|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|
The Mason boys cross country team made their annual trek on Saturday to northern Indiana for the prestigious Culver Invitational at the Culver Military Academy. Tying their best finish ever, the Comets placed third in the Elite race.
Using a tight pack and number of strong finishes, the Comets flew once again. The green and white was led by Junior Johan Meyer. Meyer was followed by Senior Isaiah Kelly and Junior Micah Champagne. Freshman sensation, Alex DeRoussel ran a breakthrough race to enter the scoring for the first time in his career as fourth man. Senior Brogan Doran rounded out the scoring with Senior Jagger Vetter and Sophomore Austin Cooper finishing in the top seven for Mason.
The Mason Varsity will travel to the Greater Louisville Classic next Saturday to continue their season.
The Mason Mens Comets Cross Country team ventured to the Bluegrass State for the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday. Racing a field of over 56 teams and over 400 runners, the Comets established their position early and never looked back.
By the 1000 meter mark, a pack of six Comets was firmly entrenched in about 15th-20th place. The pack moved up some during the race and clearly was the class of the field. As the fifth Comet finished, the announcer said "Here comes Mason's pack, give them the victory!".
The Green and White was led by Junior Johan Meyer. Within 12 seconds his fellow-scorers had all finished. In order: Senior Isaiah Kelly, Freshman Alex Deroussel, Junior Micah Champagne, and Senior Brogan Doran. Senior Andy Carter and Sophomore Austin Cooper rounded out the top seven.
The Comets will not compete this coming Saturday but will use the next two weeks to prepare for the Championship Season beginning with the GMC Championships on October 13th. The Comets are preparing for a strong run in the upcoming postseason that hopefully includes their fourth consecutive and 8th overall GMC title.
|10/13||GMC @ VOA||1st||
The Mason Boys Cross Country season entered the championship phase last Saturday, opening with the GMC Championships at VOA Park. The Comets won their fourth consecutive title with an impressive showing from first through seventh man.
All seven Comets earned first team all conference as the Green and White outscored second place Lakota West 23-59. Mason was led by Senior Isaiah Kelly who ran a breakout race to garner the runner up position. His time of 15:36 makes him number 3 all-time in Mason history.
The next five Mason runners all clocked significant personal records led by Junior Johan Meyer, Freshman, Alex DeRoussel, Senior Jagger Vetter, Junior Micah Champagne and Sophomore Austin Cooper. Senior Brogan Doran also ran a fine race as seventh man.
The Comets GMC title was their 8th overall since entering the league in 2007.
The Comets begin their journey to the state meet with the District Championship to be held this Saturday, back at VOA Park.
|10/20||District @ VOA||1ST||
The Mason Boys Cross Country Team began their journey to the state meet Saturday at the District Championships at VOA Park. The Comets led the way taking their 11th consecutive district championship. The Comets led second place Turpin 34-66 followed by Elder and Lakota West.
Mason ran with a solid pack led by eventual Senior runner-up Isaiah Kelly. He was followed closely by Senior Jagger Vetter, Junior Micah Champagne, Freshman Alex DeRoussel, Junior Johan Meyer, Senior Brogan Doran and Sophomore Austin Cooper.
Mason will compete at the upcoming Regional Championships this coming Saturday, Oct. 27th at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio. The top 6 teams will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on Saturday, November, 3rd.
|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||8th||At the Centerville Nights Invite on Friday, our girls CC "Varsity" for the day did well, placing 8th in the varsity race with Ashley Robey and Faith Tang leading the way. The Centerville meet was a PR festival with 80% of the girls having PRs and many having season bests. It was fast, flat and perfect conditions and the girls seized the day.|
At the annual Culver Invite this past Saturday, Mason girls had their best race in a few years with 12 girls under 20:00 minutes and many PRs / season bests. The team took the overall title by just 3 points in our first win at Culver in 9 attempts.
Maddie Ullom was the top finisher with a 2nd place overall run in this strong field. Then we had a great pack of 4 in a row; Lily Hallum, Ellie Bevan, Faith Min and Erica Fennimore. The pack running was a thing of beauty, 4 girls within 2 seconds! Brooke Harvey and Ava Stover finished out our top 7. We had great production out of our JV girls too with a perfect score in the JV race, and 2 girls under 20:00 in that race as well. (Aria Hawkins and Manuela Capiello)
Saturday was a great day for the Comet Girls CC team at the Louisville Classic as the top 7 varsity girls rolled the field with just 41 points and finished first overall.
The team was led by Maddie Ullom who ran to a 3rd place overall finish in this large multi-state field. Maddie was followed by Brooke Harvey who had a great day! After Brooke was Aria Hawkins who surprised with a personal best time, and then Faith Min and Lily Hallum were close behind.
The girls ran in a tight pack for 2K then split up to crush the field on a warm and humid day on the once NCAA championship course. The team is really deep this year and is improving nicely. We are very excited about GMCs and are hopeful for a good post season.
The Girls will be off next week as they prepare for the GMC Championships on Saturday, October 13th at VOA.
|9/29||Fairmont Firebird Invite||At Fairmont we took 2nd in the VARSITY race with our #15-25 girls that ran like a top 7 crew!! Great job!! Natalie Nye led the charge with a season PR and was joined by Jenna Harris, Nathalie Schickendantz, Macie Radcliffe and Alyssa Dilley to score just 92 points in a varsity race with 20 teams! Wow!! Such a great job!! They were even winning at the 2 mile!! Way to represent!!|
|10/13||GMC @ VOA||2nd||
At the GMC Championships this past Saturday at Voice of America Park, the team battle was quite fierce between Lakota East and Mason! The race started off fast with the top 7 coming through the mile hot, around 5:35-5:45, then they ran as a pack for a bit but split up later on. Maddie Ullom took the lead midway through the race, and battled with two East girls.
Next, Faith Min broke away from the pack and ran strong to a 4th place finish. After Faith was a pack of Lily Hallum, Ally Kouche, Aria Hawkins and Ava Stover who all finished within a few seconds of each other. All of these girls, including Brooke Harvey finished in the top 14 places, which gives them the rank of first team all-league. Great job!
In the final team scoring, the team scored just 32 points, but sadly East bested the Comets by 2 on this day with a final tally of just 30 points. Mason girl ran great with 5 out of 7 personal best times and a great team effort.
In the JV race, Erica Fennimore and Ellie Bevan led from the gun and ran to great times which would have put both of them in 1st team GMC had they been in the varsity race. We had dozens of personal best times in the JV race as well, and some great breakthroughs for many of our runners.
All in all, it was a good day, even with though the team didn't the league title this year. The Comets gear up this week to fight again next week at Districts back at VOA.
|10/20||District @ VOA||2ND||
This past Saturday the girls from Mason XC earned runnerup at the District Championships at VOA after 10 consecutive seasons winning the event.
