NEW MANCHESTER - The Oak Glen boys soccer team earned a 5-1 victory over Jefferson County Christian Saturday morning at the Bears Den.
Travis Bolner and Joe Doughty got on the board for the Golden Bears in the first half. The Royals answered with a goal from Chris McGurn off a Garrison Mathison assist.
The Bears owned the second half with three goals and earned just about every 50-50 ball.
PREP SPORTS — The Edison volleyball team listens to coach Leah Snyder during a timeout of Saturday’s home loss to Carrollton.
PREP SPORTS — Oak Glen’s Travis Bolner and Jefferson County Christian’s Keenan Scott battle for the ball during Saturday’s 5-1 home win by the Golden Bears.
Bolner finished his hat trick with a pair and Addison Sayre found the back of the net in the second half to finish the scoring.
Nick Fryer had eight saves for Oak Glen and Bo Johnson 12 for the Royals.
Indian Creek wins EOCC
LORE CITY - The Indian Creek volleyball team captured the EOCC Invitaitonal Saturday at Buckeye Trail High School, defeating Steubenville Big Red in the final, 25-18, 25-15.
Steubenville Catholic Central finished third.
The Redskins defeated Caldwell (25-20, 25-14) and Maysville (25-21, 22-25, 25-18) to get to the title match.
In the three matches for Indian Creek, Bre Berryman finished with 35 kills and 13 blocks, while Brey Mays added 39 digs, 11 kills, seven blocks and three assists and Whitney Martin 27 digs, 12 kills, five blocks and three aces.
Kiarra Kamarec added 14 blocks, seven kills, four digs and two aces, Ali Collaros 23 digs and five aces, Alexis Fithen four digs and three kills, Martina Marko three kills and three digs and Mallorie Sullivan 10 digs.
Junior setter Jessica Furda delivered 59 assists, 27 digs, eight kills, eight blocks and six aces.
The Redkins are 11-2.
Steubenville knocked off host Buckeye Trail 25-23, 26-24 and then city rival Catholic Central 19-25, 25-10, 25-20 before taking on Indian Creek. Big Red won four of five matches this week.
For Steubenville, Abby Taylor led the way with 13 kills, 17 assists, 12 blocks and 26 digs. Taylor Young added 19 kills, 16 assists, 16 digs and three points, while Annie Nehrbas delivered 11 kills, 10 blocks and 19 points.
Mytia Barker contributed 19 digs and 16 points, Brittany Bodo nine points, 11 digs and five kills, Carmie Biasi 33 digs and 21 points and Kayla Crites four digs and three kills.
Big Red (5-9) visists the Crusaders on Tuesday.
Catholic Central sandwiched wins over Zanesville and Maysville around the loss to Big Red.
For the Crusaders (12-4), Robyn Runkel totaled 92 sets, 26 assists, eight points, two digs and two aces, while fellow setter Jenna Ogden added 67 sets, 12 assists, eight points and two aces.
Maddy Gulan led the way with 23 kills, five points, four blocks and four aces. Rachel Antonelli had 15 kills, 10 points, two aces and two digs, Monica Fischer 12 kills, eight points and three aces, Monica Rigaud six kills and three blocks, Rachel Rigaud four kills and two assists.
Kamy Belardine added 12 digs, 11 points and two aces, Tori Knight two assists, one block and a kill, Taylor Bednar three blocks and an ace, Megan Lloyd three blocks and Logan Colabella five digs.
Edison falls to Warriors
RICHMOND - The Carrollton volleyball team earned a 25-21, 21-25, 25-12 25-19 victory Saturday over Edison.
"It was a very competitive match," second-year Edison head coach Leah Snyder said. "I'm not completely disappointed, but I am disappointed. What I told them in the locker room was we can't make 10 errors in each set and expect to win."
For the 9-4 Wildcats, Katie Davidson delivered 17 assists, seven points, four kills, eight blocks and two digs. Katelyn Pollock collected five points, 18 kills, two blocks and five digs, and Caitlin Brenstuhl tallied 18 assists, six points, two aces, eight kills and two digs.
Cassidy Jarvis recorded three points, five kills and three blocks. Hannah Johns scored six points to go along with two kills, three blocks and two digs and Kylie Smith contributed four points and three digs. Alexis Gill added two kills and three blocks, and Victoria Freeland finished with one dig.
Like many teams at this time of the year, the Wildcats are dealing with some injuries to some key players.
"I don't want to make any excuses, but we have a couple of girls who are injured right now," Snyder said. "It is sort of reminiscent to last year, but we have some tough girls. We have some smart girls. We have some competitive girls. They aren't going to let the season die."
Toronto sweeps Royals
TORONTO - The Red Knights volleyball team swept visiting Jefferson County Christian 25-9, 27-25, 25-13 Saturday at Karaffa Middle School.
"Finally these young women played consistently across the roster for three sets," said Toronto coach Chelsey Fletcher. "They came to do a job and finished with strength and mental toughness. As always our defensive players Shane Sears and Mykenna Risler took a beating and kept on leading.
"I am most proud of how hard the entire team played after such a long week (six matches) and with as much illness as we battled this week. I applaud these young women."
Cari Horne led the win with 13 kills. Taylor Linn added 10 assists, Katie Spadafora five kills and Lisa Scalley four kills.
It was the second loss in as many days for the Royals.
"We will regroup," said JCCS coach Kathleen Mathison. "Coach Fletcher has done a terrific job with the Toronto program."
Toronto visits Conotton Valley on Monday.
Riders tie Patriots
PARKERSBURG - The Weir High and Parkersburg South boys soccer teams played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
Kenny Muhart scored for the Red Riders off an assist from Shane Davis. Matthew Tenaglio totaled eight saves.
