By Dave Malaska
Newport Central got head coach Kevin Turnick his 200th career win, then his 201st, sweeping a pair of games in an Ashland tournament on Saturday.
The Thoroughbreds, led junior midfielder Loren Zimmerman's pair of goals, wrapped up the day by downing Ashland Blazer, 6-0. Five NewCath players scored goals, including defender Alli Otten, and Sam Bunzel, a senior midfielder, who provided three assists in the scoring outburst.
Freshman Megan Martin made three saves to earn her fourth shutout of the season.
Earlier in the day, NewCath topped Spencer County, 2-1, rallying from a halftime deficit. Zimmerman and Michaela Ware — who also found the net in the Thoroughbreds’ win over Blazer — provided the second-half spark for the win.
HALFTIME: Spencer County, 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Zimmerman, Ware. SC—Ratchford. RECORDS: NewCath 5-1-1, Spencer County 6-3-1.
HALFTIME: NewCath, 3-0. GOALS: NCC—Zimmerman 2, Ware, Seibert, Davenport, Otten. SHUTOUT: Martin (3 saves). RECORDS: NewCath 6-1-1, Blazer 5-6-1.
SIMON KENTON 1, SOUTH OLDHAM 1 – Pioneers sophomore forward Gill Morris helped salvage the tie with her second-half goal.
Morris scored off a through ball from sophomore forward Mallory Valentine with 22 minutes left in regulation.
HALFTIME: South Oldham, 1-0. GOALS: SK—Morris. SO—Sobolewski. RECORDS: Simon Kenton 6-4-1, South Oldham 4-2-3.
NOTRE DAME 5, DIXIE HEIGHTS 1 – The Pandas shut down any thoughts of a Colonels rally, responding quickly to Dixie Heights’ lone score early in the second half.
Thirty seconds after Jenna Wolf's goal for Dixie, Mandy Arnzen scored for the Pandas and Notre Dame added two more goals late to seal the win.
Sophomore Taylor Watts scored twice and senior Zoe Stovik picked up a pair of helpers for the Pandas.
HALFTIME: Notre Dame, 2-0. GOALS: ND—Watts 2, Sherrard, Arnzen, Berberich. DH—Wolf. RECORDS: Notre Dame 7-1-2, Dixie Heights 5-4.
HOLY CROSS 3, WALTON-VERONA 0 – The Indians scored in the fourth and 17th minutes to take an early lead, then converted a late corner kick in the second half to grab their second win of the season.
HALFTIME: Holy Cross, 2-0. GOALS: HC—Hisle, Chiarelli, Groneck. SHUTOUT: McCaffrey. RECORDS: Holy Cross 2-7-1, Walton-Verona 3-5.
VILLA MADONNA 2, BARDSTOWN 0 – The Blue Lightning got a big road win, blanking Bardstown at the South Oldham Lady Dragons tournament.
Emma Bateman scored three minutes into play, and Amanda Werner converted on a penalty kick in the 17th minute as Villa Madonna cruised to the win.
Blue Lightning senior goalkeeper Alex Hengge earned her second solo shutout of the year with the win.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: VM—Bateman, Werner. SHUTOUT: Hengge. RECORDS: Villa Madonna 6-3-2, Bardstown 1-7-1.
BISHOP BROSSART 10, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 — The Mustangs advanced in the 10th region All ‘A’ Classic behind a two-goal, two-assist performance by senior Abby Stadtmiller and another two goals by classmate Sarah Futscher.
Senior midfielder Megan Dierig scored another goal and provided two assists as eight different Brossart players found the net.
HALFTIME: 7-0. GOALS: B—Stadtmiller 2, Futscher 2, Linebach, Cetrulo, Dierig, Cookendorfer, Ziegler, Schultz. RECORDS: Brossart 8-2, Calvary 1-6-1.