|The Comets Boys CC team opens their 2018 season at the Moeller Invitational on Friday, Aug. 24.|
|8/24||Moeller Inv.||1st place||
The Mason Cross Country Comets opened their 2018 campaign at the Moeller Invitational hosted just down the road at Christ's Church at Mason last Friday night. The Comets suffered a narrow loss to rival St. Xavier 35-38 losing in the final half mile.
The Comets were paced by a stellar performance of Junior Johan Meyer who finished just two seconds away from winning in third place. Seniors Jagger Vetter and Isaiah Kelly ran solid races finishing 4th and 6th respectivley. Sophomore Austin Cooper and Senior Brogan Doran rounded out the scoring for the Comets. Junior Micah Champagne held down the number six man while Freshman sensations Alex DeRoussel and Aiden Amshoff were the next two runners for Mason.
The Running Comets will head to the Dewine farm near Cedarville for a dual with the Lancaster Gales next Saturday. It should prove to be a exciting top ten match up.
|9/1||Worthington/Devine Invite @ Cedarville (boys only)||1st||
The Mason Boys Cross Country team ventured to the idyllic farm of former senator and current Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine for their third Dual at the DeWine's. The Comets won handily defeating the Lancaster Gales with a perfect score of 15-48.
The top five sweep by the Comets was their first shut out in the past several decades. Junior Johan Meyer was first man for the second week in a row, scoring his first high school victory. He was followed closely by his teammates Seniors Jagger Vetter and Isaiah Kelly. Right behind them was Junior Micah Champagne and Senior Brogan Doran to round out the scoring. Freshman Alex DeRoussel and Senior Andy Carter completed the top seven.
The Comets host the prestigious Mason Cross Country Invitational at Corwin Nixon Park next Saturday where they will seek to defend their home training ground. First race is at 9:00am.
The Mason Boys Cross Country team braved stiff competition, tropical storm Gordon, muddy conditions and a swollen creek to sweep all three races (Varsity, JV 9-10, JV 11-12) at the 44th Mason Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. An army of volunteers prepared the Corwin-Nixon / Pine Hill course well during the week and maintained the course during the 13 races throughout the day. A special thank you goes to all of them and the City of Mason Parks Department.
The Mason varsity squeezed out a narrow victory over defending champion and #1 in Kentucky Louisville Trinity having to go to the 6th man tie breaker for the win. Senior Isaiah Kelly was Mason's top runner followed very closely by Junior Johan Meyer and Senior Jagger Vetter. Junior Micah Champagne and Sophomore Austin Cooper rounded out the traditional 5-man scoring. But the tie was broken by the performance of Senior Brogan Doran who was followed closely by freshman Alex DeRoussel.
The varsity Comets will not race this coming weekend, while the JV squad will head to the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on Saturday.
|9/15||Cedarville CC Invite||6th||
The Mason Boys Cross Country team competed in the Friendship Invitational at Cedarville University on Saturday. Running on one of the finest cross country courses in Ohio, the Comets finished sixth. Mason held out their top guns to prepare them for future battles, while the next level of guys stepped up to compete well.
The Comets were led by Junior Jamie Williams. He was followed by Senior Nick Francis, Junior Rajan Singh, Sophomores Brendan Pitcher and Brennan Doran to round out the scoring.
Mason travels to the prestigious Culver Invitational next Saturday in Culver, Indiana.
|9/22||Centerville Saturday Nights Invite|
|9/29||Fairmont Firebird Invite|
|10/13||GMC @ VOA|
|10/20||District @ VOA|
|10/27||Regional @ Hobart Arena|
The Girls CC Team opened the 2018 season at the OHSAA Preview event for the top 20 teams in Ohio at National Trail Raceway. The ladies did pretty well. The girls had a nice group with newcomer Maddie Ullom up front and Faith Min / Ally Kouche not far behind. Ava Stover had a good day, as did Lily Hallum and Kiera Doran.
The girls placed 4th in a strong field and had some promising signs for the future. Catie Courtney also WON the girls open race today, in a photo finish. Great job!!!
Next up the team competes at the Moeller Invite on Aug. 24th.
They young ladies of the Mason cross-country team had their first local meet with the entire team at the Moeller Primetime Invitational on Friday night and earned a big win!
In the JV race the girls nearly swept the field with a low score of 17 and lots of great runs led by Nathalie Schickendance.
In the varsity race the team was once again led by Maddie Ullom as she placed second overall.
After Maddie, Mason had a tremendous pack with six girls all within a few seconds of each other. The pack consisted of Faith Min, Ally Kouche, Brooke Harvey, Kierra Doran, Lily Hallum and Ava Stover.
The girls took the team title overall and beat Ursuline, who are the defending state runner-ups. It was very encouraging and we are looking forward to continue to improve.
The girls are off this coming weekend as they prepare for the annual Mason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8th at Pine Hill Park.
We are making the final preparations for the 44th annual Mason Invite next Saturday, and we are excited for another great year. The team list is shaping up well, and the course should be in great shape come Saturday. I have attached a course map, the list of teams coming (so far) and the schedule. Remember, for the D2/D3 teams we will allow unlimited entries into the varsity D2/D3 race to help them out with their timelines and the size of the races. D1 is still run 10, score 5. Best of luck this season, and be advised that there is a lot going on at Mason that day so parking can be tough. Plan ahead. Buckeye Running Company will be there again in force, and will have coaches swag and T-shirts for top finishers.
