WELLSBURG - The learning process continues.
The Brooke boys' soccer team took another step forward Thursday evening against John Marshall as the Bruins played a solid all-around game en route to a 6-0 victory against the Monarchs at Brooke Memorial Stadium.
"It was a good night," Brooke (2-3) coach Joe Pepe, who is in his first year with the Bruins, said.
Four players scored goals for the Bruins, who have now won two out of their last three games.
Freshmen Konner Govey recorded a hat trick along with two assist to lead the way offensively for Brooke.
Also for the victors, sophomore Gavin Browne and senior Garrison Mathison each netted a goal and an assist, sophomore Dylan Wounaris scored a goal and classmate Austin Tennant tallied an assist.
"We have a come a long way since the summer," Pepe said. "We have four seniors, three juniors and the rest are underclassmen. We have 14 freshmen, and seven of those have never seen a soccer ball before. This is their first year playing. The kids are doing extremely well."
Senior goalie Chris Beaman recorded his first shutout of the season. Beaman made four saves in the game.
John Marshall junior goalie Greg Shutler was a busy man throughout the contest. Brooke fired 27 shots on goal, and Shutler ended making 20 saves on the evening.
"Give John Marshall credit," Pepe said. "They didn't quit. They played hard for the whole 80 minutes. They showed no quit, and our kids didn't quit either. The coaches are proud of the kids on both teams."
The Bruins scored early in the game, and Brooke continued to attack in the second half.
"They are in a rebuilding year, and we are in a rebuilding year," Pepe said. "Our kids played extremely well. They played extremely hard.
"We jumped out on Wheeling Park 1-0, but Park came back in the second half to beat us 3-1. Wheeling Park beat these guys 9-0 last year. We want these kids to believe in themselves and to believe the hard work they put in each night will pay off for them."
Like Brooke, John Marshall is a young team this season. The Monarchs only have two seniors on their roster.
"I didn't know what to expect," Pepe said. "We did play them while I was at Weir, but they dropped us when they joined the Two Rivers Athletic Conference. We are also in the Two Rivers Conference so we play them. At Weir, I tried to play some of the teams we will play this season."
Both teams are scheduled to play Saturday on the road. John Marshall is slated to play at 11 a.m. down at Tyler Consolidated, while Brooke is scheduled to play at 2 p.m. down at University.
"We have a young team," Pepe said. "We know we are going to take some beatings, but these kids are resilient. Their attitudes are great. I couldn't ask for a better bunch of players."
Wheeling Park 9
Steubenville Catholic 0
STEUBENVILLE - Lauren Schultz scored two goals as Wheeling Park blanked Steubenville Catholic.
Briella Taylor and Morgan Glass each scored a goal and had two assists for the Patriots (3-2-1).
Park Keeper Nicole Conaway made three saves.
Morgantown 2, Wheeling Central 0
MORGANTOWN - Morgantown fired 19 shots on goal and connected on two as the Mohigans handed Wheeling Central its first loss of the season.
The Maroon Knights (3-1) managed only four shots in the contest.
Magnolia 169, Union Local 192, Paden City 210
Bishop Donahue 212
SARDIS - Peyton Moore shot a 1-under-par 35 as Magnolia won a quad-meet.
Matt Durig (40) and Shane Mason (43) also had solid outings for the Blue Eagles (28-5).
Steven Gretchen fired a 36 to lead Bishop Donahue, while Levi Meadowns finished with a 46 to pace Paden City.
Jarrett Cosby led Union Local with a 45.
University 159, Brooke 162
WELLSBURG -Logan Lojszczyk shot a 4-over-par 39 as Brooke finished second in a tri-meet.
Michael Spitak and Evan Cuomo also fired 39s for the Bruins.
University's Chase Voithofer finished with a 37 to take medalist honors, while Tristan Walker paced Morgantown with a 44.
Linsly 150, John Marshall 180
Wheeling Central 181
WHEELING - David Coram walked away with medalist honors as he fired a 2-under-par 34 as Linsly won a tri-meet.
Kailey Pettit shot a 44 for John Marshall.
Bishop Donahue d. Linsly
25-20, 24-25, 25-22, 26-24
MCMECHEN - Tess Fallova had 17 assists on 163 sets as Bishop Donahue remained perfect with a four-set victory against Linlsy.
Sam Zimla (nine kills, eight digs), Cheyanne Reinbeau (13 digs) and Shae Reinbeau (14 sets, two digs, two blocks, two assist, two kills) also had solid performances for the Bishops (2-0).
Edison d. Buckeye Local
25-13, 25-20, 25-22
RICHMOND - Cassady Jarvis finished with 15 kills and eight points as Edison swept Buckeye Local.
Sarah Ross (10 assists, four digs), Tera Anderson (11 points, four digs) and Kayleigh Westbrook (six points, six digs) also had solid outings for the Wildcats.
Wheeling Park d. Weir
25-12, 27-25, 25-20
WEIRTON - Sydnie Stewart finished with six digs, five kills and three aces as Wheeling Park earned its first victory of the season as the Patriots (1-1) swept Weir.
Magnolia d. Madonna
25-18, 25-13, 25-20
NEW MARTINSVILLE - Kelsi Chapman had 21 points, eight digs and five kills as Magnolia earned a season-opening victory against Madonna.
Taylor Ludwig (14 points, six digs) and Sierra Fowler (12 points, 12 kills) had solid outing for the Blue Eagles (1-0).
St. John d. Paden City
19-25, 26-24, 25-23
PADEN CITY - Aubrey Neff had 50 sets on 11 assists and 20 points, but it wasn't enough as Paden City fell to St. John.
Haylee Hizer (14 points, eight kills), Graceson Baker (14 points, 12 digs, 13 sets) and Taylor Cosper (17 digs, six points) turned in solid outings for the Wildcats (1-1).
Paden City d. Valley
PADEN CITY - Graceson Baker finished with 15 points as Paden City earned its first victory of the season as it swept Valley.
Aubrey Neff had 30 sets with 10 assists for the Wildcats, while Haylee Hizer had 10 points and seven kills.