Indians fourth, Dutch fifth at Pella Masters
PELLA — Competition was fierce at the Pella Country Club for Friday’s Pella Masters Tournament. Indianola ended up with the team title while Oskaloosa and Pella both finished with team scores of 345, one shot back of third and within striking distance of first place.
“It wasn’t our best day and we were only 11 shots behind the winners,” Oskaloosa head coach Bret Foster said. “Positives are that we had five guys under bogey golf which was better than Tuesday when we won and only had two under bogey golf.”
Carter Parks had another strong day for Oskaloosa. He carded one birdie on his way to a two-over 38 on the front nine but would struggle a little bit on the back with a 46 to card an 84, good for 13th.
Joe Glasgow, Keaton Flaherty and Johnathon Terpstra all finished with 87’s for Oskaloosa while Tucker DeJong added an 89. Ryan Carriker rounded out the Indian lineup by improving his score by six shots from his last outing with a 95.
“With the improvements in the bottom of the lineup, we can start to see our potential when we all put it together,” Foster said. “We’ll get to work on putting right away and keep looking to improve all areas of the game.”
Will Simpson led Pella with another impressive showing. He had three birdies on the day including back-to-back birdie-fours on holes 13 and 14 on his way to a 79, good for fourth on the day.
Thomas Tangen had a good day out of the No. 5 spot for Pella, finishing with an 84. Ayden Gordon (89), Clayton Henry (93), AJ Hoekstra (96) and Sam Beukelman (107) also competed for the Dutch.
Grinnell’s Cole McGriff earned the coveted green jacket with a round of 74 while Nevada’s Kyle Kingsburg was runner-up with a 77.
Oskaloosa and Pella both get some time off thanks to mother nature before the Oskaloosa Invitational at Edmundson Golf Course on Tuesday, April 27 at 1 p.m.
1. Indianola (334), 2. Waverly-Shell Rock (337), 3. Clear Lake (344), 4. Oskaloosa (345), 5. Pella (345), 6. Grinnell (348), 7. Nevada (348), 8. Dallas Center-Grimes (353), 9. Boone (364), 10. Creston (404)
Oskaloosa wins Winterset Tournament
WINTERSET — Oskaloosa picked up wins number two and three on Saturday to bring home the Winterset Tournament title.
The Indians opened against the tournament hosts of Winterset. The game was scoreless until the second half with both teams getting on the board to end regulation tied at one. Ethan Olivas set up Carson Genskow for the marker for Oskaloosa as the game eventually went to penalty kicks, where the Indians edged out a 3-2 advantage for the win.
Osky outshot Winterset 12-5 in the game while Landon Briggs ended with four saves.
The Indians then met Gilbert in the title game which ended up being another tight grinder that finished regulation and overtime scoreless. Oskaloosa was once again up to the challenge in PK’s, winning 4-3 to win the match and trophy.
Osky held a 9-4 shot advantage in the match with Briggs collected four saves. Genskow, Olivas, Teagan Davis and Dalton Plate all scored in PK’s for the Indians.
Oskaloosa (3-3, 0-2 LHC) travels to North Polk (2-3) on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 10 (2A) Pella 2, Carlisle 1
CARLISLE — The Dutch improved their road record to a perfect 4-0 after Friday night’s win over Carlisle.
Pella got off to a great start with a couple of great combination passes leading to an Isaac Semini goal courtesy of Austin Bone in the seventh minute.
Pella was unable to cash in on more opportunities until Semini added his second of the game.
Carlisle would get one back with a penalty kick but it was the Dutch holding on for the win.
No. 10 (2A) Pella 2, No. 6 (1A) Waterloo Columbus 1
PELLA — Pella returned for their first home match in their stadium on Saturday for the second night of a back-to-back.
The Dutch faced an uphill challenge with several starters out due to injury or conflicting issues and even lost two more players due to injury during the match.
After a the two stayed locked at zero after 40 minutes of play, Columbus broke through to score in 53rd minute.
Nine minutes later, the Dutch would answer with Isaac Semini getting taken down in the box to earn a penalty kick. Semini would convert the PK to tie the game at one and send it to overtime.
Both teams struggled with fatigue in the overtime period as the game eventually went to PK’s.
The Sailors sailed a couple of shots wide early while Pella converted all of their first four shots to seal the win.
Pella (6-2, 2-0 LHC) gets a few days off to heal up before hosting Newton (4-3, 1-1 LHC) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Knoxville 2, Oskaloosa 0
KNOXVILLE — The Indians and Panthers clashed on Friday night after both picking up their first wins of the season on Thursday.
It would be Knoxville grabbing their second straight win in as many nights after controlling play for most of the contest.
Knoxville outshot Oskaloosa 10-1 on the night with Abby Wadle making the one save for the Panthers.
Taylor Jones scored both goals for Knoxville while Kyrsten DeWees made seven saves for the Indians.
Oskaloosa (1-3, 0-1 LHC) heads to Norwalk (5-0, 1-0 LHC) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. while Knoxville (2-3) goes to Fairfield (1-2) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Pella wins a pair at ADM
ADEL — Pella nabbed a 2-1 win over Gilbert and a 3-2 win over ADM on Saturday at the ADM Tournament.
The Lady Dutch scored late in both matches to pick up the wins.
Macy Schulz scored three goals on the day with two coming against Gilbert. Abby and Mia Warner were able to both score in the first half against ADM.
Pella (4-1, 0-1 LHC) will go to Newton (4-3, 1-0 LHC) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.