From staff reports
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer team beat Oak Glen 5-1 Saturday at Tony Recinella Field.
Holding a scant 2-1 advantage at halftime the Crusaders ran off three unanswered goal in the second half to pull away from the Golden Bears.
SUNNY SATURDAY SOCCER — Steubenville Catholic Cental’s Angela Duff and Oak Glen’s Megan Collins go for the ball during Saturday’s 5-1 win by the Crusaders at Tony Recinella Field.
-- Aaron Petchal
"It was another tough one," Oak Glen girls' head coach Sam Paletta said. "We're not quite there yet. The girls are working hard. There are things we work on every day at practice that we are getting better at. We're just not there yet."
Katie Irvin scored Central's first goal in the 13th minute on a Katherine Moore Assist. Maria Boston's unassisted goal at the 32nd minute made the score 2-0 Crusaders.
Megan Collins got Oak Glen on the board with penalty kick at the 37th minute to make it 2-1, but it was all Central from there.
Maria Luther scored on Moore's second assist of the game seven minutes into the second half. Boston then scored her second unassisted goal of the day at the 53rd minute, and Luther was credited with her second on an Oak Glen own goal at the 76th minute.
Moriah Vosteen had five saves in net to pick up the win for Central. For the Golden Bears Casey Highfield had eight saves and Erin Fields had five while splitting time in net.
"We were coming off of a tough loss to Linsly, and he girls started slow," Catholic Central girls' head coach David LaRue said. "Then, we started possessing the ball and controlling the tempo of the game.
"We stepped up in the second half. We completed 132 passes in the first half, and we completed 167 passes in the second half. We had good control of the ball, and we were able to keep possession.
"Our defense was solid. Our midfield did a nice job of coming back and exploding forward, especially Katie Irvin and Maria Luther. "We are going to look at the film to see how we did."
"In the first half, especially the first part of the first half, our offense was playing well," Paletta said. "Then, the Catholic Central defense stepped up and took our runs away from us."
Lady Bruins get a win
PARKERSBURG - The Brooke girls soccer team earned a 4-1 victory at Parkersburg South to even its record at 5-5-1.
Sarah Hardsouk, Michaela Hinerman, Dynah Sayre and Kirsten Minger scored for the Bruins. Cheyenne Hudson chipped in with a pair of assists and Hinerman added one.
Marena Cline totaled five saves for the winners, who visit St. Clairsville on Monday.
Alexis Skinner finished with 12 saves for the Patriots.
Lady Riders blanked
WEIR - The Weir girls soccer team fell 5-0 to visiting Sissonville Saturday after having won at Edison, 4-1, Thursday.
In the Sissonville loss Alyssa Kelly saved 11 shots for the Red Riders.
Lydia Murray had three goals and Mary Schmeck two for Sissonville. Brook Reed had two saves.
In the victory over the Wildcats, Weir received goals from Stephanie Pennacchio, Alesia LeSane, Alyssa Shingle, and Francesca Rock. Morgan Cassels and Shingle added assists. Kelly played a strong game in net with seven saves, three of which were on one on one opportunities for Edison.
The Wildcats goal came from Meghan Brooks off a Kylie Long assist. Jen Sheets was in net for Edison.
Big Red nips
NEW CUMBERLAND - The Steubenville Big Red soccer team edged Oak Glen 1-0 Saturday at the Bears' Den.
Bryan Brown scored the game's lone goal on a Dominic DiCarlo assist. John Paul Duff saved eight in the shut out for Big Red.
The Golden Bears used a pair of netminders with Nick Fryer saving four shots and Adam Bennett saving six.
Steubenville (5-2-1) plays Monday against John Marshall
Central shuts out
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central boys soccer team defeated Edison 5-0 Saturday at Tony Recinella Field.
The Crusaders grabbed a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Leo Herrmann and Cuyler Ledyard. John-Paul McNamara assisted Herrmann at the 19th minute and Ledyard scored on a penalty kick in the 24th minute.
Harold Rogers scored just one minute into the second half on a Ledyard assist off a direct free kick. Herrmann added a second goal on a penalty kick at the 68th minute and McNamara scored on the 71st minute on Ledyard's second assist of the day.
John Bolster had seven saves in net for the Crusaders with Trav Bell saving nine for the Wildcats.
Catholic Central (7-2) plays Big Red at Harding Stadium at 6 p.m. Thursday, while Edison (4-5) hosts Brooke at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
RICHMOND - Anna Guildoo scored the lone goal of the game in the second half lifting the East Liverpool girls' soccer team to 1-0 win Saturday afternoon at Edison.
"We started the first half really flat," first-year East Liverpool girls' head coach Katie Smith. "Chelsea Possage won this game for us. She made some awesome saves. She saved two penalty kicks right in a row."
Possage made six saves.
Following the win, Smith was doused with water as part of her team's post-game celebrations. While the Potters are enjoying the season, the frustration continues to mount for the Wildcats.
"We are young and inexperienced," veteran Edison head coach Jeremy Angelo said. "We are young and inexperienced, and we don't realize what we have to do. We just show up and kind of play.
"We're getting better. We are doing more of the things we need to do. We have more passing. We are moving more. We are talking more. It is just something is missing. We haven't found that yet, but at some point we will."
Breanna Partezana assisted on the goal for the Potters (6-4).
Jen Sheets made 12 saves for the Wildcats (1-7-1).
"At this point in the season, we are up and down," Angelo said. "We just aren't playing up. It's the little brother syndrome. You keep getting beat up, but at some point you have to stand up and fight and we aren't doing that."
Edison falls to Meadowbrook
MEADOWBROOK - The Edison volleyball team dropped a four-set decision at Meadowbrook 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 27-25 Saturday.
Edison (8-3) received 13 points and five kills from Kylie Smith; 10 points, five kills, three blocks, and two digs from Katie Davidson; nine points from Hanna Johns; seven kills, five blocks, and two digs from Kaitlyn Pollock; five blocks and three kills from Caitlyn Brenstuhl; four kills and five blocks from Alexis Gill; and eight kills and eight blocks from Cassady Jarvis.
Meadowbrooke (4-4) was led by Bria Graham with 41 assists and seven points; Karli Tellep with 17 kills and two blocks; Trislyn Treherne with 19 kills, five points, and three aces; andErin Smith with 13 digs, six points, and two aces.
JCCS downs Red Knights
WINTERSVILLE - The Jefferson County Christian School volleyball team defeated visiting Toronto 25-14, 25-15, 25-22 Saturday at the Ryan Activity Center.
Melanie Lewis totaled nine points and Meadow Jackson and Kassie Lucas eight points each for the Lady Royals (8-1). Alyssa Beadle contributed 10 kills, Lani Moro 14 assists, Theresa Recznik five kills, eight digs and two blocks and Mary-Bernadette Miravalle three kills.
"Our girls came back after a tough loss Friday with a solid, team performance," said Royals coach Kathleen Mathison. "They are learning daily just how important their teammates are in their lives on and off the court."
For the Red Knights, Miranda Robinson had three assists, one block, and two kills; Taylor Linn had five assists and one dig; Cari Horne had two digs and two kills; and Lisa Scalley had two blocks and one kill.
"Lack of mental effort can be credited for todays loss," said Toronto head coach Chelsea Fletcher. "When they can figure out how to play consistently at a higher mental level things will change."