STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central boys soccer team topped Indian Creek 7-2 Thursday at Tony Recinella Field. The game was tied at 2-all about 15 minutes into the second half before Central ran off 5 unanswered goals.
John-Paul McNamara had a huge game for the Crusaders, putting home four goals and assisting on two. Leo Herrmann had a hat trick of his own while picking up an assist as well. Harold Rogers chipped in an assist. Goaltender John Bolster turned away eight shots.
Ian Gambill scored both Redskins goals, including one on a penalty kick. Matthew Barker had 10 saves in net.
PUSHING FORWARD — Indian Creek’s Ian Gambill is pursued by Steubenville Catholic Central’s Ricky Happ while Central’s Cuyler Ledyard looks on from behind the action Thursday. Gambill scored two goals for the Redskins, but the Crusaders won, 7-2.
-- Fred Younce
Central (4-2) hosts Monroe Central Saturday at 1 p.m. with Indian Creek (1-6) welcoming Carrollton Thursday at 5 p.m.
Weir rolls over Edison
RICHMOND - The Weir boys soccer team was dominant in an 8-1 win at Edison Thursday.
Kenny Muhart led the Red Riders (6-1) with a quartet of goals. Shane Davis and Alex Hannah each added a goal and a pair of assists. Steven Maragos chipped in with a goal and an assist, Kristian Fuch scored a goal, with Josh Groves, Ryan Kirk and Ethan Gilbert each adding an assist.
Goaltenders Matthew Tenaglio and Michael Ceraolo each had three saves.
Tyler Kirk score the Wildcats (3-3) goal on a direct kick and Travis Bell saved 13 shots.
Big Red edged by Patriots
WHEELING - The Big Red boys soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at Wheeling Park Thursday.
John Paul Duff had 13 saves for Steubenville in the loss. Big Red managed just three shots on the evening.
The Patriots' Jerry Lucas scored the game's only goal on an assist from Stameu Czahorski. Ryan Seidewitz had two saves.
Big Red (2-2-1) plays Tuesday at St. Clairsville.
Oak Glen falls to St. C
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Oak Glen boys soccer team fell 3-0 at undefeated St. Clairsville Thursday.
Nick Fryer pulled in 24 saves on the evening for the Golden Bears.
Oak Glen falls to 5-3 with the loss.
Big Red stops Magnolia
STEUBENVILLE - The Big Red girls soccer team defeated Magnolia 7-0 Thursday.
Suki Almeida had the hat trick for Steubenville while adding an assist. Hannah Masloski, Geena Diomedi and Allie Zimish each had a goal. Loren Gray had three saves in the win.
Magnolia goalie Stephanie Mullett saved 11 shots.
Madonna shuts out Monarchs
WEIRTON - The Madonna girls soccer team blanked John Marshall 2-0 Thursday.
Rachel Grubbs scored both Blue Dons goals - one off a Shelby Kirk assist, the other off a pass from Anna Westfall. Freshman goalkeeper Tessie Tokash, making her first career start, stopped 10 shots to record the win.
John Marshall goalie Autumn Shultz had five saves.
Madonna, 4-3, plays Oak Glen Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in Weirton.
Oak Glen beats Indian Creek
MINGO JUNCTION - The Oak Glen girls soccer team claimed a 7-1 road win over Indian Creek Thursday. Gabbi Lemley had a goal and an assist, Molly Williams, Shania Helmick and Emily Bodo each had a goal.
Megan Collins scored a trio of goals and added and assist. Alex Burch and Destiny Freeman each had an assist. Three goalies saw action for the victors as Casey Highfield saved seven shots with Erin Fields and Autumn Moninger each garnering one save.
"Another good night," said Oak Glen head coach Sam Paletta. "A lot of playing time for the younger players. I told them every time they step on the field they are auditioning to be the first sub off of the bench or to be a starter next year. The younger players stepped up and played real well today. Our seniors and juniors are continuing to be great leaders on the team."
The Redskins goal came off the foot of Jalyn Thompson while Kristen Shimko had 25 saves.
Redskins sweep Red Devils
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Indian Creek volleyball team swept St. Clairsville 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 Thursday at John Jenkins Court.
"Volleyball is a game of momentum and you can't let too many points get away," Indian Creek head coach Crystal Hammock said. "We let a few get away in that second game, but we continued to push to try to get to where we need to be."
Bre Berryman had 13 kills, seven blocks and four digs, with Kiarra Kamarec adding six kills, six digs and a block. Whitney Martin was also strong with five blocks, three kills and 17 digs. Jessica Furda had 23 assists, three aces, four kills, a block and nine digs. Bre Mays had 26 digs and Ali Collaros nine digs.
"Our intensity was much better tonight, which we were pleased with," Hammock said. "We're trying to make sure our girls are doing the right things and moving in the right direction. We want to peak at the right time of the year. It was nice to correct some of the things we did wrong (against Edison) because we had kind of a reality check."
Lady?Dons dispose of Valley
PINE GROVE - The Madonna volleyball team beat Valley 25-9, 25-15, 25-21 Thursday.
Dylan Fenske had 15 assists and three aces for the Blue Dons with Monica Bragg adding 12 kills. Nicolette Sellitti had five aces and four kills, Amanda Paul six digs, Katie Kramer four aces and Gabrielle Sellitti two aces.
Madonna (5-0) is at home Saturday or the Bishops Cup tri-match with Bishop Donahue and Wheeling Central starting at 2 p.m.
Panthers outlast Ferry
MARTINS FERRY - The Buckeye Local volleyball team claimed a five set with over Martins Ferry 16-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-12, 15-8.
"We are coming off of a rough week last week and looking at the OVAC 4A standings we were sitting in fifth place behind Ferry," said Buckeye Local head coach Shelby Luther. "We really wanted this win and I was very proud of our effort tonight, we kept pressing when it counted.
"These girls have worked hard to improve, they are playing well together and working toward our goal. We have our sights set on being in the OVAC championships this fall."
Becca Rector led the Panthers with 13 kills, 12 assists and two aces. Kayla Fillipovich sent 11 kills across the net. Amy Balk and Kierstyn Czuchran both added six kills. Lexus Fedorko set 15 assists while Kaylee DeCesare notched eight digs for the Panthers, now 4-3.
"We had some service errors and some return errors tonight that we have to fix if we are going to play well next week with Edison and Indian Creek on the schedule," said Luther.
Central crushes Bridgeport
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team cruised to a 25-12, 25-19, 25-15 win over Bridgeport Thursday.
Maddy Gulan had 10 spikes, seven kills, six blocks and 14 points for the Crusaders (5-2). Rachel Antonelli had nine spikes and 12 points, Monica Fischer added eight spikes, three kills and 10 points with Monica Rigaud pitching in with eight spikes, five kills and six blocks. Rachel Rigaud added six spikes and four blocks, Logan Colabella five spikes, Taylor Bednar two spikes and seven points, Tori Knight three spikes, and Kamy Belardine seven saves and 10 points. Jenna Ogden chipped in 28 sets and six points and Robyn Runkel 43 sets and eight points.
Blue Devils top Fort Cherry
BURGETTSTOWN - The Burgettstown golf team outshot Fort Cherry 185-228 Thursday.
For the Blue Devils Owen Miller shot 33, Luc Bongiorni and Paul Lecker each shot 37, Cody Dobbin shot 38, and Drake Hoberek shot 40.
Fort Cherry was paced by Jenna Lucas with a 40 while Colten Lucas shot 43, Buddy Divoss and Mike Horzempa each shot 47 and Cole Clark shot 51.