Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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October 3, 2012

Local roundup

EFFINGHAM — Despite allowing Mt. Zion to score 45 seconds into the match, the Hearts mounted a second-half rally to earn a 2-1 victory on senior night at Effingham High School on Tuesday.

With 19:26 remaining in the game, Kyle Lustig scored off a pass by Kohdai Nishida.

Just 88 seconds later, with 17:58 left, Nishida scored to break the 1-1 tie and giving Effingham (12-3-3) the win.

After allowing a goal in the first minute, goalkeeper Dalton Steele was perfect for the last 79 minutes of the match, notching four saves.

Seniors Rhemi Barr, Logan Talley, Caleb Gadberry, Matt Herboth, Matt Steffen, Ivan Carillo and Lustig played their last home game.

VOLLEYBALL

St. Anthony wins

With 13 kills, 16 assists, six digs, two aces and a block from Haylee Mathis, the Bulldogs fought their way to a three-set victory over Stew-Stras on Tuesday night, 25-27, 25-19, 25-17.

Lauren Wendt had 11 kills and three digs, Megan Nuxoll had five kills and seven digs, and Rachel Schultz had seven digs and three aces for St. Anthony.

The Bulldogs improved to 19-7 overall and 8-0 in the National Trail Conference.

The JV Bulldogs also beat Stew-Stras, 25-10, 25-12.

Hearts top Charleston

Deedra Myers notched eight kills, an assist and four digs for the Hearts on Tuesday night in a 25-10, 25-23 victory over Charleston.

Bethany Donaldson had two aces, a kill, an assist and a dig and Felicia Totten added a kill, eight assists and three digs.

The JV Hearts also topped Charleston, 25-15, 25-20.

North Clay wins

Maria Brasel had an ace, four kills, four assists and two digs to lead the Cardinals to a 25-12, 25-15 victory over Sandoval on Tuesday night.

Lincoln Brasel added seven kills and two digs, and Kallie Garrett had two aces and six kills.

North Clay is now 18-5 overall.

The JV Cardinals also beat Sandoval, 25-11, 25-17.

Dieterich beats Cowden-Herrick

The Maroons notched a straight-set victory over the Hornets on Monday night, 29-27, 25-12.

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