Marysville’s varsity girls soccer squad fell just short of Olentangy on Tuesday.
The Lady Monarchs trailed, 1-0, at halftime and dropped a 2-1 verdict to the Braves.
Marysville wore pink T-shirts on Kick for the Cure night.
Activities during the evening brought attention to the fight against cancer.
The Lady Braves did not take long to tally the first goal.
Regan Ross put the ball in the net at the 38:10 mark of the opening stanza.
Marysville (5-9-2) had scoring opportunities when Kasey Duke and JoJo Eberhart sent the ball toward the net.
Those shots, however, failed to find the mark.
Monarch keeper Brielle Young came up with several of her 10 saves on the night as Olentangy took its one- goal edge into the intermission.
Second-half goals came from Eberhart (on an assist by Cam Lee) and Lexi White for the Braves.
MHS will travel to Worthington Kilbourne for its Division I tournament opener on Wednesday.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
FHS rallies for win
Fairbanks’ boys trailed Greenon by a 2-0 count at halftime.
The Panthers then found themselves down, 3-0, just 55 seconds into the second half.
FHS, however, rallied for a 4-3 victory.
The Panthers (10-5-1) got on the scoreboard with 30 minutes left in the game.
Cade Feller converted a penalty kick for the local team’s first goal.
Feller scored his second goal, Dylan Tobe put the ball in the net and Joey Ziegler tallied the winning goal.
The victory puts the Panthers in a three-way tie for first place in the Ohio Heritage Conference with Greenon and Greeneview. Each school sports a 5-1 record in conference contests.
The final evening of league play on Thursday features the Panthers at Madison Plains and Greenon taking on Greeneview.
Lady Panthers drop game
Fairbanks’ girls fell at Greenon, 2-1.
FHS (9-6-0) took a 1-0 advantage midway through the first half.
Rebecca Dean hit a long shot off an assist from Addie Thrush.
The Knights tied the match on a penalty kick within the next 10 minutes.
An FHS clearing miscue five minutes later led to Greenon’s eventual winning goal.
The Panthers had several good looks at the net during the second half.
Those efforts, though, were stopped by the Knights’ keeper.
Maddie Cook was credited with 11 saves for the Lady Panthers.
Fairbanks (which is 6-2-0 in the Ohio Heritage Conference) will play its final conference match of the season on Thursday.
The Lady Panthers will host Madison Plains, beginning at 5:30 p.m.