By John Lachmann
Juniors midfielder Kelsey Cline and forward Lauren Johnson scored their first varsity goals as St. Henry edged Simon Kenton, 2-1 on Thursday.
Cline opened the scoring in the first half when she dribbled wide right, turned and fired one over the goalkeeper’s head.
Johnson extended the Crusaders’ lead to two when she took the ball down low to the left of the net and snuck a shot just inside the far post.
HALFTIME: St. Henry, 1-0. GOALS: SH—Cline, Johnson. SK—Valentine. RECORDS: St. Henry 1-2-1, Simon Kenton 3-2.
NOTRE DAME 3, HIGHLANDS 0 – Senior midfielder Ellen Combs scored just 2:18 into the first half and the Pandas netted two more goals after halftime to ice the match.
Sophomore striker Taylor Watts made it 2-0 just over 10 minutes after the break, and sophomore midfielder Ashley Justice put it away with a goal midway through the second half.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: ND—Combs, Watts, Justice. SHUTOUT: Hansel and Kim (2 saves). RECORDS: Notre Dame 3-0, Highlands 1-1-2.
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