The team ran well, but had a bit of a hiccup with one of the Comets key runners under the weather. This resulted in a close battle with Turpin who beat the Comets by just 1 point. The title came down to a photo finish, which Mason lost by five hundredths of a second.
The girls were led by Maddie Ullom who ran well, and then Ally Kouche. After Ally, we had a pack of sophomores Ava Stover (8th overall), Aria Hawkins and senior Lily Hallum with junior Faith Min having a tough day at the office, off the back of the pack. The point margin was close last year as well, but we came out on top, this year, the Comets just came up a bit short. The girls ran well, and look to be in good shape for next week.
Mason qualifies for the upcoming Regional Championships this coming Saturday, Oct. 27th at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio. The top 6 teams will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on Saturday, November, 3rd.
|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||2nd||
Mason boys golf competed at the Bishop Watterson Invite on Saturday finishing 2nd overall with a team score of 306. Jack Soper was 2nd overall with a 73 to lead the Comets. See scores below:
73 Jack Soper(2nd medalist)
85 Matt Scheid
80 Logan Thomas
77 Jake Amann
76 Ben Satterthwaite
Next up for the Comets is the GMC Championships on Wednesday and Thursday this week at Walden Ponds.
The OHSAA Boys Golf Sectional is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 2nd at the Vineyard GC. 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 Beavercreek Golf Course, Thursday, October 11, 2018.
|9/26, 9/27||GMC @ Walden Ponds||2ND||
Mason battled on Wednesday and Thursday in the Greater Miami Conference Tournament at Walden Ponds in Hamilton, Ohio. Playing through periods of rain, the Comets posted an impressive two day score of 604. In past years, Mason’s back to back single day scores of 302 would likely have brought home a victory. However, Lakota East was unconscious shooting a stellar two day score of 574 (291, 283) to be crowned 2018 champs. Jack Soper was Mason low man for the tournament carding consecutive 74’s to secure 5th place on an individual basis. Logan Thomas and Ben Satterthwaite also finished in the top ten at 7th and 8th place, respectively.
Course: Walden Ponds Golf Club
Day 1 – 302 (low four scores)
Day 2 – 302
Two Day Total – Team 604
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 Beavercreek Golf Course, Thursday, October 11, 2018.
|10/2||SECTIONAL @ The Vineyard GC||2nd||
The Sectional Tournament at The Vineyard GC was played on Tuesday. The Comets finished runnerup to champions Lakota East. Mason shot a team score of 302, 4 strokes higher than the Hawks 298. Jack Soper led the way for Mason with a 72. See other scores below:
Next up is the OHSAA District Championship at Beavercreek GC on Thursday, Oct. 11th. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 19 - 20, 2018 at the OSU Scarlet Course. Mason will be seeking to return to State for the 2nd consecutive season as last year they finished 8th overall in Columbus.
|10/11||Disrict Championships @ Beavercreek GC||2nd||
BACK TO STATE FOR BOYS GOLF!
Mason Boys Golf is headed back to State! The Comets competed in the Southwest Ohio District tournament at Beavercreek Golf Club outside of Dayton pn Thursday. The goal to advance to next week’s State tournament was accomplished as Mason placed second in the field of sixteen teams with a team score of 315. Lakota East was the winner at 312. St. Xavier was third and will also advance.
The always treacherous course at Beavercreek was no different on Thursday. Extra slick greens and gusting winds challenged the competitors all day long. The Comets were up to the task and were led by senior Logan Thomas who posted a tournament top ten result of 77. The duo of senior Cameron Madden and junior Matthew Scheid both shot rounds of 79. Junior Ben Satterthwaite shot a round of 80 and senior Jack Soper entered the clubhouse with an 82. See scores below:
With both Lakota East and Mason's boys teams advancing to state it gives both schools a pair of state-qualifying golf programs as their girls teams both advanced to state on Tuesday evening.
The State Tournament will be played at the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University on October 19th and 20th. Mason also made state appearances in 2017 (8th place) and 2012 (10th place).
GOOD LUCK AT STATE!
|10/19-10/20||State Championships @ OSU Scarlet Course||4th||
The Mason Boys golf team competed well at the OHSAA State Championships on Friday and Saturday. The Comets finished 4th overall. Dublin Jerome was the overall winner, posting a team score of 625. GMC rival Lakota East and St. Xavier tied for 2nd overall.
Day #1 of the OHSAA D1 State Championship
Under very difficult conditions on Friday, MASON Boys limped in with a 5 over par to take a 3rd place position (St. X tied, but our 5th score broke tie). After Friday's round, Mason was in the final pairing just 7 strokes out of 1st and 2 strokes out of second.
The boys were on the scoreboard as runners up after hanging on all day Saturday in very windy conditions but it was short lived. Unfortunately, a scoring error forced a DQ of one of the Mason players dropping them out of the hardware and a State Runner-up title.
Mason finished with a team total of 655 strokes. Junior Matt Scheid led the Comets with a two-day total of 158 strokes for a 11th place finish overall. Other scoring Comets included Jack Soper (T18, 162), Cameron Madden (T33, 168) and Ben Satterthwaite (T38, 170).
The MASON Comet golf program has come a LONG WAY and has proven we can produce successful results in any field.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches on another "season to remember"!
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.
Mason battled the #2 ranked St. Xavier Bombers at home this past Saturday. The two teams put on a defensive battle with neither team finding the back of the net and the contest ending in a 0-0 tie.
Mason (3-4-1, 2-1 GMC) will host Hamilton on Tuesday.
Mason boys varsity won Tuesday night over GMC opponent Hamilton 9-1. Ben Damge was "Man of the Match" by scoring 4 goals and assisting on another goal. Other goals were scored by Koki Yoshihara (2), Josh Iroh (2), and Bola Adesanya.
Next match is this Thursday as the Comets play at Sycamore at 7pm.
Mason boys soccer won an important GMC road match 1-0 over Sycamore on Thursday night. Bola Adesanya was the "man of the match" scoring the gamewinner in the 2nd half for the Comets. Ben Damge had the assist. Keeper Ty Kirrsin collected the shout-out with 5 saves.
Next match is this Saturday against Loveland at Mason with a start time of 5:00 PM.
|9/29||Loveland 5:00 pm||lost||2-1||5-5-1||4-1||
The Mason boys soccer team won Saturday night, 2-1 over Loveland. Goals were scored in the first half by Carter Womack and Ben Damge. Goal keeper Collin Hawkins recorded 5 saves. Collin made several great saves that kept Loveland trailing in the match. Collin Hawkins was named "Man of the Match".
