By John Lachmann
Sophomore forward Emily Erdman scored twice, including the decisive tally with nine minutes remaining as Ryle beat Campbell County, 3-1 on Wednesday.
Erdman opened the scoring with five minutes left in the first half, but Camels sophomore midfielder Ashley Schreiber tied it three minutes later.
Erdman put the Raiders ahead for good off a feed from freshman midfielder Hannah Poe. Poe made a crossing pass into the corner to Erdman, who was able to bend her shot inside the far post from 10 yards out.
Ryle senior forward Anavey Fangman’s marker with four minutes left iced it.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: R—Erdman 2, Fangman. CC—Schreiber. RECORDS: Ryle 12-3-1, Campbell County 12-4-2.
BEECHWOOD 3, CONNER 3 – Senior striker MacKenzie Fessler helped the Tigers salvage the tie by scoring in the closing minutes.
Fessler took a long through ball from senior Jessica Schilling and found the net on the breakaway.
Beechwood led, 2-1, but the Cougars rallied to score consecutive goals.
Sophomore forward Carly Noel tied it for Conner, and she picked up the assist on a goal by freshman forward Alaina Sand.
Schilling also recorded a goal and an assist for the Tigers.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: B—Keller, J. Schilling, Fessler. C—Noel, Panella, Sand. RECORDS: Beechwood 10-7-3, Conner 5-6-5.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0, SIMON KENTON 0 – Pioneers goalkeepers combined for 14 saves.
Freshman Brianna Fischer stopped six shots in the first half and Sophomore Abby Thatcher turned eight aside after the break.
Freshman Meg Martin made five saves, including a diving stop with two minutes remaining, as the Thoroughbreds finished the regular season with nine shutouts.
HALFTIME: 0-0. SHUTOUTS: NCC—Miller (5 saves). SK—Fischer and Thatcher (14 saves). RECORDS: NewCath 12-2-4, Simon Kenton 9-7-4.
BOONE COUNTY 4, MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1 – Sophomore forward Skylar Lehmkuhl netted both first-half goals for the Rebels.
Lehmkuhl opened the scoring 52 seconds into the match, and she has now scored 22 times this season.
Sophomore forward Paige Mersmann and freshman midfielder Payton Black extended the Boone County lead in the second half. Black leads the team with 26 goals.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: BC—Lehmkuhl 2, Mersmann, Black. MC—Cline. RECORDS: Boone County 15-5-1, Montgomery County 4-9-3.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 5, PENDLETON COUNTY 1 – Colonels junior outside midfielder Lauren Nemeroff found the net once in the first half and twice after the break, and she also added an assist.
Sophomore midfielder Madi Critcher racked up a goal and two assists for Dixie Heights.
HALFTIME: 2-1. GOALS: DH—Nemeroff 3, Estes, Critcher. PC—Fitzpatrick. RECORDS: Dixie Heights 9-6-1, Pendleton County 13-7.
ST. HENRY 8, HOLY CROSS 0 – Junior forward Kirsten Bartlett tallied a pair of goals in the Crusaders’ win.
Freshman midfielder Haleigh Goderwis finished with two assists for St. Henry, including one on Bartlett’s first marker.
The Crusaders’ senior Morgan Berling and sophomore Theresa Syfert both recorded their first career varsity goals.
HALFTIME: 4-0. GOALS: SH—Bartlett 2, Specht, Cline, Bohmer, Foley, Berling, Syfert. SHUTOUT: Rice and Ziegelmeyer (2 saves). RECORDS: St. Henry 5-8-3, Holy Cross 5-13-1.
COOPER 10, DAYTON 0 – Sophomore Madison Bleska scored three times, and senior center midfielder Emily Conner added two tallies and one assist for the Jaguars.
Senior outside midfielder Ellie Day recorded her first goal of the season as Cooper set a season high for goals in a match.
HALFTIME: 6-0. GOALS: C—Bleska 3, Conner 2, Day, Kramer, Mogus, Newport, Densler. SHUTOUT: Newport (1 save). RECORDS: Cooper 4-11, Dayton 1-12-1.
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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.
Eighth-grader Curtis Kalbaugh improved to 7-0 on the season with a win at second singles as Ryle shut out St. Henry.
Conner coach Brad Arlinghaus set the school record for coaching wins as his Cougars beat Ryle.
Junior designated hitter Chelcey Broughton singled home two to put Simon Kenton ahead for good in a win over Grant County.