PHS soccer, tennis teams take second
The Princeton boys soccer and girls tennis teams each placed second in tournament play over the weekend.
The Tigers took second at Saturday’s Oregon Soccer Tournament, falling to Rock Island 4-1 in the championship game. Tiger coach Jason Bird said his team ran out of gas in the end.
“We played well and had to play well to get second. We just ran out of gas. Take nothing away from Rock Island, they have a good team.” he said.
Bird said the Tigers “need to continue to improve on ball control and our touches.”
To reach the finals, the Tigers rocked Alleman 5-1, tied Chicago Juarez 1-1 on Saturday and defeated Oregon 5-0 and Rockford Christian Life 8-1 on Friday.
Nate Duffy gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead at halftime against Juarez, who tied the game in the second half.
Brady Frank had three goals with Tyler Marvin and Brenton Schmidt one each in the 5-1 win over Rock Island Alleman.
In tennis, the Tigresses were the runners-up behind Rockford Lutheran in the Sterling Newman Invitational. Jen O’Neil placed second at No. 1 singles, the doubles teams of Anjali Patel and Brittany Krohn and Laura Behrends and Ellie Bonucci placed third and Courtney Webb was fifth at No. 2 singles.
The PHS F/S team tied for second place with Lutheran, led by first-place finishes by Angelica Jones (No. 1 singles) and MacKenzie Geldean and Hannah Erickson (No. 2 doubles).
At St. Bede: Dakota defeated Fieldcrest 22-25, 25-21, 25-16 to win the Early-Bird Invitational Saturday at St. Bede.
Co-host St. Bede went 2-1 in pool play, lost to Dakota in the semifinals and beat Kewanee for third place.
Hall, which served as a host for pool and consolation play, finished 1-3 on the day. The Lady Devils picked up their lone win in pool play, defeating Galva 25-19, 25-21 with Vanessa Olivares and Brooke Keegan each contributing four kills.
In other pool play, Hall lost to Kewanee 25-20, 25-14 and Dakota 25-13, 25-14. Stark County defeated Hall 22-25, 25-20, 15-9 in the consolation round.