Edison volleyball tops Big Red in four sets
STEUBENVILLE – The Edison volleyball team defeated host Steubenville 25-13, 26-24, 25-27, 25-18 Tuesday inside the Crimson Center.
Big Red visits Steubenville Catholic Central today with the freshman match starting at 4:30 p.m.
Senior Caitlin Brenstuhl led the Wildcats’ offense with 31 assists, 19 points, six blocks, four kills and two digs, while teammate Cassady Jarvis delivered 18 blocks, five blocks and five points.
Alexis Gill added five kills and four blocks, Maddie Williamson 10 points and Katelyn Pollock five kills and five digs.
For Big Red (3-3), Taylor Young totaled nine points, 11 kills and 12 assists; Abby Taylor seven points, seven kills, three blocks and 16 assists; Annie Nehrbas eight points, five kills and five blocks; Brittany Bodo 15 points, three kills, seven digs and two blocks; Mytia Barker 12 points, four kills and four digs; Lysaih Rice three kills and three blocks and Carmie Biasi nine points and 15 digs.
Edison travels to Buckeye Local at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and welcome Meadowbrook at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Crusaders now 7-0
ROGERS – The Steubenville Catholic Central boys soccer team earned a 6-3 win over Beaver Local Tuesday on the road.
The Crusaders are 7-0 and visit Weir Thursday and entertain Cambridge Saturday.
“Part of our early success has to do with our senior class,” said head coach Steve Kopcha. “They have been around a while and are providing a lot of experience and leadership for us. We also have experienced juniors. We have an experienced team and that certainly is providing some comfort to us. We have talent and experience on the field and they are playing together as a team.
“I think we have that right combination this year. So far, it’s been working really well for us.”
John-Paul McNamara collected every assist for the winners – five went to Leo Herrmann and one to Harold Rodgers.
“Leo and John-Paul have proved to be a very effective combination,” said Kopcha.
“They played together last year and just carried it over to this year. John-Paul is doing a good job of setting people up and Leo has been finishing the chances he has been given.
DeShawn Parker scored all three goals for the Beavers (5-2-1) while Joey Sitarik and Logen Andrews each had an assist.
John Bolster totaled 11 saves in goal for Central.
“Our defense is the same,” said Kopcha. “They are another year older and the experience of them playing together last year has carried over to this year.”
Steubenville Catholic Central visits Weir on Thursday and Brooke on Monday.
Riders blank Brooke
WEIRTON – The Weir boys soccer team moved to 5-1-1 with a 7-0 victory over visiting Brooke Tuesday at Jimmy Carey Stadium.
Alex Hannah and Ben Kopa each scored twice and Ethan Gilbert added a goal and an assist. Michael Gresko and Chayton Luevano each scored. Ryan Kirk added four assists and Matthew Stonebreaker and Hannah one each.
Chris Beaman saved 12 shots for the Bruins (2-5), while Matt Tenaglio had three saves and Michael Ceraolo six for the Red Riders.
Big Red nips Creek
MINGO JUNCTION – Allie Zimish accounted for all three goals as the Steubenville girls soccer team nipped host Indian Creek, 3-2, Tuesday at Muth Field.
“Our girls played extremely hard today, we kept constant pressure on their half, forced two handballs in the box were and able to capitalize,” said Big Red coach Jared Robinson. “We give Indian Creek a lot of respect – every time we got ahead they didn’t quit and were able to come back pretty quickly.
“Our girls have a lot of heart and they were able to keep their composure and play their game, move the ball, and play disciplined defense in the end to get the win but we just need to learn to finish.”
Zimish scored twice via penalty kicks (the second one with eight minutes left in the game) and once unassisted. Loren Gray totaled seven saves.
Jaylin Thompson scored both goals for the Redskins. Kristen Shimko had 12 saves.
Big Red blanks Red Devils
STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red boys soccer team is 5-1 after Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over St. Clairsville at Harding Stadium.
Jason Criss, Jorge Dominguez and Michael Rosaschi tallied goals off assists from Phil Stoutz and Blake Mullen. John-Paul Duff registered five saves for the winners and Izaac Wiley 13 for St. Clairsville.
Big Red visits Magnolia on Thursday.
Redskins get a sweep
CADIZ – The Indian Creek volleyball team cruised past host Harrison Central 25-11, 25-10, 25-15 Monday.
Bre Berryman totaled 13 kills, four blocks and three digs, Whitney Martin eight digs and Mallorie Sullivan eight digs. Alexis Fithen added six kills, Bethany Davis six digs, four kills and two assists, Martina Marko six digs and three kills, Brooke Spence three digs, Kaylee LaRue one ace and Jessica Furda 23 assists, six digs, four kills and two blocks.
The Redskins (6-1) host Bellaire Monday.