Bring your old shoes to the Mason Cross Country Invitational!
Fill the Buckeye Running Company Shoe Bus with old shoes – any kind, any condition for Missions in Motion. Most of the shoes will end up in Haiti for people who, in most cases, have never had a pair shoes. Just tie or buckle them together: old running shoes, heels, sandals, whatever. The bus will be near the starting line. Let’s FILL THE BUS!
The Mason Girl's Cross Country team had a good outing at the 44th running of the Mason Invitational. The course was wet and soft in the morning, but the girls still ran solid times and put on a good show for the home crowd. The Comets raced to a 1st place finish with a team score of 69 points!
Mason was led once again by Maddie Ullom who placed in the top 5 for the 3rd time this season. Ava Stover stepped up big and ran well for the Comets in the 2 spot. Faith Min continues to run well as does Ally Kouche, both of whom placed in the top 20 in a tough field.
Overall the team looked solid against Turpin and Loveland and Ursuline. As the day went on the course fell apart and the girls in the open races had to deal with much tougher weather and a horrible footing. It was a good day for the Comets and many girls are taking nice steps forward as we progress toward the post season.
Next up for the JV Comets is the Cedarville CC Invite on Saturday, Sept. 15th. The varsity gets back into racing at the prestigious and tough Culver Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.
|9/15||Cedarville CC Invite||1st||
Last Saturday at the Cedarville Invitational the girls did well considering the heat and humidity. With a race temp of over 80 degrees, and zero shade, they performed as well as could be expected. The team consisted of a split squad of girls as we sat out 5 of our top runners. With this partial team of varsity athletes we were still able to muster a win and did very well all things considered. T
he team was led by Maddie Ullom. She took 2nd overall and continued to look very strong. After Maddie was newcomer Ellie Bevan. She ran in the #2 spot and did great, placing 9th overall! Megan Miller returned to form and placed 3rd for the Comets. Erica Fennimore and Manuela Capiello rounded out our scorers and did quite well in their role as varsity for the day. We got a great production out of many of our varsity B girls and they were able to secure the win for the Comets over Kings and Sycamore. It was a good day, and the girls are heading in the right direction.
Next up Mason Girls compete at the prestigious Culver Invite on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.
|9/22||Centerville Saturday Nights Invite|
|9/29||Fairmont Firebird Invite|
|10/13||GMC @ VOA|
|10/20||District @ VOA|
|10/27||Regional @ Hobart Arena|
Msaon boys golf opened the season on Aug. 4 with a 1st place finish at the annual Sycamore Invitational. The team finished with a score of 296. See scores below:
Jake Soper 75
Matt Scheid 72
Cameron Madden 75
Ben Satterthwaite 82
Logan Thomas 74
Mason Comets Varsity teams traveled to play in the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run on Monday, Aug. 7th and came home with all the hardware. Matthew Scheid lead the Green squad to victory firing a tournament low 68 earning him medalist honors.
It was good day for the entire team with all players scoring 78 and better in route to an outstanding team score of 293.
The White team was also busy putting up low numbers scoring an impressive team score of 316 to earn the second place trophy. The Comets set the goal before this tourney to bring home both first and second place against an impressive field. Success was found as the Comets have gotten off to an extremely hot start! See scores below:
White Team: 316 – Second Place
|8/10||Mt. Vernon Invite||1st||
The Comets took an overnight trip to the beautiful confines of Chapel Hill golf course, Mt Vernon Invitational, north of Columbus on Friday. It was a stellar day for the Green team which took first place firing a 5 under 283. The 283 sets a NEW MASON HIGH SCHOOL SCORING RECORD. THEY CARDED 30 BIRDIES!
Jack Soper was the medalist shooting 68. Matthew Scheid and Ben Satterthwaite also had great days scoring one under par with 71’s. Jake Amann was the low man on the White team shooting an impressive 74. See scores below:
Junior - 71 Matthew Scheid - (5 birdies)
Senior - 68 Jack Soper - (8 birdies) Overall Medalist
Senior - 73 Cameron Madden - (7 birdies)
Senior - 75 Logan Thomas - (4 birdies)
Junior - 71 Ben Satterthwaite - (6 birdies)
White Team - 310
Senior - 74 Jake Amann
Junior - 77 Tyler Vinson
Senior - 81 Nolan Maine
Senior - 82 Arnav Ghule
Junior - 78 Rahul Parikh
|8/11||St. Xavier Invite||8th||
The Comet boys earned 8th at the prestigious St. Xavier Invite on Aug. 11. The team score a total of 325 on the day. See scores below:
77 Jack Soper
84 Matt Scheid
80 Cameron Madden
84 Logan Thomas
87 Ben Satterthwaite
|8/13||Lakota East Invite||3rd||
On Monday, Aug. 13th Mason Green shot 302 at Four Bridges Country Club in the Lakota East Invitational. Competing against a field of eighteen of the area’s best teams, Mason finished third. Cameron Madden, Ben Satterthwaite, and Matthew Scheid all carded impressive three over par 75’s to lead Mason. See scores below:
Senior – 77 Jack Soper
Junior – 75 Matthew Scheid
Senior – 75 Cameron Madden
Junior – 75 Ben Satterthwaite
Senior – 77 Logan Thomas
|8/18||Tecumseh Arrow Invite||
Mason Green competed in the LaSalle Invitational at Clovernook Country Club on Monda, Aug. 20. Despite difficult playing conditions including several holes of heavy rain and super speedy TRIPLE CUT GREENS, the Comets fought hard to take second place out of thirteen entries with an overall score of 313.
