By John Lachmann
Sophomore outside hitter Paige Mersmann scored the winning goal with 11:30 left in the second half as Boone County edged Conner, 3-2 on Monday.
There was a collision in the goal box and the ball rolled to Mersmann, who tapped it into the empty net.
Junior Kierra Dages gave the Cougars the lead off a free kick, but the Rebels answered with goals by sophomore forward Skylar Lehmkuhl and freshman midfielder Payton Black before halftime.
Junior Kaila Webb tied the score for Conner off a head ball with 25 minutes remaining in regulation.
Boone County is 8-1-1 in its last 10 matches.
HALFTIME: Boone County, 2-1. GOALS: BC—Lehmkuhl, Black, Mersmann. C—Dages, Webb. RECORDS: Boone County 10-2-1, Conner 2-5.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 3, SIMON KENTON 1 – The Colonels broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of goals in the final 17 minutes.
Senior striker Kylie Estes opened the scoring for Dixie Heights just over seven minutes into the first half.
The Pioneers tied it on a free kick from sophomore Mallory Valentine with 33 minutes left in the second half.
Sophomore striker Rachel Hatfield scored off a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Maddie Critcher with 16:45 remaining, and junior outside midfielder Lauren Nemeroff iced it off a touch pass with 2:52 to play.
HALFTIME: Dixie Heights, 1-0. GOALS: DH—Estes, Hatfield, Nemeroff. SK—Valentine. RECORDS: Dixie Heights 6-4, Simon Kenton 6-4-1.
HIGHLANDS 3, WOODFORD COUNTY 1 – The Bluebirds scored twice in a 15-minute span in the first half at the Lexington Catholic Cup.
Junior defender Lydia Graves knocked in a goal 15 minutes into the match, and freshman midfielder Kiersten Clukey made it 2-0 with 10 minutes before halftime.
The Yellowjackets cut the lead to one 10 minutes into the second half, but Highlands sophomore forward Brooklynn Rivers’ goal sealed it five minutes later.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: H—Graves, Clukey, Rivers. WC—Sizemore. RECORDS: Highlands 3-4-3, Woodford County 6-3.
NOTRE DAME 4, LOUISVILLE ASSUMPTION 0 – Sophomore striker Taylor Watts and junior striker Mandy Arnzen recorded a goal and an assist each in the Pandas’ opening game at the Lexington Catholic Cup.
Arnzen scored the lone first-half goal off a feed from Watts, and Arnzen returned the favor, setting up Watts to make it 2-0 early in the second half.
Notre Dame will play Highlands in its next tournament match.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: ND—Arnzen, Watts, Dyer, Justice. SHUTOUT: Hansel and Kim (5 saves). RECORDS: Notre Dame 8-1-2, Assumption 5-3-3.
ST. HENRY 2, VILLA MADONNA 0 – Senior midfielder Hayley Leedom and junior forward Hannah Bohmer netted goals for the Crusaders.
Leedom beat two defenders before knocking her shot home with 15 minutes left in the first half.
The Blue Lightning tried to clear a ball out, but Leedom intercepted it and fed it over the defense to Bohmer, who scored 10 minutes into the second half.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: SH—Leedom, Bohmer. SHUTOUT: Ziegelmeyer (4 saves). RECORDS: St. Henry 3-4-2, Villa Madonna 6-4-2.
HOLY CROSS 5, COVINGTON LATIN 2 – Sophomore outside midfielder Danielle Dobbs and junior midfielder Emily Arlinghaus recorded early markers to give the Indians a 2-1 halftime lead.
It was the first career goal for both as Holy Cross rolled in the Covington City Tournament.
HALFTIME: Holy Cross, 2-1. GOALS: HC—Arlinghaus, Hobbs, D’Amico, Chiarelli, Schaffer. CL—Miz, Cuthrell. RECORDS: Holy Cross 3-7-1, Covington Latin 3-7.
RYLE 6, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – Sophomore forward Emily Erdman finished with two goals and an assist in the Raiders’ win.
The highlight of Erdman’s night was a header that found the net two minutes into the second half off a crossing pass by junior forward Lauren Duggins.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: R—Erdman 2, Davenport, Schretzman, Poe, Thelen. SHUTOUT: Hayes (1 save). RECORDS: Ryle 6-2-1, Cooper 0-8.
SCOTT 7, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – Junior forwards Madison Meyer and Shea Stivers tallied two goals and an assist each to pace the Eagles.
Scott freshman defender Brooke Williams and sophomore midfielder Lauren Radenhausen scored their first career goals.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: S—Meyer 2, Stivers 2, Radenhausen, Gurley, Williams. SHUTOUT: Hedger (1 save). RECORDS: Scott 3-6-1, Calvary Christian 1-7-1.
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