Rootstown gets past Rockets
The Streetsboro boys soccer team fell to 0-12-2 overall and 0-9 in the Portage Trail Conference County Division after losing a 3-1 decision to Rootstown Oct. 3 on the road.
The Rovers had a 1-0 lead at halftime. Spencer Deevers scored the lone goal for the Rockets. Reggie Dublin had the assist.
Rootstown had a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal and a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. Streetsboro goalkeeper Daman Singh finished with nine saves.
"The rain made the field very slick," Rockets head coach Paul Krezminski said. "We came out timid and let two goals in the first minute. The boys settled down and played a great game. We were doing things we hadn't done all year."
Streetsboro lost a commanding 8-1 decision to County Division rival Waterloo Oct. 1 in Atwater.
Abdullah Alghamdi scored the lone goal for the Rockets. Singh finished with seven saves in the nets.
The Vikings, who led 3-0 lead at halftime, had a 15-3 advantage in shots on goal and a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.
The Rockets are scheduled to visit second-seeded Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in a Division II sectional title contest Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. Richfield Revere grabbed the top seed and Akron Archbishop Hoban and Pepper Pike Orange received the third and fourth seeds, respectively.
Streetsboro was set to entertain Beachwood Fuchs Mizrachi Oct. 8. Results were not available at press time.
The Rockets are set to host County Division foe in their regular-season finale Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.
Girls fall to rival
The Streetsboro girls soccer team fell to 4-9-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the Portage Trail Conference County Division after losing a 5-2 decision to Rootstown Oct. 3 on the road.
The Lady Rovers had a 2-1 lead at halftime. Alison Targosky and Devon Klein each scored for the Rockets. Auliah Kendall finished with two assists for Streetsboro.
"We took the lead and had all the momentum in the first seven minutes of the Rootstown game," Streetsboro head coach Ryan Willard said. "At that point, all the lights in the stadium went out and we had a 25-minute delay. It really changed the game and stopped our momentum."
The Rockets earned a 1-0 victory over County Division foe Waterloo Oct. 1 in Atwater. Targosky scored the lone goal on a penalty kick.
"We did not play well, but we were able to pull out a win," Willard said. "The Waterloo team came out ready to play on their senior night and I think we were a little overconfident since we had beaten them the first time."
Streetsboro earned the 10th seed in the Kent Division II sectional-district tournament. The Rockets are scheduled visit eighth-seeded Crestwood in a sectional semifinal contest Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Richfield Revere earned the first seed and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Pepper Pike Orange and Shaker Heights Laurel received the second, third and fourth seeds, respectively.
The Rockets were scheduled to host Euclid Oct. 8. Results were not available at press time. They are set to entertain County Division rival Southeast in their regular-season finale Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
Tennis team wins
Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club's 8.0 Mixed United States Tennis Association team, captained by Aurora resident Liz Hall, won the Midwest USTA League Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Midwest Tournament, which took place Sept. 21 and 22, featured matches between state championship teams from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
The team earned a date to the National USTA Tournament, which is set to take place Nov. 22 to 24 in Tucson, Ariz. This marks the third consecutive year that a team from Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club has reached the National Tournament.
Members of the Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club 8.0 Mixed USTA championship team include Angie Lewis, Kyle Morrison, Susan Oldham Smith, Jeffrey Tong, Cindy Durrett, Tracy Lewis, Courtney Foster, Caterina Petty, Lee Elliott, Mark Nicastro and Keith Kassouf of Streetsboro.
Run in races
The Towpath Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K are coming up Oct. 13 at Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Resorts in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.