Senior Cameron Madden was Mason’s low man and earned second medalist honors with his score of 76. In the end, the Comets had a few too many three putts (and a couple four putts) and fell to Elder who was the winner with a team score of 311. SEE SCORES BELOW
Next up for boys green golf is the Mason/Lakota East Top 12 at Heritge CC on Thursday, Aug. 23rd.
|8/23||Mason/Lakota East Top 12 @ Heritage||won||329-353||
At the Top 12 at Heritage on Thursday, Mason knocked off Lakota East 329-353 in a head-to-head dual match between the two GMC rivals. Jack Soper was the overall medalist with a 36. See the scores below:
|8/27||Elk Invite @ YANKEE TRACE||1ST||
The Comets continued their winning ways on Monday at the Centerville Invitational at Yankee Trace Golf Course. With a team total of 301, the Comets edged Dublin Jerome by one stroke to pick up their fifth invitational victory of the season. Logan Thomas had an excellent day securing a tie for the medalist position and leading the Comets with a nifty one over par 73. SEE SCORES BELOW:
Next up Mason Boys play in the Van Buren Invite at Mid-Pines CC on Saturday and Sunday.
|9/1-9/2||Van Buren Invite @ Mid-Pines CC||
It was a ‘working’ holiday for the Mason Comets as they traveled 8 hours to Southern Pines, NC to play in the Peggy Kirk Bell Cup. They joined several Ohio teams from the Cincinnati (Lakota East, Moeller) and Columbus areas for a battle on two Donald Ross masterpieces. These courses presented most in the field with many new challenges that come with southern courses such as pine straw and bermuda greens.
Saturday, Day 1 was played at Mid Pines Golf Club during the afternoon on a real scorcher of a day. The Comet fought hard but the Bermuda got the best of them as they ended the day trailing Wellington (305) by 11 strokes.
Day 1 – Pine Needles Golf Club – 316
Day 2 at Mid Pines was an earlier start and went well for the Comets! The boys fought hard against these Donald Ross greens improving by 6 shots over round #1 to overcome an 11 shot deficit for the win. Finishing with a two day total of 626, they just edged out some fine Columbus squads to notch their sixth invitational victory of the season, a new school record.
Day 2 – Mid Pines Golf Club – 310
Two Day Total – Team 626
Next up Mason boys golf participates in the Hadley Invitational at Glenview this Sunday, Sept. 9th.
|9/9||Hadley Invite @ Glenview||The Hadley Invite on Saturday was cancelled due to tropical storm Gordon. Next up Mason boys will compete at the Alter Invite at Miami Valley GC, weather permitting.|
|9/10||Alter Invite @ Miami Valley GC||2nd||
After a rain filled weekend, the Comets were finally able to get back outside on Monday. Competing against seventeen other area teams, Mason secured second place at Miami Valley Golf Club in Dayton, Ohio in the Archbishop Alter Invitational. Mason scored a very respectable 306, falling just one shot short of Centerville’s 305. Cameron Madden was the low man for Mason scoring a noteworthy 74.
Course: Miami Valley Golf Club
Green Team: 301 – 1st Place
Next up is a tri-match with Elder and Anderson at Coldstream on Thursday, Sept. 13.
|9/13||Elder/Anderson @ Coldstream||Next up for Mason Boys Golf is the Springboro Invtie on Saturday, Sept. 15th.|
Mason boys golf competed at the Springboro Invite at Heatherwood this past Saturday. The Comets finished 3rd overall with a team scoroe of 306. East was the overall winner. See scores below:
78 Jack Soper
73 Cameron Madden
79 Matt Scheid
87 Jake Amann
77 Logan Thomas
78 Ben Satterthwaite
Next up for Mason is the Westbook Shootout in Lexington, KY on Monday, Sept. 17th (today).
|9/17||Westbook Shootout Lexington, KY||1st||
MASON Comet Boys Golf carded their 7th Invitational win on Monday at the Lexington Invitational. The Donald Ross designed WestBrook CC was a wonderful treat to play and the greens as usual were AMAZING and caused a few heart aches!
Mason shot a team score of 303 to win it. See scores below:
75 Jack Soper
Next up the Comets are at the Bishop Watterson Invite on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.
The 2018 Boys Golf GMC Championships are slated for Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 26-27 at Walden Ponds.
|9/22||Bishop Watterson Invite|
|9/26, 9/27||GMC @ Walden Ponds|
The Mason boys varsity program got off to a great start last Saturday Aug. 18th giving their new head coach Mike Combs his first Comet coaching victory with a 2-0 over Springboro.
A 1st half goal was scored by junior forward Ben Damge. The second goal was scored in the 2nd half by junior midfielder Michael Valcarcel. In goal to record the shutout was senior goal keeper Collin Hawkins. Collin had 5 saves in the match.
