By John Lachmann
Senior forward Matt Melzer scored a minute into the first overtime to lift Boone County to a 3-2 win over Cooper on Tuesday.
Melzer knocked in a corner kick from senior midfielder Rian Ait Salih as the Rebels ran their unbeaten streak to eight matches (6-0-2).
Melzer also scored in the second half, giving him 10 tallies on the season, and Boone County junior midfielder Evan O’Hara netted his team-leading 15th goal.
Sophomore midfielder Chris O’Brien put in one of the Jaguars’ goals, and the other was an own goal.
HALFTIME: Cooper, 1-0. GOALS: BC—Melzer 2, O’Hara. C—own goal, O’Brien. RECORDS: Boone County 11-3-2, Cooper 7-7-1.
SIMON KENTON 2, NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1 – Junior midfielder Cory Knaley scored both Pioneers’ goals, including the go-ahead tally with 25 minutes left in the second half.
Knaley fired his shot in off a throw-in by senior midfielder Mitchell O’Hara to make it 2-1. He scored the Pioneers’ other goal in the first half.
HALFTIME: Simon Kenton, 1-0. GOALS: SK—Knaley 2. NCC—Barth. RECORDS: Simon Kenton 8-6-2, NewCath 2-6-5.
COVINGTON CATHOLIC 3, SCOTT 0 – Sophomore Zach Stetter stopped seven shots to record his fifth shutout of the season and his third in a row.
Three senior forwards found the net for the Colonels. Matt Litzler gave CovCath the lead 29 minutes into the first half and Wheeler Blersch extended the lead to two in the final minute before halftime.
Blersch then set up Nick Wessels for the Colonels’ third goal with 16 minutes left in the match.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: CC—Blersch, Litzler, N. Wessels. SHUTOUT: Stetter (7 saves). RECORDS: CovCath 11-4-2, Scott 8-9.
BROSSART 1, CAMPBELL COUNTY 0 – Senior midfielder Jordan Frommeyer scored the lone goal as the Mustangs won their 10th straight match.
Frommeyer headed in a crossing pass by senior forward Ben Uebel with 10 minutes left in the first half.
Senior David Paulin turned eight shots aside for his 11th shutout of the season.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOAL: B—Frommeyer. SHUTOUT: Paulin (8 saves). RECORDS: Brossart 15-1, Campbell County 0-11-1.
CONNER 9, HOLMES 0 – Junior forward Landon Lamblez netted a pair of goals and assisted on another in the Cougars’ win.
Cougars freshman midfielder Logan Parsons potted his first career goal, and he added a pair of helpers.
HALFTIME: 7-0. GOALS: C—Lamblez 2, Bell, Fraiture, Aguilera, Frommeyer, Siekman, Parsons, Wainscott. SHUTOUT: Echeveste, Thompson and Ray (6 saves). RECORDS: Conner 11-3-1, Holmes 3-14.
RYLE 2, CINCINNATI COLERAIN 0 – Seniors midfielder Connor Jordan and striker Jake Siemer both scored goals for the Raiders.
Ryle took the lead 10 minutes into the match when a crossing pass bounced around and found Jordan, who deposited it in the net.
Siemer made it 2-0 with 15 minutes left in the second half off a pass from senior forward Tyrus Sciarra.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: R—Siemer, Jordan. SHUTOUT: Butler (2 saves). RECORDS: Ryle 12-4-1, Colerain 2-5-3.
ST. HENRY 1, CINCINNATI ANDERSON 1 – Senior forward Brian Tobergte found the net 27 minutes into the first half for the Crusaders.
Tobergte turned with the ball and fired a shot just under the crossbar from 30 yards out to give St. Henry the lead.
Anderson tied the score in the opening minutes of the season half.
The Crusaders fired 16 shots in goal in the second half but were unable to regain the lead.
HALFTIME: St. Henry, 1-0. GOALS: SH—Tobergte. A—N/A. RECORDS: St. Henry 10-6-2, Anderson 2-6-1.
HIGHLANDS 3, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – Senior Emerson Holladay scored a goal and dished for an assist in the Bluebirds’ win.
GOALS: H—Austin, Graves, Holladay. SHUTOUT: Breslin. RECORDS: Highlands 8-6-2, Calvary Christian 6-5-1.
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