycle on a 40-yard touchdown run.

Colerain would tack on two more scores in the first half to lead 21-0 at halftime. Mason was able to get going in the second half offensively behind senior running back Matt Sora, who finished with 29 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown in his 35th consecutive varsity start.

It was a frustrating evening for the Comets. Every time Mason was able to post some points, Colerain had a response. Will Adams got Mason on the board at 8:31 in the third quarter with a 33-yard TD pass. Sora scored on a 1-yard burst at the end of the quarter and Adams tossed 2-yard pass to Tanner Knue in the fourth to round out the Comet scoring on the night.

Adams finished with 7 of 15 passing for 96 yards and 45 on the ground. Connor Gary added 37 yards rushing on 5 carries.

Colerain advances to meet St. Xavier this Friday at Mason in the Regional Final. Mason finished the season at 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the GMC (3-way time for 2nd place with Sycamore and Fairfield).

Congratulations to all the players and coaches and thank you for another memorable season of Comet Football.

 
               

 


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Boys Golf
Date
9/24Event
Team Placings
Medalist(s)
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/5 Sycamore Invite

7th place

328

     

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

 

8/7 Westbrook Invite

3rd place

320

     

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

 

8/8 Anderson Invite

1st place

304

     

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

Nolan Maine

8/11 Chapel Hill Invite

3rd place

298

     

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

3rd place

309

     

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

1st place

299

     

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

8/16 Moeller Invite

5th place

320

     

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

 

8/19 Tecumseh Invite

1st place

324

     

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

 

8/21 Lasalle Invite

2nd place

313

     

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.

8/24 Top 12-East

East 325

Mason 333

     

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.

8/28 Centerville Invite 3rd      

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

 

8/29 Quad        

Mason competed in a 9-hole quad match on Tuesday finishing 1st overall see scords and results below:

Mason           156 --  1st
Lakota West  160
Fairfield          160
Hamilton        180
 
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

9/9 Hadley Invite 2nd      

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.

9/16 Springboro Invite        

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
*Junior – Jack Soper – 74
*Senior – Charlie Woolson – 78
*Senior – Em-J Galang – 78
*Junior – Cameron Madden – 81
Sophomore – Tyler Vinson – 83

Mason Green – 321
*Junior – Jake Amman – 78
*Sophomore – Ben Satterthwaite – 80
*Sophomore – Matthew Scheid –  81
*Junior – Logan Thomas – 83
Junior – Christian Galang – 93

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.

9/20-9/21 GMC Championships 2nd      

For the 5th consecutive season the Mason Boys Golf team has finished GMC runnerup (2nd place). The Comets could not overcome the eventual champion Lakota East's 11 stroke advantage on the final day. Mason shot a 607 has a team to East's 596. Fairfield was a distance third with a 651 score.

Mason was led by junior Jack Sopers two-day total of 148 (73-75). See individual scores below:

1. Jack Soper 11 73 75 148
2. Charlie Woolson 12 77 80 157
3. Cameron Madden 11 73 78 151
4. Emj Galang 12 78 74 152
5. Tyler Vinson 10 79 85 164
6. Jake Amann 11 77 81 158

Next up Mason will participate in the Bishop-Waterson Invite on Saturday.

The OHSAA Sectional tournament is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 3rd at Sharon Woods.

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 Glenview Golf Course, Thursday, October 12, 2017.

9/23 Bishop Waterson Invite 1st      

The Varsity White Comets took to the road Friday right after school to get some practice in at Clover Valley golf course in Johnstown, OH for their final invitational of the year.  Quickly putting their GMC loss behind them, they turned in a 303 team score to win the Bishop Watterson Invitational in a field of 18 teams.Junior Cameron Madden led the team with a round of 74.  According to Coach Lambert, this 4th invitational win ties a school record.

Course:  Clover Valley Golf Club

6609 yds – Back/Blue tees – 71.2 / 126

Mason White – 303

  • Junior – Cameron Madden – 74 * (Medalist runner-up)
  • Senior – Em-J Galang – 76 *
  • Junior – Jack Soper – 76 *
  • Senior – Charlie Woolson – 77 *
  • Junior – Jake Amman – 84

 

9/24 Middie Invite (new date) 1st (Mason Green)      

The Mason Green squad ended their season on a high note by winning the Middletown Invitational on Sunday at Wildwood Golf Club. Despite the greens being aerated just the day before, Mason rolled in many key putts on the way to firing a tournament low 319. This score bettered second place Centerville (324) and the rest of the tournament field. Matthew Scheid was the low man for Mason and the tournament Medalist shooting a stellar 76.

This made the 5th invitational win of the season for Mason’s Varsity team – a new school record!

Course:  Wildwood Golf Club (Blue Tees – 6,450 Yards 71.5/125) 

Mason Green – 319
*Sophomore – Matthew Scheid –  76
*Junior Nolan Maine –  80
*Junior – Logan Thomas – 81
*Sophomore – Ben Satterthwaite – 82
Junior – Arnav Ghule – 89

Next up for the boys golf team is the OHSAA Sectional at Sharon Woods on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd.

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 Glenview Golf Course, Thursday, October 12, 2017.

10/3

OHSAA Sectional

@ Sharon Woods

2nd place      

The Comets competed on Tuesday in the Southwest Sectional Tournament at Sharon Woods. Mason continued to impress placing second out of the fifteen team field scoring a solid 314 behind Lakota East's round of 293.

Jack Soper finished with a team best and overall fourth place score of 74. Jake Amann stayed hot posting a team second best score of 77.

With this finish, Mason now advances to the District Tournament to be played at Glenview Golf Course on Thursday, October 12th.The Comets will be looking to score a top three finish in the District tournament so to advance to the State tournament that will be held later in October.

Course:  Sharon Woods Golf Course (Green Tees – Par 70 – 6633 Yards 71.1/122)

Mason 314
*Junior – Jack Soper – 74
*Junior – Jake Amann – 77
*Senior – EM-J Galang – 81
*Senior – Charlie Woolson – 82
*Junior – Cameron Madden – 82

* Top four scores count toward team score.

10/12

OHSAA Districts @ Glenview

District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 20 - 21, 2017.

 

 

       

BOYS GOLF STATE BOUND!


Mason Boys Golf continued to “keep believing” and put together a strong team effort at the Southwest OHSAA District Championships at Glenview on Thursday. Posting a tournament third best 308, the team was one of three area teams who punched their ticket to the Ohio High School State Tourney. This will be the Comets first State team appearance since 2012, a great accomplishment and the result of an immense amount of work and sheer determination.

Thursday was a day of great shot making and clutch putting at the expansive Glenview GC. There are 27 holes at the course as the East Course served as the front nine, while the South Course was the back nine. The back tees were used, meaning the event played more than 500 yards longer than the Greater Miami Conference tournament that was held at Glenview last month.

Jack Soper finished with a team best score of 74.  Jake Amann and Cameron Madden also finished in the 70’s shooting 76 and 78, respectively.  See all scores  below:
*Junior – Jack Soper – 74
*Junior – Jake Amann – 76
*Junior – Cameron Madden – 78
*Senior – Charlie Woolson – 80
Senior – EM-J Galang – 89

The Southwest District is arguably the strongest in Ohio, at least in recent years. The last three D-I state champions — Moeller won it in 2014 — have come from this area.  Mason will join District Champion and defending State Champ, St. Xaiver, along with District Runner-up and GMC Champion, Lakota East at state.  The Thunderhawks have been GMC champions the last four years. Mason has been the runner-up each season.  The last time two GMC schools advanced to Columbus in the same year was 1994 when Fairfield and Lakota were the state qualifiers.

The OHSAA Division 1 Boys State Golf Championships will be held at The Ohio State University Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio on Friday/Saturday, Oct. 20-21. 


CLICK HERE for info, details and results for the state championships.

District Team Standings--Top Three Advance To State

1. St. Xavier 292; 2. Lakota East 301; 3. Mason 308; 4. (tie) Centerville, Elder 311; 6. Springboro 319; 7. Moeller 320; 8. Loveland 320; 9. Lebanon 338; 10. Beavercreek 341; 11. Fairmont 342; 12. Fairfield 344; 13. Troy 349; 14. Hamilton 357; 15. Bellefontaine 371; 16. Tippecanoe 381

Top Five Individuals

1. Austin Greaser (Vandalia Butler) 33-37—70, 2. Oscar Zimmerman (St. Xavier) 33-37—70, 3. Kyle Schmidt (Lakota East) 37-34—71; 4. (tied) Tyler Goecke (Carroll) 37-35—72; Michael Prebles (St. Xavier) 36-36—72

Congratulations to all the players and coaches and good luck at STATE!
10/20-10/21 OHSAA State Championshps 8th place      

Comet Boys Golf Ends Season at State!

The Mason boys golf team finished 2017 where most high school teams only dream...at the State Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

The Comets arrived at the OSU Scarlet course Friday to a perfect fall day.  No wind and 55-60 degrees for their 9 am start on Hole #10 leading to an afternoon in the low 70s.  Knowing the firepower of the competition, the Comets set sites on first beating the 10th place (676) finish of the 2012 Mason team that last visited state.  Everything else would be icing on the cake as State Championship teams are not born overnight.

Teeing off on the back 9, the course won the initial battle as the top score was 42.  After the turn the Comets seemed to gain a little momentum with most posting better rounds led by Junior Jack Soper with a 38 on the second 9 to finish with a team best 80.  Their team 333 on Day 1 put them in 9th place.

  It would not be enough for the Comets to compete for the title with Columbus based powerhouse Dublin Jerome leading the field by 13 with a team score of 295, possibly a state record.  However, still on pace to set their school record, the Comets looked to regroup and improve on this start.

Saturday was another gorgeous day in Columbus with perfect fall weather.  The Comets were off at 9:50 am on Hole #10, with just slightly warmer conditions and touch more breeze at times.  Comet nation was out in force Saturday with players, parents and fans from both present and past teams showing up to support the team.

