By John Lachmann
It was just the second time Holy Cross had played this season, but for the second time the Indians’ match was decided in the first round of sudden death penalty kicks.
While Holy Cross lost its season opener in PKs, it beat Bourbon County, 2-1 in the Thorobred Classic at Harrison County on Thursday.
Sophomore defender Kyle Krumpelman, who did not convert his shot in the final round of penalty kicks in Holy Cross’ loss, found the net in the sixth round of this match.
Junior midfielder Jared Seibert, who scored the Indians’ regulation goal, made the save after Krumpelman’s successful PK to seal the match.
Holy Cross uses Seibert as a goalkeeper for penalty kicks.
Bourbon County took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Seibert tied the match with 20 minutes remaining in regulation off a crossing feed by senior defender Zach Wehrman.
Holy Cross will play its final match of the round-robin tournament vs. Brossart at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
HALFTIME: Bourbon County, 1-0. GOALS: HC—Seibert. BC—N/A. RECORDS: Holy Cross 1-1, Bourbon County 0-3.
BROSSART 5, HARRISON COUNTY 1 – Mustangs junior striker Nick Dierig pumped in three goals, including two in a three-minute span in the second half at the Thorobred Classic in Harrison County.
Senior striker Jake Jennings dished for three assists for Brossart, which will play Holy Cross in the final game of the tournament at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
HALFTIME: 2-1. GOALS: B—Dierig 3, Berkemeyer, Henn. HC—Barton. RECORDS: Brossart 2-0, Harrison County 1-1.
ST. HENRY 3, HIGHLANDS 1 – The Crusaders scored twice midway through the first half to erase an early one-goal deficit.
Junior forward Logan Dehner tied the score 17 minutes into the first half, and junior forward Nathan Meyers gave St. Henry the lead for good 10 minutes later.
Crusaders junior midfielder Karlan Wesdorp scored in the opening minutes of the second half to seal it.
HALFTIME: 2-1. GOALS: SH—Dehner, Meyers, Wesdorp. H—Garbig. RECORDS: St. Henry 1-1, Highlands 1-1.
COVINGTON CATHOLIC 4, SIMON KENTON 2 – Senior midfielder Adam Atkinson scored a goal and picked up an assist in each half for the Colonels.
The score was tied at two at halftime, but CovCath sophomore forward Jacob Litzler found the net nine minutes into the second half to give the Colonels the lead for good.
HALFTIME: 2-2. GOALS: CC—Cummings, Ballow, Litzler, Atkinson. SK—Knaley, Smith. RECORDS: CovCath 1-1, Simon Kenton 1-1.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 4, DIXIE HEIGHTS 1 – The Camels scored three unanswered goals in the first half.
Junior center midfielder Colton Gearhart and senior striker Andrew Szovati put in Campbell County’s first two tallies, and the third was an own goal.
The Colonels cut the lead to two early in the second half, but Camels junior outside midfielder Michael Dumaine iced the match with a penalty kick.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: CC—Gearhart, Szovati, Dumaine, own goal. DH—Kilmer. RECORDS: Campbell County 2-0, Dixie Heights 0-2.
CALVARY CHRISTIAN 12, MASON COUNTY 2 – Cougars seniors striker Kipp Barnes and center midfielder Bradley Leichter netted four goals each.
Barnes also dished for three assists, and scored his goals on just five shots. Leichter also earned an assist.
Sophomore forward Camden Rusch added two goals in the Calvary Christian win.
HALFTIME: 5-2. GOALS: CC—Barnes 4, Leichter 4, Rusch 2, Krest, Bettner. MC—Brown, Whisman. RECORDS: Calvary Christian 1-0, Mason County 0-1-1.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 8, CONNER 0 – Junior center midfielder Pat Lewis, who found the net once in 2012, scored two goals to pace the Thoroughbreds.
Sophomore Ryan Randle added two assists, and junior Paul Grosser stopped six shots to earn the shutout for NewCath.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: NCC—Lewis 2, Hanneken, Brannon, Tolle, Connolly, Bleser, Anderson. SHUTOUT: Grosser (6 saves). RECORDS: NewCath 1-1, Conner 0-2.
LEXINGTON TATES CREEK 2, BOONE COUNTY 0 – The Commodores scored a goal in each half to sink the Rebels in the second round of the Fayette County Soccer Spectacular at Bryan Station.
Boone County will wrap up the round-robin tournament against Dunbar at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: TC—N/A. SHUTOUT: Parker. RECORDS: Tates Creek 2-0, Boone County 1-1.