By John Lachmann
Senior midfielder Alyssa Farley scored the go-ahead goal with just under 15 minutes left as Highlands beat Simon Kenton, 4-2 on Thursday.
The Bluebirds led, 2-0 at halftime, but the Pioneers rallied to tie the score.
But after Simon Kenton scored the tying goal, Farley took a crossing pass from senior midfielder Kelsey Etherton and buried it right off the ensuing kickoff to give Highlands the lead for good.
Junior forward Brooklynn Rivers iced the match with three minutes remaining.
Junior forward Taylor Vaughn netted the first two Bluebirds goals.
HALFTIME: Highlands, 2-0. GOALS: H—Vaughn 2, Farley, Etherton. SK—N/A. RECORDS: Highlands 2-2-2, Simon Kenton 4-3.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 3, HOLY CROSS 0 – Senior forward Natalie Visse scored 90 seconds into the match and the Camels never looked back.
Junior forward Carolyn Bertsch made it 2-0 with two minutes left in the first half, and junior forward Abby Vandergriff iced it with a second-half goal.
Junior goalkeeper Bryanna Schroers stopped four shots to earn her second consecutive shutout and her fourth of the season.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: CC—Visse, Bertsch, Vandergriff. SHUTOUT: Schroers (4 saves). RECORDS: Campbell County 6-1-1, Holy Cross 0-6-1.
CINCINNATI COLERAIN 5, RYLE 2 – Senior forward Anavey Fangman scored for the Raiders 14 minutes into the match, and sophomore midfielder Emily Erdman added a second-half tally.
The Cardinals were led by Shaylyn Everhart and Julia Flagge-Echols, who netted two goals each.
HALFTIME: 3-1. GOALS: C—Everhart 2, Flagge-Echols 2, Jones. R—Fangman, Erdman. RECORDS: Colerain 3-3, Ryle 4-1-1.
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Freshman right-hander T.C. Eads threw his first career no-hitter as Ludlow blanked Calvary Christian.
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.