By John Lachmann
Senior forward Libby Leedom recorded her 100th career goal as St. Henry blanked Ryle, 2-0 on Wednesday.
According to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Web site, Leedom became the 31st girls’ soccer player in state history to reach the 100-goal mark for a career.
She became the second player in Northern Kentucky ever to hit that milestone. Tina Lindon, a 1989 Boone County graduate, netted 101 goals for the Rebels.
Leedom fired a shot over the goalkeeper’s head off a free kick in the second half to extend the Crusaders’ lead to two.
Senior forward Jenna Litzler gave St. Henry the lead 11 minutes into the match on a shot from 25 yards out that snuck under the crossbar.
Senior Morgan Potts made three saves to tally her eighth shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: SH—Litzler, L. Leedom. SHUTOUT: Potts (3 saves). RECORDS: St. Henry 9-3-2, Ryle 7-4-1.
CONNER 2, GRANT COUNTY 1 – Sophomore midfielder Kaila Webb and senior forward Cori Storms scored five minutes apart for the Cougars to erase the Braves’ one-goal lead.
After Grant County took the early lead, Webb tied the score off a crossing pass from senior midfielder Shelby Butcher with 19 minutes left in the first half.
Storms gave Conner the lead for good at the 26-minute mark of the opening half when senior midfielder Bellina Fiorelli set her up with a crossing feed.
HALFTIME: 2-1. GOALS: C—Webb, Storms. GC—Pelfrey. RECORDS: Conner 5-6-1, Grant County 6-7-1.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 1, BEECHWOOD 0 – Senior midfielder Taylor Robinson potted the lone goal of the match 10 minutes into the first half.
Camels junior stopper Brandi Rice picked up the assist for her feed to Robinson.
Sophomore Bryanna Schroers stopped four shots as Campbell County recorded its seventh shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: CC—Robinson. SHUTOUT: Schroers (4 saves). RECORDS: Campbell County 9-5-1, Beechwood 4-5-1.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 3, SIMON KENTON 0 – The Colonels took the early lead off a goal from junior outside midfielder Kiersten Cox two minutes into the match.
Seniors forward Anna Crosthwaite and center midfielder Chrissy Wolking added goals in the second half to out the match out of reach.
Senior Erin Snyder earned Dixie Heights’ fifth shutout of the season and its second straight by making five saves.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: DH—Cox, Crosthwaite, Wolking. SHUTOUT: Snyder (5 saves). RECORDS: Dixie Heights 9-3-1, Simon Kenton 5-5-1.
LUDLOW 6, DAYTON 0 – Junior forward Breeann Bailey scored five of the Panthers’ goals and assisted on the other.
Bailey has potted 19 goals in Ludlow’s 11 games this season, netting all four of the team’s tallies in the first half and one more after the break.
Panthers sophomore goalkeeper Jaden Crawford earned her first shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 4-0. GOALS: L—Bailey 5, Cowles. SHUTOUT: Crawford (2 saves).
BOONE COUNTY 4, PENDLETON COUNTY 1 – Freshman forward Skylar Lehmkuhl found the net twice and dished for an assist to lead the Rebels.
Sophomore midfielder Megan Harrison and senior defender Valerie Rice netted Boone County’s other two goals.
GOALS: BC—Lehmkuhl 2, Harrison, Rice. PC—N/A. RECORDS: Boone County 6-7-1, Pendleton County 6-7-1.
VILLA MADONNA 2, COVINGTON LATIN 0 – Senior Megan Barton scored both of the Blue Lightning’s goals.
Junior Alex Hengge recorded her fourth shutout of the season for Villa Madonna.
GOALS: VM—Barton 2. SHUTOUT: Hengge. RECORDS: Villa Madonna 6-7-1, Covington Latin 6-6.
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