Next match for Mason is next Tuesday at Princeton.
Mason boys soccer won 5-0 at Princeton on Tuesday night. Goals were scored by Ben Damge (2), Nick Krueger (2), and Bola Adesanya. The shutout was recorded by Ty Kirrsin who collected 3 saves. The "Man of the Match" was Nick Krueger.
Next up for Mason (6-5-1, 5-1) is "Senior Night" this coming Thursday October 4th against Colerain 7pm. Mason will play Olentangy Liberty this Saturday in a makeup contest that begins with JV at 11:00 and Varsity at 1:00 pm.
The Mason boys soccer program won a tight 2-1 contest over Colerain on Thursday night. The Comets pounded the net but struggled to get one past the Colerain keeper. The Cardinals jumped out to 1-0 lead on a PK kick.
Mason got things going in the 2nd half when goals were scored by Ben Damge and Josh Iroh. The "Man of the Match" was Ben Damge as he scored the first goal and then assisted on the second.
Next match is a makeup this Saturday 1pm at Mason against Olentangy Liberty from Columbus.
|10/6||Olentangy Liberty (makeup) 1:00 pm||lost||3-0||8-4-1||6-1||
Mason boys soccer fell to Olentangy Liberty 3-0 in a non-conference makeup game from earlier in the season. The Comets could not break thru a tough OL defense on a hot and muggy afternoon.
Mason (8-4-1, 6-1 GMC) will finish out the the 2018 regular sesaon on the road with games at Middletown on Tuesday and Fairfield on Thursday. The Comets will need to win out and hope for some help to capture the 2018 GMC title. West leads the league with a 6-0-1 record. Lakota East is close behind with a 5-1-1 league mark.
Mason snagged the #5 seed in the upcoming Sectional tourney. The drew a bye in the first round and will HOST the winner of the Western Brown (12-0-1)/West Clermont (4-8-2) contest on Thursday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 pm.
The Mason boys soccer team won on the road 5-0 over Middletown on Tuesday night to setup a regualr season finale, with a GMC title on the line. Goals were scored by Nick Krueger (3), Nick Martin (1), Ben Damge (1). Tonight's "Man of the Match" goes to Nick Krueger.
Shutout was recorded by Collin Hawkins with 2 saves.
Mason will play the defending GMC Champions, the Fairfield Indians (4-9-2, 3-3-2) with so much on the line Thursday at Fairfield. A win by the Comets and they would capture their first GMC Title since the 2015 season.
GOOD LUCK AND GO COMETS!
2018 GMC CHAMPIONS!
For the seventh time since Mason entered the GMC in 2007, the Comet Boys Soccer team has earned another leage title. In a "must win" contest Thursday night versus the defending GMC champs, the Fairfield Indians, the Comets won a tough 3-2 battle on the road to claim the 2018 GMC title. Lakota West's win Thursday at Lakota East, made it imperative that Mason earn a win in their final game of the season. East, West and Mason all had GMC title scenarios that could have played out.
Fairfield came into the contest with nothing more to gain than being a spoiler. The game was physical and close as most contests have been in the past between the two schools. With the score knotted 2-2 in the 2nd half, Mason senior Nick Krueger got the game winner to send the Comets home happy. Josh Iroh and Ben Damge also scored goals in the game for Mason.
The Comets finish the regular season with a conference mark of 8-1 and 10-4-2 overall. Mason has now earned GMC boys soccer titles in the following years: 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2007.
Mason snagged the #5 seed in the upcoming Sectional tourney. They drew a bye in the first round and will HOST the winner of the Western Brown (12-0-1)/West Clermont (4-8-2) contest on Thursday, Oct. 18th, 7:00 pm.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE COACHES AND PLAYERS!....NOW ON TO THE POSTSEASON!
vs. Western Brown/West Clermont
@ Mason 7:00
Mason Boys Soccer opened post season play on Thursday night with a 2-0 win over Western Brown. The Comets dominated the match scoring two goals in the 1st half for all they needed to advance.
Mason will play a familar GMC opponent in Monday, Oct. 22nd's Sectional Final. The Comets will meet Oak Hills who knocked off Talawanda to advance. Game time at Lakota West is 7:00 pm. The winner will play either #1 seed Moeller or Colerain in the District Championship on Thursday, Oct. 25th location TBA.
vs. Oak Hills
@ Lakota West 7:00 pm
Mason boys soccer advances in the postseason on Monday with a 2-0 shutout of Oak Hills. The Comets are Sectional Champs! No other details available.
Mason will play for a District Title this Thursday night at Lakota East against #1 seed Moeller, 7:00 pm. The Comets will be seeking the programs 8th overall SW District Title. The winner will advance to the Regional Semi-Finals at Lebanon JR. High on Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 7:00 pm against the winner of the Beavercreek/Anderson contest.
The Mason boys soccer season ended in the District Championship on Thursday night with a 2-0 loss to #1 seed Moeller at Lakota East. The Comets went down 2-0 in the first half but dominated the last 40 minutes.
The Comets began a blitzkrieg of bullets at the Moeller keeper and at one point had a shots on goal advantage of 11-3, though they trailed 2-0. The drill continued the rest of the way as Mason peppered the box with shots but the Crusader keeper continued swatting them away or rolling them up.
The two teams initially met a little over two months ago, with Moeller winning on Aug. 23, 2-1. The Comets began the season 2-4, then went 10-1-1 coming into the game with the Crusaders.
Mason finishes the year with a respectful 12-6-1 record, going 8-1 in the league as the 2018 GMC Champions under first-year head coach Mike Combs.
|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.
|9/22||Ursuline Academy||tied||1-1||6-0-2||3-0||On a damp and cool Saturday evening the Comets hosted the Ursuline Lions and found themselves looking in the mirror. Both teams showed good speed and played more of a possession style. Mason had 2 serious threats in the first half to the Lions 1. Five minutes into the match Tori Bonno pressured the Lions keeper into an errant pass that Allison Winterhalter intercepted and banged off the inside of the right post for a very near miss. Twenty minutes into the match Ursuline ripped a nice shot from distance that required a Bethany Moser diving save. Thirty minutes into the match Jenna Burns sped into the mouth of the goal and nearly missed ripping the ball away from the Lions keeper and a Comet score. The Comets had a slight advantage in possession in the first half and took 2 shots with 1 on goal to the Lions 3 shots with 2 on goal. Bethany Moser had 2 saves. The Comets were charged with 4 fouls to Ursuline's 3 and the Comets took the lone corner.