Next game is Thursday August 23rd against Moeller at UC (Gettler Stadium) 7pm.
Last night the Mason boys varsity soccer team lost 2-1 to Moeller. Josh Iroh scored the only goal for the Comets in the 1st half to tie the match up just before half time.
Moeller scored the game winner with 10 minutes remaining to play in the 2nd half. Goal keeper Ty Kirssin collected 5 saves during the match.
NEXT UP MASON WILL HOST CENTERVILLE ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 1ST.
Mason boys soccer lost a tough home match to Centerville 1-0 on a stormy Saturday afternoon. Coming into the match, Mason was 1-1-0 and Centerville was 4-0-1.
The Comets now turn their attention and focus towards the GMC as the Comets play a home match and their first GMC match next Thursday September 6th at 7pm against Oak Hills.
The Mason boys varsity squad won their opening GMC match 5-0 over Oak Hills on Thursday night. Leading the way for Mason wasNick Krueger who scored two goals and Ben Damge who collected 3 assists. Ty Kirrsin recorded the shutout as the Comets win their opening GMC match.
Next up Mason boys will host Olentangy Liberty on Saturday, Sept. 8th.
Mason boys soccer game at home with Olentangy Libery was postponed. Possible makeup dates are being discussed.
Next up Mason boys soccer gets back to GMC play with a big home match versus Lakota West on Thursday, Sept. 13th.
The boys soccer team suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Lakota West on Thursday, by a final score of 3-2. Both teams battled to a scoreless result in the first half. West came out with three quick goals at the start of the 2nd half that included conversion of a PK. The Comets got on the board with two goals with less than 10 minutes remaining. A final attempt to tie the score on a direct kick in front of the goal was stopped by the Firebird keeper.
Next up Mason is at Lakota East on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.
The Boys Soccer team lost at Pickerington North on Saturday by a score of 2-0. Once again it was 0-0 at the half, followed by two sloppy second half goals by PN in the last 40 minutes.
Mason will look to regroup when they play at Lakota East on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.
|9/18||@ Lakota East||won||2-0||3-4||2-1||
The Mason boys soccer team earned a 2-0 shutoout at Lakota East on Tuesday. The teams were knotted up 0-0 at the half. Mason's first goal early in the 2nd half was scored by Josh Iroh assisted by Ben Damge. The Comets second goal was scored by Ben Damge assisted by Colby Kramer. Collin Hawkins who recorded the shutout with 2 saves.
Next up Mason will host #2 St. Xavier this Saturday at 3:00 pm.
|9/29||Loveland 5:00 pm|
|8/18||@ St. Ursula||tie||0-0||0-0-1||0-0||
The opening match for the 2018 Mason Comets was played on Saint Ursula's Buenger Field at Schottzie Stadium, ending in a 0-0 result. The preseason #2 Comets came ready to play and 30 seconds into the match Allison Winterhalter slid an excellent ball to Elise Haller for the first threat of the half; setting the tone. Ursula was clearly keeping their midfield behind the ball as the Comets dominated the first 18 minutes of the match. The Comets midfield was doing an excellent job of finding each other thru very tight spaces, the Comets outside defenders were pushing forward to aid in the attack and the Comets did an excellent job using their center-backs Catherine Berry and Natalie Adkins to maintain possession. Bethany Moser's booming drop kicks were nearly entering the preseason #4 Bulldogs 18 yard box and Elise Haller ran onto one of those kicks creating a serious threat at the 4 minute mark.
In an attempt to slowdown Mason's excellent ball movement Ursula was called for several trips, one at 13th minute form the 30 yard mark that Tori Bonno aptly put on frame for Madison Boosveld's first save of the game. Two minutes later Elise Haller created a little space for herself and ripped a shot from the 18 that Boosveld was able to punch away for a second save and the Comets' first corner. The lone bright spot for the Bulldogs in the first 18 minutes came when a Bulldog striker was able to dispossess the ball from a Comet defender and earn a corner. Off the corner a Bulldog player released an athletic bicycle kick, thanks to excellent positioning by Moser she was able to smother the shoot at the goal line. The Comets defense was so dominating that Ursula did not complete their first multi pass sequence on the Comets half until almost 20 minutes into the game. The Comets outside defenders, Maria Speas and Vanessa Adkins, pushing into the attack, took the next 3 shots for the Comets as the run of play evened out for the next 10 minutes. The Comets regained control for the last 12 minutes of the half and if not for 2 calls that could have gone the Comets way on an offside and a trip in the box the Comets could have likely broken the stalemate. The first half ended 0-0 with the Comets out shooting the Bulldogs 7 to 3, both teams had 1 corner and 4 fouls in the first half.
The Bulldogs pushed their midfielders into higher pressure in the second half which evened out the run of play and did open up some space for the Comets in the attacking third. Olivia Polnow slid a beautiful ball to a streaking Jenna Burns in the 49th minute which resulted in a good look that ended just wide right. Jayna Searles stole a pass and had a good look at the goal in the 54th minute resulting in another nice save by Boosveld. In the 54th minute the Comets completed a nice 6 pass sequence resulting in a Natalie to Natalie, Lannes to Sears, shot on goal for yet another Boosveld save. In the 74th minute the Comets completed a 7 pass sequence for a Winterhalter to Bonno shot on goal and another Boosveld save. The final Comets' attempt came off a Bonno serve in the 77th minute which Mackenzie Berryman nearly headed in for the winning goal if not for Boosveld's 11th save of the match.
