- Mostly clear
By John Lachmann
Sophomore Sean Malone scored the tying goal 12 minutes into the second half as Villa Madonna and Holmes played to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday.
Malone scored on a 30-yard shot from straight on to lead the Blue Lightning to their first non-loss of the season.
Senior midfielder Austin Gullett hooked in a shot from the right side of the field with 16 minutes left in the first half to give the Bulldogs the early lead.
HALFTIME: Holmes, 1-0. GOALS: VM—Malone. H—Gullett. RECORDS: Villa Madonna 0-11-1, Holmes 4-9-1.
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Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.
Eighth-grader Curtis Kalbaugh improved to 7-0 on the season with a win at second singles as Ryle shut out St. Henry.
Conner coach Brad Arlinghaus set the school record for coaching wins as his Cougars beat Ryle.
Junior designated hitter Chelcey Broughton singled home two to put Simon Kenton ahead for good in a win over Grant County.