They quickly realized however that it would be no walk in the park, as most green pin placements were tightened up and for this final championship round.  The second day start was better for most with top score of 39 by Senior Charlie Woolson on the first 9 as he drained a birdie and eagle to fast start his round.  While the Comets continued to battle, they were only able to shave a couple strokes off of their Day 1 total, finishing with a team 331.  Team scoring was again led by Junior Jack Soper with 80 for a team best 160 (T-27th overall).  Their final team score of 664 set a new school record and put them in 8th place in the field. See scores below:

Junior: Jack Soper   80, 80
Senior: Charlie Woolson   84, 82
Junior: Cameron Madden   85, 83
Junior: Jake Amann   84, 86
Senior: Em-J Galang   85, 86 

Congratulations to the Mason Comets golf team on a record setting season.  While this 2017 Comets advanced the school program to a new level, setting school several records, they know they have more to give.  With a taste of State competition, they hunger to return next year even stronger and compete for a championship.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!


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Girls Golf
Date
Event
Team Placings
Medalists
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/4 Pickerington Invite @ Turnberry GC 6th       Mason Girls Varsity golf opened their 2017 season at the Pickerington Invite on August 4th. The team finished 6th out of 18 teams.
8/8 Sycamore Invite @ Walden 4th       On 8/8 Mason girls finished 4th out of 21 at the Sycamore Invite at Walden Ponds Golf Course.
8/10 Lakota East won       Mason girls golf defeated Lakota East 160-174 in a dual meet at Greencrest on Aug. 10th. Julanna Zhang was the overall Medalist with a 37.
8/14 Springboro @ Grizzly won      

The Comets kept their winning ways with a 170-177 win over Springboro at the Grizzly on August 14th.

Mason will take on Hamilton at Indian Ridge on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

8/22 Hamilton @ Indian Ridge won      

Mason defeated Hamilton 165-206 on Tuesday at Indian Ridge. See scores below:

Julanna Zhang 42
Catherine Zhang 42
Madison Vinson 40  *medalist
Mullika Pandit 42
Rachel Bush 43
Emily Mason 48

 

8/23 Lakota West won      

The Comets defeated Lakota West 173-189 on Wednesday at Green Crest GC. See scores below:

Darby Clark 44
Rachel Bush 42
Mullika Pandit 40 *medalist
Emily Mason 54
Nadia Steinbicker 47
Ellen Frame 49

 

8/24 Fairfield @ Walden won      

Mason stayed on the winning side on Thursday, defeating Fairfield at Walden Ponds 167-203. See scores below:

Julanna Zhang 39-Medalist
Madison Vinson 45
Catherine Zhang 43
Jenna Harter 40
Darby Clark 45
Mullika Pandit 45

Next up Mason girls golf will host Sycamore and West at the Grizzly on Tuesday, Aug. 29th.

8/29 Sycamore/West @ Grizzly         Next up Mason Girls Golf will host Colerain at Walden Pond on Wednesday, 8/30.
8/30 Colerain @ Grizzly won      

Mason Girls Golf defeated Colerain on Wednesday, 162-170. Julanna Zhang was the medalist with a 37. See scores below:


Julanna Zhang 37 *medalist
Catherine Zhang 41
Darby Clark 40
Rachel Bush 48
Mullika Pandit 47
Jenna Harter 44


 

8/31 Oak Hills @ Grizzly won      

Mason Girls Golf defeated Oak Hills at the Grizzly on Thursday 192-233. See scores below:

Rachel Bush 45
Emily Mason 66
Jenna Harter 50
Maddie 48
Madison Vinson 49
Ellen Frame 52

Next up the team will face Kings at the Grizzly on Wednesday, Sept. 6th.

9/5 Lakota East lost      

Mason Girls Golf fell to Lakota East 165-181 on Tuesday. See scores below:

Julanna Zhang 41
Catherine Zhang 45
Mullika 47
Madison 49
Darby 48
Rachel 48

 

9/6 Kings @ Grizzly won      

It was Mason 177  Kings 180 at Greencrest Golf Courseon Wednesday Sept. 6th. See scores below:

 


Julanna Zhang 39
Madison Vinson 47
Catherine Zhang 43
Darby Clark 48
Rachel Bush 51

Emily Mason 50

 

9/7 Sycamore @ Walden tied      

On Thursday, Mason tied Sycamore with both teams scoring a 162 at Walden Ponds. See scores below:

Julanna Zhang 40
Catherine Zhang 40
Madison Vinson 39
Mullika Pandit 46
Darby Clark 45

Rachel Bush 43

Next up Mason will play in a quad meet at Beavercreek on Saturday, Sept. 9th.

9/9 Quad Meet @ Beavercreek        

Mason Girls Golf participated in a tri-match with Sycamore and St. Ursula on Saturday at Beavercreek GC. See team scores below:

Sycamore 338
Mason 340

St. Ursala 383

Individual scores:


Julanna Zhang 79
Catherine Zhang 85
Madison Vinson 89
Mullika Pandit 90
Jenna Harter 87
Nadia Steinbicker 96

Next up are the GMC Championships at Walden Ponds this Wednesday and Thursday.

9/13 GMC Tourney @ TBA        

After the first round of the GMC Girls Golf Championships on Wednesday, the Mason girls are 2nd to Lakota East (328-334). The final round will be today back at Walden Ponds. First round medalist honors go to Julanna Zhang from the Mason Comets with rounds of 37 and 38 for an 18 hole first day low total of 75 strokes.

Next week Mason will play Springboro at Heatherwoode on Tuesday, Sept. 19th.

The Southwest Sectional Tournament will be played on Monday, Oct. 2nd. 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 Glenview Golf Course, Thursday, October 12, 2017.

9/14-9/15 GMC Tourney @ Walden 2nd       For the second year in a row the Mason Girls Golf Team finished 2nd at the GMC Tourney, this time to Lakota East.

The Comets trailed by 6 strokes after the first round, and couldn't make up that deficit during the second round, coming in second by 6 strokes with a team total of 665 (East 659).

Mason junior Julanna Zhang shot an impressive 75 and 75 to earn medalists honors and was named the GMC Girls Golf Player of the Year.

Tournament Honors:

 

1st Team All GMC
Mullika Pandit
Madison Vinson
Catherine Zhang

Julanna Zhang

 

2nd Team All GMC
Rachel Bush
Darby Clark

Next up Mason will play Springboro at Heatherwoode on Tuesday, Sept. 19th.

9/19 Springboro @ Heatherwoode        

 

 

Next up Mason will play St. Ursula at Reeves GC on Tuesday, Sept. 26th.

The OHSAA Sectional will be held Monday, Oct. 2nd at

9/26 St. Ursula @ Reeves GC won 163-166    

It was Mason 163 St. Ursala 166 @ California Golf Course on Tuesday. See scores below:

 


Madison Vinson 39
Darby Clark 43
Catherine Zhang 44
Rachel Bush 42
Mullika Pandit 39

Emily Mason 44

Next up Mason will play in the OHSAA Girls Golf Sectional on October 2nd at Walden Ponds tee time 8:30 AM.

10/2

SECTIONAL

@ Walden

       

 

Mason Girls Golf Wins Sectional...Advances to District!

Mason Girls Golf shot a 328 team on Monday to earn 1st place at the OHSAA Sectional Tournament at Walden Ponds.  After shooting well on the front nine in the morning, the Comets were able to keep up with the warming weather and changing course conditions to play a solid back nine as well. 

Junior Julanna Zhang shot a 77 for the day to lead her team and place 2nd overall. See all scores below:

1. Julanna Zhang 11 40 37 77
2. Catherine Zhang 9 43 42 85
3. Madison Vinson 11 39 41 80
4. Mullika Pandit 10 41 45 86
5. Darby Clark 12 41 46 87

 

Mason now moves on to the District Tournament on Tuesday, October 10th at Beavercreek Golf Club to continue their quest to make it to the State Tournament.

District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 20 - 21, 2017.

10/10 DISTRICT @ Beavercreek        

Mason girls golf competed at OHSAA District Championships on Tuesday After sitting through an hour and a half fog delay at Beavercreek Golf Club, the Comets took to the course in hopes of qualifying for the State Tournament. 

After having some trouble on the front nine, the team made the turn and improved from their previous nine scores.  Ultimately, they came up short in their quest for the State tournament finishing 4th overall, 7 strokes behind 3rd place qualifier Ursaline. Centerville placed first at the event with Lakota East 2nd rounding out the top three schools that will compete for a state title in Columbus next week. Below are Mason's scores:


Team 353
Julanna Zhang 87
Catherine Zhang 93
Madison Vinson 84
Mullika Pandit 89

Darby Clark 99

Mason girls golf ends their season with some notable accomplishments: 2nd in the GMC, 1st at Sectional and 4th at District. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on an outstanding season.

10/20-10/21 STATE          

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Boys Soccer
Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

GMC
Record

Game Summary
8/18 @ Springboro won 1-0 1-0 0-0

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.

 

8/24 Moeller lost 2-1 1-1 0-0

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.


 


9/2 @ Centerville lost 1-0 1-2 0-0

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.

9/14 Lakota East won 2-1 4-3-1 3-0

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

9/16 Loveland won 1-0 5-3-1 3-0

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.

 

9/19 @ Hamilton won 4-0 6-3-1 4-0

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 lost 2-1 6-4-1 4-0

Msaon fell to St. Xavier on Saturday, 2-1. The Comets trailed 2-0 in the second half before finding a goal created by a free kick service from Nick Krueger that Josh Iroh headed. Mason just couldn't find a tying goal in the last 20 minutes of the match.

Next up Mason (6-4-1, 4-0) has a big time GMC match on Tuesday at home versus Sycamore (4-2-4, 3-0-1). Both teams will be battling for the league lead in another Battle of the Sky's.

9/26 Sycamore tied 0-0 6-4-2 4-0-1

Last night Mason and Sycamore met for an important GMC battle and played to a scoreless tie. The contest provided few scoring opportunities for either team. Collin Hawkins had 7 saves to secure the shutout. Both teams battled to near exhaustion as evidenced by the cramping late in the game.

The race for the GMC winds down to the final two weeks of the regular season with Fairfield, Mason, West and Sycamore all vying for the top spot. A regular season finale at home with Fairfield looms on the schedule for Mason.