In the second half the Comets played hurried and a bit sloppy and struggled to maintain any lengthy possession. Nine minutes into the second half a Lion made a run at goal which Julia Shutrump stuffed just in front of the goal line, the ball trickled just outside the 6 where another Lion was able to put it away for the opening goal of the match. The Comets responded well and 2 minutes later Vanessa Adkins sent a long ball across the face of the Lions' goal. The Lions' keeper pushed it away and Nicole Onweller made a nice run to the back post where she buried the ball into the net for the equalizer. Shortly after the Comets goal Allison Winterhalter had another good look and ripped a shot that the Lions Keeper was barely able to punch over the crossbar for a Comets' corner. For the last 25 minutes of the match play was fast, somewhat sloppy and up and down the pitch. With 20 seconds left in the contest a Lion timed a run perfectly on a nice thru ball and found herself 1 v 1 with Shutrump. Julia made a brave and spectacular play to preserve the Comets draw throwing her body in front of the Lion and forcing her to send the ball over the end line for a Comet goal kick as time expired. In the second half the Comets took 6 shots 4 on goal to the Lions 4 shots 3 on goal. Shutrump had 2 saves. The Comets were called for 2 fouls to the Lions 1 and the Lions took 2 corners to the Comets 1. All in all it was a pretty evenly played match.
The 6-0-2 Comets finish their busy 8 games in 17 days run with 3 games this week. Tuesday the Comets travel to Hamilton to play the 7-4-0 Big Blue for a critical GMC match-up. Thursday the Comets host the #5 ranked 7-1-2 Sycamore Aviators for another critical GMC match. Saturday the Comets host the #1 ranked 7-0-3 Loveland Tigers for a match that will likely have implications on the final #1 ranking in the city.
The Comets will need to take this week 1 game at a time as all 3 matches will be tough. After these 3 critical matches the Comets settle into a Tuesday, Thursday match rhythm for the last 2 weeks of the regular season. The State Tournament begins the week of October 15th.
The Comets women’s soccer team came out fast and fighting under the lights on the pitch at Hamilton High School Tuesday night, dominating possession with 18 total shots, 6 on goal, to Big Blue's 4 shots on goal. Bethany Moser had 4 saves for the shutout.
The Comets jumped into an attack just five minutes in, when a pass up the middle gave Allison Winterhalter the angle to drop it through the Harrison back line to a charging Elise Haller. Haller raced toward goal and took a shot that was stopped. Minutes later, a cross gave Winterhalter the shot. That was a familiar theme in the first half, with a stalwart Comets defense, including Vanessa Atkins, Natalie Atkins, Catherine Berry, Meghan Curran and Mackenzie Berryman, not giving the Wildcats offense much opportunity to work and the middle of Tori Bonno and Olivia Polnow distributing up top over and over.
Scoring opened nearly 15 minutes in, when a corner by Tori Bonno hit the keeper’s hands and bounced in the goal. Passes by Bonno and Polnow gave shooting opportunities to Haller, Janya Searles, Kaitlyn Heckler, and Berry. Thirty two minutes in, Searles hit a pass to a speedy Jenna Burns on the right wing, and she worked it up to the post and popped it past the keeper. The 2-0 score stood at halftime.
Hamilton came out fast in the second half, setting up a few opportunities in the opening minutes. Lightening delayed and ultimately ended the game 10 minutes into the second half securing the Comets 2-0 victory.
The # 3 ranked Comets, now 7-0-2 (4-0-0 GMC), are hosting the # 6 ranked Sycamore Aviators who come in with a record of 7-2-1 (3-0-1 GMC) Thursday evening at 7 PM. This is a critical GMC conference match-up that will also have implications on the tournament seeding, let's pack the stands to support our Comets!!
|9/27||Sycamore||won||2-0||8-0-2||5-0||As the fall weather settled in on Thursday evening the #3 Comets heated up against the #6 Sycamore Aviators with a 2-0 victory. With the win the Comets move to 8-0-2 (5-0-0 in GMC play) setting up a battle for the #1 seed in the city when the Loveland Tigers visit Mason on Saturday evening at 7 PM.
The Comets controlled the Aves from the opening whistle with the Comets deep bench making a significant difference in wearing down the Aves. The Comets broke the ice in the 30th minute when Tori Bonno slid a ball thru to the end line and Elise Haller alertly out maneuvered an Ave defender trying to shield her from the ball. Elise sent a beautiful cross thru the mouth of the goal for a strong finish by Allison Winterhalter and a 1-0 halftime lead. In the first half the Comets out shot the Aves 8 to 3, 5 to 3 on goal and both teams took 2 corners. The Comets were called for 4 fouls to the Aves 2. Bethany Moser saved all 3 Aves shots including a flurry of activity in the 20th minute that required 2 nice saves.
The Comets maintained control of the game in the second half and in the 73rd minute Mackenzie Berryman trapped a booming punt off her chest, neatly took the ball to her feet, beat a Sycamore defender and slid a ball to Tori Bonno. Tori dribbled thru the middle of three Aves and found Nicole Onweller on the left flank. Nicole unleashed a 40 yard bomb that sailed over the keeper and into the back of the net for the 2-0 lead. The Comets were picking up steam as the Aves were winding down and controlled most of the last 15 minutes of the match. In the second half the Comets out shot the Aves 9 to 2, 4 to 1 on Goal and took 4 corners to the Aves 1. Both teams were called for 4 fouls. Bethany Moser and the Comets stingy defense recorded their 7th shutout in 10 matches.
Be there Saturday Night at 7:00 when the Comets host the reigning State Champs from Loveland.
|9/29||Loveland||lost||2-0||8-1-2||5-0||The Comets reaffirmed Saturday Night that they are among a handful of Southwest Ohio teams that are in the upper echelon, losing to Loveland 2-0. The Comets came out visibly ready to play, confident and pumped up to host the defending State Champs and current #1 rated Loveland Tigers. The Comets, finishing the meat of their schedule with 8 significant matches in 17 days, appeared fit and fresh.
In the second minute Loveland's speed earned a corner and the Comets' speed countered. Allison Winterhalter found Elise Haller streaking down the right flank and Elise's shot from 18 glanced off the back post barely missing the opening tally. In the 5th minute Loveland's right wing got in behind the Comet defense and earned a corner deep in the Comets' end.
The next minute proved to be the turning point of the game, Loveland was more physical in using and giving up their bodies to create havoc around the Comets' 18 earning them the opening goal. Bethany Moser charged a bouncing ball between her 6 and 18 and knocked it away along with knocking down a Tiger attacker. Loveland continued to battle and sent a dangerous ball in from the right corner of the 18 and a Loveland attacker worked around the injured player to out fight the Comet defense for the ball that she ripped low and hard into the right side net.
Both teams had solid skills and the ball moved up and down the pitch throughout the half. In the 29th minute Loveland out muscled Mason on a Bethany Moser clear sending a dangerous ball into the the box where a Tiger slid in front of the Mason defender to deflect the ball past a charging Bethany Moser for a 2-0 lead.