Dylan Bowler, from Brad Emerick, scored for the hosts (7-3-2). Lincoln Morgan had 11 saves.
Weir High (9-1-2) takes its No. 1 seed against Morgantown at 5 p.m. Monday at Brooke High School in the quarterfinals of the OVAC Cup.
South tops Crusaders
STEUBENVILLE - The Parkersburg South girls soccer team defeated Steubenville Catholic Central, 2-0, Saturday on Tony Recinella Field.
In a midfield-dominated game, Moriah Vosteen finished with five saves for the Crusaders. Patriots goalie Alexis Skinner had two saves.
The Crusaders take on Linsly at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Clairsville in the quarterfinals of the OVAC Cup.
Redskins, Tusky Valley tie
NEW PHILADELPHIA - The Indian Creek boys soccer team finished in a 1-1 tie Saturday with host Tusky Valley.
Russell Ratcliffe scored for the Redskins off a pass from Max Lewis. Matt Barker totaled 11 saves.
Zach Mitchell scored for Tusky Valley. A.J. Troyer had five saves.
Indian Creek hosts Jefferson County Christian at 5 p.m. Thursday at Muth Field.
Red Riders blank Big Red
WEIRTON - The Weir High girls soccer team bounced back from a tough loss to Wheeling Central on Thursday with a 3-0 win over Steubenville at Jimmy Carey Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Red Riders broke on top early when sophomore Francesca Rock chipped a pass out in front of sophomore Raegan Stead, who won a foot race with a Big Red defender and planted the ball in the net to make it 1-0 with 11:44 left in the first half.
Rock figured on the second goal as well, crossing the ball to freshman Stephanie Pennacchio who easily touched the ball home to make it 2-0 just three and a half minutes into the second half. Junior Alyssa Shingle picked up an assist on the play as well.
Shingle capped the scoring just 42 seconds later when she headed a ball past Big Red junior goalkeeper Loren Gray off a corner kick by sophomore Mikayla Zias to make it 3-0.
Weir freshman goalie Alyssa Kelly enjoyed a rare tame day in the net, facing just two shots, both of which she stopped, in a little over a half of play. Lady Rider senior Nicole Pellegrino finished the shutout and also made a pair of saves. The shutout was Weir's third of the season.
Gray had six saves for Big Red.
Weir, which missed the OVAC Tournament for the first time since its inception, will have a long layoff before returning to action Saturday at Magnolia (1-9-1) in an 11 a.m. game.
Big Red is back on the pitch Tuesday at New Philadelphia.
Edison falls to Generals
RICHMOND - The Ridgewood girls soccer team scored a goal less than a minute into the game, and the Generals withstood a late charge by Edison to earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Wildcats Saturday at Edison.
"We had chances," veteran Edison girls' head coach Jeremy Angelo said. "We created chances. Along with our youth and inexperience, we don't have a lot of luck.
"The last four or five games we have been playing better. They are doing what I ask. The result is just not there. It is tough when you keep playing hard but you don't get the result.
"The girls keep playing and playing. They aren't going to quit. I'm not going to let them quit. They aren't going to quit. We aren't going to give up. At some point, we have to get a little luck. Sometimes you have it. Sometimes you don't."
Ridgewood led 2-0 before Edison (1-9-2) was able to get on the scoreboard. Meghan Brooks scored for the Wildcats off of an assist by Kylie Long.
The Wildcats pushed forward in the second half trying to score the equalizer, but the Ridgewood defense was up to the challenge and the Generals were able to withstand the push and come away with the victory.
OVAC Cup begins Monday
The annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Cup begins Monday at Brooke High School with one half of the boys quarterfinals. No. 1 Weir High takes on Morgantown at 5 p.m. and No. 4 Linsly meets No. 5 Steubenville Catholic Central at 7 p.m. The winners play at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium in the semifinals.
On Wednesday in Wellsburg, No. 2 University meets No. 7 Parkersburg South at 5 p.m. and that is followed by No. 3 St. Clairsville against No. 6 Wheeling Park at 7 p.m. The winners will play at 3 p.m. Saturday
In girls play held at St. Clairsville High School, No. 1 Morgantown meets No. 8 East Liverpool at 5 p.m. Tuesday and that is followed by No. 4 Linsly against No. 5 Steubenville Catholic Central at 7 p.m. The winners play at 9 a.m. Saturday.
On Thursday, No. 2 Wheeling Central takes on No. 7 St. Clairsville at 5 p.m. and No. 3 Wheeling Park takes on No. 6 Brooke at 7 p.m. The winners play at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The boys championship match will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, followed by the girls at 7:30 p.m. at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Madonna wins tri-match
WEIRTON - The Madonna golf team shot 338 Saturday to beat St. Marks (360) and Tyler Consolidated (422) Saturday at Williams Country Club.
Alex Colantonio earned medalist honors for the Blue Dons with his 80. Nick Mazur and Matt Lyons each shot 85 and Thomas Gianni an 88.
For St. Marys, Coleman Lamp shot 86, Drew Wells 87, Robbie Harper 88 and Jared Nichols 99.
For the Silver Knights, Corey Wells had an 82, Nathan Kemp a 106, Sean Camerlin a 116 and Luke Carpenter 118.
These three teams, plus Wheeling Central, Magnolia, Bishop Donohue, Morgantown Trinity, Paden City and Clay Battelle will be battling at Williams Country Club starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the West Virginia Class A Regional Tournament.
The two top teams, plus the top two individuals not on one of the top two teams, will advance to play in the state tournament Oct. 2-3 at Oglebay Park.