Next up Mason (6-4-2, 4-0-1) will host Princeton on Thursday, Sept. 28th.
9/28 Princeton won 5-1 7-4-2 5-0-1

Mason defeated Princeton 5-1 on Thursday night. The contest was tied 1-1 with Mason playing much better in the second half. See results below:

Goals:  Josh Iroh 2, Max Anderson 2, Ben Damge
Assists: Nick Krueger 2, Philip Springsteen 2, Justin Gorski 1

Next up the Comets (7-4-2, 5-0-1) will visit Colerain Tuesday, Oct. 3rd. Mason is in a virtual tie with Fairfield in the GMC race with three league games remaining; Colerain, Middletown and Fairfileld (Thursday, Oct. 12th at home).

10/3 @ Colerain won 2-1 8-4-2 6-0-1

Mason kept their GMC hopes alive escaping with a 2-1 win at Colerain on Tuesday. With a win against Middletown on Thursday, the win sets up a possible GMC title battle with Fairfield (7-0-1) on Thursday, October 12th at home.

Mason had to come from behind to earn the win on Tuesday against the Cardinals. After trailing 1-0 for much of the first half, Mason scored just before halftime on a Kyle Rojeck cross that was finished by Nick Krueger.
The game winning goal, scored by Ben Damge, came off a Ben Wendell assist with under 15 minutes to play.

The Comets (8-4-2, 6-0-1 GMC) will host Middletown on Thursday.

10/5 Middletown won 4-0 9-4-2 7-0-1

There was no "look ahead" let down last night for the Mason Boys Soccer team as they ripped visiting Middletown, 4-0 on senior night. With an impending GMC title matchup with Fairfield looming next week, there was no distraction as the Comets took care of business to setup a season finale with Fairfield that will decide the 2017 GMC championship. See game notes below:

Goals:  Ben Wendell, Josh Iroh, Max Anderson, Koki Yoshihara

Assists: Nick Krueger 2, Yash Srivastava, Philip Springsteen
Shutout: Collin Hawkins, Evan Beyke 3 saves combined

Mason will host Fairfield next Thursday, Oct. 12th to determine who is the conference champion. Both teams are 7-0-1 heading into the contest. Mason will be seeking their 7th league title with the last one coming two seasons ago in 2015.

MASON IS THE #3 SEED IN THE UPCOMING POST SEASON TOURNEY. The Comets will take on the winner of the Princeton/Edgwood contest on Saturday, October 21st, 7:00 PM at Mason.

10/12 Fairfield lost 1-0 9-5-2 8-0-1

BOYS SOCCER FALLS TO FAIRFIELD



Mason (9-5-2)  hosted Fairfield (11-1-4)  last night to determine who would be the 2017 conference champion. Both teams were 7-0-1 heading into the contest. The match was a close, physical battle between two of the top teams in this area.  An unfortunate hand ball early in the 2nd half resulting in an Indian PK and that was all the scoring on the night.  The Comets settle for GMC runner up as Fairfield went on to win the league by a final score of 1-0.  

Throughout the game both teams had opportunities to score traditional goals, but excellent goalie play kept the it close to the last seconds.  Mason finishes with a GMC record of 7-1-1 and a second place finish for the second straight season.  

MASON NOW TURNS ITS ATTENTION TO THE POST SEASON. The Comets are the #3 seed and will host Princeton on Saturday, October 21st, 7:00 PM at Mason. 

10/21

POST SEASON

vs. Princeton

7:00 at Mason

won 5-1 10-5-2  

The Mason boys soccer team advanced to the next round last Saturday with a 5-1 defeat of Princeton. No scoring details available at press.

The Comets will set their sites on a District Sem-Final matchup with St. Xavier on Tuesday at Princeton HS, 7:00 pm. The Bombers earned a 2-1 win against Mason earlier this season. The winner of Tuesday's match will advance to the District Final on Saturday against the winner of the Fairfield/Loveland contest at a site and time TBA.

10/24

DISTRICT SEMI-FINAL

vs. St. X

@ Princeton

lost 1-0 10-6-2 7-1-1

The Mason boys soccer team 2017 ended Tuesday night with a 1-0 loss to St. Xavier in a District Semi-final match at Princeton. The Bombers will move on to play Loveland on Saturday in the District Championship. No other details of the game were available.

The Comets end their sesason at 10-6-2 overall and 7-1-1 (2nd place) in the GMC.

             
             
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Girls Soccer

Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

GMC
Record

Game Summary
8/19 St. Ursula won 2-0 1-0 0-0

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.   

8/26 MND tied 1-1 1-0-1 0-0

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.    
9/7 Oak Hills won 2-0 3-1-1 1-0

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. 
9/9 @ Loveland lost 5-1 3-2-1 1-0

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.   
9/12 Lakota West tied 1-1 3-2-2 1-0-1

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.    
             
9/23 @ Ursuline won 1-0 6-2-2 2-0-1 The Comets returned to action Saturday afternoon under the sweltering sun of an Indian Summer and beat the Lions of Ursuline Academy 1-0.  At Grooms Soccer Complex, in an atmosphere that felt more like a very well attended club match, the first half saw much of the play remain between the 30's.  While the Comet's worked to regain their formidable stride after a full week furlough the first half ended 0-0 with each team taking 1 corner and earning 1 foul.  The Comet's did out shoot he Lions 9, 3 on goal, to 1 which was on goal and saved by Emma Schewe. 

Whatever wisdom coach Schur implored during the intermission it innerved the Comets to immediately take control.  The Comets kept most of the play in the Lion's end and peppered their goal with 11 shots, 7 on frame in the second half.  The Comets were finally rewarded for their stepped-up intensity in the 53rd minute when Natalie Mishu played a nice ball into space down the right sidle line for Maddie Spiker who fired a fierce cross thru the mouth of the goal which Annie Metzger fearlessly finished with her head on frame and into the fabric.  Comets 1-0.  While this was the only tally the Comets did control most of the rest of the half causing the Lions to lose the possessive composure they showed for much of the first half.    For the game the Comets out shot the Lions 20, 10 on goal, to 3, 2 on goal, and the Comets determined defense diaried their sixth shutout behind Schewe's 2 saves.  The Comet's took 4 corners to the Lion's 1 and were called for 5 fouls to the Lion's 3.  

 


The 6-2-2 (2-0-1 GMC) Comet's remain away from the friendly confines of their home lair for the "Battle of the Skies" Tuesday night at Sycamore HS.  Hopefully the Black Hole will turnout in force for this showdown for second spot on the GMC table.  The Aviators bring in a lofty 8-1-0 (3-1-0 GMC) record and the #3 ranking in the city. 
9/26 @ Sycamore tie 0-0 6-2-3 2-0-2

Comets (6-2-3, 2-0-2 GMC) tie Sycamore (8-1-1, 3-1-1 GMC) 0-0 on the road Tuesday night and will now have to hope that a road draw against the #5 ranked Aves will not hurt their #2 standing in the City.  A solid victory Thursday Night at Princeton could help this cause.  With this tie the Comets will now also need a little help to win the GMC; perhaps Thursday Night from West at Fairfield.

 


As the Indian Summer sun set for what is seemingly it's swan song of this season, Sycamore's defense was sufficiently stingy to secure the draw.  The first half was pretty evenly played with the Comets out shooting the Aves 6 to 3 and 3 to 2 on goal.  The Comets took 2 corners to the Aves 1 while the Aves collected 4 fouls to the Comets' 2.  Schewe had 2 saves including 1 very solid trap on a hard skipper.  The Comets' offense improved their combination play in the attacking third and created a handful of very dangerous threats in the first half.

 


The Comets dominated possession and the run of play in the second half as Sycamore kept more players behind the ball appearing to be satisfied with a draw.  The Aves also appeared to be milking the clock for the draw with their frequent subbing in the last 15 mins of the game.  The Comets out shot the Aves 9-0, 5-0 on goal, and took 3 corners to the Aves 1 in the second half.  The Comets fought hard to crack the ice for the entirety of the second 40 minutes and earned 6 fouls and 1 yellow card to the Aves 3 fouls and 1 yellow card.  The Comets' stout defense did earn their seventh shutout of the season.

 


The Comets will see if they can solve the puzzle against the Vikings (2-8-1, 0-5-0 GMC) Thursday Night at 7:00 at Princeton HS where they will likely face another packed in defense.         
9/28 @ Princeton won 5-0 7-2-3 3-0-2

The Mason players did solve the scoring puzzle to put away Princeton 5-0 Thursday Night and end their 3 game road crusade 2-0-1.  The Comets advance to  7-0-3 and 3-0-2 in the GMC and again have GMC destiny in their own hands as West recorded a 2-2 tie at Fairfield Thursday.  Next up for the Comets is a home match with the Colerain Cardinals 3-6-2 and 0-5-1 in the GMC Tuesday Night at 7:00 at Home, Senior Night!!

 


As cooler fall weather washed back in so did the Comets' winning ways.  It was clear from the opening whistle that the Comets had the upper hand as Colerain packed 8, 9 and 10 players in behind the ball.  In the 6th Minute Jordi Reddington slipped a ball to Olivia Polnow who ripped a shot from just outside the 18 and tickled the strings.  in the 17th minute Maddie Spiker tucked in a deflected corner from Annie Metzger to record the Comets' second goal.  In the 32nd minute Metzger played another nice corner that Mackenzie Berryman rose above the pack to head to the back post where Tori Bonno flicked it past the keeper for a 3-0 lead.  On yet another Metzger Corner in the 35th minute Olivia Popovich was able to get enough on a bouncing ball to push it past the keeper for a 4-0 lead.  Less than a minute later Tori Bonno slipped a neat pass between 2 defenders and found Nicole Onweller who used her slick moves to evade the rest of the Princeton pack and put in the Comets fifth and final goal.  

Credit has to go to the Princeton team for continuing to fight hard in the second half and holding the Comets out off the scoreboard for the final 40.  Princeton's keeper, Taylor Spiller, would have to  to be the player of the match in a losing effort recording 20 saves and putting on a show that was quite frankly fun to watch even if it was denying our players' fortune.  For the game Mason out shot Princeton 41-0, 25 on frame and took 10 corners to 2.  The Comets were called for 7 fouls to Princeton's 1 which did include a yellow card.  The Comets' defense backed by Schewe and Shutrump recorded their fifth shutout in a row and eighth in 11 games.  

