By John Lachmann
Freshman goalkeeper William Bedal recorded six saves en route to his first career shutout as Ryle edged Cincinnati McNicholas, 1-0 on Thursday.
Senior midfielder Aaron Hamrick gave the Raiders the lead 9:30 into the match off a pass down the right side by junior midfielder Sulieman Kayed.
Ryle is now 8-1-1 in its last 10 matches.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOAL: R—Hamrick. SHUTOUT: Bedal (6 saves). RECORDS: Ryle 8-4-2, McNicholas 7-2-4.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1, HARRISON COUNTY 0 – Senior forward Matt Tolle netted the decisive goal 15 minutes into the first half.
Tolle buried a shot off a through pass from senior center midfielder Ben Tierney.
Junior Paul Grosser stopped four shots to earn his fourth shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOAL: NCC—Tolle. SHUTOUT: Grosser (4 saves). RECORDS: NewCath 9-3-1, Harrison County 8-5.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 1, CONNER 0 – Senior center midfielder Zach Schneider scored the lone goal of the match in the first half.
Schenider scored off a corner kick, which was deflected to him by senior defender Conner Case. Case earned his first career assist on the marker.
Junior goalkeeper James Wilbers turned 11 shots aside in the Camels’ fourth shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOAL: CA—Schneider. SHUTOUT: Wilbers (11 saves). RECORDS: Campbell County 9-5, Conner 4-9-1.
BOONE COUNTY 2, PENDLETON COUNTY 1 – Senior midfielder Evan O’Hara and junior forward Dane Thamann found the net for the Rebels.
O’Hara scored with 10 minutes left in the first half, and Thamann’s tally came with 30 minutes remaining in the second half.
Senior midfielder Brent Rice earned assists on both Boone County goals.
HALFTIME: Boone County, 1-0. GOALS: BC—O’Hara, Thamann. PC—Ma. Dewald. RECORDS: Boone County 12-4-1, Pendleton County 5-9-1.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 4, SHELBY COUNTY 1 – Senior midfielder Zach Kilmer finished with two goals and an assist for the Colonels.
Kilmer opened Dixie Heights’ scoring early in the second half, and he also made it 3-0 later in the half.
Junior midfielder Wynn Feltner also netted a goal, and junior striker Logan Fueston put in the Colonels’ last goal before Shelby County recorded its lone tally.
HALFTIME: 0-0. GOALS: DH—Kilmer 2, Feltner, Fueston. SC—Rios. RECORDS: Dixie Heights 7-6-2, Shelby County 3-10-1.
COOPER 6, WALTON-VERONA 2 – Junior striker Chris O’Brien had a hand in all six Jaguars goals, scoring three times and picking up assists on the other three markers.
Freshman midfielder Adam Snow scored all three goals O’Brien set up, two of which came in the first half, and Snow picked up a helper as well.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: C—O’Brien 3, Snow 3. WV—Moran 2. RECORDS: Cooper 5-10-1, Walton-Verona 8-6.
CINCINNATI ST. XAVIER 2, COVINGTON CATHOLIC 1 – Bombers senior forward Ryan Hadley scored the game-winning goal in the second half.
Junior Patrick Ballow gave the Colonels the early lead, but St. Xavier tied it before halftime.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: SX—Hadley, Sunderhaus. CC—Ballow. RECORDS: St. Xavier 6-3-2, CovCath 6-6-2.
LOUISVILLE MANUAL 3, SIMON KENTON 1 – The Pioneers fell to 0-2 in the South Oldham Invitational.
Simon Kenton fell behind, 3-0 before senior midfielder Cory Knaley scored the Pioneers’ only goal.
HALFTIME: Manual, 1-0. GOALS: M—Guthrie 2, Draper. SK—Knaley. RECORDS: Manual 6-8-1, Simon Kenton 6-8-1.
LOUISVILLE CHRISTIAN 4, SCOTT 0 – The Eagles dropped their second straight match at the Bulldog Cup at Louisville Male.
Senior Kyle Yeoman gave the Centurions the lead in the first half on a penalty kick, and Louisville Christian added three more markers after halftime.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: LC—Nichol 2, Hale, Yeoman. SHUTOUT: Heiskell. RECORDS: Louisville Christian 7-4-1, Scott 6-4-1.
HIGHLANDS 3, HOLY CROSS 0 – Senior Chris Garbig scored two goals, giving him a Bluebirds-best 13 tallies on the season.
GOALS: H—Garbig 2, Dean. SHUTOUT: Breslin and Tippenhauer. RECORDS: Highlands 9-5-1, Holy Cross 4-10-2.