The defense anchored by C. Berry and N. Adkins maintained the Comets' rich history of excellence allowing only 2 shots on goal both saved by Moser for her first clean sheet of the 2018 campaign.
For the game that ended 0-0, the Comets out shot the Bulldogs 17 to 7, 11 on frame to 2. In the second half the Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Bulldog's 1 and took 3 corners to the Bulldogs 1.
The Comets offense will be looking to start the net shaking in their home opener against Notre Dame Academy on Wednesday night at 7:00. The Panda's will be heading north from Park Hills, Ky with the Northern Ky, #1 preseason ranking a 2-0-1 record and a 20-0 goal advantage.
|8/22||Notre Dame||won||2-0||1-0-1||0-0||On an unseasonably cool August evening the Comets hosted their home opener against the Pandas of Notre Dame Academy. The Pandas brought with them the Northern Kentucky Girls #1 ranking, a 3-0-1 record, a 23 to 2 goal advantage, and a 2 year winning streak against the Comets.
The Comets controlled much of the run of play throughout the game and the Pandas picked their spots to counter attack, which was very similar to the last 2 years when the Comets ended up on the losing end of a pair of 0-1 results.
The Comets dominated the start of the game keeping the ball in the Pandas end for almost all of the first 10 minutes. The Comets executed quick passing thru the middle and an excellent inside out game to keep the Pandas chasing from sideline to sideline. The Comets continued to maintain the upper hand thru most of the first half and the half ended with the Comets out shooting the Pandas 5 (2 on goal) to 2 (1 on goal) and took 1 corner to 0 corners for the Pandas. The speed of the game was quick and the Comets were called for 3 fouls to zero for the Pandas. Both keepers stopped all the shots on goal and the half ended with no scoring.
The Pandas exploded out of the gate in the second half and were able to put several shots on or around the goal, Mason's Keeper, Julia Schutrump, was up to the task and was able to keep the score knotted at 0-0. The Comets regained their composure and the majority of the possession and brought a strong attack back against the Pandas. In the 65th minute the Comets earned a corner kick which Allison Winterhalter floated in front of the goal and Olivia Polnow finished into the back of the net to initiate the Comets scoring for the 2018 campaign. Ten minutes later a streaking Jenna Burns fought her way thru several Panda defenders to deliver a beautiful cross to the mouth of Notre Dame's goal and Natalie Sears put a bow on the Comets win shaking the net for the second time of the evening. In another fast paced half the Comets out shot the Pandas 11 (5 on goal) to 8 (5 on goal), took 3 corners to 1 and committed 2 fouls to 1. Julia Schutrump had 5 saves in the second half and Schutrump and Bethany Moser combined for the Comets second clean sheet in as many attempts.
The 2018 Comets brand of soccer is entertaining to watch with quick and precise ball movement, strong 1 v 1 skills, stifling defense and excellent team chemistry.
Next up, the Comets will travel to the other Notre Dame; Mt. Notre Dame in Reading for a 7:00 game on Saturday evening. The 1-0-1 Comets will put their #3 ranking up against the 2-0-0 Cougars #6 ranking.
Saturday's contest at MND was cancelled due to weather related issues. No Makeup date has been decided.
Next up: The Mason Girls soccer team (1-0-1) play at Milford on Saturday, Sept. 1st
|9/1||@ Milford||won||3-0||2-0-1||0-0||On Saturday the Comets traveled to Milford's Charity J. Lucas Soccer Stadium for their annual Labor Day Weekend High Noon Match-up. The grass was high and play was a bit slow putting a higher premium on physical play.
The gritty Comets had no problem stepping up to the challenge. In the third minute Catherine Berry threaded a nice pass to Tori Bonno who laid it into space for Olivia Polnow who sent a nice ball forward to Nicole Onweller. Nicole made a cheeky step around the Eagles keeper and buried her shot into the side net. Milford's only real threat of the game came four minutes later when a Milford attacker intercepted a Comet pass and ripped an upper 90 missile from 18. Bethany Moser was up to the task making a diving one handed slap away for an Eagles corner. Jenna Burns created a great deal of trouble for the right side of the Eagles defense earning a shot on Goal and 2 corners. The Heading Berry's each took a turn putting a head on Allison Winterhalter corners for near misses and Catherine Berry had a strong heading clear on a dangerous Eagles corner. The Comets managed to string together some passes and at times were able to play possession soccer although the Eagles were happy to ugly up the game and rely on their physical play. In the 33rd minute Elise Haller earned a free kick on an Eagles foul along their end line near the left corner. Tori Bonno floated a nice ball to the back post which Mackenzie Berryman nearly finished with a header earning the Comets another corner. Kaitlin Heckler lifted a dangerous corner just outside the 6 which the Eagles were only able to slightly deflect. Maria Speas stepped up from her left defender position and floated one right over the Milford keeper for a 2-0 Comet half-time lead. In the first half the Comets out shot the Eagles 7 to 2. Both teams took 4 corners and were called for 1 foul. Bethany Moser saved both of Milford's shots on goal.