 


Come to the game Tuesday Night to celebrate our 13 Seniors for their special night.  The Seniors will be recognized between the JV and Varsity games.  
10/3 Colerain won 4-0 8-2-3 4-0-2

Comet Seniors show-up strong on their special night and score 4 to strike down the Cardinals.  Before all the regalia of Senior night was back in the box the Comet Seniors had put 2 on the board as Lexi Lucius slipped a nice ball in for Annie Metzger who professionally tucked it past the Cardinal Keeper in the 4th minute and less than 3 minutes later Lucius created havoc in front of the Cardinal goal and the Comets were awarded a penalty shot for a handball in the box.  Lucius adeptly finished the penalty for the 2-0 lead.  The Comets dominated the run of play and out shot the Cardinals 15 (7 on target) to 2 (1 on target) and took 4 corners to 0 in the first half.  Just before the halftime whistle the seniors struck for the third time as Metzger slipped a nice ball thru the Cardinal defense for McKenna Eagan to slide past the helpless Cardinal net tender. 

 


The Comets controlled the second half as much as the first but were unable to add a tally to the board until the 71st minute when Annie Metzger returned Lexie Lucius' favor with a beautiful cross for the fourth and final finish by Lucius.  For the match the Comets out shot the Cardinals 29 to 5 with 16 to 1 on target.  The stout Comet defense anchored by seniors Olivia Popovich, Kenzie Miller and Emma Schewe secured their ninth shutout of the season.  

 

In a moment worthy of a tissue, Ellee Allison and Jade Myers started the game and the Comets immediately knocked the ball out so the two Seniors could take a final round of applause as they nursed their knees to the sideline.  Seniors Jordi Reddington, Nicki Baehre and Maddie Spiker all started and added significant contributions to the night's victory.  Many memories of little girls running thru Heritage Oak Park in over sized shorts and shin guards could be seen dancing above the heads of proud and misty eyed senior parents throughout the evening.  And of course, the players biggest fan and favorite student coach,Bradley Tripp, took a memorable Senior night cruise thru the tunnel of players to a standing ovation commemorating his loyalty and contribution to the team.



The Comets (now 8-2-3, 4-0-2) have held on to their #2 ranking in the city which should hold up for the October 11th Tournament seed and draw if the Comets can take care of business at Middletown (0-10-2, 0-5-1) Thursday night at 7:00 and next Tuesday night at home at 7:00 vs. Hamilton (6-5-2, 2-3-1). 

If the Comets do take care of their next two foes it will set-up a showdown for 1st in the GMC at Fairfield next Thursday night, Oct 12th, at 7:00.  Fairfield (10-3-1) is currently ranked 4th in the city and holds the top spot in the GMC with a 7-0-1 record.  

10/5 @ Middletown won 7-0 9-2-3 5-0-2

As the fog rolled into Middletown Thursday  night so did the Mason goals. Final: Mason 7 to the Middies 0.  In the 3rd minute Allison Winterhalter drove off the left flank beat her defender and crushed a shot past the Middies Keeper.  In the 10th minute Annie Metzger drew a trip in the box and McKenna Eagan buried the PK.  In the 25th minute Olivia Polnow crushed a shot off a Metzger corner that was misplayed by the Middies.  In the 36th minute Annie Metzger slipped a nice thru ball to Eagan who beat the Middies keeper for a 4-0 halftime lead.  For the first half the Comets out shot the Middies 20 to 0 with 13 shots on-goal and took 10 corners to 0.  The Middies were called for 4 fouls to the Comets 2.  

 


The Comets continued to dominate in the second half.  In the 43rd minute Kenzie Miller floated a long shot from 25 yards over the Middies keeper.  In the 45th minute Olivia Polnow finished an Annie Metzger Corner and in the 50th minute Natalie Mishu found Nicki Baehre for the 7th and final goal.  For the Game the Comets out shot the Middies 32 to 0 and took 16 corners to to 0 for the Middies.  The Comets Defense recorded their 10th shutout in 14 games as Keeper Julia Shutrump manned the goal on this night.   

 


Next up for the 9-2-3, 5-0-2 Comets is the Big Blue of Hamilton who will bring their 7-5-2, 3-3-1 record to Mason High School on Tuesday, Oct. 12th for what will be the Comets final regular season home match.  This is a must win match for the Comets if they hope to keep their GMC title hopes alive.  

MASON IS THE #2 SEED IN THE UPCOMING POST SEASON TOURNEY. The Comets will host the winner of the Mt. Healthy/Mercy contest on Thursday, Oct. 19th.

10/10 Hamilton won 5-0 10-2-3 6-0-2 In their most convincing win of the season the Mason Comets dominated the Big Blue of Hamilton 5-0. 

Mason grabbed the reigns at the opening whistle and never let go.  In the first 15 minutes the Comets out shot Big Blue 7 to 1 holding 90% of the possession and keeping Hamilton scrambling to defend their net.  The Next 15 minutes looked much the same as the Comets out shot the Blue 6 to 1 and forced Hamilton's keeper to make several nice saves to hold the score at nil.  The Comets were finding success by moving the ball forward thru their midfield much more quickly.  In the finishing 3rd, the 3 Comet attackers up top were working together with a level of coordination not previously demonstrated.  

The next 8 minutes were the lone bright spot for the Blue as the game became messy and Hamilton was able to push the ball into the Comet's half more regularly.  Shots during this melee were even at 0-0.  The Comets regained their possessive advantage for the last 2 minutes of the game and made a final surge towards the goal; with just 30 seconds left in the half Annie Metzger fired a cross off the left flank that Tori Bonno was able to chest and juggle twice, at the 6 mid-goal, and finally advance enough for Allison Winterhalter to come streaking off the left side and bury a beautiful slant into the far post side netting.  With this final minute crescendo the ice was broken and so was the spirit of the Hamilton Team that had struggled so valiantly to keep their sheet clean.

The half ended with the Comets out shooting the Blue 15 to 2 with 2 Corners to 0.  While no saves were required Emma Schewe did pounce courageously on a ball inside her 6 at the 20th minute to takeaway what looked like would become a good look for Hamilton.

With the door pried open and a spirit broken the outcome of the second half may have been inevitable.  In the 45th minute Olivia Popovich went on a long journey from her central defensive position to earn a hard fought corner for Annie Metzger which Pop appropriately headed directly into the back of the net.  One minute later Tori Bonno fired a cross off the right side that found its way through a hoard of players to Olivia Polnow on the back post for the 3rd tally of the match.  In the 50th minute Allison Winterhalter demonstrated exceptional vision to find Annie Metzger 40 yards down field for #4.  In the 77th minute Mackenzie Berryman headed in a nice cross from Lexi Lucius to put the icing on the cake at 5-0.  For the game the Comets out shot the Blue 29, 19 on target, to 4, 2 on target.  The Comets earned 6 fouls and 5 corners to Hamilton's 1 foul and 2 corners.  Emma Schewe and Julia Shutrump each made 1 save in combining for their 11th clean sheet of the season.  And, it must not go unnoticed that the Comet defense anchored by Olivia Popovich and Catherine Berry have delivered 8 consecutive shutouts propelling Mason to 7-0-1 in their last 8 starts. 

The Comets now 10-2-3 (6-0-2) travel to #4 ranked Fairfield 11-3-1 (7-0-1) on Thursday at 7:00 for what has become a winner take all GMC Championship match.  The Comets will need to defeat the Indians on their home land to claim the prize. 

The Comets play their first Sectional Tournament game on Thursday 10/19 at home at 7:00 PM against the winner of Mt. Healthy vs Mother of Mercy.      

10/12 @ Fairfield lost 2-1 10-3-3 7-0-2

 

A game that started in a very awkward fashion ended well for Fairfield as they defeated the Comets 2-1, winning the 2017 GMC title on Thursday night in a showdown battle for the conference championship.

The game started with Fairfield attempting to kick the opening kick-off out of bounds so they could substitute 2 injured seniors who received ceremonial starts on Senior Night.  The kick went to a Mason player who respectfully kicked it out of bounds.  On what should have been a throw in back to Mason Fairfield did through the ball to Mason but then immediately initiated a full on attack, the ball was played by Fairfield towards the Comets end line where a Comet defender shielded the ball and the Fairfield player fell awkwardly and required the cart to remove her from the field.  To Fairfield's credit they came ready to play and used their speed to disrupt the Comets passing lanes and possession.  

In the 6th minute a foul was called against Mason 25 yards from the goal and Fairfield delivered a perfect direct kick to start the game 1-0.  Fairfield's disruptive and direct style helped them to keep the ball in their attacking half for much of the first half.  The Comets did muster a few trips into their attacking 3rd and on a Annie Metzger Corner kick a foul was called against the Indians in the Box and Olivia Polnow delivered a well executed PK for a 1-1 score.  With just 90 seconds left in the half the Indians won a corner kick that they effectively finished for a 2-1 halftime lead.  For the half the Comets took 3 shots 2 on goal and the Indians took 4 shots 3 on goal.  The Comets took 1 corner kick to the Indians 3 and were called for 5 fouls to the Indians 6.  Emma Schewe had 1 save on a beautiful dive to her right.

The Comets did bring a stepped up intensity to the second half needing a win to overtake the Indians for the GMC title.  The second half was much more evenly played as the Comets were able to find better possession thru quicker ball movement.  Shortly after the half started Tori Bonno slipped a cheeky pass thru the Fairfield back line for Annie Metzger running free at the goal, the Indian's keeper came way off her line in an attempt to stop Metzger, who put a nice shot past the keeper that looked like a certain goal until a streaking Fairfield defender was able to race back and knock the ball off target just before the goal line.  In addition to quicker passing the Comets, following the lead of Senior Jordan Reddington, also stepped up their level of aggressiveness.  The second half saw both the Comets and the Indians take 3 shots with 1 on goal.  The Indians were called for 5 fouls to the Comets 3 and again took 3 corners to the Comets 1.  

 

Mason finished the regular season at 10-3-3 and 6-1-2 in the GMC.  The Comets (#2 seed) will play their first Sectional match next Thursday, October 19th, at home at 7:00 versus Mother of Mercy.

