Minford 4, Chesapeake 0
In a Monday evening nonconference contest, the Minford Falcons’ soccer program obtained three first-half goals to put a match against the Chesapeake Lady Panthers away as Minford took home a 4-0 victory on its own field.
Within the first five minutes of the contest, Minford established how the contest was going to go as an Emily Shoemaker pass to Aurie Coriell in the fourth minute allowed the Lady Falcons to take a 1-0 lead.
While the scoring would cease for the next 25 minutes, Minford would ultimately prove to be too much for Chesapeake as Erin Daniels’ unassisted blast in the 30th minute and a Brittani Wolfenbarker blast off of a feed from Marissa Risner allowed the Lady Falcons to collected a 3-0 lead after one half of play. Wolfenbarker then capped off the scoring in the second half with her second blast of the contest — this time, off of a feed from Teighlor Suggs — to cap off the scoring.
With the victory, Minford improved to 6-3 on the year. The Lady Falcons will look to continue their strong play on their home turf when Minford plays host to Northwest on Thursday at 7 p.m.
New Boston def. Oak Hill, 3-0 (25-20, 25-12, 25-15)
Behind another strong effort, the New Boston Tigers’ volleyball program continued its improvement over the course of the 2017 season as New Boston collected a straight-set victory over Oak Hill on Tuesday evening in New Boston.
Ali Hamilton, Brianna Humble, and Kaylee Stone led the Lady Tigers by combining to collect 25 kills, with Hamilton obtaining 10 spikes on her own. Stone’s eight tallies and Humble’s seven notches rounded out the kill total. Mariah Buckley obtained 18 assists to lead New Boston’s offensive attack.
New Boston played at Notre Dame on Tuesday evening.
Portsmouth def. Minford, 3-2
Behind another impressive performance from the Portsmouth Trojans’ tennis program, Amy Keating and company were able to collect another big victory as Portsmouth edged Minford, 3-2, in a highly competitive tennis matchup on Monday evening between the two programs.
After Avery Wolfe edged Kaylee McGinnis of Minford, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in the initial set, Minford’s Anna Estep rallied back from a set-opening loss in the second singles matchup to edge Lauren Coleman (6-2, 7-6 (7-5)) in the match to square the contest up at one apiece. Sarah Lemaster, however, provided the winning elexor for Portsmouth by collecting a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Molly Downey to give Portsmouth a 2-1 lead heading into doubles play.
In the doubles affairs, however, Minford showed that it wasn’t giving in, as the Lady Falcons’ Laiken Phillips and Hali McCallister collected a straight-set victory over Portsmouth’s Rylee Moorhead and Elysia Copley-Lucas, 6-4, 6-3, to even the match at two apiece.
But with the match on the line, Portsmouth came back with a straight-set victory of its own, as Emma Coleman and Sara Born stormed back to collect a straight-set victory for the Lady Trojans, 6-1, 6-2 over Minford’s Kendall Riley and Elisa Wrage to give Portsmouth the match.
No. 1 singles — Avery Wolfe (Portsmouth) def. Kaylee McGinnis (Minford) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
No. 2 singles — Anna Estep (Minford) def. Lauren Coleman (Portsmouth) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 3 singles — Sarah Lemaster (Portsmouth) def. Molly Downey (Minford) 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 doubles — Laiken Phillips/Hali McCallister (Minford) def. Rylee Moorhead and Elysia Copley-Lucas (Portsmouth) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 doubles — Emma Coleman and Sara Born (Portsmouth) def. Kendall Riley and Elisa Wrage (Minford) 6-1, 6-2
Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7
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