With 15 seconds left in the half Elise Haller released a left footed in swinger from the right 18, the ball hit the Loveland keeper in the hands and bounced over her right shoulder into the mouth of the goal. The keeper quickly pounced on the ball and collected it back under her body. In the first half the Tigers out shot the Comets 8 to 6 with 6 to 4 on goal. The Tigers took 3 corners to the Comets 1 and the Comets were called for 3 fouls to the Tigers 1. Bethany Moser recorded 4 saves.
Mason worked hard in the second half attempting to even the score. The Comets stepped up their physical play and started winning their share or more of the 50/50 balls resulting in the Comets taking clear control of the run of play. The Comets had several good looks in the second half but were unable to shake the net. In the second half the Comets out shot the Tigers 8 to 1 with 2 to 1 on goal. The Comets took 3 corners to Loveland's 1 and the both teams were called for 1 foul.
The Comets now 8-1-2 (5-0-0 in GMC) have 4 remaining regular season games all with GMC foe. First the Princeton Vikings, fresh off a big 2 to 1 victory over Hamilton, will visit Mason Tuesday Night at 7:00. Then the Comets travel Thursday Night to the much improved 4-5-2 Colerain Cardinals who have an impressive win over Oak Hills. Next Tuesday the Comets host the Middletown Middies for Senior Night. If the Comets take care of business in these 3 matches that will set up a GMC winner take all showdown with the always physical Fairfield Indians at home on October 11th.
|10/2||Princeton||won||8-0||9-1-2||6-0||On a warm October evening mason handled their business and defeated the Princeton Vikings 8-0.
The Vikings fresh off a big victory over Big Blue came to play at Mason and for the first 11 minutes of the match gave the Comets all they could handle. At the 11 minute mark a hungry second wave of Comets entered the match and took control. In the 13th minute Natalie Atkins dribbled from her center defender position thru a herd of Vikings and found the speedy Jenna Burns for the opening goal. In the 20th minute hard working Natalie Lanis was rewarded for challenging Viking defenders when she took an attempted clear of the chest and found herself alone at the 6 with the ball and beat the keeper. In the 23rd minute pesky Jayna Searles knocked a ball free from a Viking defender and Elise Haller was free to the goal for the 3-0 lead. In the 25th minute a host of Comets played perfect possession passes that ended with Maria Speas, running out of her defensive position, playing a nice ball to Tori Bonno and then running off her pass to be rewarded with the give and go and the opportunity to beat the Princeton keeper for the 4th goal. In the 32nd minute Tori played a ball to Elise Haller who dribbled thru 4 Vikings to smoke the 5th goal past the Princeton keeper. For the first half the Comets out shot the Vikings 19 to 3 with 10 to 1 shots on goal. The Comets took 4 corners to Princeton's 1 and were called for 2 fouls to Princeton's 1. Bethany Moser easily saved the 1 Princeton shot on goal.
The second half started the way the first half ended. In the 42nd minute Tori Bonno played a long thru ball to a streaking Natalie Adkins, now playing on the left wing, Natalie 1 v 1 with the keeper ripped a shot that the very capable Viking keeper blocked and Vanessa Adkins cleaned up for the 6-0 lead. Princeton's keeper, who had 7 saves on the night many of which were beautiful efforts, must have thought she was seeing double when she blocked 1 Adkins only to see another on her back post finishing the goal. In the 46th minute the Adkins reign continued when Vanessa Adkins floated one in for her second goal and the 7-0 lead. The Adkins twins were not quite done, in the 56th minute Natalie Adkins slipped a perfect thru ball to Megan Rubsam for the 8-0 tally. Coach Schur called off the dogs and the Comets ran out the last 24 minutes of the game. In the second half the Comets took 8 shots 4 on goal to Princeton's 2 shots, 1 on goal and were called for 1 foul to Princeton's 2. The Comets took both corners of the half and Julia Shutrump saved the one Princeton threat.
Thursday Night the 9-1-2 Comets head to Colerain to try to keep their perfect 6-0-0 GMC record in tac
Mason prevailed last night with a close 1-0 win at Colerain.
The first half was a struggle as the feisty Cardinals were determined to out muscle the Comets. The Comets did control the run of play and out shot the Cardinals 4 to 0 with 2 on goal but neither team shook the net. The Comets took the only corner and were called for 4 fouls to Colerain's 1.
In the second half the Comets stepped up their physicality and in the 46th minute Nicole Onweller slipped a nice ball to Tori Bonno who found herself 1 v 1 with the keeper only to be denied on a nice save by the Cardinal who had 8 impressive saves on the evening. In the 57th minute the Comets earned a foul 25 yards from the Cardinals door step and Tori Bonno slipped the free kick just under the crossbar for the lone goal of the match. The Comet's second half midfield of Olivia Polnow, Natalie Lanis, Mackenzie Berryman, Jayna Searles and Elizabeth Berry did the heavy lifting and banging to feed multiple balls up to Tori Bonno, Nicole Onweller, Elise Haller and Jenna Burns who were also giving up their bodies to fight for shots on goal. The defense anchored by Catherine Berry and Natalie Adkins and flanked by Vanessa Adkins, Meghan Curran and Maria Speas made sure the ball stayed in Colerain's end, not allowing a single shot on goal all night and preserving another clean sheet for the big punting Bethany Moser. In the second half the Comets out shot the Cardinals 12 to 0 with 7 on goal and took both of the half's corners. The Cardinals were called for 5 fouls to Mason's 4.
The 10-1-2 Comets (7-0 GMC) get a well deserved weekend off before heading into the crucial final week of the regular season. Next up for the Comets are the Middies from Middletown on Senior Night, Tuesday October 9th. The Comets will end their regular season Campaign at Home Thursday October 11th when the 12-0-2 and #2 ranked Fairfield Indians bring their 6-0-1 GMC record to Mason. A GMC title could be on the line that evening as the Comets remain unbeaten in league play.
Mason girls soccer is the #3 seed in the upcoming Sectional tournament. They will host the winner of the Talawanda (10-3-1)/Princeton (1-9-1) contest on Saturday, Oct. 20th at 7:00.
The Mason Girls Soccer team rolled Over Middletown 8-0, Tuesday on Senior Night. It was a special night all the way around. Fairfield tied with Hamilton helping the Comets secure the 2018 GMC Championship! The outcome of Masn's final home game with FF this Thursday will be a non-factor as far as league standings since the Indians arleady have two ties on the season and Mason's record is unblemished in the GMC. This is Mason Girls Soccer first GMC title since 2014 and 7th overall since entering the GMC in 2007 (6 outright and 1 co-champ).