10/19

POST SEASON

vs. Mercy

7:00 at Mason

won 2-0 11-3-31   In the Final Game of the storied history of Mother of Mercy High School Soccer the Mason Comets showed "No Mercy" in beating the Bobcats 2-0.  The game was played under the lights at Mason High School Thursday night in the second round of the Cincinnati #4 Sectional.  

While the Comets outplayed the Bobcats in the first half they were unable to connect passes with their normal accuracy and were ultimately unable to shake the net.  The Comets did out shoot Mercy 6 to 4 with 5 on goal to 2.  The Comets committed 4 fouls to Mercy's 1 and both teams took 1 corner.  

The Comets fixed their feet in the second half and took full control of the game.  Corners at 6 to to 0 in favor of the Comets tells the story of possession and on which end the second half was played.  In the 60th minute the Bobcats committed a foul just outside the 18; Olivia Polnow stepped up to take the free kick and drove a hard shot off the keepers hands and Nicki Baehre cleaned-up the rebound for a 1-0 Comet  lead. 

In the 77th minute Lexie Lucius fired a cross off the right side that Annie Miller finished for the 2-0 victory.  For the half the Comets out shot the Bobcats 14 to 2, 6 to 1 on frame.  The Comets committed 1 foul to the Bobcats 4.  Emma Schewe recorded 3 saves as the Comets turned in their 12th shutout in 17 games.


Next up for Mason in the Sectional Final is their GMC rival Lakota East on Monday Night at Sycamore HS at 7:00.  Lakota East has progressed thru the Sectional with a first period overtime victory over Oak Hills last Monday night and a PK victory over West Clermont Thursday night.   In the regular season Mason earned a hard fought 1-0 win over the Hawks. Winner will advance to the District final game on Thursday, Oct. 26th at a site TBA.
10/23

Sectional Final

vs. Lakota East

@ Sycamore 7:00

won 1-0 12-3-3 6-1-2

Comets takeout Thunderhawks 1-0 Monday Night at Sycamore's Soccer Stadium to win the Cincinnati # 4 Sectional.  The Comets will now take on the Battling Beavers of Beavercreek for the District Title on Thursday Night at 7:00 PM at Monroe HS. 

 


With the rain coming down in sheets and the wind blowing in gusts against the Comets, the first half against East was a true battle.  Several of the Comet's defensive clears made a virtual u-turn in the air as they were caught by gusts of wind and maintaining possession in these conditions was quite the challenge.  Just 3 minutes into the game, and before the players had a chance to really understand the wind's full impact, a Lakota defensive clear went over the Comet's back line to a streaking Thunderhawk attacker, whom as she crossed the 18, appeared to have a free run at Emma Schewe standing in the goal.  The Comet crowd cringed in anticipation of the outcome.  At the last second, Catherine Berry came speeding in to strip the ball away with a sweeping slide tackle and Olivia Popovich was able to head away the impending corner kick.  As the Comets started to figure out the wind they were able to maintain some possession and methodically move the ball against the wind and into their attacking third.  For the Half the Comets were able to manage 5 shots 3 on goal to East's 1 shot which was not on goal.  East took 1 corner and committed 2 fouls while the Comets had no corners or fouls.  

While the Comets had the wind gusts at their back in the second half the nature of the game remained "funky and lacking in rhythm" as described by coach Schur.  In the 51st minute Annie Metzger dribbled at the Lakota defense and froze their backside defender freeing open space for Jordi Reddington.  Reddington made the perfect run and Metzger played a beautiful ball to Reddington who buried her shot into the corner of the net for the games loan goal.  The Comets maintained the upper hand for the next 15 minutes until desperation started to set in for the Thunderhawks and they made a final push to save their season.  Emma Schewe made several nice saves in the last 15 minutes to preserve the Comets shutout and the victory.  In the second half the Comets out shot the Thunderhawks 6 to 4 with each team having 4 shots on frame.  Schewe was able to save all 4 while the Thunderhawk Keeper was only able to save 3 of her 4.  The second half saw the Comets take 2 corners and commit 6 fouls to 0 corners and 4 fouls for the Thunderhawks.  All in all a good victory for the Comets who dealt with the less than ideal conditions which helped to level the playing field.  

 


Cincinnati's second seeded Comets advance to 12-3-3 on the season going into Thursday's District Title Match with Dayton's second seeded Beavers who bring in a 17-1-1 record.   The winner will advance to a regional semi-final matchup against either St. Ursula or Springboro next week.   Mason will by vying for their 4th District Title and an opportunity to advance to the State Sweet Sixteen next week.
10/26

District Final

vs. Beavercreek

@ Monroe 7:00

won 1-0 13-3-3 6-1-2 Comets Claim their 6th District Title with 1-0 Win Over Beavercreek!!

In a behemoth clash of the SW Region's second seeds Thursday Night at Monroe High School Field the Courageous Comet's beat the Battling Beaver 1-0 and claimed the programs 6th overall District Title (01, 10, 12, 13, 14,17). 

With Fall making it clear she had arrived, there was a crisp chill in the night air.  The Comets appeared to embrace this change of season and came out hot.  Taking the early control with precision passing and possession the Comets earned 3 corners in the first 6 minutes.  After a nice save by the Beavers' keeper on the first attempt, the Comets hit pay dirt on the third when Jordi Reddington buried a one time volley off a well placed corner from Tori Bonno.  One Mason Soccer Historian attending what must have been his 150th+ consecutive Mason Girls' game noted that he was pretty certain this was the earliest the Comets had ever scored in a big contest.  The Comets continued to own the upper hand for the next 25 minutes playing smart well managed possession soccer.  The Beavers made a late first half push and knocked the Comets back on their heels.  The Comet defense was able to force most of the Beavers' shots to be from a distance of which the sure handed Schewe made fairly easy work.  In the first half the Comets took 5 shots 3 on frame and scored 1 goal to the Beavers' 8 shots 6 on frame all saved by Schewe.  The Comets took 3 corners to none for the Beavers and both teams were called for 2 fouls.


The second half started much the way the first half ended with the Beavers pressuring the Comets.  The Comets defense weathered 30 minutes of pressure and the player of the match has to be shared by the Comets' defenders (Olivia Popovich, Catherine Berry, Kenzie Miller, Natalie Adkins and Nicki Baehre) and Emma Schewe.  Along with sure hands on 11 saves Schewe bravely smothered several balls around her net.  The Comets found some relief for their defense when they were able to control the ball which was somewhat rare for the first 30 minutes of the half and more regular in the last 10 minutes of the match.  In the second half the Beavers out shot the Comets 7 to 3, 4 to 1 on frame and both teams took 1 corner.  The Beavers' stepped-up intensity did earn them 6 fouls to the Comets 1.

    


With 3 consecutive shutouts under their belt in tournament play the 14-3-3, the Comets' and their stingy defense move on to take on the 15-1-2 and #1 seeded Springboro Panthers in a Halloween Contest Tuesday Night, 7:00 PM back at Monroe High School.  The girls will making their first appearance in the Regionals since the 2014 season. The winner of Tuesdays contest will advance to the Regional Final on Saturday, Nov. 4th against either Fairfield or Loveland.
10/31

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL

vs. Springboro

@ Monroe 7:00

lost 1-0 13-4-3 6-1-2

As it so often happens in soccer, one team dominates play but still comes up short. The Comets dominated Springboro Tuesday night in the Regional Semi-Final but lose 1-0 ending their postseason run. The only score of the game came on a Springboro counter goal with 4 minutes left on the clock.

 


The Comets played beautifully for 76 minutes controlling the run of play with 70% of the possession and most of the game being played in the Springboro end.  The comets did an excellent job passing thru the mid-field and holding the possession in the attacking end.  With the clock running down, the Comets stepped up the pressure working hard to break the ice and end the game in regulation.  As the time neared the 76th minute the defense became more and more involved in the attacking runs and things looked bright for the Comets; when a long ball counter got in behind the Comets defense and resulted in the games loan goal for Springboro.  The Comets did everything they could to score in the last three minutes but tonight was just not to be for Mason. 

The Comets out shot Springboro 20 to 6 and the real heartbreak comes with the shots on goal statistic that was a 9 to 1 differential in favor of Mason.  The Comets took 4 corners to 1 for Springboro and the fouls were fairly even at Mason 6 to Springboro's 5.  Springboro was assessed two late yellow cards for delay of game. 


It was a very solid season for the Comets ending at 13-4-3 and a District Title.  Springboro moves on to play Loveland (defeated GMC champ Fairfield 2-1) in the Regional final on Saturday.     

Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a great season of Mason soccer!

             
             


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Girls Tennis
Date
Event
W/L
Score
Overall
Record
GMC
Record
Mason Individual Results & Match Notes
8/13 Hathaway Brown lost 4-1 0-1  

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

8/13 Olentangy Liberty won 4-1 1-1  

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

8/16 Indian Hill won 5-0 2-2  

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.

8/25 St. Ursula won 5-0 5-2 2-0

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.

9/5 Sycamore won 5-0 7-2 4-0

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

9/6 Springboro won 5-0 8-2 4-0

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

9/7 Princeton won 5-0 9-2 5-0

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.

9/13 Hamilton (rescheduled)        

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.

9/14-9/16 Coaches Classic        

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.

Team finishes:

Mason 370

Ursuline 170

St. Ursula 135

Springboro 125

Indian Hill 90

Sycamore 75

Turpin 60

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.

9/19 Fairfield won 5-0 13-2 6-0

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.

9/20 Beavercreek won 5-0    

Mason earned another shut out on Wednesday, 5-0 over Beavercreek. See scores below:

Kim d. Bays 6-0, 6-0
Aggarwal d. Venkatramani 6-0, 6-0
Pickens d. Ducra-Kim 7-5, 6-0
N Reid- A Kruse d. Jiao-Hu 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-3
K Reid- E Kruse d. VanDewiele-Stanforth 6-2, 6-0

 

9/21 Middletown won 5-0 15-2 7-0

Thursday afternoon the Comets shut out Middletown 5-0. See scores below:

Cosimi d. Layne 6-0, 6-0
Hu d. Wilson 6-0, 6-0
Mi d. Newbern -Wiggins 6-1, 6-1
K Reid-E Kruse d.  Miller-Fonseca 6-0, 6-1
Madichetti-Yang d. Green-Paxson 6-0, 6-1

Mason will host Indian Hill on Monday, Sept. 25th.

