By John Lachmann
Notre Dame scored on a penalty kick by senior midfielder Maddie Tierney and held on to beat Brossart, 1-0 on Wednesday.
Tierney converted the decisive kick after junior midfielder and teammate Carissa Dyer was taken down in the box with 26 minutes remaining in regulation.
Brossart had a chance to tie the score with eight minutes remaining, but in a controversial call, the Notre Dame goalkeeper was ruled to have possession of a loose ball before the Mustangs fired it into the net.
The Pandas outshot Brossart, 23-4, with junior Courtney Hansel and sophomore Maddie Kim combining to turn four shots aside en route nailing down the shutout.
HALFTIME: 0-0. GOAL: ND—Tierney. SHUTOUT: Hansel and Kim (4 saves). RECORDS: Notre Dame 4-1, Brossart 4-2.
BOONE COUNTY 1, VILLA MADONNA 1 – Blue Lightning junior striker Paulette Moser scored the equalizer two minutes into the second half.
Moser fired a shot from the wing that beat the Rebels’ goalkeeper on the short side.
Sophomore midfielder Paige Mersmann gave Boone County the lead 15 minutes into the match.
The goalkeepers combined for 27 saves. Villa Madonna senior Alex Hengge turned 20 shots aside and senior Elizabeth Ganster stopped seven for the Rebels.
HALFTIME: Boone County, 1-0. GOALS: BC—Mersmann. VM—Moser. RECORDS: Boone County 5-1-1, Villa Madonna 3-2-2.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 2, SCOTT 0 – The Camels scored both of their goals in the final eight minutes.
Senior forward Natalie Visse broke the tie, and sophomore forward Taylor Jolly extended Campbell County’s lead to two four minutes later.
Junior Bryanna Schroers stopped seven shots to pick up her third shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 0-0. GOALS: CC—Visse, Jolly. SHUTOUT: Schroers (7 saves). RECORDS: Campbell County 5-1-1, Scott 2-5-1.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 3, BEECHWOOD 0 – Junior outside midfielder Lauren Nemeroff netted all three goals for the Colonels.
Nemeroff recorded two markers in the first half, with one 50 seconds into the match and the other with 5:13 left until halftime.
She capped off the scoring off a corner kick. The ball was touched into Nemeroff, who dribbled down the end line and snuck a shot inside the post.
Sophomore Ellis McCarthy only needed to stop two shots to record her third shutout this season.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: DH—Nemeroff 3. SHUTOUT: McCarthy (2 saves). RECORDS: Dixie Heights 5-1, Beechwood 4-4-1.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, HOLY CROSS 0 – Freshman striker Taylor Tolle scored a goal in each half to pace the Thoroughbreds.
Tolle, who netted NewCath’s first goal 8:30 into the first half, has found the net seven times this season.
Senior midfielder Allie Otten extended the Thoroughbreds’ lead to two later in the first half, and freshman Megan Martin stopped three shots to earn her third shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: NCC—Tolle 2, Otten. SHUTOUT: Martin (3 saves). RECORDS: NewCath 4-1, Holy Cross 0-5-1.
RYLE 6, CONNER 0 – Senior forward Anavey Fangman scored two goals and assisted on another to pace the Raiders, who fired 30 shots including 17 on goal.
Senior Emily Hayes made four saves to earn her third shutout of the year.
HALFTIME: 5-0. GOALS: R—Fangman 2, Erdman, Duggins, Anderson, Davenport. SHUTOUT: Hayes (4 saves). RECORDS: Ryle 4-0-1, Conner 2-3.
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Junior first baseman Rachel Hall singled home two to key a four-run fourth inning as Scott beat Grant County.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard won in three sets, improving to 7-4 at first singles as Conner beat Boone County.
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.