Rushville girls soccer was on the wrong end of heavy shutouts to conference rivals last week, falling 9-0 to Connersville and 10-0 to Lawrenceburg. All was not lost, though, as the 3rd annual SPARC (Suicide Prevention & Awareness Rush County) game in memory of Zora Allstatter was held Tuesday at RCHS.
“We'd like to thank the City of Rushville who lit up the fountain at the park in suicide prevention colors as well as the Elks for sponsoring our purple game shirts and socks,” said coach Kallie Dyer. “Thank you to our loyal fans and Rushville community for helping us raise money for a great cause (SPARC and Allstatter Memorial Scholarship).”
Shots on goal for Rushville included junior captain Brooke Means (2), junior Railyn Combs (1), and freshman McKenna Norris (1). Rushville defensive line held their foes for 11 offside calls. Junior keeper Kyleigh Glandon totaled 13 saves and freshman keeper Khloe Makofka 11.
The Lions presented no challenge to Oldenburg Academy Thursday as Bridget Lohmueller began the 12-0 rout with a goal in the first four minutes of play. Claire Niese banged another off the keeper's foot, then made it 3-0 with a penalty kick off a handball in the box. The frosh picked up two more before the 22:33 mark of the first. Addisyn Lambert got a deflection off the crossbar to make it 6-0. Freshman Olivia Leising then got in on the action with a goal. Wachsmann made it 9-0 at 13:42. Lambert, freshman Belle Young, senior Rachel Lamping and Norah Haverkos completed the offensive whirlwind.
The Lady Lions traveled to Knightstown Monday and tied 1-1. Rushville was down at the half 1-0. The line goal in the second half was scored by sophomore Carly Senour off a breakaway through Knightstown's defense. Senour was the leader of shots on goal for the Lady Lions, ending the night with 6 in total. Other shots on goals for Rushville included: Combs (3), freshman Alayna Miller (2), and Means (1). Glandon had 16 saves. Rushville's defensive line held Knightstown for 6 offside calls. The Lady Lions travel to East Central today, 5 pm.