The Comet girls (15-2, 7-0) will seek their third consecutive GMC Tennis title and 4th in the past 5 years on Sept. 28th and 29th at Mason.

 

9/25 Indian Hill won 5-0 16-2 7-0

It was another shutout for Mason girls tennis on Monday, defeating Indian Hill 5-0. See scores below:

Kim d. G Hirsch 6-1, 6-0

Aggarwal d. H Hirsch 6-4, 6-1

Reddy d.  Prejel 6-2, 6-2

Reid- A. Kruse d. Price-Yingling 1-6, 6-2, 10-2

Chada-Li d. Budde-Major 6-3, 6-0

Next up Mason (16-2, 7-0) will host the 2017 GMC Championships on Thursday and Friday and will be seeking to defend their title and make it three league Championships in a row. Mason tennis continues to be ranked #2 in the latest State polls and #1 in the city rankings.

9/27 Colerain won 5-0 17-2 8-0

Another shutout for the Comet Tennis team on Thursday vs. Colerain. Thirteen of Mason's 17 wins this season have come via shut outs (17-2). See scores below:

Chada d. Bermas 6-1, 6-0

Li d. Mayes 6-1, 6-1

Pickens d. Moises 6-1, 6-0

Reid-Kim d. Ott-Graff 6-0, 6-1

Kruse-Kruse d. Mitchell-Peskin 6-1, 6-1

The GMC Championships will conclude today on the Mason courts. The team is seeking to defend their title and make it three league Championships in a row. Mason tennis continues to be ranked #2 in the latest State polls and #1 in the city rankings.

Mason will visit Springboro next Monday, Oct. 2nd to conclude regular season play.

THe OHSAA Sectional will be hosted by Mason on Thursday, Oct. 5th. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

9/28-9/29 GMC Championships @ Mason        

Mason Girls Tennis Makes it a GMC Trio!

The Comet Varsity Girls Tennis team dominated the 2017 GMC Championships this past Friday winning their third consecutive conference championship and fifth overall. The 2017 GMC title was Mason's Girls Tennis 5th overall as the Comets also won league championships in the 2007 and 2013 seasons. Mason swept the finals on Friday, winning on every court. See results below:

Kim d. Kalairasan (syc) 6-0, 6-0

Aggarwal d. Silverberg (LE) 6-1, 6-1

Reddy d. Hoke (LE) 6-3, 6-0

N. Reid- A. Kruse d. Sotropa-Bolger (syc) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

K. Reid- E. Kruse d. Wilson-Ringer (syc) 6-2, 6-2

All seven of Mason's players at the event earned 1st team All GMC honors. The Comet girls tennis machine is not only talented but very young! Jamie Kim, Nicole Reid, and Annie Kruse are just freshman. Ananya Aggaraawal, Sanjana Reedy, Emma Kruse and Kelly Reid are all sophomores. The future is very bright for Mason tennis!

Freshman Jamie Kim was named the GMC Player of the Year and Head Coach Mike Reid was chosen as the GMC Coach of the Year. This was Coach Reid's 2nd COY honor for the girls team and was also the boys COY last spring.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches for an outstanding GMC accomplishment!

Next up the team will play a match at Springboro today, Monday, Oct. 2nd.

The Comet girls tennis team postseason gets started on Thursday, Oct. 5th at the OHSAA Southwest Sectional at Mason. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

 

 

 

10/2 @ Springboro        

Mason tennis rolled on Monday, defeating Springboro 4-1 and end their dual match season. See scores below:

Kim (M) d. Garofoli 6-0, 6-0

Aggarwal (M) d. McGarvey 6-0, 6-0

Reddy (M) d. Shamp 6-0, 6-0

Patel- R Patel (S) d. N. Reid- A. Kruse 6-3, 6-4

K. Reid- E. Kruse (M) d. Homing-Mazurek 6-1, 6-2

Up next the GMC Champion Comets will start post sesaon play on Thursday, Oct. 5th when they host the OHSAA Sectional.

Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

The OHSAA District Championships are Oct. 12-14 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason. Qualifiers from District to State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles. State Meet to be held on October 20 - 21, 2017.

10/5

OHSAA SECTIONAL @ Mason

 

       

At the OHSAA Sectional at Mason, the Comets qualifed six players to Districts, two singles and two doubles teams. By making the semifinals of the sectionals, players qualified for the district tournament.  Rain forced the tournament inside to the Western Fitness and Racquet Club through the round of 16 on Thursday.  The quarterfinals were back at Mason High School on Friday, with the seeding semi-finals and finals held last Saturday.

Thursday/Friday results:

In singles, top seeded Jamie Kim  earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hana Eid of Ursuline in her first match.  The freshman then defeated Molly Stockton of West Clermont 6-0, 6-0.  In the quarterfinals, Kim got by Jalyn Hall of Walnut Hills 6-0, 6-0. 

Sophomore, Ananya Aggarwal defeated Anna Muenchen of Kings 6-0, 6-0 before downing Jensen Knecht of Kings 6-0, 6-0.  The fourth seeded Aggarwal won her next match 6-0, 6-0 over Makensie Long of Walnut Hills to reach the semifinals. 

Megan Li won her first three matches in the sectionals before falling 6-2, 6-1 in a hard fought battle to third seed Kelli Niehaus of MND in the quarterfinals.  Li had defeated Abby Pescovitz of Sycamore 6-2, 6-4 in the first round.  In the second she overwhelmed Cameryn Anderson of Little Miami 6-0,6-0.  She defeated Julia Hebling of Turpin 6-0, 6-1 in the round of 16.

The Comets also fared well in the doubles on the first day.  The third seeded team of senior, Nicole Reid and sophomore, Sanjana Reddy defeated a tough Sycamore duo of Kaityln Jiang and Sarah Wittenbaum 7-6, 6-0.  They  then breezed past West Clermont’s Deborah Ipinmoroti and Abbey Marsh 6-0, 6-0, before battling through Lakota East’s Claire Holtmeier and Grace Silverberg 6-0, 6-3. 

The freshmen pairing of Annie Kruse and Raina Chada also punched their ticket to the districts.  In their first match they defeated Peyton Beller and Anna Svitkovich 6-1, 6-1.  Then things really heated up. In the last match of the day, Kruse and Chada gutted out a 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 victory over the fourth seeded Ursuline team of Carolyn Haney and Gracie Estes.  The freshmen went on to win their quarterfinal match over MND’s Ally Coughlin and Cecille Reich 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals of the sectionals.

In the Sectional seeding match resutls on Saturday;

Singles

Semifinals:  Kim d. Aggarwal 6-0, 6-0

Finals:  Kim d. Niehaus (MND) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Third/Fourth match:  Fisher (Turpin) d. Aggarwal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles Semifinals: 

Nicole Reid – Sanjana Reddy d. O’Connor – Dhaliwal (Ursuline)6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Kalaiarasan- Sotropa (Syc) d. Annie Kruse – Raina Chada 6-1, 6-4

Doubles Final

Reid – Reddy d. Kalaiarasan – Sotropa (Syc) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Third/Fourth match

O’Connor-Dhaliwal (Ursuline) d. Kruse-Chada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Final sectional finishes:

Singles 1st Place – Jamie Kim

Singles 4th Place – Ananya Aggarwal

Doubles 1st Place – Nicole Reid – Sanjana Reddy

Doubles 4th Place – Raina Chada – Annie Kruse

Kim, Aggarwal, Reid/Reddy and Chada/Kruse will all battle for state qualification this Thursday and Saturday at the Linder Family Tennis Center.

Qualifiers from District to State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles. State Meet to be held on October 20 - 21, 2017 back at the Linder Center.

Mason remains the top team in the city and #2 in the state polls. The Comets are in the final 8 of the State Team tourney and are awaiting the SUA/UA outcome to determine their next opponent. The Comets tenatively could play for a state final four berth on Monday, October 16th at Mason. The winner will play in Reynoldsburg on October the 22nd for a state team title.

Congratulations to each of these player and good luck this week!

10/12-10/14

OHSAA DISTRICT

@ Linder Family Tennis Center

Qualifiers from District to State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles. State Meet to be held on October 20 - 21, 2017.

       

GIRLS TENNIS ADVANCES 
FOUR PLAYERS TO STATE!

Mason Girls singles players Ananya Aggarwal and Jamie Kim, along with the doubles team of Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy qualified for the state tournament on Thursday at the Linder Family Tennis Center on day 1 of the OHSAA District Championships.  Qualifiers from District to State Meet are four (4) singles and four (4) doubles.

Freshman, Jamie Kim defeated Sydney Bailey of Wayne 6-0, 6-0 and Mikenzie of Miamisburg by the same score to advance to the district semifinals and qualify for the state tournament.

Sophomore, Ananya Aggarwal qualified for the first time by beating Ally Garofoli of Springboro 6-3, 6-0 and downing Kellie Hannan of St. Ursula 6-0, 6-0.

Senior, Nicole Reid and sophomore Sanjana Reddy blanked Ayana McCain and Ashton Slusher 6-0, 6-0 and then they defeated Bellbrook’s Shea Foster and Andrea Szep 6-2, 6-2 to punch their ticket to the state tournament.  This is Reddy’s first trip to State while Reid returns for the second straight year having partnered with Sneha Kandi in 2016.

The OHSAA State Tennis Championships will be held Friday/Saturday, Oct. 20-21 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.

CLICK HERE for details, info, and results for the state championships.

The Comets will be back in action Saturday at 9:00 AM at the ATP for the District seeding rounds.  Kim will play Fisher of Turpin.  Aggarwal plays Niehaus of MND and Reid-Reddy will play O’Connor and Dhaliwal of Ursuline.

The Comets will play in the OTCA team tournament at home on Tuesday against the Lions of Ursuline at 4:00 PM. The Comets are in the final 8 of the State Team tourney.  The winner will play in Reynoldsburg on October the 22nd for a state team title.

