With fall sports action in full swing, many student-athletes have already started to make their cases for all-conference, and possibly, all-district honors going forward.
On Monday evening, a few of those student-athletes were in action as Valley and West, along with Portsmouth and Notre Dame, duked it out in tight boys soccer and golf affairs, respectively, while Minford blasted Fairland in a nonconference matchup. Read out each affair here on the Daily Times sports roundup!
Minford 4, Fairland 1
Behind excellent ball movement and a strong blend of experience and youth, the Minford Falcons’ girls soccer program, under the direction of longtime head coach Shane Tieman, rolled to a 4-1 victory over Fairland in a nonconference affair that was held at Minford on Monday.
In the second minute of the contest, the efforts of upperclassmen Emily Shoemaker and Erin Daniels allowed the pair to strike as Shoemaker found Daniels for the contest’s opening goal just two minutes in.
An unassisted goal by Ali Brumfield in the 27th minute, which came from over 18 yards out, along with the activity of Brittani Wolfenbarker, who scored on a Marissa Risner corner kick in the 30th minute, allowed Minford to take a 3-0 lead at halftime. Fairland’s Tori Hall scored on a corner kick in the 65th minute to cut the Falcons’ advantage to a 3-1 tally, but a goal by Aurie Coriell off of a pass from Emily Hinson in the 68th allowed Minford to establish control once and for all.
With the victory, Minford — who also received five saves in goal from Marissa Watters — improved to 1-0 on the year. The Falcons will continue nonconference action on Thursday when Minford travels to South Point on Thursday to face the Pointers.
Minford, 1-0. Erin Daniels, assisted by Emily Shoemaker. Second minute.
Minford, 2-0. Ali Brumfield, unassisted outside 18 yard line. 27th minute.
Minford, 3-0. Brittani Wolfenbarker, assisted by Marissa Risner. Header from a corner kick. 30th minute.
Minford, 3-1. Fairland’s Tori Hall unassisted from a corner kick. 65th minute.
Minford, 4-1. Aurie Coriell, assisted by Emily Hinson. 68th minute.
Minford — Marissa Watters (5)
Fairland — Olivia Hastings (5)
Minford 1-0, Fairland 0-1.
Valley 2, West 0
In a tightly-contested affair, the Valley Indians were able to use a pair of goals from Cayton Ruby and Hunter Greathouse to establish an advantage that they would never lose as Valley edged West, 2-0, in a nonconference bout in Lucasville on Monday evening.
After both teams fought to a scoreless tie over the first two dozen minutes of play, it was Ruby who stepped up to prove the go-ahead goal in the 25th minute as Ruby utilized a pass from Brandon Phillips to put the Indians in front by a 1-0 advantage at the half. Trevon Donini’s shutout in goal allowed Valley to not only keep its advantage throughout the remaining 55 minutes of play, but add on to it as Hunter Greathouse’s 68th minute strike established the winning margin for Valley.
Valley, 1-0. Cayton Ruby, assisted by Brandon Phillips. 25th minute.
Valley, 2-0. Hunter Greathouse, unassisted. 68th minute.
Valley 1-0, West 0-1.
In a dual match between two Scioto County programs on Monday, the Portsmouth Trojans and the Notre Dame Titans continued their improvements on Monday evening, as Portsmouth shot a 196 while Notre Dame collected a 212 as both programs showed their strides to begin the third week of the high school golf season.
William Sturgill, who has been Portsmouth’s ace on the tee all season long, collected a score of 39 to help Portsmouth collect the match victory and obtain medalist honors in the process with his score of 39. Katy Pertuset, Aiden Donges, and Jack Workman followed with consistent scores of 50, 52, and 55, respectively, to seal the deal for the Trojans.
Tyler Noel’s club, who has already shown close to a 15-stroke improvement from where the Titans started the season at, was led by Spencer Wilcox and Tyler Speas, who each shot strokes of 45 on the day. Jared Redoutey’s 56 and Kyle McGraw’s 66 rounded out the Notre Dame efforts.
1. Portsmouth 195
2. Notre Dame 212
Individual scoring (top-five)
1. William Sturgill (Portsmouth) 39
t-2. Spencer Wilcox (Notre Dame) 45
t-2. Tyler Speas (Notre Dame) 45
4. Katy Pertuset (Portsmouth) 50
5. Aiden Donges (Portsmouth) 52
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