By John Lachmann
Junior midfielder Mikayla Seibert scored the clinching goal in Newport Central Catholic’s 3-1 win over Russell to claim their second straight Ashland Tournament championship on Sunday.
Seibert scored from 20 yards out with eight minutes remaining in the Thoroughbreds’ win. Senior Chandler Cain and junior Loren Zimmerman also found the net.
Senior Sam Bunzel dished for two assists for NewCath, which is unbeaten in its last seven matches (6-0-1).
HALFTIME: NewCath, 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Cain, Zimmerman, Seibert. R—Owens. RECORDS: NewCath 7-1-1, Russell 9-2-1.