Devils Roll By Potters in Girls Soccer
Otto scores 6 times to bring her total to 43
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville girls’ soccer team score in bunches. It did so again Wednesday on the pitch inside Red Devil Stadium as it locked down the top seed in the OVAC Class 4A tournament, which will open Tuesday, with an 11-0 whitewashing of East Liverpool.
“Our girls came out to play again,” St. Clairsville coach Wes Stoner said. “Regardless of who our girls have faced, and it’s not been the strongest schedule, we’re still winning and playing well. The most important thing is getting the win and goal differential doesn’t mean a thing to us.”
The win extends St. C.’s unbeaten string to 10 and its winning streak to nine. The Red Devils haven’t been challenged much during this opening half of the season. However, that will probably change Saturday when St. C. treks to Beaver Local for a defacto Buckeye 8 championship game.
“That’s a huge game,” Stoner said. “Two undefeated teams, so it should be good. We also know the OVAC isn’t going to be easy. I keep telling the girls we have to continue to get better because regardless of how many games we’ve won already, we really haven’t accomplished anything.”
St. Clairsville wasted no time in asserting itself against the Potters. High-scoring junior Alyssa Otto continued her assault on area netminders. Just 3:18 into the contest, Otto dialed up her first goal. She didn’t stop there.
Otto had recorded a hat trick in the opening 18-plus minutes of the match. Talented freshman Macy Malin recorded two goals 45 seconds apart in the latter stages of the first half, making it a 5-0 halftime reading.
the lead scoring the next point. The Maroon Knights didn’t break and scored five of the final six points to put an end to any comeback.
“The most important set is the second set,” Shadyside coach Don Chamberlain said. “So many times in high school and college a team will win the first set and then lose the next three. We didn’t play really well, but I don’t want to make excuses. We just didn’t play well.
”Frankly, they dug up everything that we put down. We didn’t serve well, that did make a difference. I’m very proud of Central’s team as well as my team. My team didn’t give up. They could have given up a couple of times and they came back.”
Nikki Nolte tallied three aces, five digs and 13 kills for the Maroon Knights while Madison Wiedebusch had four digs and eight kills. Julie Padden had 26 assists and Kaitlyn Ferns compiled 10 kills and four blocks.
For the Tigers, Macy Coffland secured seven kills, Jess Cicogna had 17 assists and Riley Brown had six kills, four blocks and three aces.
Cameron d. Valley 25-21, 25-22, 25-19
CAMERON — Kelsie Menitel tallied six aces, six kills and six digs as Cameron defeated Valley in consecutive sets. Bailey Hall had three aces, five assists and four digs for the Dragons while Jordyn Hughes compiled six aces, five kills and eight digs.
Warren d. Magnolia 25-21, 25-15, 25-21
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Kendra Pilant had two points, 15 kills and six blocks as Magnolia fell to Warren. Lenieca Grimm dished out 31 assists for the Blue Eagles while Mady Winters secured two points, nine kills and six blocks.
Bridgeport d. Beallsville 25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-9
BRIDGEPORT — Kamden Dulesky stuffed the stat sheet with five points, two aces, 10 digs, 16 kills and three blocks as Bridgeport defeated Beallsville. Shelby Matheny was also solid for the Bulldogs with 19 points, 3 aces, 22 digs and seven kills.
St. Clairsville d. Edison 25-16, 25022, 25-12
RICHMOND — Paige Sefsick had eight aces, six kills and nine digs while Emily Cramer tallied four aces and seven kills as St. Clairsville defeated Edison. Ari Reager supplied 24 assists for the Red Devils.
For the Wildcats, Allison Crawford had 7 digs and 6 kills while McKenzie Morrison netted 8 digs and 5 kills.
Zanesville 645, Dover 652
Marietta 654, River View 693, Cambridge 694
New Philadelphia 714
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio — Meadowbrook’s Trey Singleton carded a two-day total of 141, which is a record since 36-hole play began in 2002, and earned him conference player of the year as the East Central Ohio Golf Tournament concluded at River Greens Golf Course. The first day of the tournament was held Aug. 14 at Oak Shadows Golf Club in New Philadelphia.
Tucker Rogers added an 85 for the Colts (713), who finished seventh as a team. Coshocton (633) took home the team title.
Highland Springs GC, Par 37)
Brooke 165, Edison 197, Beaver Local 172
WELLSBURG — Ryan Bilby won medalist honors with a 39 and Evan Cuomo closely followed with a 42 as Brooke won a triangular.
Michael Spitak added a 40 for the Bruins while Justin Shelton finished at 44 and Justin Pennybacker shot 46. Andrew Pugh and George Ash led Edison with 49s and Beaver Local’s Cameron Lane and TJ Wilson carded 42s.
Tyler Consolidated 210, Paden City n/a
SISTERSVILLE — Trey Blain shot a 43 to lead Magnolia to a victory over Tyler Consolidated. Cheyenne Morris paced the Silver Knights with a 47 while Reese Blatt turned in an 84 for Paden City.
Williams CC, Par 36
John Marshall 181, Steubenville Central 189, Indian Creek 200
WEIRTON — Howie Peterson secured a 34 to earn medalist and lead Madonna to a victory in a four team field.
Colton Patrello turned in a 41 to pace John Marshall while Luca Conner tallied a 44 for Steubenville Central. Josh Speaker shot 42 to lead the way for Indian Creek.
Linsly 6, John Marshall 3
GLEN DALE — Manuel Suita secured a hat trick while Prescott Carey, Mason Obeldobel and Diego Gacia all supplied goals as Linsly defeated John Marshall.
For the Monarchs, Justin Mencer, Cooper Curto and Dayne Bumgardner all found the back of the net.
Oak Glen 10, Edison 3
RICHMOND — Oak Glen scored nine unanswered goals to secure a victory over Edison. Maggie Kovalcik collected five goals to lead the way for the Golden Bears while Natalie Szyprka scored two.
Reese Enochs, Cristal Tetrault and Brooklyn Loveland all netted one goal.
For the Wildcats, Lauren Ferralli tallied a hat trick less than 20 minutes into the game.
Steubenville 2, Steubenville Central 0
STEUBENVILLE — Jadyn Bennett registered a goal and an assist for as Steubenville shut out Steubenville Central.
Mikel Blackburn tallied the other goal for Big Red.
For the Crusaders, Bri DeChristopher tallied 10 saves.