OHSAA District Finals (Saturday)

Below are the final results for last Saturday's District Finals at Linder Family Tennis Center, which determines state tourney seeding. See below:

Jamie Kim, District Champ

Ananya Aggarwal, 2nd place

Nicole Reid – Sanjana Reddy 4th

Singles Semifinals

Kim d. Fisher of Turpin 6-0, 6-4

Aggarwal d. Niehaus of MND 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4

Final

Kim d. Aggarwal 6-1,6-0

Doubles Semifinal – O’Connor-Dhaliwal (Urs) d. Reid – Reddy 6-3, 6-2

Third/Fourth place match - Sotropa –Kalaiarasan (Syc) d. Reid – Reddy 6-2, 6-4

Mason Girls singles players Ananya Aggarwal and Jamie Kim, along with the doubles team of Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy qualified for the state tournament.

The OHSAA State Tennis Championships will be held Friday/Saturday, Oct. 20-21 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.

CLICK HERE for details, info, and results for the state championships.

The Comets will play in the OTCA team tournament at home on Tuesday against the Lions of Ursuline at 4:00 PM. The Comets are in the final 8 of the State Team tourney.  The winner will play in Reynoldsburg on October the 22nd for a state team title.

10/17

OTCA Team Tourney

vs. Ursuline

won 3-0 18-2  

Mason Tennis played Ursuline in the Final 8 of the OTCA State Team tourney on Monday. The Comets shut out the Lions 3-0 advancing them to the State Semi-Fiinals. See results below:

Kim leading O’Connor 6-0, 5-2, DNF

Aggarwal d. Lynch 6-0, 6-1

Reddy d. Kronenberger 6-0, 6-0

N. Reid- A. Kruse leading Dhaliwal-Haney 6-3, 3-3, DNF

K. Reid- E. Kruse d. Estes-Ha 6-2, 6-2

Mason advances to Final Four in Reynoldsburg on October 22nd.

Comets to play defending state champ Magnificat at 9:00 AM.

OHSAA STATE TOURNAMENT (INDIVIDUAL)

Mason Girls singles players Ananya Aggarwal and Jamie Kim, along with the doubles team of Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy qualified for the state tournament.

The OHSAA State Tennis Championships will be held Friday/Saturday, Oct. 20-21 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.

CLICK HERE for details, info, and results for the state championships.

10/20-10/21

OHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

@ Mason Family Tennis Center

       

It was a busy weekend for the Mason Tennis program for the culmination of an outstanding 2017 season as a team and individually.

At the OHSAA Individual State Championships at the Mason Family Tennis Center last Friday and Saturday, 5 Comets competed against the best Division 1 girls tennis players in the state. Mason Girls singles players Ananya Aggarwal and Jamie Kim, along with the doubles team of Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy qualified for the state tournament. There were some exciting and very close matches but no Mason player was able to advance past the semi-final round.

Ananya Aggarwal won her first round singles match against Sarah Robertson of Rocky River 6-3, 6-2 and then Aggarwal defeated Kathleen Jones of Olentangy 6-0, 7-6 to advance to the semifinals.  Aggarwal became the first lady Comet in the history of the program to advance to the second day of the tournament. She would eventually lose 7-5, 7-3 to conclude her state title bid for this year. She is only a sophomore with a bright future ahead.

In double play, Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy lost 7-5, 7-6 to Oltentangy Liberty’s Maddie Atway and Danielle Shoenly in the first round.

Freshman standout Jamie Kim won her first match 6-1, 6-1 over Angelica Ross of Riverside.  Kim then lost in the quarterfinals 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 to Zoey Weil of Cenenial.

This an extremely young and talented group of Comets. They will return next season with even higher hopes and expectations. Congratulations to each of these fine ladies and their coaches!

 

10/22

OTCA STATE TEAM TOURNEY

Final Four

vs. Magnificant

9:00 AM

1st place      

Comets win OTCA State Team Championship

The Comets battled to a state championship on Sunday in Reynoldsburg!  It was their programs first ever girls team championship at this event. The number 2 ranked Comets were pitted against the top ranked Blue Streaks of Rocky River Magnificat in the first match of the day.  The 8:15 match started in sunny, but cool conditions.  Things heated up as the doubles team of Kelly Reid and Emma Kruse got the first victory of the day, a 6-0, 6-2 win over the Mags’ Pallaki and Leszcz.

“We knew that our job was to get the first win of the day,” said Kelly, “and put the pressure on Magnicat’s singles players.” Kelly’s sister, senior, Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy then earned the Comets their second point with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over the streaks’ Zuber and Klubnik. 

The Comets needed only a win from one of the singles players to seal the victory.  But the Green and White were down on two of the singles courts; Sanjana Reddy was losing 6-1, 5-4 to Olivia Rondini on court three and Ananya Aggarwal was down 6-3, 4-1 to Alexandra Vesikallio on court two.  On the top singles court, Jamie Kim had won her first set against Anna Roggenburk in a tie-break. 

Roggenburk had won the state OHSAA singles tournament the day before, but the freshman, Kim wasn’t intimidated.  After winning the tie-break, Kim raced out to a 5-0 lead in the second set as Aggarwal and Reddy fought to hang on and to mount comebacks against the powerful singles line-up of the Mags.  Momentum shifted and the crowd got louder and louder as the state champion, Roggenburk clawed her way to 5-2, trying to fight her way back in the match. But the cool-headed freshman, Kim was having none of that, and she sealed the 7-6, 6-2 win and her teammates raced to the court to celebrate the victory.  Mason 3, Magnicat 0.

Beating  #1 ranked Magnificat felt like winning a state championship.  But the Comets still had work to do.  They next faced #3 ranked Dublin Jerome.  Jerome had won two of the last three state championships.  Also, Jerome had won their first match against Toledo Notre Dame relatively easily while the Comets were in a long, exhausting battle with Magnificat. Thinking that Dublin Jerome might change their line-up to strengthen their doubles, Comet coach, Mike Reid countered by inserting Megan Li into the line-up at #3 singles; Reddy moved to #1 doubles with Nicole Reid, and Annie Kruse and Raina Chada played second doubles.  Jerome kept their line-up the same as they had played in the first match.  Advantage Jerome.

The first point of the day went to Jerome on court one doubles as the team of Sanjana Reddy and Nicole Reid couldn’t find their rhythm against the Jerome’s very strong doubles team Resor and Wang.  After seeing number one doubles lose, the pressure shifted to the number two doubles team of Chada and Kruse. They won their first set easily and then the  freshmen duo hung on to win a see-saw second set and secure the win over Jerome’s N. Dudipala and Zhao 6-0, 7-5.

With the match knotted at one all, attention again turned to the singles courts.  This time the Comets needed to get victories on two of the three singles courts in order to get the win  and earn their first state championship.  Megan Li had lost her first set in a tie-break.  Aggarwal had won her first set 6-0 and Jamie Kim had earned a victory in her first set against hard-hitting Vickie Chang, 6-1.  From there, the tension rose considerably.  Megan Li was giving it her all, but she fell behind 5-1 in the second. 

Jamie Kim earned the second point of the day when she polished off Chang 6-1, 6-3.  It looked like the match, and the state championship was going to come down to Ananya Aggarwal’s match at #2 singles.  Aggarwal had won her first set 6-0, but she was running out of gas. 

Ananya had finished fourth in the OHSAA state tournament the previous day and her three hour marathon match with state runner-up, Cassie Alcala had left her physically, mentally and emotionally drained.  In addition, Aggarwal had just played one of the state’s best players,  Magnificat’s Alexandra Vesikallio for nearly two hours in another hard-fought battle. 

“I was hitting the wall, for shore, in that second set,” said Aggarwal.  “Coach kept telling me to ‘find another gear’ and to ‘keep hitting’, but I didn’t have much left.” 

But down 5-4, 30 –love, in the second, Aggarwal, not wanting to play another set, found another gear, roared back  and sealed the victory 6-0, 7-5  over Jerome’s Dudipala to win the first state championship for the Comets. See results and details below:

Semifinal-  Mason defeat Magnificat 3-0

Jamie Kim d. Roggenburk 7-6, 6-2

Vesakillio (Mag) leading Ananya Aggarwal 6-3, 4-1 DNF

Rondini (Mag) leading Sanjana Reddy 6-1, 5-4 DNF

Nicole Reid – Annie Kruse d Zuber-Klubnik 6-3, 6-0

Kelly Reid – Emma Kruse d.  Pallaki-Leszcz 6-0, 6-2

Final – Mason 3, Dublin Jerome 1

Jamie Kim d. Chang 6-1, 6-3

Aggarwal d. A Dudipala 6-0, 7-5

Liu (Jerome) leading Megan Li 7-6, 5-1 DNF

Resor-Wang (Jerome) d. Nicole Reid and Sanjana Reddy 6-1, 6-2

Annie Kruse – Raina Chada d. N. Dudipala- Zhao 6-2, 7-5

The Mason Girls Tennis Program completed their best season in the history of Comet tennis in 2017. They are young, talented and hungry and will surely be seeking new heights in 2018!

CONGRATULATION TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND COACHES ON A SEASON TO REMEMBER!

 

             
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Girls Volleyball
 Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

 GMC
Record

Game Highlights
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.

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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
It was an exciting  night for the Varsity Volleyball team as a huge milestone was reached by Senior Abbie Hughes.  Hughes entered the Hamilton game just 10 setting assists away from her 2000th career assist.  As she approached her ninth assist, the bench and crowd awaited anxiously for the 10th to arrive.  After 3-4 close kills, finally, Abbie dished out her 2000th assist to Senior Anna Brinkmann who pounded the ball straight down.  Hughes seemed a little shocked to what the celebration was about until Hamilton presented her the game ball and her teammates and fans were cheering her on.  "It is an honor to coach and be a part of anyone who reaches such an accomplishment!  She works very hard during practice and spends much time outside of Mason on improving her game.  She is an outstanding setter who will do great things for FIU."

The Comets went on to defeat Hamilton 25-5, 25-5, 25-7.  It was a solid performance from the whole team: Junior Kyra Simmons with 4 kills; Junior Carly Gallagher with 3 kills; Sophomore Hannah Simmons had 11 assists and 4 service aces; Sophomores Sophie Hoffman and Bailey Flowerdew each had 5 digs.
The Comets will travel to Mentor on Saturday for the Northeast Power Tournament. 

