By John Lachmann
Boone County ended Ryle’s 12-match unbeaten streak with a 3-2 win on Thursday.
Senior forward Weston Blystone and junior midfielder Evan O’Hara finished with a goal and an assist each for the Rebels, who extended their own unbeaten streak to five (3-0-2).
Blystone and O’Hara scored minutes apart in the first half to give Boone County an early two-goal lead, and after Ryle cut the lead to one, 2-1, Rebels junior midfielder Brent Rice iced the match with 15 minutes remaining.
HALFTIME: Boone County, 2-0. GOALS: BC—Blystone, O’Hara, Rice. R—N/A. RECORDS: Boone County 9-3-2, Ryle 11-3-1.
HOLY CROSS 2, COOPER 1 – Indians sophomore midfielder Ryan Zurborg scored the decisive goal on a penalty kick with four minutes left in the match.
A header by Holy Cross senior defender Brendan Allf off a corner was ticketed for the net, but a Cooper defender kept it out with a hand ball, giving the Indians the late PK.
Sophomore midfielder Jake Weldon scored 25 minutes into the first half to give Holy Cross the lead, but the Jaguars answered with a goal by senior Austin Middendorf with 12 minutes left in regulation.
HALFTIME: Holy Cross, 1-0. GOALS: HC—Weldon, Zurborg. C—Middendorf. RECORDS: Holy Cross 5-6-1, Cooper 7-6-1.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1, CONNER 1 – Cougars junior forward Alberto Aguirre belted a shot into the top corner 30 seconds into the second half to salvage the tie.
Junior center midfielder Connor Hanneken gave the Thoroughbreds the lead with three minutes left in the first half off a feed from sophomore Noah Connolly.
HALFTIME: NewCath, 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Hanneken. C—Aguirre. RECORDS: NewCath 2-5-4, Conner 10-3-1.
SCOTT 2, BETHLEHEM 0 – Sophomore forward Luke Treadway scored both goals for the Eagles in the second game of the Bulldog Cup at Louisville Male.
Treadway put Scott ahead off a feed from senior defender Pauly Paganetto 23 minutes into the first half.
Treadway sealed the match early in the second half with an incredible 25-yard shot that dipped just under the crossbar. The shot was set up by junior midfielder Tanner Cox.
Eagles freshman C.J. Seay stopped 10 shots to earn his third shutout of the season and his second straight.
Scott is now 2-0 in the tournament, clinching its pool regardless of the outcome of its round-robin finale match against Collins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The championship match will be Saturday night.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: S—Treadway 2. SHUTOUT: Seay (10 saves). RECORDS: 8-6, Bethlehem 8-5-1.
COVINGTON CATHOLIC 10, CAMPBELL COUNTY 0 – Junior forwards Adam Atkinson and Daniel Chal scored two goals each for the Colonels.
The Colonels extended their unbeaten streak to five matches.
HALFTIME: 5-0. GOALS: CO—Atkinson 2, Chal 2, Blersch, Goddard, Reis, N. Wessels, J. Wessels, Lilly. SHUTOUT: Stetter (0 saves). RECORDS: CovCath 9-4-2, Campbell County 0-8-1.
BROSSART 9, HOLMES 1 – Senior midfielder Alex Braun scored his first varsity goal.
The Mustangs’ goal total was a season high as they rolled to their eighth straight win.
HALFTIME: 7-0. GOALS: B—Jennings, Frommeyer, Goepper, Uebel, Nienaber, Parnell, Hildreth, Ridder, Braun. H—Vancini. RECORDS: Brossart 13-1, Holmes 2-8-1.