Mason dominated every aspect of the game against Middletown. Seven of the 8 goals scored were scored by seniors on Senior Night. Goals by Catherine Berry, Natalie Adkins, Jordan Massa, Mackenzie Berryman and JuIia Shutrump ensured that every Senior has scored a goal this year. Alison Winterhalter, Jenna Burns and Elizabeth Berry rounded out the scoring. The entire Mason squad worked selflessly to make tonight special for all the seniors. Six assists were delivered in the team effort, 2 by Catherine Berry and 1 each by Natalie Lanis, Alison Winterhalter, Tori Bonno and Leah Shaw. The Comets took all 6 corner kicks on the night and Middletown was called for 7 fouls to Mason's 4. The Comets secured their 10th shutout in 14 games. The overall team unity and comradery were special to watch and bode well for the Comets as they head into state tournament play.
The Comets will host the Fairfield Indians Thursday Night with hopes of finishing with a perfect 9-0 GMC record and knocking off the defending GMC champs, ranked #2 in the city and #10 in the state.
The #3 seeded Comets have a bye in the first round of the Sectional tournament and will play the winner of #18 seed Talawanda and #24 seed Princeton on Saturday October 20th at Home at 7PM. Provided the Comets get past that second round match they will likely face either #6 seed Anderson or #13 seed Hamilton on Tuesday October 23rd at Sycamore HS at 7 PM for the Cincinnati 4 Sectional Title.
On the first chilly evening in the fall of 2018, the Comets stayed hot. The 8-0-0 Comets expected to be in a battle as they looked to keep their perfect GMC record intact against the second place Fairfield Indians who came in 6-0-2. Indeed they were able to do just that, with a close 1-0 win over the defending GMC Champs.
The first half saw the ball moving up and down the field rapidly as the Indians took every possible opportunity to send long balls for their speedy strikers and the Comets countered with quick possession. The Indians were as physical as expected and the Comets held their own. Bethany Moser made a brave save in the 25th minute giving up her body to pounce on a ball that was surrounded by Indians inside her 6. In the 34th minute a quick Comet counter moved from Tori Bonno to Nicole Onweller who powered her way thru a pair of Indians to send a beautiful ball to Allison Winterhalter who beat the Fairfield keeper with an excellent finish to the back post. Onweller and Winterhalter battled hard all night keeping steady pressure on the Indians defense. The Comets Midfield worked hard to win and keep possession and the Comets stingy defense turned in another stellar performance. The first half ended 1-0 for the Comets. Both teams took 4 shots with 2 on goal in the first half. The Comets took 2 corners to Fairfield's 1 and Fairfield was called for 3 fouls to the Comets 2.
In the Second half the Comets midfield and attackers put higher pressure on the Indian's giving them less time to send long balls forward which relieved some of the pressure on the Comet's defense. In the second half the Comets out shot the Indians 8 to 5, both teams had 3 shots on goal and 1 corner. The Comets higher pressure netted them 5 fouls to Fairfield's 2. Bethany Moser had 5 saves on the night.
The Comets finish the regular season 12-1-2 with a perfect 9-0-0 GMC record, outscoring their 9 GMC opponents 31-2. The Comets recorded 8 shutouts in GMC play and 11 shutouts overall. With a bye in the first round of the play-offs, the Comets will be idle until Saturday October 20th when they will take on the winner of Princeton and Talawanda at home at 7:00. Best of luck to the Comets, we hope to be watching you for several more games in a deep tournament run.
The Mason Girls Soccer team will begin post season play versus Talawanda (#18 seed) on Saturday, Oct. 20th at Mason. The Braves knocked off Princeton 5-0 to advance. The winner will meet either Hamilton of Anderson in the Sectional Final on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at Sycamore, 7:00 pm.
@ Mason 7:00
|won||3-0||13-1-2||9-0||With a strong storm sending several rain squalls screaming across the pitch the Comets battled both the sudden blasts and the Talawanda Braves to secure the 3-0 victory last Saturday night in a Sectional semi-final contest.
The Comets started the fist half heading north into a heavy wind that oscillated between blowing directly at them and left to right across the field. The Comets took early control out shooting the Braves 6 to 1 in the first 15 minutes. In the 16th minute Natalie Lanis fought to free a ball that she crossed to Olivia Polnow at the middle of the 18, Polnow pushed the ball right to Allison Winterhalter who slipped it thru the defense to Jenna Burns. Burns sent a floater against the wind to the back post where Nicole Onweller was running hard to the spot and completed the finish of the opening tally. With only 30 seconds left in the half, Onweller made a nifty move and earned a free kick just out side the left corner of the 18. Winterhalter sent the free kick low and hard at the Braves wall, a flinch in the wall created just the crack needed to allow the ball thru. Onweller attempted to steer the shot jumping barely over the ball, Bonno boxed out two Braves attempting to break the impending danger and Haller arrived at the back post just in time to behold the self seeing strike secure the 2-0 halftime lead for the Comets. In the first half the Comets out shot the Braves 15 to 1, 7 to 1 on frame. The Comets took 3 corners and earned 2 fouls to none of either for Talawanda. Bethany Moser had 1 save.
The tempest turned to a cold and steady wind at the Comets back in the second half. Five minutes into the half the Comets earned a corner off a deflection of a Bonno shot. Bonno floated the corner to the middle of the 6 where Mackenzie Berryman headed it up and back for Haller to hit a beautiful one time into the back of the net. The Comets dominated the second half out shooting the Braves 17 to 2 with 7 on target to 2. The Comets took 3 corners and were called for 4 fouls to none of either for the Braves. Bethany Moser recorded 2 saves. The stingy Comets defense secured their 12th shutout in 16 games.
The Big Green Machine is off and rolling on their tournament run. Next up is the Sectional Title against the #6 seeded Anderson Redskins Tuesday Night at 7:00 PM at Sycamore. Five GMC Teams; Mason, Fairfield, Sycamore, West and East have all advanced to Sectional Final. The winner Tuesday night will play either Centerville or Miamisburg for a District Title on Saturday, Oct. 27th, 7:00 pm at a site TBA.
@ Sycamore 7:00
Mason Women's Soccer Advances to the District Finals with a Sectional Title win over Anderson 1-0 on Tuesday night! The win is Mason's second consecutive Sectional Title and 8th Sectional Title in the last 9 years. On a crisp October evening the resilient Comets wrecked the Redskins hope of advancing to the next round of the tournament.
