By John Lachmann
Senior midfielder Adam Atkinson netted the game-tying goal as Conner and Covington Catholic finished knotted, 2-2 on Thursday.
The Colonels opened the scoring early in the second half on an own goal, and sophomore midfielder Charlie Wend tied it for the Cougars on a penalty kick.
Conner took the lead with five minutes remaining on a goal by senior midfielder Tyler McLemore.
With a minute left, Conner’s goalkeeper leapt for a loose ball and grabbed it, but he went down among a flurry of bodies and lost the ball, which was headed in by Atkinson.
The Cougars’ keeper was also assessed a red card for arguing after the play.
HALFTIME: 0-0. GOALS: COV—Atkinson, own goal. CON—Wend, McLemore. RECORDS: CovCath 2-3-1, Conner 2-3-1.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, NORTH HARDIN 2 – Senior forward Matt Tolle scored the first two Thoroughbreds goals.
Tolle has nine goals this season, including eight in his last four games.
Senior outside midfielder Connor Hannaken gave NewCath a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes left in regulation.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: NCC—Tolle 2, Hannaken. NH—N/A. RECORDS: NewCath 5-1-1, North Hardin 4-5.
SIMON KENTON 0, SHELBY COUNTY 0 – Junior Hunter Leanhart turned three shots aside for the Pioneers.
It was the third shutout of the season for Leanhart.
HALFTIME: 0-0. SHUTOUTS: SK—Leanhart (3 saves). SC—Smith (4 saves). RECORDS: Simon Kenton 3-3-1, Shelby County 1-3-1.
BOONE COUNTY 4, DIXIE HEIGHTS 0 – Junior forward Brett Mayberry scored a goal and set up two more as the Rebels won their fourth straight match.
Junior defender Lucas Wheeler led a Boone County defensive corps that held the Colonels to four shots on goal.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: BC—Mayberry, O’Hara, Yedali, Borkowski. SHUTOUT: Espinoza and Benjamin (4 saves). RECORDS: Boone County 5-1-1, Dixie Heights 1-5.
RYLE 7, CINCINNATI COLERAIN 2 – Raiders senior midfielder Aaron Hamrick scored three goals and picked up an assist, including the first of the match nine minutes into the first half.
Sophomore striker Kareem El-Gusain added a pair of tallies for Ryle, giving him three goals in his last two matches.
HALFTIME: 4-0. GOALS: R—Hamrick 3, El-Gusain 2, M. Roe, McCarthy. C—Moeller, Burton. RECORDS: Ryle 2-3-1, Colerain 1-5.
SCOTT 4, PENDLETON COUNTY 0 – Junior forward Luke Treadway scored twice in the first half for the Eagles.
Sophomore goalkeeper C.J. Seay stopped a penalty shot en route to his second consecutive shutout and his fourth of the year.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: S—Treadway 2, Schneider, Muench. SHUTOUT: Seay. RECORDS: Scott 5-0-1, Pendleton County 4-3.
COOPER 8, HOLY CROSS 1 – Jaguars junior striker Chris O’Brien scored the match’s first three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the first half.
O’Brien finished with four goals, and junior striker Zane Ross added two goals and three assists in the Cooper win.
HALFTIME: 5-1. GOALS: C—O’Brien 4, Ross 2, Snow, Morris. HC—Zurborg. RECORDS: Cooper 2-5-1, Holy Cross 1-8-1.
HIGHLANDS 6, CAMPBELL COUNTY 2 – Bluebirds senior Colin Dean scored three goals and assisted on a fourth.
Senior Chris Garbig picked up a pair of helpers for Highlands, which equaled its season high in goals.
Senior midfielder Andrew Szovati netted both of the goals for the Camels, who led by one at halftime before the Bluebirds scored five unanswered goals in the second half.
HALFTIME: Campbell County, 2-1. GOALS: H—Dean 3, Barnes, Dupont, Jarvis. CC—Szovati 2. RECORDS: Highlands 3-3-1, Campbell County 5-2.