Pioneers News · Athletic Update 9/14-9/20

Football: Last Night after a lengthy weather delay the Pioneers won big at Big Walnut. The final score was 34-3. Spencer Hawkins had 1 touchdown run, and 2 touchdown passes. Luke Applegate had a big 51 yard run to set up his 5 yard touchdown run later that drive. Sam Wyne caught both of Hawkins touchdown passes as well. Jack Behre was 2/2 on Field Goals, and 4/4 on PATs. All around a great game from the Pioneers, and they will look to keep that momentum rolling into next week in the Homecoming game against Westland.

By Tannor Lambert

Girls Soccer:

On Tuesday girls soccer played their second OCC game of the year at home against Westerville Central. The team started off strong with sophomore Maia Kaufman scoring from distance 15 minutes in, making it 1-0. Going into the second half Orange kept the intensity high and got two more goals, scored by junior Morgan Scott and senior Sophia Leonetti. Towards the end of the second half Central was given a penalty kick. Junior keeper Amanda Poorbaugh made a huge save to keep the shut out. Orange won 3-0 and are now 2-0 in the conference.

On Thursday the team played at Canal Winchester and tied 1-1. The goal was scored by sophomore Abby Faulkner in the first half.

Orange’s next game is Senior Night. The game is tomorrow, Saturday September 21 at home against Thomas Worthington

By Grace Poorbaugh

Boys Soccer:

On Tuesday boys soccer played at Westerville Central. The team won 2-0 with goals scored by senior Kyle Stringer and junior Alex James. They are now 2-0 in the conference with their next OCC game against Westerville South next Tuesday.

Boys soccer played away against St. Charles on Thursday and lost 2-0.

There next game is Tuesday against Westerville South.

By Grace Poorbaugh

Over the weekend the girls took part in a two day CIT tournament. They played great games going 3-1 and finishing third only behind state ranked TSUA(3) and MND(4). Junior London Davis and Sophomore Hanna Borer had special mentions in the CIT All Tournament team.
On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the girls traveled to Westerville North ready to play a good game. They were able to defeat North in three quick sets: 25-11, 25-14, and 25-7. On Thursday, Sept. 19 the Lady Pioneers were on the road again to play rival Olentangy Liberty for a second time. The girls needed this win to secure an OCC title, and they did not disappoint. Your pioneers had a clean sweep on the patriots 25-18, 25-18, 25-16. Junior London Davis led the team with eight kills in only the first match and the game point securing the win in the third.

By Abby Struntz

Field Hockey:

Orange Field Hockey faced off against Bishop Hartley on Sept. 17. The girls were ready for a win. In the game, all three seniors scored, including Josie Vance, Hannah Brown and Mia Jakubowski, as well as a goal from junior Natalie Jenkins. The Pioneers came out on top with a 4-1 win.
The girls then played again on Sept. 19 against Olentangy Berlin. It was Senior Night, so all the seniors were honored before the game. The girls had great possession in the attacking half and were able to get lots of goal scoring opportunities. Freshman Haylie Sucharski, junior Sydney Lowry and senior Josie Vance scored against the Bears. Senior Night ended with a solid 3-0 win.

By Zoe Sucharski

Boys Golf:
This past week the boys were at Kinsale and had a 313 as a team, they placed fourth. On Saturday the 21 they are at Worthington Hills. The boys are looking to create momentum heading into sectionals on October 1.
By Tannor Lambert

Girls Golf:
On Monday, Sept. 16, the girls were able to secure a first place win in their match against three teams.

By Abby Struntz

Cross Country:

On Saturday Sept. 14, Girls XC teams competed in the OWU Invitational outside Liberty High School with the boys competing without their top five guys. The girls place fourth overall with two girls finishing in the top 20. Junior Medha Patria finished in 15th with a time of 20:36 and senior Corrine Hazel finished 18th overall with a time of 20:53. This Saturday, the girls travel to Centerville to compete in the Saturday Night Lights.

By Dom Parker