TROY — The Troy boys soccer team took control from the start in an 8-0 win over Greenville Tuesday at Troy Memorial Stadium.
The Trojans scored four goals in each half, while spending much of the time working on their passing game and goving Greenville few opportunities with the their defense in MVL action.
Lucas Buschur opened the scoring for Troy at the 29:43 mark and Bradyn Dillow followed with a goal less than two minutes later at 27:49 mark.
With 16:45 left in the half, Holden Chesko found the back of the net.
Kevin Hipolito made it 4-0 with a goal with 11:05 remaining in the half.
Julian Polverini got the second-half scoring started at the 36:20 mark of the second half and Robert Cox added a goal 17 seconds later.
Carson Furrow and Tanner Furrow added the final two goals for Troy as the Trojans spent most of the half controlling the ball with passing.
Dillow had three assists for the Trojans, while Chesko, Hipolito, Tanner Furrow and Nicholas Foran each had one.
Samuel Westfall and Lucas Hickernell combined for the shutout in goal.
VANDALIA — In matchup of two of the top three teams in the MVL, Vandalia-Butler and Troy did not disappoint on the front nine at Cassel Hills.
The two teams battled back and forth before Butler emerged with a 151-157 victory.
The Aviators’ Cooper Decker was medalist with a 34 and Seth Jones closed his day with a hole-in-one on his final hole.
“What are you going to do about that?,” Troy coach Mark Evilsizor said. “What a great match. It was back and forth the whole match. We had an early lead. What it came down to was they were just better around the greens than we were. They putted better than we did.”
Bryce Massingill, John Kneisley and Brayden Schwartz all carded 39s for Troy.
Mitchell Sargent had a 40, Mason Weaver carded a 42 and Luke Huber added a 43.
“When all six guys shoot 43 or lower, you can’t complain,” Evilsizor said. “That was good day for Bryce (Massingill). John (Kneisley) continues to play well for us. That was a bounce back for Brayden (Schwartz), who had a rough week last week. This doesn’t leave us any margin for error in the MVL now, but that is the way it should be.”
Troy will play Northmont at Meadowbrook Golf Course Thursday.
GREENVILLE — The Troy girls tennis team got back on track with a sweep of Greenville.
In singles, Nina Short defeated Sadie Lance 6-1, 6-0; Elizabeth Niemi defeated Maddie Lance 6-1, 6-0 and Joesie Romick won by forfeit.
In doubles, Olivia Johnston and Casey Rogers defeated Sarah Savoy and Josie Camacho 6-1, 6-1 and Katie Bertke and Gwen Turnbull won by forfeit.
GREENVILLE — The Troy volleyball team opened the season with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-7 win over Greenville in MVL action.
Brynn Siler had 11 kills and 10 digs and Kasey Sager had nine kills and four blocks.
Brooklyn Jackson had three aces and eight digs, Zoe Tracey led the defense with 11 digs and Ellie Fogarty had seven digs.
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