Fairfield 1, Oskaloosa 0
OSKALOOSA — Sports can sometimes be cruel. The Oskaloosa girls soccer team played one of their better games all season but they were held off the scoreboard while Fairfield capitalized on one of their few opportunities to eliminate the Indians from postseason play.
"Tonight was a perfect example of why soccer can be so exciting and yet so frustrating all at the same time,” Oskaloosa head coach Jodi Steinlage said. “This was some of the best soccer we played all season when it comes to controlling the ball for long periods of time and really moving the ball around the field. We were making runs, getting open and having a ton of looks at the goal. That is the exciting part. The frustrating part is none of those looks were going in the back of the net. Fairfield was able to capitalize on really our only big mistake of the night and it cost us the game.”
Oskaloosa would outshoot Fairfield 30-4 on the night with 14 shots on goal but the Trojan’s keeper Trisha Westphal stopped all of them.
Fairfield ultimately took the lead in the first half but sending home a rebound to go up 1-0, a lead that would desperately hold on to the rest of the way.
"The girls continued to fight to the very end and that is all we can ask of them,” Steinlage said. “It was an emotional ending to a very rewarding, but tough season. We were so glad to see the girls come out and play soccer like we knew they could, but so sad to see it end the way it did. We couldn't have asked for a better effort from them.”
Oskaloosa finishes the season with a 5-10 record and says farewell to seniors Paiven Knoot, Emily Simon, Attie Teeter, Maddie Haines, Teale Pose and Lindy Slocum.
No. 12 Pella 9, South Tama 0
PELLA — The Lady Dutch dominated their regional quarterfinal match against South Tama on Friday night.
Pella would blitz for seven first half goals before adding another two in the second half.
Abby Warner tallied the hat trick while Roselande Vanderhoff found the back of the net twice and Emma Yoder, Annika Peterson, Camille Dixson and Tatum Carlstone also scored for the Lady Dutch.
No. 12 Pella (13-5) advances to the regional semifinals where they will travel to face No. 7 Dallas Center-Grimes (11-5) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Winterset 7, Oskaloosa 2
WINTERSET — The Huskies gained an early 2-0 advantage before the Indians would tie it in the third. But a five-run sixth inning would push Winterset to the win.
Charlie North drove in the pair of runs for Oskaloosa. Aiden Hildenbrand got the start on the mound and went 3 1/3 innings giving up two runs on three hits with two strikeouts.
Oskaloosa (1-3) is back in action for a doubleheader at Newton (2-0) on Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m.
Pella 4, Knoxville 3
PELLA — While battling chilly conditions, these two stayed tight the whole way through before the Dutch eventually earned the walk-off win.
Pella struck for the first two runs in the first two innings before both teams exchanged runs in the fourth. Knoxville pulled within one with a run in the fifth before tying the game in the top of the seventh.
Keegan Hansen proved to be the hero of the night as his RBI single in the bottom of the seventh saw the Dutch walk it off.
Hansen and Jason Knox both had a pair of hits on the night while those two were joined by Cole Hillman in driving in a run for the Dutch.
Keagan Miedema got the start on the mound for Pella, going 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs, one earned, on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Tate Weesner secured the win in relief after getting the final two outs in the seventh.
Pella (2-2) travels to No. 1 Gilbert (2-1) on Tuesday at 4 p.m. while Knoxville (3-3) heads to EBF (2-0) for a doubleheader on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 9 Des Moines Christian 9, Pella Christian 1
PELLA — Pella Christian finished off their opening week against one of their private school rivals in a talented Des Moines Christian squad.
Corbin Westerkamp was 2-for-3 with a triple while Micah DeHaan drove in PC’s lone run in the seventh inning.
Bennett Spronk took the loss after going five inning giving up eight runs, four earned, on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Ty Vander Molen pitched two innings in relief and had one strikeout.
Pella Christian (1-2) will head to Albia (2-2) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Grand View Christian 13, Pella 7
PELLA — This one didn’t lack scoring as Pella erased a 6-1 deficit to tie it in the fifth before the Thunder brought across seven more runs late.
Kylie Tauke led the way going 3-for-3 with a RBI while Kiki Riggen, Tori Van Vark, Thea Wisse and Bailey Brown also had multi-hit games. Van Vark drove in two runs while Ava Curry, Brown and Tauke all had one RBI.
Ella Corbin got the start in the circle going 4 1/3 innings while giving up seven runs, five earned, on four hits with seven walks and four strikeouts. Taylor Tousey pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief giving up six runs, three earned, on three hits with eight walks and two strikeouts.
Oskaloosa, PC play at Williamsburg Tournament
WILLIAMSBURG — Oskaloosa and Pella Christian both had a pair of games over the weekend at the Williamsburg Tournament. Oskaloosa split their two games, falling to Bondurant-Farrar 12-2 before bouncing back to beat No. 11 (2A) Durant 15-7. Pella Christian picked up a couple of wins, defeating Iowa Valley 8-3 and No. 14 (2A) East Marshall 7-6.
Oskaloosa was outhit 13-4 against Bondurant-Farrar. Lucy Roach was 1-for-2 with a double while Hailey Harbour took the loss in the circle.
The Indians got the bats going in their second game to the tune of 19 hits.
Freshman catcher Lydia Van Veldhuizen went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs to lead Osky while Presley Blommers went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Olivia Gordon was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Maleah Walker drove in one run with two doubles in the contest.
Eighth grader Shannon VanRheenen started on the rubber for Oskaloosa and would battle for six innings, giving up seven runs, six earned, on nine hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
PC did all of their damage in the first four innings against Iowa Valley. Emri Agre was 3-for-4 in the game with a triple while Trinity Vos got the win after giving up four hits in five innings.
The Eagles would then go on to beat East Marshall in eight innings in a back and forth game. Alexa Dunsbergen had the game-winning RBI single to win it for PC.
Oskaloosa (2-3) travels to Newton (2-2) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a doubleheader while Pella Christian (3-1) heads to Albia (2-0) on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
No. 2 (1A) Lynnville-Sully 6, Pella 5
No. 6 (3A) North Polk 4, Pella 0
PELLA — Pella hosted a triangular on Saturday but would drop both games.
It was another comeback effort for Pella as they would battle back from a 3-0 deficit to take the lead in the fifth. But Lynnville-Sully would answer with a run in each of the last three innings to get the win.
Ava Curry and Kylie Tauke both had two hits in the contest while Curry and Katie Pollock both drove in a run.
The Lady Dutch would be held off of the board in game two to North Polk as they were held to two hits.
Kiki Riggen started on the rubber for Pella and was solid, pitching six innings while giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits with five walks and one strikeout.
Knoxville 12, Seymour 3
Knoxville 13, Moravia 0
CENTERVILLE — The Panthers picked up a pair of dominating wins at the Centerville Tournament over the weekend.
Knoxville (4-2) travels to Washington (1-3) for a doubleheader on Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.
*Knoxville stats were not available at time of print