Wheeling Central Boys Soccer Defeats Union Local, 4-0
WHEELING — Having played four games in six days Wheeling Central’s boys’ soccer team was looking to take command early Monday against Union Local, dictate the tempo and get as many minutes from as many kids as possible.
And while things don’t always work as planned, coach Brian Komorowski watched his Maroon Knights do just that.
Junior Kyle Newmeyer scored a goal in each half and Wheeling Central out-shot the Jets by a whopping 24-1 margin in gaining a comfortable 4-0 victory on Bishop Schmitt Field on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University.
“We have some tired kids after playing four games in six days,” Komorowski said, referring to last weekend’s Bishop Cup tournament.
“But we went out (Monday) and did what we wanted to do.
“Our main goals were to get wide, possess the ball and get as many kids on the field as we could for good minutes. Our defense did a very good job controlling the ball and we made nice passes. Overall, everyone did their jobs.”
Union Local (2-4), whose team consists of a mixture of both boys and girls, played the Maroon Knights tough defensively, with keeper Justin Fuhr recording 20 saves, many on tough shots.
Wheeling Central’s first goal actually came after one of Fuhr’s nice saves. After making a save on a rocket off the foot of Knights’ sophomore Thomas Minor near the left corner of the net, Newmeyer was able to bang the rebound into the back right corner for a 1-0 lead at 27:15 of the first half.
The hosts added to the lead at 19:32 when junior Angelo Gentile finished off a long pass, knocking the ball into the net while sliding in front to make it 2-0, which was also the count at the break.
With Fuhr continuing his good work at the net, and the feisty Jets doing their best on the defensive end, it took Wheeling Central most of the second half to dent the scoreboard again. But when the Knights did, they scored twice in less than a minute.
With 15:44 to play, Newmeyer took a lead pass from senior Jaron Rine and buried it into the back of the net to make it 3-0. That was followed by Minor’s goal at the 14:57 mark, which Fuhr nearly made of a save on, before it bounced off of his body and into the net to complete the scoring.
“We have worked a lot on defense because it has been a weakness,” Union Local coach Isaac Clark said. “So it is good to see us play better in the field (Monday). Good things can happen when the kids see good things happen.
“The biggest thing we have a lot of enthusiasm in these kids and on the bench. The offense is coming along, and right now one of our best offensive players is actually out with an injury. Overall, I believe our team is progressing and I am looking forward to see how things go the next couple of weeks.”
Junior David Agcaoili and freshman Giulio Gentile combined for the shutout in net for Wheeling Central with Gentile recording the save on the Jets’ only shot.
Tyler Consolidated 5, Trinity 0
MIDDLEBOURNE — Brandon Bonar secured a hat trick as he led Tyler Consolidated to a victory over Trinity. Judah Turner and Mark Wilson also found the back of the net for the Silver Knights (3-4-1) while Aaron Warner dished out an assist.
Morgantown 3, Brooke 0
WELLSBURG — Abel Knight scored a goal and dished out an assist as Morgantown defeated Brooke.
Matthew Reed had nine saves for the Bruins.
John Marshall 6, Monroe Central 1
GLEN DALE — Justin Mencer tallied two goals while Wesley Eskridge, Dayne Bumdgarner, Cooper Curto and Jacob Varner all had one in John Marshall’s victory over Monroe Central.
Varner also had six saves for the Monarchs.
Wheeling Central 5, Magnolia 0
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Kenadee Wayt supplied three goals to lead Wheeling Central to a shut out victory over Magnolia. Maria Dzmura and Abby Gerney also had goals for the Maroon Knights while Ireland Wayt, Claire Dieffenbaugher and Addyson Thomas each had one assist.
Blue Eagles goalkeeper Logan Riggs had a busy day as she secured 40 saves.
John Marshall 167, Linsly 180, Steubenville Catholic Central 187
WHEELING — Dustin Beazel turned in a 39 and was named medalist as he led John Marshall to a victory in a tri-match over Linsly and Steubenville Catholic Central. Emily Nelson was also solid for the Monarchs as she secured a 41 while Ryan Campbell and Cody Sprowls shot 42 and 45 respectively.
Dylan Dunlevy led the way for the Cadets with a 42 while Ryan Demriczak had 45. Cory Smith (46) and Aiden Grubler (47) rounded out the scoring for Linsly.
Scoring for the Crusaders were Nicco Teriscelli (44), Lucas Conner (47), Luke Rest (48) and Cole Tegano (48).
Barnesville 174, St. Clairsville 182, Bridgeport 199, Union Local 231
BELMONT — Davey Wells shot a 42 for Barnesville and led his team to victory in a four-team field. St. Clairsville’s Jacob Jefferies was the overall medalist as he turned in a 38. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Angela Summer with a 46 while Josh Britton paced the Jets with a 41.
Shadyside d. Wheeling Central 25-20, 25-21, 25-18
SHADYSIDE — Jess Cicogna supplied 25 assists, seven kills, three blocks and two aces as Shadyside handed Wheeling Central its first loss. Riley Brown was also solid for the Tigers (8-2) as she had 17 kills and three blocks. Jillian Joseph had eight kills while Mackenzie Osman had six.
For the Maroon Knights (6-1), Nikki Nolte had eight kills and three aces while Julie Padden secured 14 assists.
Tyler Consolidated d. River 25-9, 25-11, 25-16
MIDDLEBOURNE — Cora Grimm was solid with eight digs, 16 points, five aces as Tyler Consolidated defeated River in straight sets. Emily Lancaster supplied 10 kills, four blocks and four digs for the Silver Knights (6-2) while JoLee Walton had 27 assists, three digs, 10 points and three aces.
For the Pilots, Katie Straub had three kills, five digs and four points while Lauren Flannery secured six kills and nine assists.
St. Clairsville d. Harrison Central 25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ari Reager tallied 27 assists while Emily Cramer had 16 kills as St. Clairsville defeated Harrison Central. Paige Sefsick compiled five aces, six kills and 10 digs for the Red Devils while Madison Vickers had 16 digs and Keri Klinkoski tallied 11 kills.
John Marshall d. Union Local 3-0, 25-13, 25-20, 25-12
BELMONT — Maddy Mayle compiled 20 kills, 13 blocks, two aces and two digs as John Marshall defeated Union Local in consecutive sets. Lauren Garcia was also solid for the Monarchs with 30 assists, four aces and three digs. Lydia Knutsen had 13 digs and Emily Harr secured eight kills and an ace.
Frontier d. Cameron 25-10, 15-25, 25-18, 12-25, 15-3
NEW MATAMORAS — McKaylyn Bowersock had four aces as Frontier defeated Cameron.
For the Dragons, Kelsie Meintel had seven kills while Jordyn Hughes secured three aces and four kills. Callie O’Neil compiled three aces.
Indian Creek d. Edison 25-21, 25-23, 25-20
WINTERSVILLE — Renee Antonelli tallied 12 kills, seven digs, two aces and one block as Indian Creek defeated Edison. Sarah Mazzaferro finished with nine kills, one dig and one ace. Autumn Miller recorded 24 assists and three aces.
For the Wildcats, Kayla Huff had 22 assists, 11 blocks, six kills and two digs for the Wildcats while Allison Crawford secured 13 kills, six blocks and six digs. Kayla Wood had five blocks, four kills.