The Comets appeared a little nervous to start the match, Anderson controlled much of the first 10 minutes and took the first 2 shots on Goal. Anderson's speed up top created some early trouble for the Comets. The Comets settled in and started to control Anderson's speed and the game. Nicole Onweller had a great look at the goal in the 11th minute on a slick thru ball from Tori Bonno and Anderson banged one off the post in the 24th minute for the 2 greatest threats of the first half. The first half ended 0-0 with the Comets out shooting Anderson 6 to 3 with 5 to 2 on goal. The Comets took the only corner and both teams were called for 3 fouls. Bethany Moser recorded 2 saves.
The Comets maintained their momentum in the second half and in the 47th minute Allison Winterhalter rocked a shot off the post from the right side that was neatly collected by Elise Haller on the left end line, dropped to Olivia Polnow who dropped it to Meghan Curran at the left 18 corner who ripped a shot that deflected off a Redskin defender's head and into the far corner of the Goal for the game winner. After a little scare in the fist 10 minutes the Comets stingy defense really clamped down; Catherine Berry, Natalie Adkins, Vanessa Adkins, Meghan Curran and Maria Speas really earned their keep chasing Anderson off their door step for the last 70 minutes of the contest. Olivia Polnow and Mackenzie Berryman held the midfield together in the second half with help from Natalie Lanis and Elizabeth Berry. In the Second half the Comets out shoot the Redskins 9 to 3 with 6 to 2 on Goal. Allison Winterhalter, Nicole Onweller, Elise Haller, Jenna Burns, Jayna Searles and Kaitlyn Heckler tested Anderson's goalie regularly forcing her to make several very nice saves, 10 total saves on the night. Moser recorded two saves in the second half, 4 for the match in delivering Mason's 13th clean sheet in 17 tries. Both teams took 2 corners in the second half, Mason earned 2 fouls to Anderson's 1.
The Big Green Machine rolls on to the District Finals against Centerville on Saturday at 7:00 at Lakota West. The winner will advance to the Sweet Sixteen, Regional Semi-Finals at Monroe vs. either Springboro or Loveland on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 7:00 pm.
The GMC has 3 of the final 8 in the SW Region as Lakota East and West both join Mason along with Loveland, MND, Beavercreek, Centerville and Springboro.
@ West 7:00 pm
@ Monroe, 7:00 pm
Back to the Top
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.
Mason defeated Centerville on Friday 5-0 to go 17-1 on the season. See scores below:
Aggarwal d. Camp 6-0, 6-1
Reddy d. Alappatt 6-0, 6-1
Li d. Cheng 6-4, 6-0
E. Kruse-Chada d. Khosla-A. Alappatt 6-1, 6-3
Reid-Tonkal d. Carfora-Mills 6-2, 6-2
|9/22||GCTCA Coaches Classic||1st||
Mason girls tennis won flight A of the GCTCA Coaches Classic this past Saturday. The Comets outlasted Urusuline 35-14 in total points.
Next up Mason will host St. Ursula on Wednesday.
Mason Girls Tennis shutout Fairfield on Tuesday 5-0. See the scores below:
E. Kruse d. Faraci 6-1, 6-0
The Comets finish the regular season at 18-1 overall. Mason will seek to defend their GMC title this Thursday and Saturday when they host the league tourney. The Comets will be looking to earn their fourth consecutive GMC Championshp and 6th overall.
OCTCA SW District Semi
vs. St. Ursula
On Wednesday, Mason defeated St. Ursual in the OCTCA District Semi-Finals, 5-0 to advance to the District Final. See scores below:
Aggarwal d. D Stoddard 6-1, 6-0
Reddy d. Shepard 6-0, 6-0
Li d. K. Stoddard 6-1, 6-0
A Kruse-Chada d. Gockerman-Kirby 6-3, 7-5.
E Kruse-Tonkal d. Aberg-Hannan 6-2, 6-3
The Comets head to the 2nd day of the GMC Championships at Mason after advancing all five flights to the league finals on Saturday. See 1st day scores below:
Aggarwal d. Layne of Middletown 6-0, 6-1 and Turner of Fairfield 6-0, 6-0 to reach the final.
Reddy d. Lane of Fairfield 6-0, 6-0 and Ziebro of Oak Hills 6-0, 6-0 to reach the final.
Li d. Monnin of Princeton 6-0, 6-1 and Alikhan of Lakota West 6-1, 6-1 to reach the final.
A Kruse-Chada d. Almaraz-Gibbons of Hamilton 6-3, 6-2 and Shakalov-Sanchez of West 6-0, 6-1 to reach the final at #1 doubles.
E. Kruse-Tonkal d. Patterson-Pearson of Middletown 6-1, 6-0 and Hudson and Martin of West 6-1, 6-1 to reach the final at #2 doubles.
|9/27, 9/29||GMC Championships||
MASON MAKES IT FOUR IN A ROW!
Mason Girls Tennis continued their complete GMC domination with a sweep of all events at the 2018 GMC Championships that concluded on Saturday at the Mason courts. The title is the Comet tennis programs 4th consecutive and 6th overall. Junior Ananya Aggar was named the GMC Girls Tennie Player of the Year. For the second year in a row, head coach Mike Reid was honored as the GMC Coach of the Year. See complete scores below:
1s - Aggarwal d. Sotropa (syc) 6-1, 6-0
Mason is the #1 ranked team in the city and State polls. They are the defending OTCA State Champions. The Comets will compete in the Sectional Championships at Mason this Wednesday. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in
|10/3||SECTIONAL @ Mason||
Tennis players advance in Sectional!
All three Comets who entered in the Mason Sectional Singles Draw advanced on Wednesday.
Second seeded, Emma Kruse won 6-1, 6-0 over Suddendorf of St. Ursula. She then defeated Hudgins of Winton Woods 6-0, 6-0. Kruse will face Webber of Turpin on Friday at 4:00 PM at Mason.
Freshman, Anna Tonkal defeated Marsh of West Clermont 6-0, 6-0 and Lewis of Western Brown 6-0, 6-0. She then defeated Johnson of Ursuline 6-2, 6-1. Tonkal will play Long of Walnut Hills on Friday at 4:00 PM at the Mason courts.
Junior, Megan Li beat Peskin of Colerain 6-0, 6-0 and then she beat Kronenberger of Ursuline 6-1, 6-0. Li finished the day with a 6-1, 7-6 win over Covington of Walnut Hills. Li will play Allen of Turpin Friday at 4:00 PM at the Mason courts.
Both Comet doubles teams also advanced.
Top-seeded Ananya Aggarwal and Sanjana Reddy beat Smith and Dickman of Talawanda 6-0, 6-0 and then they dispatched the Anderson team of DesJardins and Stump by the same score. Aggarwal and Reddy will play the 4th seeded team of Kirby and Gockerman from St. Ursula on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at the Mason Courts.
