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.
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The Bluebirds are a victory away from a record seventh consecutive state title and a Kentucky best 23rd overall.
Senior guard Abby Owings went 4-for-4 from the foul line late in the fourth quarter to seal Simon Kenton’s win over Ryle.
Senior center Drew Burns racked up 20 points, including 10 in the second quarter, as Brossart edged Newport.
Senior forward/guard Vickie Stagge hit the winning basket on a backdoor cut with four seconds left in overtime as Lloyd edged Bellevue.
Freshman guard Sean McNeil scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half to help seal Cooper’s win over Walton-Verona.
Junior guard James Bolden led 12 Holmes players in scoring with 18 points as the Bulldogs pounded Newport in the teams’ season opener.
Sophomore guard Kylie Kramer hit a running layup with four seconds remaining to lift Campbell County.
Senior guard Abby Stadtmiler led all scorers with 23 points as Brossart beat Ryle, on the opening night of Kentucky high school basketball.
Simon Kenton scored 60 first-half points and reached the 100-point mark for just the second time this century as the Pioneers beat Holy Cross.
Highlands induced the running clock in the second quarter but saw its lead slip to seven before sealing another trip to the state championship.