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MOWEAQUA -- Central A&M volleyball team tested Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg Thursday but the Hatchets prevailed in two sets 25-19, 25-18. 

The victory was Windsor's first of the season and coach Ronda Schlechte's team had first-night jitters. 

"The girls were very anxious to play tonight. We lost focus at times but hopefully we will improve as we go. I thought everyone pulled their weight tonight and contributed to the win," she said. 

Megan Schlechte led the Hatchets with 10 kills and Calla Roney added six. 

Maddy Klaska led the Raiders with five kills and Rylee Dixon and Hattie Hardimon each had four. Allie Dunn led the team with eight assists. 

“Stew-Stras is a very elite program and our girls fought and battled," Central A&M coach Vanessa Rork said. "There were many tough rallies. I’m proud of the way they stayed competitive. I couldn’t be unhappy with their performance at all.” 

Bloomington Central Catholic def. MacArthur 25-13, 25-16

DECATUR --  Despite losing to Bloomington Central Catholic, MacArthur coach Amber Mayhaus sees some positives in the play of her team. 

"In the first game, the first 15 points, we were going point for point with Bloomington. I was really satisfied with the effort there," she said. "We got down on ourselves as far as a couple of mistakes are concerned. Our serving errors really killed us. Other than that, I was really satisfied with our effort."

Meghan Maxeiner and Ayriana Pender led the Generals with four kills each. 

"Meghan had a really good night on the outside tonight. She came in and took big swings and got kills for us," Mayhaus said. 

Mayhaus has much respect for the Saints.

"Bloomington Central is just a powerhouse. I was just happy we were keeping up with them and I’m so proud of them. We’re still very early in the season and we’ve played two tough teams," she said. 


MacArthur 6, Monticello 4

MONTICELLO -- MacArthur boys soccer picked up their first win of season over Monticello Thursday in a high scoring affair. 

The Generals (1-1) scored six goals as a team led by Dylan Diaz's two goals. Grafton Barrows, Justin Boeckenstedt and Mattias Wegmann also scored. 

Monticello goal-scorers included Rye Johnson, Luke Rudolph, and Jake Edmonson. 

"It was our second game, and I'm not satisfied with the game, even though we won," MacArthur coach Alex Wegmann said. "We didn't play good defense and the problems is clear --  we need more balance."

MacArthur goalie Brendan Foster stopped 17 shots on goal. Sages goalie Kevin Kaufman had eight saves. 

Wegmann would like to see more improvement from his team. 

"We are at the point where we aren't 100 percent in any respect. We have to look ahead as soon as possible," he said. 

Mount Zion 5, Warrensburg 0

MOUNT ZION -- Mount Zion's Jayce Damarin kicked in three goals as the Braves beat Warrensburg-Latham. 

Along with Damarin's hat trick, Jonathan Oliger scored two goals. 

Derek Austin picked up three assists and Joshua Platzbecker and Logan Frommelt each had an assist. 

"We were pleased to start the season with a win. After getting an early goal our offense kind of sputtered the rest of the first half," Mount Zion coach Jonathan Moore said. “Jayce kick started us in the 2nd half and we were able to get four more. We were pleased with how we moved the ball but know we’ll have to be better in Mahomet on Saturday.”

Warrensburg goalie Shawn Troike recorded 12 saves. 

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