MINGO JUNCTION - Three players collected hat tricks in Saturday's soccer game between Indian Creek and Jefferson County Christian School at Muth Field that served as a Kick It for the Cure breast cancer awareness event. All proceeds will be donated to the T.E.A.R. (Trinity Emergency Assistance Relief) fund at the Teramana Cancer Center, Steubenville.
The Redskins' Ian Gambill and Russell Ratcliffe and the Royals' Christopher McGurn all totaled three goals as Indian Creek came away with a 7-4 victory.
Jared Conn added a goal and Kyle Probert, Jordan Harold and Gambill an assist. Zack Barker totaled two saves.
The Indian?Creek and Jefferson County Christian boys soccer teams met Saturday at Muth Field in a game that served as a Kick It for the Cure breast cancer awareness event. All proceeds will be donated to the T.E.A.R. (Trinity Emergency Assistance Relief) fund at the Teramana Cancer Center, Steubenville. Left, Redskins senior Jared Conn sports the shirt worn by every member of the Indian Creek team.
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Blaze Bowers also scored for the Royals as Garrison Mathison added three assists and goalie Nic Marshall finished with nine saves.
Both teams compete in their respective playoffs next week.
Indian Creek meets East Liverpool at 6 p.m. Monday at Harding Stadium. The winner will take on Beaver Local at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Harding Stadium.
The Royals will play at 4 p.m. Thursday at Slippery Rock Baptist Camp against the winner of Tuesday's contest between Wilson Christian Academy and Portersville Christian School.
Crusaders top Eagles
STEUBENVILLE - In the season's final game before start of playoffs, the Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer team improved to 8-6-2 with 9-1 victory over Magnolia at Tony Recinella Field.
The Crusaders opened an early 4-0 lead with two goals by Maria Luther, and one apiece by Kristen Looman and Maria Boston, and worked everyone into the game after that. Micca Mirabella added the other two first-half scores.
Second-half goals were deposited by Carla Daniel, Kat Moore, and Michaela Gotta. Molly Marrow assisted on the Looman goal. Rachel Irvin, Looman, and Jackie Dubois also collected assists, while Ana McNamara had two.
Moriah Vosteen saved one shot on goal. Magnolia's goal was by Stephanie Mullet. Brianna Young had six saves in goal for the Blue Eagles, while Destiny Yoho saved one shot.
The Lady Crusaders take on Hiland at 6 p.m. Monday in Zanesville in sectional play.
Wildcats top Magnolia
RICHMOND - The Edison boys soccer team defeated visiting Magnolia on Senior Night.
Stephen Chivers scored twice, while Tony Pham, Tyler Kirk and Cody Kuntupis also found the back of the net. Zac Sansone delivered a pair of assists and Chivers added one. Goalie Travis Bell had two saves.
Soren Shade scored for Magnolia. Mike Winters totaled eight saves.
Edison is back in action at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harding Stadium against Steubenville Big Red in the section tournament.
Bears top Bobcats
CAMBRIDGE - The Oak Glen girls soccer team finished the regular season at 9-8-1 after Saturday's 2-1 victory at Cambridge.
Megan Collins scored both goals off assists from Gabby Lemley and Paige Freeman. Goalie Casey Highfield totaled eight saves.
Cambridge's Paxton Winston scored on a penalty kick. Liz Mitchel1 finished with 18 saves.
Edison grabs a win
RICHMOND - The Edison girls soccer team finished regular season play with a 7-0 win over visiting Magnolia Thursday.
Bethanie Bube and Meghan Brooks each scored twice, while Kylie Long, Kaitlyn Turachak and Maddie Byrley also scored. Long, Bube, Turachak and Kaylinn Drabick added assists. Jen Sheets totaled three saves.
Brianna Young had 10 saves for the Blue Eagles.
The Wildcats meet East Liverpool at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Clairsville in sectional action.
W.Va. sectionals start Monday
The West Virginia Class AA-A boys and girls sectional soccer tournament begins Monday with Wheeling Central visiting Magnolia at 6 p.m. in boys play. The winner meets Weir High at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Jimmy Carey Stadium.
Also on Wednesday, Oak Glen will take on Tyler Consolidated at 6 p.m. at Magnolia.
The winners of those games will meet at noon Saturday at Weir High for the sectional championship.
In girls activity, Magnolia visits Oak Glen at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The winner will meet Wheeling Central at 6 p.m. Thursday at a site to be determined.
Weir and Madonna will battle at 6 p.m. Thursday at Brooke High School.
The winners will play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium for the sectional title.
The Class AAA sectional begins Monday with the Brooks boys visiting Parkersburg at 5:30 p.m. A win will give the Bruins a Wednesday contest.
The Brooke girls travel to Parkersburg for a 5:30 p.m. contest on Tuesday.
A victory moves them to a Thursday outing.