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Xavier High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cougars trim Xavier girls in 2 OT

The Kennedy Cougars topped the Xavier Saints, 3-2, in double-overtime Tuesday in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls soccer match at Heco  Field.

Kennedy took a 2-0 lead in the first half, but Xavier tied the game on a pair of goals by Elena Minor in the second half. Addy Hoffman and  Caitlynn Daniels had assists for the Saints.

Kennedy scored the game-winner deep into the second overtime.

Xavier, which is ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, fell to 7-4 for the season. Kennedy, which is ranked No. 5 in Class 3A, lifted its mark to 8-3.

Melody Snow made nine saves for Xavier.


Xavier boys soccer topped by Cougars

Joachim Kikuni scored two goals in the second half Tuesday night as  the Kennedy boys soccer team blanked Xavier, 2-0, in a Mississippi Valley Conference match at Kennedy.

Xavier, which is ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, fell to 7-4 for the campaign.

Kennedy, which is ranked No. 13 in Class 3A, raised its record to 7-3.


Xavier boys slam Hempstead in tennis

Jon Lansing topped Nathan Tauke, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1 singles Tuesday as  the Xavier Saints slammed Hempstead, 8-1, in a Mississippi Valley  Conference tennis meet at Xavier.

Alex Hinrichs, Charlie Esker, Blake Magill and Ryan Jasper also won  their singles matches for the Saints.


1. Jon Lansing (X) def. Nathan Tauke, 6-1, 6-3
2. Alex Hinrichs (X) def. Alex Alrichs, 6-0, 6-0
3. Charlie Esker (X) def. Jacob Hansel, 6-2, 6-0
4. Blake Magill (X) def. Harrison Kivlahan, 6-3, 6-3
5. Luke Althaus (DH) def. Calvin Ford, 6-7, 7-5, 10-7
6. Ryan Jasper (X) def. Jack Kolker, 6-4, 6-1


1. Lansing/Esker (X) def. Tauke/Alrichs, 6-1, 6-4
2. Hinrichs/Jasper (X) def. Hansel/Kivlahan, 6-4, 6-2
3. Magill/Wes Johnson (X) def. Isaac Johnson/Kolker, 6-4, 6-1


Xavier girls tennis falls to Hempstead

DUBUQUE - The Xavier girls tennis team lost to Dubuque Hempstead, 7-2,  in a Mississippi Valley Conference meet in Dubuque Tuesday.

Maddie Abu-Nameh of Xavier won her match at No. 4 singles against  Megan Oberfell, 10-6.


1. Joyce Sun (DH) def. Nina Marquardt, 10-1
2. Lauren Tressel (DH) def. Emily Jasper, 10-3
3. Erin Connolly (DH) def. Sarah Schirm, 10-2
4. Maddie Abu-Nameh (X) def. Megan Oberfell, 10-6
5. Elizabeth Wagner (DH) def. Sarah Abu-Nameh, 10-5
6. Kerry Houlihan (DH) def. Camryn McPherson, 11-9


1. Sun/Tressel (DH) def. Marquardt/Jasper, 10-4
2. Connolly/Oberfell (DH) def. Schirm/M.Abu-Nameh, 10-5
3. McPherson/S.Abu-Nameh (X) def. Wagner/Houlihan, 10-4


Xavier girls 5th in Mississippi golf

The Xavier Saints are in fifth place after 36 holes of the Mississippi Division girls golf tournament.

Dubuque Wahlert leads the team standings with 18 holes left to play  Jordan Amelon of Iowa City West is in first place with rounds of 79 and 86 for 165.

Monday's second round was played at Hunters Ridge.

Libby Kramer has been the top golfer in the first two rounds for Xavier with a score of 94-104=198.


1. Dubuque Wahlert 1,095, 2. Linn-Mar 1,133, 3. Iowa City West 1,195, 4.  Jefferson 1,264, 5. Xavier 1,269, 6. Waterloo West 1,295, 7. Waterloo  East 1,476.

XAVIER: Libby Kramer 94-104=198, Ellie Braksiek 105-113=218, Ana Stangler 107-112=219, Hanna Welsh 119-110=229, Emily O'Rourke 124-121=245.


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