By John Lachmann
Sophomore striker Mallory Valentine scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second half as Simon Kenton edged Campbell County, 2-1 on Monday.
Valentine took a pass from senior center midfielder Jasmine Cahill, beat a defender, took a step and buried a shot from 18 yards out.
The Camels led, 1-0 when sophomore outside midfielder Kendra Chambers evened the score off a direct kick from 20 yards out.
It was just the third loss of the season for Campbell County, which took the lead on a tally from senior midfielder Lauren Macke.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: SK—Chambers, Valentine. CC—Macke. RECORDS: Simon Kenton 7-3, Campbell County 12-3-2.
SCOTT 2, HARRISON COUNTY 1 – Eagles senior forward Hannah Dixon netted the winning goal with 4:02 remaining.
Dixon drilled a free kick past the goalkeeper after the Thorobreds were whistled for pushing.
Harrison County drew first blood in the first half, but junior forward Shea Stivers tied it with 24:59 remaining in regulation.
Dixon and Stivers are Scott’s co-captains.
HALFTIME: Harrison County, 1-0. GOALS: S—Stivers, Dixon. HC—Carr. RECORDS: Scott 7-9-1, Harrison County 7-6-1.
HIGHLANDS 5, DIXIE HEIGHTS 1 – Sophomore forward Brooklynn Rivers helped the Bluebirds jump out a 2-0 lead by recording both of Highlands’ first-half goals.
Freshman midfielder Kiersten Clukey added a goal and assist, and junior forward Taylor Vaughn picked up a pair of helpers for the Bluebirds.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: H—Rivers 2, Farley, Clukey, New. DH—Watt. RECORDS: Highlands 5-6-4, Dixie Heights 8-6-1.
NOTRE DAME 8, COOPER 0 – Junior striker Samantha Woods scored the last two goals for the Pandas 90 seconds apart.
Woods had just one goal this season entering Monday.
Sophomore striker Taylor Watts opened the scoring for Notre Dame 15 minutes, recording a marker in her first game back after being sidelined the past two weeks with an injury.
The Pandas finished their regular season by extending their unbeaten streak to eight matches (7-0-1).
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: ND—Woods 2, Watts, Arnzen, Sherrard, Stovik, Vandergriff, Justice. SHUTOUT: Hansel and Kim (1 save). RECORDS: Notre Dame 15-2-3, Cooper 3-11.
CONNER 8, COVINGTON LATIN 0 – Senior Gabby Saalfeld logged 70 scoreless minutes in net, recorded a goal and an assist to pace the Cougars.
Saalfed scored Conner’s last goal with three minutes remaining.
Sophomore midfielder Amber Alig netted her first goal of the season in the Cougars’ win, making it 7-0 with 10 minutes to play.
HALFTIME: 4-0. GOALS: C—Panella, Sand, Noel, VonLehman, Bernesser, Dages, Alig, Saalfeld. SHUTOUT: Saalfeld (2 saves). RECORDS: Conner 5-6-4, Covington Latin 5-11.
BEECHWOOD 6, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – Senior forward McKenzie Fessler triggered the Tigers’ five-goal outburst in the first half, scoring five minutes into the match.
Freshman midfielder Madison Williams led Beechwood in style points with an outstanding shot from 18 yards out that found the net.
Tigers senior goalkeeper Cara Schwartz turned four shots aside to earn her seventh shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 5-0. GOALS: B—Fessler, Huff, Pawsat, Keller, Williams, Griggs. SHUTOUT: Schwartz (4 saves). RECORDS: Beechwood 9-7-3, Calvary Christian 1-14-1.
CINCINNATI MERCY 2, ST. HENRY 1 – Junior midfielder Hannah Bohmer tied the score for the Crusaders midway through the first half, but the Bobcats scored the decisive goal before halftime.
HALFTIME: 2-1. GOALS: M—Cummings, Thompson. SH—Bohmer. RECORDS: Mercy 8-4-2, St. Henry 4-8-3.
HOLY CROSS VS. LUDLOW, postponed – The heavy rain over the weekend rendered Ludlow’s home field unplayable. Make-up time and date are TBD.
With the game tied in the seventh, Tyler Smith felt good about the Pioneers’ chances of an upset.
For all of Simon Kenton’s positive attributes in this year’s state tournament, scoring runs en masse was not among them.
Highlands was off to a promising start in the state softball tournament, winning its opening-round game on Thursday.
Conner jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning, but the Cougars’ inability to generate any insurance runs ended up being costly.
Highlands has not lost a game since April 22, and on Thursday the Bluebirds proved their winning ways were not going to change just because…
After watching 19 straight scoreless half-innings, Troy Roberts did not hesitate when he finally had a chance to wave a runner home.
We will find out how good Simon Kenton fares against the best baseball teams in the state in the next couple of days. What is undeniable is…
Prior to the Conner-Boyd County game, teams in the state baseball tournament were averaging just 2.4 runs per game.
It took Tristen Marcum exactly half the number of pitches to win the state opener as it did his teammate in the regional final.
After battling back from multiple-run deficits in a regional semifinal and the championship game last week, Scott did not have another…