Wheeling Park Girls Score Early, Often in Win
Glass, Schultz, Parsons record hat tricks
WHEELING — When you are a team that has state title aspirations like the Wheeling Park girls’ soccer team does, having quality depth can go a long way.
Tuesday at Wheeling Island Stadium, the Patriots got a long look at what their reserves — and their future — can do when given the chance during a 16-0 victory against John Marshall.
“Phenomenal,” Wheeling Park coach Carrie Hanna said of her reserves. “We all train together. We are all one program so I do things a little differently in that sense. We are one family. I think everyone has bought into our system.
“There is really not a change in that style of play so it is great when everyone gets that opportunity to show how they have bought in and what they they can do.”
Wheeling Park was dominant from the outset against a young John Marshall team still finding its way.
The Monarchs (2-6-1) managed the first shot of the game 20 seconds in, but Wheeling Park goalkeeer Deanna Crumm pushed Lainey Brown’s shot aside.
It was all Park (10-1-2) from there, outshooting John Marshall, 41-2.
Morgan Glass got the scoring started in the third minute on a cross from Natalie Turner.
Lauren Schultz made it 2-0 three minutes later, fending off a Monarchs defender and burying a shot in the corner.
Glass added the next two goals, giving her a hat trick less than nine minutes into the first half.
Allison Julian, Sarah Heilman and Nevaeh Cook also added goals in the first half.
Hanna went back to her starters to begin the second half and it was much of the same.
Schultz scored two quick goals to give her a hat trick.
“(Glass and Schultz) are seniors and they are excited to get every last home game they have,” Hanna said. “They stepped up and did really well. We are trying to perfect how they score goals and giving them things to work on to continue to improve and have more success.”
Starter Graceylyn Hanna followed up with two goals before Carrie Hanna went back to her reserves.
Annie Parsons also recorded a hat trick, scoring the final three goals. Abbey Anderson and freshman Madison Morgan rounded out the scoring.
Despite the lopsided scoring, John Marshall coach Brian DiCola sees some positives and the first is looking at the team across from them for a glimpse of what he hopes his young team can one day become.
“Park is a really good team and we are really young, really naive,” he said. “Park is hoping to win a state championship, so we knew we were in for a tough night. There is room to improve.
“When you have 12 freshmen, they drop their heads quick and they drop their heads early. The good thing is they see what every team is aspiring for. Every team wants to be as good as Wheeling Park, move the ball as well as Wheeling Park, so it can only be a good thing early in your career to see what an elite team looks like and senior leadership looks like.”
Tyler Consolidated 0
SISTERSVILLE–Makayla Virden recorded a hat trick to lead the Blue Dons over host Tyler Consolidated.
Emily Rovira, Shannon Westfall, Madison Bine and Kali Krynicki also scored for Madonna.
Weir 10, Brooke 0
WELLSBURG–Julia Gianni, Bella Aperfine and Paulayna Zias netted a pair of goals each to lead Weir over host Brooke.
Taylor Quickly, Jessica Orris, Lexey Brenneman and Abriana Fuscardo also added goals in the win.
Beaver Local 2, St. Clairsville 2
ST. CLAIRSVILLE–Noah Brown delivered two goals for the Red Devils but Phillip Campbell and Alex Burgess also added goals for Beaver Local and the match ended in a tie.
Steubenville Catholic 7, Indian Creek 1
STEUBENVILLE — Tom Beigel tallied a hat trick to lead the way offensively as Steubenville Catholic blasted Indian Creek.
Mikey Irvin netted two goals and dished out an assist, while Kolbe Rice recorded a goal and an assist for the Crusaders (6-1). Juan Miguel Gonzalez scored a goal, while Ethan Moore, Joe Zinno and Joe Kuebler all delivered an assist. Travis Shore made two saves in goal.
Ensign Maiarano netted the lone goal for the Redskins (2-8) off of an assist by Gunnar Brettell. Trevor Takach made nine saves in goal.
(at Bloch Memorial Course)
River 192, John Marshall 232
WHEELING–River’s Seirra Knowlton earned medalist honors by carding a 42 and leading the Pilots to victory over John Marshall.
Tabitha Straub turned in a 44, Kaley VanKirk tallied a 48 and Makenzie Bryan supplied a 58 for River, while Clarissa Edgar paced the Monarchs with a 51, followed by Avery Wood (55), Paige Pethtel (60) and Jenni Whitfield (66). Tyler Consolidated’s Cheyenne Morris garnered a 44, followed by Anna Griffith (55) and Julianna Miller (66). St. Clairsville’s Ryhanna White provided a 51 and teammate Breanna Sproul added a 58. Linsly was led by Julie Zhu (47) and Anastasia Mastros (72).