In the second half the Comets gained the wind, a slight downhill advantage, turned up their physical play and began to dominate the game. In the 52nd minute Julia Shutrump collected an Eagles free kick in traffic and quickly played Kaitlyn Heckler, who found Tori Bonno in the middle, who quickly turned and dropped a nice ball over the Eagle defense and onto a streaking Jayna Searles. Jayna made 2 touches and launched a left footed bomb from outside the 18 into the upper 90 for the Comets 3rd and final tally. The Comets did threaten again in the 67th minute when Maria Speas floated a nice ball into the 18 that Elizabeth Berry nearly headed over the Eagles keeper. For the second half the Comets out shot the Eagles 8 to 3. Both teams took 1 corner and the Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Eagles 2. Julia Shutrump saved the one Eagle shot on goal. The Comets stout defense recorded their 3rd shutout in as many games.
The Comets open GMC league play Thursday Night at Oak Hills. The always physical Highlanders bring in a 3-1-0 record and the #7 ranking in the City.
|9/6||@ Oak Hills||
Girls Soccer at Oak Hills on Thursday night was postponed due to weather. Makeup TBA.
Next up the girls will visit Pickerington North on Saturday.
|9/8||@ Pickerington North||
For the second consecutive match, Mason girls soccer was cancelled. Weather issues up north would not allow their game at Pickerington North to be played on Saturday. No makeup is scheduled at this time.
Next for Mason girls soccer is a game at Lakota West on Thursday, Sept. 13th.
|9/13||@ Lakota West||won||2-0||3-0-1||1-0||When the late summer monsoon of 2018 finally lifted the Comets were ready to rock on the still soft grass of the Lakota West Firebirds.
The Comets took early control of the game and dominated the first 15 minutes of play. The Firebirds weathered the early barrage from the Comets and play turned to a fast paced up and down battle for the balance of the second half. In the 34th minute Elise Haller beat two Firebirds with a nifty move and launched a 20 yard bomb into the upper 90 for a 1-0 Comet halftime lead. In the First half the Comets out shot the Firebirds 10 to 1 and Lakota's keeper saved 3 of the 4 Comet shots on goal. The Firebirds did not manage any shots on goal. The Firebirds were called for 5 fouls to the Comets 3 and took 2 corners to the Comets 1 (that should have been 2, still unclear why it was not).
The Firebirds came out of halftime determined to even the match and committed more players in front of the ball. The Firebirds had the Comets pressed for much of the first 15 minutes of the second half. In the 57th minute the Comets mounted a counter and Vanessa Adkins launched a 30 yard floater that squirted by the Firebirds keeper, Jayna Searles alertly realized that she could not turn quick enough to score and dropped a perfect pass to Allison Winterhalter for the finish. While the Comets speed up top created some issues for the Firebirds and the Mid-Field played their typically strong possession game the heroes of this game were clearly the tough minded Comets defense who kept their season sheet clean posting their 4th consecutive shutout. Mega props to Catherine Berry, Vanessa and Natalie Adkins, Meghan Curran, Maria Speas and Bethany Moser. For the second half the both teams took 7 shots, Bethany Moser saved all 5 Firebird shots on Target while the Firebird keeper was only able to save 2 of the 3 Comets shots on goal. The Firebirds committed 2 fouls and took 5 corners to the Comets 3 fouls and 1 corner.
After playing 3 of their first 4 matches on the road, 2 on grass and 1 on the unusually small field at Ursula, the Comets will be back on turf at MND Saturday at 2:00 and home vs Lakota East on Tuesday at 7:00 (Taco Night). Saturday's match will be a battle of top 4 teams in the city as the 6-0-0 MND Cougars jumped the recently relatively inactive Comets (3-0-1) to take the #3 rank in the city dropping the Comets to #4.
|9/15||@ MND||won||2-1||4-0-1||1-0||The # 4 ranked Comets traveled to the #3 Ranked Mount Notre Dame Cougars on Saturday afternoon for a Tale of Two Cities. Luckily for the Comets they tallied 2 goals and the Cougars' only tallied 1 win the non-conference affair and keep Mason undefeated on the season.
The first half was the Comets tale as they brought high energy, good ball movement and were the aggressors. In the 6th minute Mackenzie Berryman took a high clear out of the air with her head and directed it to Elise Haller who slipped a cheeky pass thru 4 Cougar defenders to Tori Bonno who had timed her run just right against MND's incessant offside trap. Tori found her self 1 v 1 with the keeper and slipped a nice ball right between the keepers legs to open the scoring. In the 21st minute a booming punt from Bethany Moser traveled past mid-field and landed on a Cougar's head, Jayna Searles got busy with her head and her body to free Tori Bonno who flicked a nice ball over an MND player to Olivia Polnow who found a streaking Jenna Burns down the right flank. Jayna and Kaitlyn Heckler exemplified the Comets first half effort crashing the goal to receive Jenna's cross, that was barely deflected by a Cougar defender, and combine for the goal as Kaitlyn pounded Jayna's spinning shot attempt soundly into the back of the net. The Comets tale ended with a 2-0 halftime lead.