The 3rd seeded team of Raina Chada and Annie Kruse beat Ritzie and Betewelign from Colerain 6-0 6-0 and the Anderson team of Rile and Stith 6-0, 6-0. They finished the day with a win over Bengel and Rolfes of Seton 6-0, 6-0. They resume play against the Ursuline team of Dhaliwal and Estes at 9:00 AM on Saturday at the Mason courts.
Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I. The OHSAA District Championships is set for Thursday and Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Qualifiers from District to State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles.
|10/11||DISTRICT @ Lindner Family Tennis Center||
The SW District Championships will resume on Saturday after day one action completed on Thursday at the Mason Lindner Tennis Complex.
Mason shined in the first day of competition and will send a contingent of their team to the OHSAA State Individual Championships next weekend. Qualifying for Mason are:
Doubles -Ananya Aagarwal and Sanjana Reddy
Doubles- Annie Kruse and Rena Chada
Singles - Emma Kruse
Play will resume on Saturday, back at Lindner for District championship and seeding spots for state .The OHSAA State Individual Meet will be held on October 19 - 20, 2018 at the Lindner Tennis Center
Congratulations to these athletes and good luck this weekend and at State!
The Mason Girls Tennis team is in the OTCA District Finals on Monday, Oct. 15th vs. Ursuline. The winner will advance to the OTCA FINAL FOUR State Team Championships in Reynoldsburg on Sunday, Oct. 21st. The Comets are currently ranked # in the city and latest state polls.
OTCA District Final
It was another busy, busy weeked for Mason Girls Tennis. Saturday the finals of the District Championships were played back at the LIndner Family Tennis Center. Mason placed first and second in the Districts in doubles and second in singles. Five Comets move on to the state tournament.
Juniors Ananya Aggarwal and Sanjana Reddy defeated Ursuline’s Nina Dhaliwal and Bridget Estes 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the semifinals. They then defeated teammates Raina Chada and Annie Kruse 6-2, 6-0 in the finals. Kruse and Chada had defeated St. Ursula’s Gockerman and Kirby 7-5, 6-4 to reach the finals.
This is the second straight year that Reddy and Aggarwal have qualified for the state tournament. Reddy qualified last year with doubles partner, Nicole Reid. Aggarwal had a deep run in singles, losing in the semifinals and finishing 4th in the state. This is the first year that Annie Kruse and Raina Chada have qualified for states. They were one match short last year, losing a close match in the district qualifying round.
Junior co-captain, Emma Kruse will also make her first appearance at state. Emma lost in the District Singles Final to Turpin’s Caitlyn Fisher in a match that was much closer than the final score indicated. Kruse beat Bays of Beavercreek in the semifinals 6-3, 6-3 to earn a spot in the final.
The Mason Girls Tennis team defeated Ursuline 3-0 on Monday to advance them to the OTCA State Final Four! The same two teams had battled last year with the same result...a Mason victory! The Comet girls tennis powerhouse will now look to defend their State Team title in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on Sunday, Oct. 21st. Below is a summary of the scores:
OTCA SW District Final
This week will be the culmination of a tremendous season for Mason as they also send 5 players to the OHSAA Individual State Championships at the Mason Lindner Tennis Center on Friday and Saturday. Below are the Mason qualifiers and their slots:
Doubles -Ananya Aagarwal and Sanjana Reddy
Doubles- Annie Kruse and Rena Chada
Singles - Emma Kruse
Mason is the #1 ranked team in the OTCA State polls. The team is 20-1 this season in head-to-head meetings.
Good Luck Comets!
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OHSAA Girls Tennis Championship Wraup
Mason Double Teams Place 3rd and 4th At State
Friday, Oct. 19th
The Comets had two doubles teams reach the state semifinals last Friday. The team of junior, Ananya Aggarwal and fellow junior, Sanjana Reddy defeated Canfield’s Cianciola and Economus in the first round 6-2, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, Aggarwal and Reddy beat Holman and Shi of Upper Arlington 6-3, 6-3 to move into the semis.
Reddy and Aggarwal will square off against Kassaie and Hsu of Mayfield in Saturday’s semifinal to be played at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
Sophomores, Annie Kruse and Raina Chada outlasted Yang and Ratner of Solon, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in their first match. Chada and Kruse then beat Carter and Onest from Perrysburg 6-3, 6-2 and advanced to the semifinals. Chada and Kruse will face the defending champions, Atway and Schoenly from Olentangy Liberty, Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
Junior Emma fell in three long sets, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, to Rondini of Magnificat in her first round match.
Saturday, Oct. 20th
Less than 10 minutes from their home courts, the Mason girls tennis team traveled to the Lindner Tennis Center in the hopes of seeing their doubles teams play each other.
The Lady Comets got their wish, but not in the fashion they'd hoped for as both teams fell in the semifinals, setting up their literal "kiss your sister" consolation match.
Mason's top doubles entry of Ananya Aggarwal/Sanjana Reddy made a monstrous comeback in their semifinal with Mayfield's Hannah Kassaie/Caitlyn Hsu. After losing the first set 6-3, then getting down 4-0 in the second, Mason rallied to force a tiebreaker, but eventually fell short and lost the match 6-3, 7-6.
"We had some chances," Mason coach Mike Reid said. "We just couldn't get a lead. They were kind of tentative. It's a momentum game. We didn't play quite as well as we'd like to, but it was still a great match."
Sophomores Raina Chada/Annie Kruse faced the defending champions of Olentangy Liberty, Maddie Atway and Dani Schoenly. Liberty was as billed, winning 6-0, 6-2, eventually taking the state title.
"I think we could have played better, but I think a lot of it was our kids thinking they were a lot better than them," Reid said of the loss to Liberty.
The team of Aggarwal/Reddy prevailed for third place over Chada/Kruse, 6-1, 7-5.
"It was the three-four (match) but we both had some really tough first rounds," Reddy said. "Two teams from the same team getting third and fourth, I think it's pretty good. We're really looking forward to team state tomorrow."
Aggarwal, who finished fourth in singles last year and now third in doubles, will rotate back to first singles for Mason on Sunday at the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association tournament.
OTCA State Championships
MASON REPEATS! BACK-TO-BACK OTCA STATE CHAMPS!
The Comets made the trip to Reynoldsburg on Sunday to compete in the OTCA for the fourth consecutive year.
“I’d never beaten her before, but we had a good game plan this time," said Reddy. "It was up to me to execute.”
Mason has no seniors on this highly-decorated squad. Mike Reid also led the Mason boys team to the team title last May. The future of the Mason tennis program shines bright!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND COACHES!
match summary below:
Mason d. Perrysburg 3-0
Mason concludes their 2018 season as State OTCA Champions and ranked #1 in the state polls for a second consecutive year,
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Information provided by the Mason Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen