Creek soccer loses to Minerva

MINGO JUNCTION – The Minerva boys soccer team defeated the homestanding Indian Creek Redskins, 2-1, Saturday morning at Muth Field.

Russell Ratcliffe scored from a Max Lewis assist for the Redskins. Andrew Price had 16 saves.

Indian Creek (6-6) visits Steubenville Big Red at 6 p.m. Monday.

Philip Blackburn had a goal and an assist for Minerva. Austin Loemiller also scored. Justin Schotts had one save.

Riders blank Magnolia

WEIRTON – The Weir High girls soccer team blanked visiting Magnolia, 10-0, Saturday at Jimmy Carey Stadium.

Francesca Farran scored three times and Francesca Rock and Alesia LeSane each had a pair of goals. Alyssa Shingle, Abby Cowher and Raegan Stead also scored. Morgan Cassels dished out two assists.

Keepers Alyssa Kelly and Madison Dalrymple did not make a save.

Magnolia goalies Brianna Young and Cedar Sands each had five saves.

The Red Riders host East Liverpool Monday and visit Steubenville on Tuesday.

Bees defeat the Bears

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The East Fairmont boys soccer team snapped Oak Glen’s six-game winning streak with a 4-1 win Saturday.

Devin Polen scored for the Golden Bears via a Cody Waggoner pass. Nate Bennett collected 21 saves.

Colin Horvath scored twice for the Bees. Jason Mills and Levi Perkins also scored. Brett Metheny had seven saves.

Redskins tie at home

MINGO JUNCTION – The Indian Creek girls soccer team continued its fine play with a 2-2 draw with Cambridge Saturday at Muth Field.

Jalyn Thompson scored both goals for the Redskins, who are 2-0-1 in their last three games. Kristen Shimko collected 22 saves for Indian Creek.

Hannah Miller and Chelsea Blanchard scored for Cambridge.

Bears tie the Bees

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Oak Glen girls soccer team tied with host East Fairmont, 3-3, Saturday on the road.

Emily Bodo, Gabi Lemly and Desi Davis scored for the Golden Bears. Boda also had an assist. Casey Highfield saves 10 shots.

The Bees scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the contest. Bodo then scored and assisted Lemly for a 2-2 count at the break. Davis’ goal gave Oak Glen the lead with about 10 minutes left, but East Fairmont tied it up with 90 seconds left to play.

Oak Glen is 4-7-2.

Breana Wright, Ashlyn Weright and Haleigh McDougal scored for the Bees. Hannah Pride had six saves.

FUS runners fare well

PITTSBURGH – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s and women’s cross country teams battled through a tough course at the first Chatham University Invitational, placing third and fifth respectively.

Patrick Flanagan, David Byers and Colene Smith led FUS to a strong finish.

“Colene has always been a strong hill runner,” head coach Dan Kuebler said. “She and the entire women’s team is showing a lot of progress since the first meet.”

On the men’s side, team captain Flanagan finished fifth and Byers ninth.

FUS rugby wins

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville rugby team defeated Robert Morris University, 46-12, Saturday.

Thomas Hogan, Jimmy Kueber and Jeff Baldwin scored tries (two for Baldwin) as FUS held a 24-5 lead at the half.

“Jeff Baldwin is just excellent,” head coach Ken DeLucia said. “He comes in with experience so his rugby pedigree is strong. His field savvy and wherewithal is fantastic and his ability to weave through traffic and make proper decisions, executing skill while under duress is excellent.”

FUS hosts Carnegie Mellon at 1 p.m. Saturday.

FUS men’s soccer loses

ERIE, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s soccer team dropped a 7-1 decision at Penn StateBehrend Saturday.

Head coach Ward Rogers said that while Franciscan’s mindset and game plan were solid heading into the game, the Lion’s speed took the Barons by surprise and made it difficult for the team to execute.

“We spent the week working on passing faster and making quicker decisions,” Rogers said. “It worked in practice but when we got here they were so much faster that it just wasn’t working out.”

Edwin de St. Aubin scored in the 39th minute off a free kick to close the Barons to 3-1.

FUS welcomes Pitt-Greensburg at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

FUS volleyball splits

ERIE, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team split its two matches Saturday, losing to host Penn State-Behrend 28-26, 26-24, 24-26, 25-18 and beating Medaille College 27-25, 25-21, 25-14.

“We did a lot of things really well (against Behrend),” FUS head coach Kelly Herrmann said. “We just had bad errors at really crucial times. We need to work on our skills and not let those get in our way in the future. We need to continue to improve.”

Sophomore middle hitter Dani Link had 14 kills while freshman middle hitter Ana Tolkach collected 13 kills. Junior setter Amy O’Keefe had 16 digs while sophomore libero Sam Kelly and Link each had 15 digs.

FUS women’s soccer loses

ERIE, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision Saturday to host Penn State-Behrend in overtime.

“We’re not satisfied with the loss but we do see the good that came from this,” head coach Clare McBane said. “It’s a nice boost of confidence to take the conference champs into overtime.”

Ashley Ruttencutter’s penalty kick in the 33rd minute gave the Barons a 1-0 lead, but Behrend tied it 10 minutes later.

“We will take this and learn from it but this being our first conference game of the season, playing the reigning champs I told the girls that they should be very confident from this game,” McBane said.

FUS welcomes Pitt-Greensburg at 4 p.m. Tuesday.