In the first half the Comets out shot the Cougars 6 to 4 with 3 to 1 on goal. Bethany Moser saved the loan Cougar shot on Goal. The Comets were called for 7 fouls to the Cougars 5 while the only corner belonged to the Cougars.
The Cougars tale came in the second half when they came out determined to show better on their home turf. In the first 22 minutes of the second half the Cougars had the Comets pressed in their end and took 6 shots with 4 on goal to 0 shots for the Comets. Julia Shutrump, in the Comets goal for the second half, was able to deny all 4 threats including a nice quick reaction save in the upper 90. The Comets finally started to even the run of play after the water break finding some success getting into the Cougars half. With 3 minutes to play a Cougar long shot skipped off a Comet defenders head and squirted into the goal. This appeared to wake the Comets as they bowed their backs and played most of the last 3 minutes in the Cougars end to preserve the 2 to 1 victory. In the second half the Cougars out shot the Comets 11 to 4, 6 on goal to 1. Julia Shutrump saved 5. The Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Cougars 1 and again the only corner was taken by the Cougars.
The Comets will be busy this week with three top 10 ranked opponents as #7 Lakota East visits Mason Tuesday Night, the Comets travel to #9 Oak Hills Thursday Night and #10 Ursuline comes to Mason on Saturday.
|9/18||Lakota East||won||4-0||5-0-1||2-0||Mason girls soccer went into machine mode on Tuesday and rolled over Lakota East 4-0.
The Comets were just a little sluggish out of the gate and then in the 12th minute Allison Winterhalter found Elise Haller for the opening tally. Six minutes later Jenna Burns cleaned-up a lose ball in front of the Firebirds keeper to make it 2-0 Comets. While the Firebirds did have some control of the run of play in the first half the multiple waves of Green Speed proved to be just too much. In the 24th minute Bethany Moser made a nice diving save on the Firebirds only threat of the game. For the first half the Comets out shot the Firebirds 5 to 2 with all 5 on Frame and 2 that found the net. The Comets took both of the corners in the first half and were called for 3 fouls to the Firebirds 2.
The Comets avoided the trap of a 2-0 halftime lead coming out fired-up to start the second half and controlled most of the run play for the second 40 minutes. In the 55th minute Nicole Onweller unleashed a bomb from 30 yards out that sailed over the Firebird keeper for the 3-0 lead. In the 75th minute Elise Haller single-handedly countered a Firebird corner going coast to coast for the fourth and final goal. In the second half the the Comets out shot the Firebirds 7 to 1 with 3 to 0 on frame. The Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Firebirds 1 and the Firebirds took both corners.
The #3 ranked Comets advances to 5-0-1, 2-0-0 in GMC play and will travel to the west side Thursday for another GMC Match with the #7 ranked and always feisty Oak Hills Highlanders.
|9/20||@ Oak Hills (makeup)||won||3-2||6-0-1||3-0||On the final night of Summer the Comets showed their True Grit scoring twice in the final 10 minutes to beat the #7 ranked 4-4-1 Oak Hills Highlanders 3-2.
The game started like many of the 2018 Comet's games with the Comets opening the scoring in the 9th minute when Elise Haller dropped a ball to Meghan Curran on the left flank and Meghan sailed a 40 yard missile over the Highlanders keeper and into the back of the net. It looked like the Big Green Machine was off and rolling until 3 minutes later when the Highlanders boxed in Bethany Moser on a corner and even the score 1-1. The Comets did not appear to be as sharp as they have shown for most of the 2018 season however they still controlled much of the first half and out shot the Highlanders 8 to 2 with 4 to 1 on goal. The Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Highlanders 3 and the Highlanders took 2 corners to the Comets 1.
The Comets started the second half with a real determination to not let this game slip away and dominated the run of play. In the 49th minute the feisty Highlanders boxed Moser in on another corner and somewhat surprisingly took a 2 to 1 lead. The Comets kept the Highlanders pressed in their half and in the 54th minute earned a penalty kick for a handball in the box; unfortunately for the Comets their PK sailed wide right. While the parents in the stands grew anxious the Comets only grew more determined. Finally in the 71st minute Olivia Polnow pounded a ball bouncing just outside the Highlanders 6 into the back of the net to knot the score at 2. The Comets were not done and kept up the intense pressure. With only a few minutes left in the game Alison Winterhalter baited the Highlander defense into fouling her just off the left corner. While the entire Mason Coaching Staff was pleading with the Comets to slow down and set up Tori Bonno had a different idea and quickly played the kick before the Highlander defense could set up. The ball had eyes and managed to weave its way thru several unprepared Highlander defenders and into the side net for the 3-2 lead which held up for the Comets 6th victory of the season. For the second half the Comets took 13 shots, 7 on goal to the Highlanders 2 shots 1 on goal. The Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Highlanders 1 and the Highlanders took the only corner.
The 6-0-1 Comets are home Saturday Night at 7 PM to host the always dangerous 2-4-2 Lions of Ursuline Academy.