Myer win #295

9/23

@ Power Tournament

Walsh Jesuit

won 25-14, 25-12 9-1 5-0

The Varsity Volleyball team went 3-1 this weekend at the Northeast Power Tournament in Mentor.  The Comets came out on fire against Walsh Jesuit with a 25-14, 25-12 victory. The Comets combined for 11.5 blocks, 21 kills (only 3 hitting errors) and 4 serving assists. 

 Myer win #296


 

Power Tourney

vs. Gilmour Academy

won 25-15, 25-9 10-1  

Up next, was #5 in the state (D2) Gilmour Academy where the Comets continued to steam roll with a 25-15, 25-9 defeat.  Senior Anna Brinkmann and Junior Maggie King each pounded down 9 kills; Senior Abbie Hughes dished out 20 assists and had 9 digs.

Myer win #297

  Power Tourney lost 19-25, 15-25 10-2 5-0 For the crossover game, Mason faced rival Ursuline.  The Comets fell to #1 Ursuline 19-25, 15-25.  Sophomores Bailey Flowerdew and Sophie Hoffman were digging machines in the back row with 10 and 12 digs respectively.
9/24 Power Tourney won 25-19, 25-23, 25-13 11-2 5-0
On Sunday, the Comets faced defending D1 State Champions Brecksville Broadview Heights.  The Comets came out with a vengeance defeating the Bee's 25-19, 25-23, 25-13.  Junior Maggie King led the front row with 14 kills, Senior Anna Brinkmann pounded down 11 kills, Junior Sammie Puisis had 10 kills and 15 digs and Sophomore Bailey Flowerdew had 4 service aces. 

The Comets finished 3rd place in the Power Tournament! 

The Comets are 11-2 overall and will travel to Anderson tonight for 7pm game.

Don't forget to come out to Tuesday's VOLLEY FOR THE CURE game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Game time 6:30pm against The Aves.

Myer win #298

9/25 @ Anderson won 25-12, 25-14, 25-21. 12-2 5-0
The Varsity Volleyball team extended their record to 12-2 by defeating Anderson 
25-12, 25-14, 25-21.  Juniors Maggie King and Sammie Puisis along with Senior Anna Brinkmann led our front each getting 7 kills.    Sophomore Bailey Flowerdew had 11 digs and 2 service aces.  

Tonight, the Comets will take on Sycamore in the Volley for the Cure.  Freshman game time starts at 4:30, JV 5:30 and Varsity 6:30.

Myer win #299

9/26 Sycamore won 25-15, 25-12, 25-18 13-2 6-0

It was a special night last evening on the Mason Volleyball court. The Comets defeated rival Sycamore in three straight sets (25-15, 25-12, 25-18) but also helped their head coach earn a very special career achievment. With the Comet victory Tiann Myer earned the 300th win of her illustrious coaching career.

Myers overall coaching record stands at 300 wins and 104 losses. While at Mason her record is an amazing 213 wins and just 66 losses. Last season Coach Myer was recgonized by the Ohio Valley Officials Association of Cincinnati as their "Most Representative Coach of Outstanding" for the 2016 season. She was named the GMC Coach of the Year for last season.

Myers team ran their overall record to 13-2 on the season with last nights win (6-0 in the GMC).   This was a solid team victory with Sophomore Bailey Flowerdew and Junior Maggie King dominated the service line with 5  and 4 service aces, respectively. The Comets combined for 32 kills and 40 digs.

Next up Mason will host Princeton on Thursday, Sept. 28th.

9/28 Princeton won 25-5, 25-12, 25-10 14-2 7-0

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Princeton 25-5, 25-12, 25-10.  It was a solid team effort with the 20 service aces and 34 kills.  Great job, Ladies!

 

The Comets will face Alter tomorrow at noon. Mason (7-0) and undefeated in the GMC with two league games remaining against Colerain and Middletown. The Comets are 14-2 overall.
  
9/30 @ Alter won 25-11, 25-19, 25-13    15-2 7-0

On Saturday, Mason girls volleyball rolled over Alter 25-11, 25-19, 25-13.

The Comets are 15-2 overall and 7-0 in the GMC. Next up they visit Colerain on Tuesday, Oct. 3rd.

10/3 @ Colerain won 25-8, 25-6, 25-6 16-2 8-0
The Varsity Volleyball team defeated the Colerain Cardinals 25-8, 25-6, 25-6 on Tuesday night to run their league leading GMC mark to 8-0.
Junior Carly Gallagher led the hitters with 6 kills while juniors Sammie Puisis and Maggie King each contributed 5 kills. The serving was solid with a combined total of 15 serving aces.
The Comets are 16-2 and hope to clinch their 2nd straight GMC Championship with a win tomorrow at home against Middletown.
10/5 Middletown won 25-4, 25-6, 25-5 17-2 9-0

The Mason Girls Volleyball team swept the GMC for the 2nd consecutive season last night in their final league match versus Middletown (25-4, 25-6, 25-5) in a contest that was dominated by serving.  The GMC title is the Comets fourth in the past five seasons (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013 tie).

Mason ran the table going 9-0 in 2017 while losing only one set (Lakota East) out of a possible 28 sets during league play in 2017. Over the past two seasons the team has a GMC set record of 55-1. The last team to win back-to-back titles was Lakota West in the 2009/2010 seasons.

Mason will host McAuley on Tuesday, Oct. 10th and Seton on Thursday, Oct. 12th before concluding the regular season at Dublin Coffman on Saturday, Oct. 14th.

 

10/12 Seton won 25-19, 25-21, 25-16    18-2 9-0  
10/14 @ Dublin Coffman lost 25-22, 25-18, 25-20   18-3 9-0

Mason girls volleyball traveled to Dubling Coffman on Saturday to close their regular season schedule. The Comets suffered a three set loss 25-22, 25-18, 25-20.

MASON IS THE #4 SEED IN THE UPCOMING SECTIONAL TOURNEY. The Comets will play the winner of the Mt. Healthy on Saturday, Oct. 21, 4:00 pm at Lakota East.

10/21

SECTIONAL

vs. Mt. Healthy

@ Lakota East, 4:00

won 25-2, 25-7, 25-6. 19-3 9-0

The Varsity Volleyball team swmaped Mt. Healthy in the 2nd round of Sectionals: 25-2, 25-7, 25-6 on Saturday.  The team combined for a total of 25 service aces. Mason moves on in the post season with a 19-3 overall record.

 


Next the Comets will play for a Sectional Championship on Wednesday against Lakota East.  Game time is 7:30pm at Lakota East. Earlier this season East handed Mason their only set loss of the season in the GMC, but the Comets went on to win in four. The winner will move on to the District Semi-finals, back at East on Saturday, Oct. 28th against eiter St. Ursula or Loveland.
10/25

SECTIONAL FINAL

vs. East

7:30 pm

won 25-22, 25-13, 25-16 20-3 9-0

The Varsity Volleyball team claimed a Sectional Championship by defeating Lakota East 25-22, 25-13, 25-16 last Wednesday night at East. Mason goes to 20-3 with the win and advances in the post season.

 

Junior Maggie King led the hitters with 9 kills; Sophomore Sophie Hoffman had 3 service aces.
The Comets will go for a District Championship on Saturday at Lakota East at 4:30pm against St. Ursula. Mason will be seeking their programs third Div. 1 District Title (2009, 2014) and a berth at Regionals. Saturday's winner will play either Ursuline or Troy in the Regional Semi-Final at Lakota West on Thursday, Nov. 2nd at 6:00 pm.
10/28

DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP

vs. St. Ursula

4:30 at East

won 25-13, 25-21, 25-14 21-3 9-0

Mason Volleyball Sweet Sixteen!

District Champs!

The Comet Varsity Volleyball team earned a District Championship on Saturday! Mason defeated St. Ursula 25-13, 25-21, 25-14 to earn their programs third Div. 1 Championship (2009, 2014, 2017).

The Comets (#4 seed) came out relaxed and confident and made a clean sweep of the Bull Dogs.  Senior Anna Brinkmann led the front row with 12 kills and 0 errors, followed closely by juniors Sammie Puisis with 11 kills and Maggie King with 10 kills.  Senior Abbie Hughes dished out 35 assists and had 15 digs.  

Mason (21-3) will now face #1 Ursuline in the Regional Semi's on Thursday at 6pm at Lakota West. The Lions knocked off the Comets earlier this season 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25.

The winner will play for a Regional Title and state tourney berth on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2:00 pm back at West against the Mount Notre Dame/Mercy winner.

11/2

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL

vs. Ursuline

@ West 6:00

lost 21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 7-15 21-4 9-0

The Mason Varsity Volleyball team ended an outstanding season last night in a thriller Regional Semi-Final game against #9 in the Nation, Ursuline: final scores were 21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 7-15.  The team finishes the year at 21-4 winning another GMC title and District Championship.

The Comets went down the first 2 sets before turning on the intensity and staying determined to fight back and win the next 2 sets.  The Comets fought hard and played together during their come-from-behind effort to even the sets at 2-2 heading into a fifth set 15-point final. Mason fell behind early in the finale, allowing Ursuline the momentum and to advance to Saturday's Regional final contest versus Mount Notre Dame who defeated Mercy in the night cap.

Seniors Anna Brinkmann and Abbie Hughes along with sophomore Bailey Flowerdew and Sophie Hoffman were scrappy in the backrow combining for 51 digs; Junior Maggie King powered the front row with 18 kills and Senior Abbie Hughes dished out 40 assists.  The blocking of Juniors Sammie Puisis, Kayla Ringwald and Kyra Simmons was key to the game allowing the defense to set up and make some amazing plays.

 

This entire team supported one another and fought hard the entire season. Over the past two seasons the seniors amassed an overall win-loss record of 43-6 and leave a legacy of 4 GMC titles in the past 5 seasons.

 

Congratulations to all the players and coaces on an outstanding season. 

Post season accomlades begin to filter in for the District Champions Mason Girls VB players. See below:

Abbie Hughes - Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention; 2nd team All-Ohio
Anna Brinkmann - 2nd team All-Ohio
Maggie King - 3rd team All-Ohio

 

           

Abbie Hughes Named GMC Player of the Year

Tiann Myer, GMC Coach of the Year

First Team: Anna Brinkmann, Sophie Hoffman, Abbie Hughes, Maggie King, Sammie Puisis

Second Team:Bailey Flowerdew, Kyra Simmons

             

 


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