By John Lachmann
Senior forward Cory Eibel found the net with 18 minutes left in regulation to lift St. Henry to a 1-0 win over Lexington Tates Creek on Tuesday.
Eibel drew a penalty kick when he went in alone on the goalkeeper but was taken down by the last defender in the box, and he converted the ensuing PK.
Senior Kevin Cawley turned seven shots aside to record his second shutout of the season for the Crusaders.
It was just the fourth loss of the season for the Commodores, who won their only other match against a Northern Kentucky team this season, taking down Boone County, 2-0.
HALFTIME: 0-0. GOAL: SH—Eibel. SHUTOUT: Cawley (7 saves). RECORDS: St. Henry 6-6-2, Tates Creek 10-4-1.
SIMON KENTON 2, HOLY CROSS 0 – Senior midfielders Cory Knaley and Ian Sears recorded the Pioneers’ goals.
Knaley’s marker came four minutes into the second half off a throw-in by senior forward Tyler Smith.
Sears extended the lead with his first varsity goal off a penalty kick after an Indians handball in the box with 12 minutes remaining.
Junior goalkeeper Hunter Leanhart stopped five shots to earn his sixth shutout this year.
HALFTIME: 0-0. GOALS: SK—Knaley, Sears. SHUTOUT: Leanhart (5 saves). RECORDS: Simon Kenton 10-9-1, Holy Cross 4-14-2.
RYLE 4, CAMPBELL COUNTY 1 – Senior center midfielder Matt Roe scored the first two goals of the second half to extend the Raiders’ lead.
Senior striker Alberto Aguirre netted his 11th goal of the season with eight minutes left in the first half to open the scoring for Ryle, and junior midfielder Zane Siemer capped off the Raiders’ scoring.
HALFTIME: Ryle, 1-0. GOALS: R—Roe 2, Aguirre, Siemer. CC—Thomas. RECORDS: Ryle 11-5-2, Campbell County 9-6-1.
CONNER 5, GALLATIN COUNTY 0 – Senior forward Landon Lamblez tallied two goals and two assists to key the Cougars’ win.
Senior defender Jorge Aguilera chipped in with a goal and a helper for Conner.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: C—Lamblez 2, Hernandez, McLemore, Aguilera. SHUTOUT: Echeveste (0 saves). RECORDS: Conner 7-10-1, Gallatin County 5-14.
COVINGTON CATHOLIC 6, DIXIE HEIGHTS 0 – Senior midfielder Colin Cummings scored twice in the first half and another tally after halftime to pace the Colonels.
Sophomore Sam Romes made two saves to record his first shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 4-0. GOALS: CC—Cummings 3, Day, Atkinson, Ballow. SHUTOUT: Romes (2 saves). RECORDS: CovCath 9-6-3, Dixie Heights 9-7-2.
BOONE COUNTY 10, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – Senior midfielder Evan O’Hara scored four goals to key the Rebels’ win.
Junior forward Brett Mayberry finished with two goals and three assists for the Rebels, sophomore forward Nick Brock scored twice and senior midfielder Said Yedali tallied a goal and two helpers.
Junior defender Sam Gascon picked up his first varsity assist in the win.
HALFTIME: 4-0. GOALS: BC—O’Hara 4, Mayberry 2, Brock 2, Yedali, Suarez. SHUTOUT: Espinoza (1 save). RECORDS: Boone County 15-4-1, Calvary Christian 8-6-1.
HIGHLANDS 3, COOPER 0 – Seniors Colin Dean and Chris Garbig had a goal and an assist each to pace the Bluebirds.
GOALS: H—Dean, Garbig, Gesenhues. SHUTOUT: Tippenhauer. RECORDS: Highlands 13-5-1, Cooper 7-12-1.
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