Depth Is Key As Hornettes Continue Winning

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Sara Guetersloh tracks her ball as it goes towards the green during a match against Central and Mater Dei on September 7

The Nashville Hornettes girls golf team's depth has been key this season, as multiple players have led Nashville in their matches. Overall this season, the Hornettes have finished out of the top spot just once, when O'Fallon topped them in the Mascoutah Invitational. The Hornettes are led by seniors Sara and Jill Guetersloh, as well as juniors Hope Rueter, Rachael Kell, Brooke Bartling, Jordan Stiegman in the regular starting linuep. This week, the Hornettes got contributions from athletes, not generally in the starting lineup as they competed in Breese and Anna-Jonesboro.

The Hornettes first match of the week was at Union Country Club, which is a par 36. The Hornettes easily defeated Anna-Jonesboro, with a score of 178 on the day. Anna-Jonesboro finished with a score of 193. Leading the way for the Hornettes was Rueter who finished the day one over par with a 37. Kell was second with a 41, followed by Bartling with a 46. Shaelin Heiman finished tied for fourth on the Hornettes with Hannah Harris, with a 54 on the day. Sydney Gordon finished with a 59, while Emma Vogt finished with a 68.

The Hornettes second match of the week was against Mater Dei and Central at Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese. Nashville finished ten strokes ahead of Mater Dei, and 65 strokes ahead of Central. The Hornettes finished with a score of 167, while Mater Dei finished with a score of 177, and Central with a score of 232. Kell was the top overall finisher as she finished with a 38. Sara Guetersloh finished with a 41, which was third best overall and second on the team. Nashville finished with four of the top six finishers as Rueter was fourth overall with a 43, and Jill Guetersloh was fifth overall with a 45. Harris finished with a 51 for the Hornettes, and Gordon finished with a 65.