The Benjamin Logan Lady Raiders went on the road Saturday as they tangled with the Riverdale Falcons in non-conference action.
The match remained scoreless for almost an hour before Ashleigh Heater struck in the second half. The Raiders held off an all-out attack from the hosts for the 1-0 win to improve to 4-1-2 on the season.
Ashtin Henry and the Raider defense notched their fifth shutout of the year.
Coach Ryan Kerns: "We weren't surprised when Riverdale went to a 3-3-4 after the half. They committed an extra midfielder to the attacking end of the field and as a result they were left a little off balance at the back. Our defense stood their ground and continued to play to cover the way that they always do. Our center backs never got rushed and their distribution was solid as we built our attacks. The girls showed a great deal of poise and in the end it honestly came down to our athleticism. The girls won this one on effort, plain and simple. It was a great win for our program."
The Lady Raiders will host Kenton Ridge on Monday at 6:00pm.
The West Liberty-Salem varsity boys defeated Benjamin Logan 3-0.
Eli Woodruff, Cole McDaniel, and Rickey Lowe each scored a goal for the Tigers.
Cole McDaniel also delivered an assist.
Sam Warye earned the shutout with seven saves.
The Tigers are 2-2-1. They will visit Triad on Tuesday.
The Raiders fall to 1-4 on the season and travel to Kenton Ridge on Monday.
Benjamin Logan coach Jamie Hughes: "I thought we played very hard the whole game. We had a bit of back luck as their first goal came off of us, but give West Liberty credit. They won the corner and put the ball in a position for that to happen, that's why they play the ball in like that. We try to do the same thing, it doesn't matter who knocks it in, it counts the same. We've got a big week next week with 3 games, and we are looking forward to the challenge of playing at Kenton Ridge on Monday."
The West Liberty-Salem girls lost to Bellefontaine at Dodd pitch 1-0.
Bell Clark recorded 20 saves in goal for the Tigers, who next play Thursday at Troy at 5:30.
Huntsville jumped out early against Lakeview with a goal from Ashlyn Shaner off an assist from Raelyn Parcell. Lakeview tallied two goals from Landon Siebeneck and Darrick Curtis, but Huntsville was too much, scoring five unanswered goals from that point on for the 6-2 victory.
Cole Overbey, Rachel Davis, Ethan Parker, and Chloe Burba each tallied a goal for the winners. Raelyn Parcell added a second assist and Derek Cline recording a single assist.
Calvary 1 defeated Huntsville 1 by a score of 1-nil.
Anna Kratz scored the lone goal on an assist from Hannah Marlow.
Kaleb Pond played good defense and Karys Varner had two saves as keeper.
Calvary 2 defeated Huntsville 2 3-2.
Graham Studebaker scored two points on three shots on goal. Evan Patton contributed a goal, an assist, and two shots on goal. Zeke Reynolds had a shot on goal and played good defense. Abigail Reinhard and Jordan Appleton also had strong games to contribute to the Spartan win.
Huntsville #4 defeated Indian Lake B 7-nil.
Avery Pequignot scored a pair of goals and Matthew Culp, Evan Wagoner, Tyler Tidwell, Kahne Ferguson, and Griffin Schaub scored one goal.
Wagoner and Ferguson recorded the shutout.
Calvary Christian team tied Huntsville 1 by the score of 1-all.
Preston Carnes scored for the Spartans. Lincoln Roell, Madison Hagan, and Will Beelman played excellent defense for the Spartans.
The High Point Stars U12 select team handled Groveport Alliance 9-2.
Isaiah Henry led the way with a hat trick, Ryan Johnson and Pierce Wall each scored twice, and Cameron Epp and Dakota Shell each added a goal.
Jacob Shell delivered two assists. Jack Nuspl, Preston Henry, and Collin Sutter each added an assist.
Goalkeepers Miles Harte, Ryan Johnson, and Collin Sutter played well.