Findlay sports: FHS tennis, soccer sweep Toledo CC

TOLEDO — Toledo Central Catholic freshman Sophia Spinazze did her part to uphold family tradition on Tuesday. But Findlay’s overall depth was the difference when the Trojans beat the Fighting Irish 4-1 in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls tennis match at steamy Jermaine Park in Toledo.
Spinazze, a first cousin to three-time TRAC boys player of the year Dugan Delp, posted a 6-1, 6-0 No. 1 singles win over Corinne Hoffman. But Findlay swept the other four matches to improve to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in TRAC matches. Central Catholic is 4-4, 1-1 in the league.
“It was good to get a win on the road. That was big,” FHS coach Sean Swisher said of the Trojans, whose match with Toledo Whitmer on Thursday is their only home contest during a two-week, five-match span.
Findlay took control of Tuesday’s match with straight-set singles wins by Savanna Hosey (No. 2) over Olivia Wright, 6-3, 6-2, and Camryn Hessling (No. 3) over Janessa Dolin, 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles, Findlay’s No.1 team of Emma Miller and Erin Bosse outlasted TCC’s Emily Brown and Amelia Buchele 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, and Jenna Burget and Rachelle Crow (No. 2) beat Madilyn McCartney and Madilyn Hafner 6-4, 6-2.

Pickett & Murray (Fin) def. Huddleston & Hall, 6-2; Smith & Weigman (TCC) def. Scarbrough & Nester, 6-1; Tachibana & Sears (TCC) def. Cowell & Evans, 6-2; Herman & Roooney (Fin) def. Young & Kutschbach, 6-3; Chester & Abraham (TCC) def. Scarbrough & Nester, 6-2; Herman & Rooney (Fin) def. Grohoske & Sullivan, 6-1; L. Hoffman & Scally (Fin) def. McCaskey & Junge, 6-1; Shinohara & Kutschbach (TCC) def. Cowell & Evans, 6-1; Whitton (Fin) def. Spahr, 6-2.
Boys soccer wins 5-1
TOLEDO — Levi VanDerMolen scored Findlay’s first goal and assisted on the second, triggering a five-goal outburst that carried the Trojans to a 5-1 win over Toledo Central Catholic on Tuesday in Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys soccer action.
The match was less than two minutes old when VanDerMolen took a pass from Justin Allsop and beat Central Catholic goalie Curtis Newell at the 38:22 mark. VanDerMolen assisted on a goal by Pace Thomas midway through the first half and Findlay had a lead that was never challenged.
Jarrett Lewis scored twice in the first eight minutes of the second half, with Kyle Burns assisting on the first goal and Allsop on the second. Brandon Gault’s unassisted goal at the 18:27 mark capped the scoring.
Findlay took 34 total shots and had a 17-1 advantage in shots-on-goal. Central Catholic’s one shot on goal paid off when Jack Perry’s blast with nine seconds left in the first half ricocheted off one of his own players and eluded Findlay keeper Aaron Elchert.
Mitchell Lichtinger and Burns led Findlay defensively, Lichtinger with seven intercepts and Burns with six. Both had two steals for the Trojans, (2-0, 1-0 TRAC), who will host Anthony Wayne 7 p.m. on Thursday in a nonleague match at Elmer Graham Stadium.

goals: (Fin) Levi VanDerMolen, Pace Thomas, Jarrett Lewis 2, Brandon Gault. (TCC) Jack Perry. Assists: (Fin) Allsop 2, VanDerMolen, Kyle Burns. shots-on-goal: Findlay 17, Toledo Central Catholic 1. saves: Aaron Elchert (Fin) 0; Curtis Newell (TCC) 11.
records: Findlay 2-0 overall, 1-0 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Toledo Central Catholic 0-2, 0-1.
Short medals
BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green posted a 199 team total on Tuesday and edged Findlay by two strokes during a Northwest Ohio Girls Golf League quadrangular at the Bowling Green Country Club.
Suzanne Short fired a 45 to lead Findlay and take medalist honors by one stroke over Bowling Green’s Alisha Noon. Jordan Whitman, Karina Bruce and Jackie Fontana all carded 52s to complete Findlay’s 201 total.
Van Buren finished third (212) in the event, ahead of Maumee. Carlee Schmelzer and Zoie Nieto led the Black Knights (11-2 overall, 10-2 NWOGGL) with 52s, Ashley Franklin had a 53 and Morgan Jackson a 55.


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