MPH’s girls met undefeated Tully on Saturday and put up another fierce effort in a 1-0 loss to the state-ranked Black Knights. Between them, Katie Blanford and Sammie Appleby had 16 saves, only allowing Grace Johnson’s first-half goal, which proved to be the difference in the outcome.
Bishop Grimes continued its solid start on the boys side, blanking Cato-Meridian 3-0. Nai Mayen earned one goal and one assist as the Cobras built a 2-0 halftime edge and cruised from there. David Firenze and Eisa Adam had the other goals, with Zack Underwood and Matt Hahn also scoring.
As a follow-up, on Thursday night the Cobras took out Bishop Ludden 2-0. Mike Bespiaty stopped all seven shots he faced, and Grimes saw Firenze and D.J. Carella put in the goals to fend off the Gaelic Knights’ challenge.