Patriots Girls Rout Brooke
WELLSBURG–The Brooke girls’ soccer team is in a rebuilding phase with several freshmen in the lineup for Coach Elias Hannaoui, looking to gain experience.
His Bruins learned a lot of lessons the hard way in Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Wheeling Park at the Brooke Soccer Field.
“I knew with a lot of freshman this year that this is a building season for us,” Hannaoui said. “They just need to play and learn from their mistakes and get better. (Wheeling Park) is a good team that has talented players with a good coach. It shows on the field.
“This is our third game and I think (the freshman) are still adjusting. A lot of them are still trying to adapt to the varsity level of intensity. I don’t think a lot of them were expecting how physical this game is. As long as they keep improving, that’s what I am working for.”
Brooke (0-3) only trailed by three at the halftime break, but the game got away from them in the second half when the Patriots (2-1) tallied six more.
“We have been working very hard on staying organized, playing as a team and moving the ball well,” Wheeling Park coach Carrie Hanna said. “We’re working on perfecting our way of playing. I make an emphasis that we focus on the Park principals of play.”
Hannaoui cited starting slow as a problem for his team, and it was on Tuesday as Wheeling Park’s Mia Zecca and Emma Delk each scored less than a minute into the game, then Abbey Anderson scored not even 20 seconds into the second half.
“They scored two quick within the first minute of the first half,” he said. “Then they scored in the first 30 seconds of the second half. We cannot let that happen. We should be better prepared. (Wheeling Park) came ready to play. For a team to score that fast, it shows how prepared they are.”
In total, the Patriots had six different players score goals as Hanna rotated players in and out frequently.
“It was good to get a lot of our girls in there,” she said. “We have a philosophy where we are one team and one family. I’m glad everybody capitalized on all the opportunities they were given today.”
Cat Anderson scored later in the first half to make it 3-0. Zecca notched her second of the game to make it 5-0, Delk’s second made it 6-0 before Abbey Anderson – who also had two assists in the game – scored her second to make it 7-0.
Bella Anderson scored from long distance on a free kick, and Maddie Morgan converted on a pass from Cat Anderson late for the final margin of victory.
Wheeling Park hosts Grafton on Thursday. Brooke goes on the road on Saturday to face Liberty-Harrison.
Harrison Central 2
STEUBENVILLE–Noah Reinacher recorded a hat trick to lead Big Red past visiting Harrison Central.
Theo Loot supplied a pair of goals and an assist for Steubenville, followed by assists from Esteban Serna, Ian Phillips and Justice Slappy. Jacob Clevenger stopped five shots in the win.
Dylan Redish and Evan Stine each netted a goal for Harrison and Brady Positano charted the assist.
Job Positano collected 12 saves for the Huskies.
River d. Bellaire 25-19, 25-14, 25-14
BELLAIRE–Allison Bennett paced River with 14 assists, seven aces and five digs in a road victory over Bellaire.
Candace Caldwell amassed five aces and six digs, Lauren Flannery garnered five kills and eight digs and Cortny Sapp added nine kills in the three set triumph.
St. Clairsville d. Philo 25-20, 21-25, 25-18, 25-22
ST. CLAIRSVILLE–Alexa Binger helped lift St. Clairsville to a win over visiting Philo behind her 11 kills and five blocks.
Katie Miller dished out 17 assists, Keri Kinkoski turned in 10 kills and Kenzie Schoolcraft added eight kills for the Red Devils.
Barnesville d. Bridgeport 25-18, 25-11, 25-13
BARNESVILLE–Mindi Wehr tallied 10 points and 10 kills to lead Barnesville past visiting Bridgeport.
Lindsay Burkhart finished with 13 points and Mya McEndree added eight points and 11 assists for the Rocks.
The Bulldogs were led by Jaren Tucker’s seven points and four assists, followed by Bri Conaway and Kayleigh Roberts’ six points each.