STEUBENVILLE - It took extra time, but in the end, the Indian Creek boys soccer team didn't mind at all.
The Redskins' Russell Ratcliffe redirected a corner kick across the middle and teammate Anthony Young was there to finish it with 10:56 remaining in overtime to give Indian Creek a 5-4 victory over East Liverpool Monday at Harding Stadium in the Ohio Division II Eastern District sectional tournament.
The triumph hands the Redskins an 8 p.m. Wednesday date with Beaver Local on the same turf.
PLAYOFF WIN — Indian Creek’s Anthony Young, scored the game-winner with 10:56 showing on the clock during overtime as the Indian Creek boys soccer team defeated East Liverpool Monday, 5-4, at Harding Stadium. Right, the Redskins’ Jared Conn celebrates after he scored a goal midway through the first half to give Indian?Creek a 2-1 cushion at intermission.
-- Mike Mathison
CELEBRATION -- Indian Creek's Jared Conn celebrates after he scored a goal midway through the first half to give Indian?Creek a 2-1 cushion at intermission.
-- Mike Mathison
Ian Gambill started it for Indian Creek at 37:15 of the first half, but the Potters retaliated on a 50-yard direct kick just 33 seconds later.
The Redskins' Jared Conn made it 2-1 midway through the first half and that's where it stayed until intermission. Gambill scored for the Redskins in the second half.
With 13:23 to go, Kevin Bankes tied the game at 3-3 for East Liverpool with a penalty kick.
Seventy seconds later Taylor Koos scored to give Creek a 4-3 advantage.
With 5:55 remaining Clayton Kosek made a free kick from 25 yards out (his second of the contest) to tie the game for East Liverpool and it went into the golden goal overtime period.
Ratcliffe finished with two saves and Zach Barker totaled 11 saves.
Shawn Faloon also scored for East Liverpool. Bankes had seven saves and C.J. Harris nine.
Crusaders win thriller
ZANESVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer team advanced to Thursday's 5 p.m. Ohio Division III Eastern District co-final with a shootout victory over Berlin Hiland Monday at West Muskingum High School.
The Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by sophomore striker Maria Boston, the second assisted by Sydney Huff. While Central kept the pressure up looking for a third goal, Hiland's Sarah Haun found the back of the net, assisted by Melissa Raber, shortly before the half.
Midway in the second half, Renita Yoder out-raced the Central defense and beat keeper Moriah Vosteen to tie the game at 2-2.
After two scoreless 15-minute periods, the game was decided by penalty kicks.
Vosteen came up big in the shootout, stopping three of four shots.
For the Crusaders, the heroes were cousins Katie and Rachel Irvin. Katie Irvin beat Hiland keeper MacKenzie Miller in Central's third opportunity and Rachel sent the Crusaders home a winner, with the clinching shot, after Vosteen had saved her third penalty kick.
The Crusaders (9-6-2) meet Coshocton Thursday on the same field.
Central moves forward
MAYSVILLE - The Catholic Central boys soccer team defeated Caldwell, 6-1, Monday in the Ohio Division III Eastern District sectional tournament at Maysville High School.
The Crusaders now have a 1 p.m. Saturday date on the same field with Berlin Hiland.
John-Paul McNamara recorded a first-half hat trick as the Crusaders took a 5-0 lead into the break. Pat Hernon and Leo Herrmann also scored.
Blake Kiedrowski finished the scoring after Caldwell's Trey Nething scored.
John Bolster finished with seven saves.
Big Red advances
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Steubenville Big Red volleyball team dismissed Buckeye Local from the Ohio Division II Eastern District sectional tournament Monday at St. Clairsville 25-15, 21-25, 27-29, 25-13, 15-12.
"This was the first five-game match we have won all year," said Steubenville coach Lynn Meyer. "This was also the most attacks we've had all year."
Big Red will meet Minerva at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the same court.
Abby Taylor led the winners with 15 points, 16 kills, 81 sets, 17 assists, six blocks and six digs. Annie Nehrbas added 17 points, 13 kills and five blocks; and Mytia Barker seven points, 12 kills and 11 digs.
Brittany Bodo delivered nine points, nine kills and seven digs; Taylor Young 10 points, five kills, 75 sets, 28 assists and seven digs; and Carmie Biasi seven points and 27 digs.
After a 1-7 start, Big Red has won eight of 13.
Toronto's season over
NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Toronto volleyball team had its season come to an end Monday against Garaway at Dover High School in the Division IV Ohio Eastern District sectional tournament 25-14, 25-9, 25-10.
Cari Horne had three kills, Katie Spadafora three kills, Shane Sears three digs, Taylor Linn two assists, Mykenna Risler one dig, Lisa Scalley three digs, Chelsea Anderson one kill and Mykia West one kill.
"We ended our season with the most wins of any volleyball program at Toronto," said coach Chelsey Fletcher. "Last year we finished last in the OVAC and this year we finished seventh, improving by three spots.
"These young ladies earned those gains through outstanding hard work, unwavering determination, a new found level of self confidence, and true class. Coach Rock-Sutton and I gave these ladies many challenges and set high standards and they met each challenge and standard with pride.
"It has been a true honor to coach these Lady Knights."
Park sweeps Riders
WEIRTON - The Wheeling Park volleyball team swept host Weir High 25-19, 25-14, 26-24 Monday at the Carl Hamill Fieldhouse.
Erin Hawthorne paced the Red Riders with 17 digs, Samantha McCartney 23 sets, Haley McLaughlin five digs and 28 sets and Kimberlyn Persina nine kills, three aces and two blocks.
Selena Wolverton added three kills, five aces and six digs, Elizabeth Kush five kills and six digs, Morgan goff three digs, Michayla Dobosz four kills and five aces and Lauren Rosnick four digs and four aces.