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WL-S girls rout Cardinals 12-0

West Liberty-Salem’s girls soccer team dominated visiting Triad 12-0 on Wednesday in an Ohio Heritage Conference matchup.


West Liberty-Salem’s Melany Ward takes a shot in front of Triad’s Haley Vincent, left, and Michelle Moore during Thursday’s game at WL-Salem. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)

The Tigers are now 4-1-3 overall and 4-0-1 in the OHC.

Melany Ward sparked the WL-Salem offense with three goals, while Shonda Gieseke had two goals and two assists and Hailey Miller added two goals.

Also for the Tigers, Ashleigh Gieseke had one goal and two assists, Annika Wolfe, Carissa Magnuson, Maddison Oelker each had one goal and Triad knocked the ball into its own goal for WL-Salem’s other score.

Addie Hartsel chipped in with two assists and Morgan Freyhof had one assist for the Tigers.

Defensively, April Kelley and Lauren Godwin both recorded two saves at goal.

WL-Salem travels to Springfield Catholic Central on Tuesday in OHC action.

Chiefs top Falcons

Bellefontaine’s girls soccer team held on for a 3-1 win over host Graham on Wednesday in a Central Buckeye Conference matchup.

The Chiefs are now 4-2 overall and 4-0 in the CBC, while the Falcons fall to 1-4-1, 0-2-1.

“This was our fourth game in six days and we looked a little tired and played a little flat at times,” said BHS girls head coach Matt Price. “I was concerned of a letdown after (Wednesday) night’s big win, so we were fortunate to come home with a win.”

In the first half, Daniella Morris gave BHS a 1-0 lead after she scored off a corner kick. Julia Hunt gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead when she scored off an assist from Regan Price.

Graham cut the lead in half with a goal in the second half for a 2-1 score, but Price added an insurance goal to help seal the victory.

In junior varsity action, Bellefontaine won 4-1 over Graham. Breanne Douce had three goals to power the Chiefs, while Kenzie Patton added the fourth goal.

Bellefontaine travels to Northwestern on Monday for a CBC contest.

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