Crusaders sweep Rockets
BOWERSTON – The Steubenville Catholic Central volleyball team is 5-2 after Tuesday’s 25-15, 25-20, 25-12 win at Conotton Valley.
The Crusaders host Big Red today with the freshman match at 4:30 p.m.
Taylor Bednar totaled six points, Madeline Gulan seven kills and 11 points, Megan Lloyd 11 assists, seven points and two blocks, Monica Fisher six kills, 13 points, four assists and Monica Rigaud eight kills, three blocks.
Robyn Runkel added 25 assists, 56 sets, 21 points, Kamy Belardine 11 points and three assists, Logan Colabella five kills and two blocks, Fran Capaldi eight assists and five points and Ashlynne Daley three hits.
Bruins earn a tie
WELLSBURG – The Brooke girls soccer team deadlocked with visiting Morgantown, 0-0, Tuesday.
“We had some opportunities late in the game, we just could not put one away,” said Bruins head coach Lee Weppler. “The last five years that I have been the coach, we didn’t even earn a draw against Morgantown, so this is a great confidence booster for us, knowing that we can play with any team in the state of West Virginia.”
Payge Farmer collected five saves for Brooke and Katey Sharpe four saves for the Mohigans.
“I am not a fan of ties, but it is a little bit easier when your team is playing some of the top talent in the state,” said Weppler.
Brooke was ranked No. 21 in the state (No. 14 in Class AAA) by the West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association.
The Bruins (6-2-1) host Parkersburg South (No. 19) at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Patriots best Bruins
WELLSBURG – The Brooke volleyball team dropped a 25-18, 18-25, 26-24, 26-24 decision to visiting Wheeling Park on Tuesday.
Kourtney Leonard finished with 13 points, three aces, five digs and six kills; Emily Stuck eight points, 16 assists and four digs; and Angela Staffileno six points, five aces, 13 kills and six blocks.
Courtney Elliott added nine digs, Jentzen Kowcheck five digs, Abbey Adams eight points and three assists, Alexa Girard four points and two kills, Isabella Preston four points and four digs and Christa D’Ulisse three points and seven assists.
The Bruins (4-7) visit John Marshall Thursday.
St. C topples Weir
ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Weir volleyball team dropped a 25-15, 25-21, 25-10 decision at St. Clairsville on Tuesday.
Kim Persina led the way with 10 points, five kills, 10 blocks and four digs. Ontasia Petteway registered three points, two kills and 12 digs, Elizabeth Kush five points and three 3 kills, Megan Longwell 23 sets, Samantha McCartney 40 sets, Michayla Dobosz four digs, Selena Wolverton three points and 12 digs, Morgan Goff two points and 14 digs and Hannah Hinerman one point, one kill and one dig.
The Red Riders visit Steubenville Monday.
Oak Glen wins in four
NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen volleyball team raised its record to 11-0 with a 25-12, 25-11, 23-25, 25-14 victory over visiting East Liverpool Tuesday.
Morgan Poling delivered 12 kills, 11 points, six blocks and four digs; Vanessa Hissam 14 points, 10 kills and eight digs; Jessica Stivason 13 points, seven aces, nine blocks, five kills and two digs; and Madison Juszczak nine points, three kills and two blocks.
Alex Arnott had three kills and two digs; Carissa Williams 46 sets, 18 assists, six points and two aces; Emmy Deletka 18 sets, seven assists, six points and two digs; Kenzie Rosenlieb 12 sets, three assists, three digs and three points; Taylor Allison three spikes and Brianna Evans two blocks.
The Golden Bears visit Philip Barbour at 9 a.m. Saturday for a quad match.
Dons down Bears
NEW MANCHESTER – The Weirton Madonna girls soccer team defeated Oak Glen, 3-1, Tuesday at the Oak Glen Multi Sports Complex as all three goals were scored by Rachel Grubbs.
The Blue Dons (7-3) scored twice in the first eight minutes.
The first score came in the third minute on an assist from Hannah Bargar. Her ball played from the defensive end to the streaking forward. Grubbs scored in the seventh minute.
Oak Glen scored in the 38th minute (right before halftime) as Gabi Lemley found the net off a rebound and a skirmish for the ball.
Two minutes into the second half, Grubbs scored from Alayna Macaluso.
Madonna gets a week off before playing Edison on Monday. It was a tough string of five matches in eight days for the Lady Dons including games against Weir, Indian Creek, Wheeling Central, Charleston Catholic and Oak Glen.
Tessie Tokash made six saves for Madonna while Oak Glen’s Casey Highfield.
“Sam’s girls (Oak Glen head coach Sam Paletta) played a very strong defensive match limiting us to just eight shots,” said Madonna head coach Robert Kolanko.
“His girls hustled throughout the match and kept us out of the goal box, leaving us with just the outside shots.”
Oak Glen hosts East Liverpool on Thursday.