By John Lachmann
Senior forward Ellie Eckerle tapped in the winning goal with 1:40 remaining as Notre Dame edged Louisville Assumption, 2-1 in the final of the Lexington Catholic Cup on Saturday.
It was the first time the Pandas had ever won this tournament.
Eckerle’s decisive goal came off a feed from junior midfielder Maddie Tierney.
Junior midfielder Zoe Stovik put Notre Dame ahead 17:22 into the match off a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Mandy Arnzen, but Assumption tied the score with three minutes left in the first half.
Seniors Jamie Bramlage, Alex Lonnemann, Eckerle and Tieney were named to the all-tournament team, and Pandas senior goalie Olivia Voskuhl was awarded most valuable player.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: ND—Stovik, Eckerle. A—Riggs. RECORDS: Notre Dame 11-2-1, Assumption 10-2-2.
ST. HENRY 3, MURRAY 0 – Senior forward Jenna Litzler netted a pair of goals in the All ‘A’ quarterfinal.
Litzler opened the scoring with 17 minutes left in the first half, and she extended the Crusaders’ lead to two five minutes later.
St. Henry senior forward Libby Leedom’s goal iced the match with nine minutes remaining in regulation.
Senior Morgan Potts stopped five shots to earn her sixth shutout of the season.
The Crusaders will play Bardstown in the semifinals at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The final is at 5 p.m.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: SH--Litzler 2, L. Leedom. SHUTOUT: Potts (5 saves). RECORDS: St. Henry 7-2-2, Murray 11-1.
BEECHWOOD 2, RUSSELL 0 – Junior forward Emily Pawsat scored one goal and assisted on the other to lead the Tigers in the Poages Landing Tournament in Ashland.
Pawsat set up a goal by junior midfielder Jessica Schilling nine minutes into the match, and she extended Beechwood’s lead to two on a long shot with 13 minutes remaining in regulation.
Junior Cara Schwartz earned her first shutout of the season by turning 12 shots aside.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: B—Pawsat, Schilling. SHUTOUT: Schwartz (12 saves). RECORDS: Beechwood 3-4, Russell 7-4.
BEECHWOOD 1, ASHLAND BLAZER 1 – Freshman forward Addy Fessler helped the Tigers salvage the tie by scoring with 19 minutes remaining in the second half.
Junior forward Emily Pawsat dished for the assist as she had a hand in all three of Beechwood’s goal in its two matches.
HALFTIME: Ashland Blazer, 1-0. GOALS: AB—Collins. B—Fessler. RECORDS: Beechwood 3-4-1, Ashland Blazer 8-4-1.
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