By Dave Malaska
Calvary Christian senior midfielder Bradley Leichter scored six goals as the Cougars downed Covington Latin, 10-2, at home on Saturday.
For Leichter, who has scored 24 goals on the season, the six-pack was a career high. Seven of his 12 shots were on goal.
Fellow senior Kipp Barnes added three goals and a pair of assists to the win, and junior Kellan Kreft added Calvary's other goal. Quinn Varnado added two assists.
HALFTIME: Calvary Christian, 3-2. GOALS: CC—Leichter 6, Barnes 3, Kreft. CL—Braun 2. RECORDS: Calvary 7-5-1, Latin 4-11-1.
CONNER 2, SCOTT 1 — The Cougars got a goal from senior Tyler McLemore with just under five minutes remaining to grab the win. Pressing on offense, Conner broke through when sophomore Logan Parson got the ball on the baseline, then hit McLemore in stride for the back door game winner.
The Eagles led, 1-0, at the half after a penalty kick goal by Tanner Cox. After going unbeaten for their first seven games of the season, Scott has now dropped eight straight games.
HALFTIME: Scott, 1-0. GOALS: C—McLemore, Lamblen. S—Cox. RECORDS: Conner 5-10-1, Scott 6-8-1.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2, ST. HENRY 1 — The Throughbreds overcame a tough first half to rally to the win over the Crusaders.
NewCath, with three shoots off the crossbar and another off the side of the goal trailed at the half after a Cory Eibel goal by St. Henry. Fifteen minutes into second-half play, Seth Freppon tied it on a penalty kick for NewCath. Noah Connolly added the game-winner late in the match.
Paul Grosser had eight saves in goal for the Breds.
HALFTIME: St. Henry, 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Freppon, Connolly. SH—Eibel. RECORDS: NewCath 11-4-1, St. Henry 5-6-2.
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Freshman right-hander T.C. Eads threw his first career no-hitter as Ludlow blanked Calvary Christian.
Junior first baseman Rachel Hall singled home two to key a four-run fourth inning as Scott beat Grant County.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard won in three sets, improving to 7-4 at first singles as Conner beat Boone County.
Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.