Dons capture Bishops Cup volleyball

WEIRTON – The Madonna volleyball team defeated Bishop Donahue and Wheeling Central to claim the 2013 Bishop’s Cup Saturday.

Against the Bishops Monica Bragg had nine kills, three blocks, and three aces with Chloe Conner adding nine assists, Eva Bowser five kills, and Amanda Paul eight assists. Emily Pietranton contributed five digs and four aces, Gabrielle Selletti five digs and three kills, Taylor Thompson five digs and two kills, Courtney Kaczmarek two aces, and Annie Magnone two digs.

Bragg was strong at the net against the Maroon Knights as well putting down 10 kills to go with seven blocks and she also added four digs. Conner added 13 assists, three digs and two aces with Selletti contributing 12 digs, nine kills, and two aces. Pietranton had 12 digs, six aces, and two kills with Thompson adding seven digs and four aces, Paul 12 digs, Bowser three kills and two digs, and Kaczmarek two aces.

The Lady Dons head to Bishop Donahue Tuesday.

Dons second at Bishops Cup

WHEELING – The Madonna girls soccer team finished second at the Bishop’s Cup, topping Wheeling Central Friday in the semifinals before falling to Charleston Catholic in the final Saturday.

The Lady Dons defeated host Wheeling Central 3-2 in the semifinals. The lead never exceeded one point during the match with Madonna goalie Tessie Tokash and Wheeling Central netminder Regan Blaha each collecting 12 saves.

Madonna opened the scoring when Leanne Grubbs sent a through ball from the defensive end that Rachel Grubbs put home. The Maroon Knights answered two minutes later Mackenzie Smith put a Cate Calissie assist in the net. One minute later the Lady Dons were up 2-1 when Anna Westfall put a shot off the crossbar and Rachel Grubbs scored on the rebound.

A pair of direct kicks finished the game’s scoring. Calissie put in a direct kick from 20 yards out at the game’s 28th minutes. Leanne Grubbs scored teh game winner five minutes later when she drilled a direct kick from 40 yards out over the keepers head.

“I am proud of how the girls stepped it up against a talented Central team,” said Bob Kolenko. “As Wheeling would tie the score, my girls dug deep to get a goal and regain the lead. They spent a lot of time on the defensive end in the last 15 minutes of the match, but we were able to hold them off.”

The Lady Dons fell 7-0 to Charleston Catholic in the finals.

Madonna travels to Oak Glen Tuesday.

Big Red blanks Huskies

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville High School girls soccer team defeated Harrison Central 5-0 Saturday at Harding Stadium.

Loren Gray and Gillian Haught combined in goal for the shut out. Allie Zimish and Elayna Andres had a goal and an assist. with Brooke Sutherland, Farah Marcino, and Sierra Porter each adding a goal. Cassie Gentile and Mary Vodvarka each had an assist.

“This is Harrison centrals first year having a team and they played with a lot of heart and passion,” said Big Red head coach Jared Robinson. “Our girls played exactly as we asked them to. They came out and played their game, we moved the ball nicely, and every goal came off a 3 or 4 pass progression. On top of that we got all of our girls some experience as we did against Tyler on Thursday.”

Huskies’ goalie Dystanee Palmer had seven saves.

Big Red heads to Indian Creek Tuesday while Harrison Central hosts Cambridge Thursday.

Toronto drops a pair

LISBON – The Toronto volleyball team lost to Wellsville (25-15, 25-9) and Lisbon (25-18, 25-14) Saturday.

During the match with the Tigers, Katie Spadafora copntributed six blocks, three kills, and two points with Josey Jones putting down 11 kills and adding four points. Chelsea Anderson had six points, Amber Fuller had seven points, Emily Anderson had three points and four digs, Miranda Robinson had two points.

Robinson had 10 points and five assists against Lisbon with Fuller adding four points, Emily Anderson three digs and two points, and Jones adding four points, three kills, and two digs. Chelsea Anderson had six points, thee kills, and two digs with Spadafora chipping in six points, four kills, and two blocks.

“It was a really flat day all around,” said Toronto head coach Chelsey Fletcher. ‘” I have to admit – its nice to finally say our program was over confident. We have worked so hard on fundamentals and confidence; both have come so far.

“Today these ladies got a little taste of being put in place. We will ice the external and internal wounds and come back hard Monday at Bishop Donahue.”

Redskins blast Tusky Valley

MINGO JUNCTION – The Indian Creek boys soccer team rolled to a 6-1 win over visiting Tusky Valley Saturday.

The Redskins’ Max Lewis had a hat trick with Russell Ratcliffe putting home two goals and assisting on a another pair. Jordan Herald had a goal and an assist and Cole Recinella had an assist. Andrew Price saved 14 shots.

Matt Ritterbeck scored Tusky Valley’s goal and Michael Polka had four saves.

Indian Creek (3-2) hosts Wheeling Central Monday.

Creek girls fall to Trinity

MINGO JUNCTION – The Indian Creek girls soccer team fell 5-1 to Trinity Saturday.

Jayln Tompson scored an unassisted goal for the Redskins lone point. Goalie Kristen Shimko had 16 saves. Despite the loss Malieka Gurrera, Halie Schmidt, Abby Orr, and Bethany Tipton played well for Indian Creek.

The Redskins host Big Red Tuesday.

