By John Lachmann
Newport Central Catholic netted a goal in each half en route to topping Owensboro Catholic, 2-0 in the All ‘A’ state championship match on Sunday.
The Thoroughbreds claimed their first ‘A’ title since 2007.
Junior striker Loren Zimmerman gave NewCath the lead three minutes into the match when she intercepted a clearing pass, beat two defenders and buried a shot.
Zimmerman set up the Thoroughbreds’ other goal, feeding a through ball to freshman forward Taylor Tolle four for a score four minutes after halftime.
Tolle was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Senior midfielder Sam Bunzel, sophomore defender Andrea Davenport and freshman goalkeeper Meg Martin were also named to the all-tournament team.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Zimmerman, Tolle. SHUTOUT: Martin (1 save). RECORDS: NewCath 11-1-2, Owensboro Catholic 13-2-2.