• Leah Drost’s solo run past a rock solid Eagles defense to score put the finishing touches on a 3-0 Comets shutout over North Olmsted.
Anna Dudziak proved invaluable. She fed the ball to Lexy Alston for a goal in the first half, then assisted Elley Vorhees, who put it in the back of the net.
• They may have outshot their opponents 13-10, but the Comets found a hard 2-0 loss. Clay scored on a crossing play in the first half and put the game out of reach with a late goal on a scramble in the box.
• Gavin Velazquez scored from 17 feet out on an Ethan London assist as Amherst tied North Olmsted 1-1. Vincent Marino scored for the Eagles.
Despite the score, the teams were not equal — Amherst outshot North Olmsted 15-6 and only keeper Gannon Graf kept the Eagles alive.
• All four goals in the Comets’ 4-2 win over Elyria gave from the feet of Gavin Velazquez, who found assists from Danny Vitelli, Ben Biedenbach, and Dylan Simulcik.
Brandon Hazelgrove had three saves for Amherst, though Isaac Dicken put two in for the Pioneers. Meanwhile, Elyria keeper Logan Boddy was hard-pressed and managed five saves.
The Comets outshot their opponents 25-13.
• Amherst defeated Olmsted Falls 208-180 at Mallard Creek. For Amherst: Ayalis Vicens 47, Rosalyn Friend 51, CeCe Iliff 54, and Melissa Wright 56.
• The Comets placed fifth with 394 points at the Southwestern Conference tournament, held at Legacy Course at Sweetbriar. For Amherst: Rosalyn Friend 90, CeCe Iliff 97, Melissa Wright 101, and Ayalis Vicens 106.
Boys Cross Country
• The varsity Comets traveled this past weekend to Hilliard Bradley High School for the Midwest Meet of Champions, where things didn’t exactly go as planned.
The lead cart took runners in the wrong direction, then back upon themselves, resulting in a collision, according to coach Robert Glatz. The course was also cut short, making the total distance only about 2.5 miles of the standard 3.1 miles.
Senior Josh Hill collided with another runner and did not finish the race. Devin Baumgartner was the top finisher for the Comets, placing 143rd. He was followed by Jacob Raesler (170th) and Cael Walker (175th). Finishing closely together were Matthew Kirsch (194th) and Gabe DelValle (195th). Rounding out the varsity action was Ethan Barnes in 202nd place.
The junior varsity boys took part in the Vermilion Invitational. They were led by Sebastian Pecora, who broke his own records with a personal best time of 18:13 and a 29th place finish.
He was followed by Mario Benjamin (18:45, 44th place), Isaac Davis (19:21, 63rd), Nick Glahn (19:37, 73rd) and Caleb Cabrerra. Caleb’s time of 19:56 was over a two minute personal best improvement.
Freshman Seyveon Plaza led the open boys with a time of 20:46 and a 42nd place finish.