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The 2017 defending state champs, Mason Tennis, opened the 2018 season with a 4-1 win over visiting Olentangy Liberty on Aug. 11. See scores below:
A matchup of last years state final happened on Aug. 12th. Magnificat HS paid a visit to Comet Country but once again were denied as Mason outlast the state runnerups 3-2. See scores below:
Roggenburk (Mag) d. Aggarwal 6-4, 6-1
Mason girls sufferred a tough 3-2 loss at the hands of visiting Hathaway Brown on Aug. 12. See scores below:
Gillinov (HB) d. Aggarwal 6-2, 6-1
The Comet girls tennis went to 3-1 in the early 2018 season with a 5-0 shutout of Westlake on Aug. 13th. See scores below:
Aggarwal d. Peeler 4-6, 6-1, 10-6
E. Kruse d. Jhaveri 6-1, 6-2
Reddy d. Michelich 6-2, 6-0
Li-Chada d. Dinchman-Zanotti 6-4, 6-3
Cosimi-Hasan d. Ipitovi-Wong 5-0 ret.
Next up Mason begins GMC play with a home match versus Oak Hills on Tuesday, Aug. 21st.
The Girls Varsity Green Tennis opened GMC play on Tuesday, Aug. 21st with a 5-0 shutout of Oak Hills. See results below:
Aggarwal d. Ziebro 6-1, 6-0
Next up Mason will host Lakota West on Thursday, Aug. 23rd.
Mason Girls Tennis goes to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the GMC with a 5-0 shutout of Lakota West on Thursday.
NEXT UP MASON WILL VISIT LAKOTA EAST ON TUESDAY, AUG. 28TH!
|5/24||@ Indian Hill||won||3-2||6-1||2-0||
Mason Girls Tennis went to 6-1 on the young season with a 3-2 defeat at Indian Hill last Friday. SEE SCORES BELOW:
Hirsch (IH) d. Aggarwal 6-3, 6-4
NEXT UP: Mason will visit Lakota East on Tuesday, Aug. 28th.
|8/28||@ Lakota East||won||5-0||7-1||3-0||
Mason girls tennis shuts out Lakota East on Tuesday, 5-0. See results below:
Aggarwal d. Hoke 6-0, 6-0
NEXT UP MASON WILL HOST HAMILTON ON THURSDAY, AUG. 30.
Mason girls tennis goes to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the GMC with a 5-0 shutout of Hamilton on Thursday. SEE SCORES BELOW:
A. Kruse d. Gilbert 6-1, 6-1
Chada d. Dollenmeyer 6-1, 6-0
Loni d. Avery 6-1, 6-1
E. Kruse-Reddy d. Almarez-Gibbons 6-1, 6-0
Bandaru-Pickens d. Kilguss-Sharp 6-1, 6-0
Next up the Comets travel to Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.
The Comets shutout GMC foe Sycamore 5-0 on Tuesday. See scores below:
Aggarwal d. Sotropa 6-0, 6-1
Mason continued their rampage thru the GMC with another 5-0 shutout at Princeton on Thursday. See the scores below:
E. Kruse d. Hinkle 6-2, 6-0
The 10-1 (6-0 GMC) Comets will visit Dublin Jerome and Pickerington North on Saturday, weather permitting.
Weather didn't deter the Mason tennis team this past weekend. The Comets got a match in against Walnut Hills on Friday, sweeping the Eagles 5-0. See scores below:
Aggarwal d. Long 6-1, 6-0
Reddy d. Covington 6-0, 6-0
Bandaru d. Jones 6-0, 6-1
Reid-Chada d. Capannari-Hall 6-1, 6-2
Tonkal-Li d. Nelson-Lintz 6-0, 6
|9/8||@ Dublin Jerome||won||3-2||12-1||
Comet tennis avoided the weather monsoon this past weekend by moving their matches indoors. On a trip to the north on Saturday, Mason defeated Dublin Jerome 3-2 and Pickerington North 4-1. See scores below:
Mason 3, Dublin Jerome 2
|9/8||@ Pickerington North||won||4-1||13-1||
Mason 4, Pickerington North 1
Next up Mason takes their 13-1 record against Turpin at home on Wednesday, Sept. 12th.
Msaon defeated Turpin 5-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 12th. See scores below:
Aggarwal d. Fisher 7-6 (1), 6-4
Reddy d. Allen 6-0, 6-0
Tonkal d. Webber 6-1, 6-1
A.Kruse-Chada d. Hogan-Cirone 6-1, 6-1
E. Kruse-Li d. Pierce-Hayas 6-0, 6-0
The Comet girls tennis team goes to 15-1 on the season with a 5-0 blanking of Colerain on Thursday. See the scores below:
Tonkal d. Bermas 6-1, 6-0
E. Kruse d. Buckmaster 6-0, 6-1
Loni d. Peskin 6-0, 6-0
Bandaru-Li d. Munson-Purcell 6-0, 6-1
Pickens-Reid d. Beteleweig-Dahal 6-0, 6-1
Next up Mason will visit Middletown on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.
It was another sweep for the Mason tennis team on Tuesday as they blanked the Middies 5-0. See scores below:
Next up Msaon (16-1, 8-0) compete in the Coaches Classic beginning Thursday, Sept. 20th.
The Comets will host the 2018 GMC Girls Tennis Championshiips on Thursday, Friday, Sept. 27-29. Mason is the defending GMC Champs. They will be seeking their 4th straight league title and 6th overall.
|9/20||GCTCA Coaches Classic|
|9/27, 9/29||GMC Championships|
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