By John Lachmann
Senior Libby Leedom scored her 101st career goal to give the Crusaders the lead for good in a 2-1 win over Louisville Assumption on Monday.
Leedom set up a goal by her sister – junior Hayley Leedom – early in the first half, and after Assumption tied the score, Libby Leedom made it 2-1 off a long crossing feed by Hayley Leedom with 10 minutes left until halftime.
Leedom pulls within one goal of Tina Lindon for the all-time Northern Kentucky girls’ goal record. Lindon, a 1989 Boone County graduate, scored 102 times in her Rebels career.
Senior goalie Morgan Potts stopped 10 shots in the St. Henry win.
HALFTIME: 2-1. GOALS: SH—H. Leedom, L. Leedom. A—Riggs. RECORDS: St. Henry 10-3-2, Assumption 11-3-3.
HOLY CROSS 3, NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2 – Senior Madyson Moran iced the match by giving the Indians a 3-1 lead in the second half.
Seniors Hannah Tupman and Maggie Plunkett found the net in the first half, 26 minutes apart, to help Holy Cross jump out to a 2-0 lead before the Thoroughbreds cut the lead to one just before halftime.
HALFTIME: Holy Cross, 2-0. GOALS: HC—Tupman, Plunkett, Moran. NCC—Bunzel, Seibert. RECORDS: Holy Cross 4-7-2, NewCath 10-4-1.
CONNER 3, SIMON KENTON 0 – Cougars sophomore Jessica Fraiture turned 11 shots aside to record her first career shutout.
Senior midfielder Brooke Mardis opened the scoring 8:26 into the match, and freshman midfielder Carly Noel extended Conner’s lead later in the half and added a second-half goal to put it out of reach.
Sophomore midfielder Kierra Dages dished for assists on the first two Cougars goals.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: C—Noel 2, Mardis. SHUTOUT: Fraiture (11 saves). RECORDS: Conner 6-7-1, Simon Kenton 5-7-1.
NOTRE DAME 4, BEECHWOOD 0 – Junior midfielder Zoe Stovik scored 19 minutes into the match to give the Pandas the early lead which they did not relinquish.
Junior midfielder Maddie Tierney, senior forward Katy Zembrodt and junior forward Paige Kellam all found the net in the second half during a 14-minute outburst, extending the lead to four by the 68-minute mark.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: ND—Stovik, Tierney, K. Zembrodt, Kellam. SHUTOUT: Voskuhl and N. Zembrodt (0 saves). RECORDS: Notre Dame 13-2-1, Beechwood 5-6-1.
BROSSART 3, SCOTT 0 – Junior forward Morgan Verst scored goals two minutes apart – at the eight- and 10-minute marks – to put the Mustangs ahead by two goals early.
Senior forward Amanda Hasl gave Brossart a three-goal lead in the last minute of the first half.
Junior midfielder Cori Ziegler picked up an assist for the Mustangs, who won their sixth straight match and improved to 10-1 in their last 11.
HALFTIME: 3-0. GOALS: B—Verst 2, Hasl. SHUTOUT: Ledonne and Futscher (1 save). RECORDS: Brossart 11-4, Scott 7-7-2.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 5, COOPER 0 – Senior midfielder Ali Critcher recorded a hat trick for the Colonels.
Senior defender Lizzy Wolking and sophomore Lauren Nemeroff also added goals for the Colonels, who blanked their sixth opponent of the season.
HALFTIME: 5-0. GOALS: DH—Critcher 3, Wolking, Nemeroff. SHUTOUT: Snyder (4 saves). RECORDS: Dixie Heights 10-3-1, Cooper 5-6-1.
VILLA MADONNA 1, GRANT COUNTY 0 – Senior Megan Barton scored the lone goal of the match as the Blue Lightning won their third straight match.
It was Barton’s team-best 17th goal of the season.
Villa Madonna junior Alex Hengge recorded her fifth shutout of the season.
GOAL: VM—Barton. SHUTOUT: Hengge. RECORDS: Villa Madonna 8-7-1, Grant County 7-3-2.
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