Zach Bennett scored all 4 goals as the #8 Leopards rallied from a 3-1 fourth quarter deficit to earn a comeback 4-3 overtime win over the host #7 Cardinals in the second round of the DII, Region 6 tournament. Louisville fell at Chagrin Falls 19-2 in the regional quarterfinals to finish 6-10.
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Brooke Haren scored 12 and Courtney Barwick added 11 to lead the Leopards in their 51-36 road loss to the #5 ranked Cardinals. Taylor McCully and Taryn Miglich also tacked on 5 points each as LHS dropped to 12-8.
Louisville defeated Salem 45-27 in the semifinals before downing Canfield 51-30 in the DII Perry Lower District Finals to advance to the OHSWCA Team Dual State Tournament for the 4th straight season. The Leopards are now 9-0 in dual matches this season.
Blake Balderson, Ben Bendle, and Luke Seaman all won by fall in both matches as the Leopards defeated the Cardinals 63-10 and the host Spartans 50-24. Louisville remains perfect in dual matches on the season improving to 7-0.
Will Aljancic scored 30 points in leading the Leopards past the Cardinals 55-46 in a rematch of last year’s sectional final. Aljancic became the Leopards all-time leading scorer late in the fourth quarter as LHS rolled to its 10th straight win.
Zach Root shot a team low 5 over par 77 to qualify individually for the District Tournament at Pine Hills. Louisville shot 344 as a team to place ninth at the DI Sectional held at Tannenhauf Golf Club.
Sam Karcher placed shot 7 over par 78 to place 9th individually as Louisville tied Kent Roosevelt for 7th place in the DI Flight. Jack Mayle also took 14th shooting 8 over par 80 for the tournament.
Daveion Cruse connected with Chase Mueller on a 36 Yard Touchdown pass late in the second quarter as the Leopards tied the visiting Cardinals 7-7 in a two quarter scrimmage. Connor Morley also recorded an interception for Louisville.
Kylie Wallace shot a team best 97 and Peyton Biery shot 100 to lead the Lady Leopards in their 12th place finish in the morning wave of the Hudson Lady Explorer Invite at Lake Forest Country Club. Natalie Warner also carded 103, Anna Myers 114, and Isabelle Tack’s 121 allowed Louisville to capture the tie-breaker over GlenOak for 12th.
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