SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat girls get first win at Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Friday with a 1-0 victory over CIML Iowa Conference foe Fort Dodge.

Maddie Schumacker scored the first goal of the season for the Bobcats (1-5) off a free kick from 25 yards out in the 35th minute.

“[It was] a beautiful ball that found the back of the net,” MHS girls soccer head coach Leigh Hornbuckle said.

Seven total Bobcats had shots on goal in the win, with Emma Lizarde, Jade Tejada, Isabel Ramirez and Paw Gay all pelting the Dodger keeper with two shots on goal. Marshalltown goalkeeper Avygail Smith also got her first shutout of the season and recorded three saves in the process.

“The scoreboard doesn’t show it, but the girls dominated the second half with no shots on goal against Avy Smith,” Hornbuckle said. “Our defense really stepped up their game and showed we have some depth, we were without two starters Aida Almanza and Isabel Ibarra.”

Marshalltown will try to two straight when it travels to face Class 1A No. 13 Waterloo Columbus on Monday.

South Tama boys soccer falls to Vikings

TAMA — The South Tama County boys soccer team lost a WaMaC Conference tilt against Vinton-Shellsburg on Friday, 3-2.

The loss brought a five-game winning streak to a close for the Trojans (5-3).

Jeffrey Fuentes had both goals for STC, while Jonathan Castrejon and Osmar Galvez both had assists. Guillermo Garcia played all 80 minutes in goal and gave up three goals while also recording six saves.

David Lapan-Islas, CJ Rickels and Damon Swenson each had the goals for the Vikings (5-3).

Trojan girls win Grundy Center meet

GRUNDY CENTER — The West Marshall girls track and field team won the girls side of the Grundy Center Co-Ed Invitational on Friday with 159 team points.

Renae Schaper won the shot put for the Trojans with a heave of 36 feet, 4 inches, fresh off placing 10th at the Drake Relays earlier Friday morning.

Olivia Gradwell picked up another event with for West Marshall by taking first in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 18.74 seconds. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Gradwell, Delaney Nichols, Kate Breja and Mary Wilkey also took first in 1:19.39.

Kayla Cripps didn’t finish atop the standings in any event, but she did place second in the 100, 200 and 400. Grace Girard was also second in the 1,500.

GMG came in seventh with 25 team points. The 4×100 team of Emily Vaughn, Angel Schewe, Zoe Duncan and Mable Dieleman was third in a time of 58.16 seconds and the 4×200 team of the same makeup also placed third in 2:05.08.

Schewe, Dieleman, Duncan and Maesa Groth also placed third in the 4×800 with an 11:07.86.

Vance helps Loyola at MVC golf tourney

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — Former Marshalltown High School boys state golf champion Nate Vance closed his freshman season at Loyola, finishing tied for 38th place at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Tuesday at The Club at Porto Cima.

Vance totaled 22-over-par for the three-day, 54-hole tournament, shooting 80-75-83–238 to contribute a counting score for the Ramblers. Loyola placed eighth out of nine teams with a 922 total, just one stroke back of Drake (921) and four shots back of Northern Iowa (918).

Vance totaled five birdies for the tournament, highlighted by three on the back nine on the second day of play.

None of Loyola’s four scoring golfers are seniors.

“We obviously didn’t play our best golf today,” said Loyola head coach Erik Hoops. “Nonetheless, the guys never quit and I know we are going to learn a lot from this experience. I’m still very proud of the strides that we made this season as a team, and am really looking forward to the future with this program. We were led by some underclassmen, which shows we are ready to keep competing for years to come.”

Southern Illinois won the MVC title with an 859 team total, followed by Illinois State at 869.

ISU’s Nezerwa granted another season

AMES — Iowa State women’s basketball forward Inès Nezerwa has received a waiver from the NCAA staff which will extend her eligibility and allow her to compete during the 2019-20 academic year.

The NCAA approved the waiver after determining she was denied the opportunity to compete in at least two seasons during her five-year period of eligibility.

Nezerwa, who hails from Bujumbura, Burundi, just wrapped up her first season with the Cyclones, coming to Iowa State from Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas. Nezerwa saw action in 34 games at Iowa State, averaging 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 2018-19.

Nevada will play football at Iowa in ’22

RENO, Nev. — Nevada will play its first football game ever against Iowa when the Wolf Pack travel to the Big Ten school in 2022.

The two schools announced Wednesday the game will be played at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sept. 17, 2022.

It means the Wolf Pack of the Mountain West Conference will play Big Ten teams in three of the next four seasons. They host Purdue in their 2019 season-opener and travel to Penn State in 2020.

Nevada coach Jay Norvell began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Iowa where he earned all-Big Ten honors as a defensive back and helped lead the Hawkeyes to the 1986 Rose Bowl.