Linsly Girls Secure First Win of Season
Campsey tallies hat trick for Cadets, defense allows no shots
NEW MARTINSVILLE — In losing season-opening games to Charleston Catholic and Huntington St. Joe’s over the weekend, Linsly girls’ soccer coach Chelsea Miazgowicz admits that her Lady Cadets had trouble getting off shots.
In chomping at the bit to get back on the field, Linsly completely turned things around Monday night against an undermanned Magnolia squad.
Emma Campsey scored three goals and Linsly assaulted the Blue Eagles net with a whopping 38 shots, while not allowing a single chance on defense, as the Cadets rolled to a 7-0 victory at Hydro Field.
The visitors showed their intentions early, getting off 10 shots on goal in the initial 10 minutes of the game, and taking a 1-0 lead during that span. Campsey’s first goal came at the 33:43 mark, sliding in a slow dribbler right after Magnolia keeper Logan Riggs had made a nice save.
While the Cadets scored seven goals in the contest, it was Riggs who spent most of the game stealing the show. The Blue Eagles’ (0-2) keeper was charted with 31 saves in all, many on very nice Linsly opportunities, keeping the score closer than it may have been.
“I felt like we were a little eager early on,” Miazgowicz said. “After only getting off a few shots of our own against two good teams over the weekend, we were shooting some pretty long ones early on (Monday).
“But once we settled down and started playing our game, better shots started coming.
“Their goalie played an absolutely fantastic game, and is the best we have seen in three games.”
While Magnolia had little to cheer about, coach Rachel Sherrill agreed with Miazgowicz on her keeper.
“Logan played a great game and was really able to hold the score down lower than it really could have been,” Sherrill said.
Just over six minutes after her first goal, Campsey struck again at the 27:04 mark, this time on a rebounded shot after Riggs had made a nice save on Athena Mariano’s chance to make it 2-0.
Mia Cascio made it a 3-0 count at 17:05, on the first of two assists from Faith Paull. The goal came off another rebounded shot following Captain Clare Miller’s corner kick.
Mariano closed the half with a goal at 4:02 that gave the Cadets a 4-0 upper-hand at the break.
By the time halftime had rolled around, Linsly had already collected 26 shots on goal and Riggs had turned 22 of those attempts away.
The game was played 10-on-10 for part of the second half, with Magnolia, which started with just 11 players having a girl nursing an injury, Miazgowicz pulled a player to even things out.
It didn’t matter, with Linsly scoring a pair of goals in the initial 4:06 of the second half. The first one came on an assist deep in the box from Paull with Madison Nagel doing the honors to make it 5-0 at 37:13.
Campsey’s final goal came 1:19 later on a feed from Miller that made it 6-0. Miller had a hand in the final goal as well, getting the ball to Kendria Butler, who finished things off with her first career goal that capped the scoring at 18:07.
“We are really working to try and get the ball out to our corners, but we had to work the entire game to get through against their defense,” Miazgowicz said.
Linsly returns to action Wednesday when they travel to Wheeling Jesuit University to take on city-rival Wheeling Central at 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Magnolia travels up-river to Oak Glen on Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. contest with the Golden Bears.
“Unfortunately, we had to play down a couple times after starting with just 11 girls,” Sherrill said. “But everybody hustled and gave their best and that is all a coach can ask for.”
Linsly keeper Johni Lech ended up being the loneliest player on the field with her defense keeping the Blue Eagles pinned in on the other end of the field.
Wheeling Central 6, Steubenville Catholic 0
WHEELING — Kenadee Wayt secured a hat trick and dished out an assists as Wheeling Central defeated Steubenville Catholic. Elizabeth Bockstoce also secured a goal and assists for the Maroon Knights while Addyson Thomas and Ireland Wayt each found the back of the net to round out the scoring.
Maggie Fahey, Riley Blaha, Maria Dzmura and Bockstoce all had assists. and Maria Murphy supplied five saves for Wheeling Central.
Weir 7, John Marshall 3
WEIRTON — Bella Aperfine, Rabeka Rowlan and Julia Gianni all secured two goals as Weir defeated John Marshall. Paulayna Zias secured the other goal for the Red Riders. Gianni also had two assists while Taylor Quickle, Jessica Orris, Rowland and Zias all dished out assists. Alexis Vuiller had three saves for Weir.
For the Monarchs, Lainey Brown led the way with two goals while Sarah Smith found the back of the net and Tressa Begley secured an assist. Penelope Gemensky compiled eight saves.
Oak Glen 7, East Liverpool 1
NEW CUMBERLAND — Maggie Kovalcik secured three goals to complete the hat trick as Oak Glen defeated East Liverpool. Reece Enochs was solid for the Golden Bears as she dished out three assists and also tallied a goal. Abigail Meyers secured a goal and assist while Brooklyn Loveland found the back of the net. Meagan Dawson had the other assists and Kaylee Travis secured nine saves.
Toronto 203, Wellsville 204
WELLSVILLE — A.J. Clegg shot a 47 while Brennan tallied a 48 as Toronto edged Wellsville by one stroke at Cedar Hills. Hunter Keenan tallied a 52 while Coulter Kelly turned in a 56 for the Red Knights.
For the Tigers, Shawn Osborn earned medalist with a 45 while Tres Click tallied a 48.
Steubenville 182, Steubenville Catholic 195, Indian Creek 210
STEUBENVILLE — Paul Mastros turned in a 39, good enough for medalist honors to lead the way for Steubenville as Big Red won a tri-match against Steubenville Catholic and Indian Creek. Also scoring for Steubenville were Michael Gray (45), Micah Kraus (46) and Isaac Kraus (52). Zach Campbell supplied a 46 to lead the Crusaders while Luca Connor and Luke Rest shot 47 and 49 respectively.
For the Redskins, Scotty Martin netted a 47 and Josh Speaker turned a 49.
John Marshall 163, Weir 166, Buckeye Local 195, Oak Glen 226
NEW CUMBERLAND — Dustin Beazel powered through for John Marshall as he shot a 38 and the Monarchs won another match this season, this time in a field of four teams. Colton Patrello was also solid for the Monarchs as he shot a 41 while both Ryan Campbell and Cody Sprowls both had 42s.
For Weir, Noah Widnicki shot a two-under-par 34, good enough for medalist while Emily Holsopfel led the way for Buckeye Local (44). Josh Cline was the low scorer for Oak Glen with a 42.
St. Clairsville 179, Union Local 212, Shadyside 231, Monroe Central 246
BELMONT — Jacob Jeffries turned in a 37 as he earned medalist and St. Clairsville defeated Union Local, Shadyside and Monroe Central at Belmont Hills. Brendan Vucelich was also solid for the Red Devils as he shot a 39. Union Local was led by Aiden Shugert as he shot a 44 while Aiden Shugert led the way for the Jets with a 44. Jason Reich was Monroe Central’s low scorer as he turned in a 48.
River 207, John Marshall
POWHATAN POINT — Emily Nelson keeps impressing for John Marshall as she shot a 43 in the Monarchs loss to River. Sierra Knowlton tallied a 44 to lead the way for the Pilots while Kaley VanKirk had a 51. Tabitha Straub secured a 53 and Olivia Romick rounded out the scoring for River with a 59.
Scoring for the Monarchs were Avery Wood (55), Clarissa Edgar (56) and Brilynn Gray (61).