Edison loses to River View

RICHMOND – The Edison girls soccer team fell 4-1 to visiting Riverview Saturday.

Allie Byrley scored the Wildcats lone goal. Katie Oinonen saved six shots.

Riverview received a pair of goals from Danielle Muhlman with Erika Massie and Jensen Hockter each adding a goal. Heather Maxwell saved five shots.

Edison (3-2) travels to John Marshall Wednesday.

Crusaders top Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER – The Catholic Central girls soccer team beat host Oak Glen, 4-0, Saturday.

Ana McNamara found the net for the first score, assisted by Sydney Huff, following a long Micca Mirabella throw-in, at the 30-minute mark. The score held until mid-way through the second half, when Katie Irvin finished directly off another long Mirabella throw-in, for the second score. Mirabella, a few minutes later, found the back of the net, off an Irvin corner kick, assisted by Melanie Sich. Finally, with five minutes remaining, Jackie DuBois drove in the final goal, assisted by Mirabella, off another Irvin corner.

Keeper Moriah Vosteen saved 10 in the victory, while Kasey Highfield saved 4 for the Golden Bears.

Central girls return home Monday at 5:30 to face Weir High. Oak Glen hosts Madonna Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Huskies shut out Caldwell

CALDWELL – The Harrison Central boys soccer team dominated Caldwell 7-0 Saturday for the first shutout in school history.

The Huskies dominated possession in the first half, jumping out to a 3-0 lead heading into intermission. Conner Pecar had a hat trick in the first half withJoao Erlo assisting on the first goal and Geoff Pecar assisting on the third. The second goal came on a breakaway after a steal.

The Huskies continued their dominance in the second half. Conner Pecar picked up an assist when Jonah Rodgers found the back of the net and Erlo dished out his second assist to Geoff Pecar. Conner Pecar scored his fourth and fifth goals of the game on assists from Kyle Dodds and Geoff Pecar to close out the scoring.

Harrison Central is off until Sept. 16 when it heads to St. Clairsville.

Red Riders beat Tyler

SISTERSVILLE – The Weir girls soccer team topped Tyler Consolidated 6-0 Saturday.

Alyssa Shingle picked up a hat trick for the Red Riders. Francesca Farran added a pair of goals and Alesia LeSane found the back of the net once. Alyssa Kelly and Madison Dalrymple combined in net for the shutout.

Tyler Consolidated received nine saves from Sophie Kinnard and three saves from Vanessa Templeton.

Oak Glen wins tourney

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Oak Glen volleyball team won the VFW Tournament by going 7-0 Saturday.

The Golden Bears topped Wheeling Park (25-8, 25-7), Brooke (25-16, 25-6), Frankfort (25-13, 25-15), Trinity (25-10, 25-18), and Parkersburg South (25-20, 25-21) to advance to the semifinal round. In the semis they defeated Brooke again (25-12, 25-15) and in the finals they topped Parkersburg South a second time (25-9, 25-17).

Morgan Poling was outstanding with 71 points, six aces, 38 kills, 19 blocks, and 13 digs on the day with Carissa Williams playing strong with 40 points, 73 assists, two kills, and four digs. Also contributing to the tourney win were Madison Juszczak (12 points, four aces, 19 kills, seven digs), Jessica Stivason (31 points, four aces, 35 kills, 13 blocks, 14 digs), Vanessa Hissam (13 points, 37 kills, 16 digs), Alex Arnott (nine kills, five blocks, five digs), Emmy Delekta (20 points, three aces, 24 assists, 11 digs), Kenzie Rosenlieb (28 points, 17 assists, 14 digs), Kami Koper (six points, two aces, nine digs), Briana Evans (seven kills, two blocks, two digs), and Taylor Allison (six kills, two blocks).

Oak Glen (10-0) returns to the court Tuesday when it hosts East Liverpool.

The Bruins went 2-4 in the tournament. In addition to dropping a pair to Oak Glen they defeated Trinity (25-10, 25-12) and Wheeling Park (25-22, 25-20) with losses to Parkersburg South (25-22, 25-11) and Frankfort (25-23, 25-13).

Angela Staffileno led the way for the Bruins with three aces, 42 kills, and 46 blocks with Emily Stuck adding eight digs, 63 assists, five kills, and 28 blocks. Also contributing were Isabella Preston (11 digs, nine kills, seven aces), Kourtney Leonard (11 digs, 16 kills, three aces, seven blocks), Alexa Girard (11 kills, four aces, eight blocks), Taylor Hair (six digs), Abbey Adams (nine blocks), and Courtney Elliott (three kills, four aces, 84 digs).

Brooke (3-6) is at Weir Monday.

South blanks Bruins

WELLSBURG – The Brooke boys soccer team dropped a 10-0 decision to visiting Parkersburg South on Saturday.

The Bruins are back in action Monday when they visit John Marshall and Tuesday with a trip to Weir High.

Brooke rolls past University

WELLSBURG – The Brooke girls soccer team blanked University 4-0 Saturday at the Brooke Athletic Complex.

Cheyenne Hudson had two goals and an assist to lead the Bruins. Dynah Sayre and Leila Hannoui each had a goal and Michaela Hinerman chipped in with an assist. Payge Farmer saved three shots to earn the shutout.

University goalie Tessa Chafin had four saves.

Brooke (5-2) hosts John Marshall Monday.