Minford, ‘Burg continue roll in GSOC

Editor’s Note: The Wheelersburg volleyball and Portsmouth tennis results from last Thursday (in last Friday’s roundup) were omitted in the daily paper due to space concerns. Both programs’ efforts have been included in Tuesday’s paper and went live Monday online.

Girls Soccer

Saturday (9/10)

Minford 3, Westfall 0

Over the course of the 2017 campaign, Shane Tieman and the Minford Falcons’ girls soccer program has proven itself as a program that will not only compete for an SOC II Championship, but a Division III District Championship going forward.

On Saturday evening, that fact was proven again as Minford notched another quality win over the Williamsport Westfall Lady Mustangs, 3-0, in a nonconference bout that was played in Minford.

From the outset, the Lady Falcons proved to have the advantage as Amy Shoemaker’s unassisted blast seven minutes in allowed Minford to obtain an early lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Aurie Coriell then followed in the 60th minute with an unassisted blast of her own to start the second half scoring, and Amy Shoemaker finished the scoring like she started it with a goal in the 69th minute off of a pass from Emily Shoemaker to round out the scoring.

With the victory, Minford improved to 5-1 on the year. The Lady Falcons will have another primo matchup on Thursday evening when Minford faces North Adams on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary

First half

Minford, 1-0. Amy Shoemaker, seventh minute. Unassisted.

Second half

Minford, 2-0. Aurie Coriell, 60th minute. Unassisted.

Minford, 3-0. Amy Shoemaker, 69th minute. Assisted by Emily Shoemaker.

Wheelersburg 2, North Adams 1

After rolling through the first five games on its schedule, the Wheelersburg Pirates’ girls soccer program proved what it could do in a close affair as Wheelersburg overcame an early deficit for the second time in its last three affairs to obtain a 2-1 victory over North Adams on Saturday afternoon in Seaman.

Even though Laiken Hupp put North Adams up by a 1-0 tally early on, Laney Eller didn’t let Wheelersburg stay behind for long as Eller came up with the game’s equalizing goal to tie the score at 1-1 heading into the locker room. Sophie Hagans then put the Lady Pirates ahead for good by scoring in the 55th minute as Wheelersburg obtained another critical victory.

With the win, the Lady Pirates moved to 6-0 on the year preceding another primo SOC II bout against Waverly on Tuesday evening.


Thursday (9/7)

Wheelersburg def. Northwest 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-11)

Behind another strong effort throughout his entire lineup, the Allen Perry-led Wheelersburg Pirates’ volleyball program continued its roll and moved to 5-0 on the 2017 campaign as a result as the Lady Pirates defeated Northwest, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-11) in a SOC II volleyball matchup on Thursday evening.

As she has in multiple sports, Abbie Kallner proved to be all over the place for Wheelersburg as the junior collected 25 assists, 13 service points, eight digs, three kills, and an ace to lead the squad. Kallner has tallied at least 23 assists in each of the Lady Pirates’ five matches to head the charge.

“Setters generally do not get the credit they deserve, but Abbie is doing a fantastic job running our offense this season,” Perry said. “She sees the floor well and is starting to understand her strategic role both mentally and physically as the floor general. I rely heavily on my setters to be mentally tough and she fills the role perfectly.”

Alli McQuay continued to star for Wheelersburg on the frontline by accumulating a dozen kills, a dozen service points, seven digs, three blocks, and two aces, while Mallory Bergan made her presence felt with eight kills, eight service points, four digs, three blocks, and an assist. Adyson Rase added six kills to round out an outstanding effort for the Wheelersburg frontline. Ellie Ruby rounded out the Lady Pirates’ efforts by collecting 13 digs in addition to nine service points and two aces on the year.

Wheelersburg will travel to Waverly for an SOC II match on Tuesday before entertaining West on Thursday at home.


Wednesday (9/6)

Portsmouth 3, Waverly 2

As has been the case throughout the course of the 2017 season, the Portsmouth Trojans again came up big in a clutch situation as Portsmouth edged Waverly, 3-2, in a nonconference tennis matchup on Wednesday evening in Waverly.

After Avery Wolfe collected a straight-set victory over Megan Long (6-3, 6-2), Portsmouth overcame a victory from Alli Entler at the No. 2 singles position and obtained a 6-1, 6-1 victory from Sarah Lemaster at the No. 3 singles slot as the Trojans took a 2-1 advantage heading into doubles play.

There, Portsmouth, once again, stood tall under pressure.

Even though Shanda Nibert and Heidi Lamerson collected a win to tie the match at two apiece, Emma Coleman and Sara Born responded by collecting two huge victories in games against Waverly, with Coleman and Born taking the first game, 7-5, and the second contest, 7-6 — by way of winning a 7-2 tiebreaker contest — en route to giving the Trojans the victory.

Portsmouth played at Wheelersburg on Thursday evening and will host Unioto in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday.

No. 1 singles — Avery Wolfe (Portsmouth) def. Megan Long (Waverly) 6-3, 6-2

No. 2 singles — Alli Entler (Waverly) def. Lauren Coleman (Portsmouth) 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 singles — Sarah Lemaster (Portsmouth) def. McKenzie Penrod (Waverly) 6-1, 6-1

No. 1 doubles — Shanda Nibert/Heidi Lamerson (Waverly) def. Elysia Copley-Lucas/Rylee Moorhead (Portsmouth) 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 doubles — Emma Coleman/Sara Born (Portsmouth) def. Hope Wilburn/Kayleah Shiland (Waverly) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)

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Brittani Wolfenbarker chases after a ball in a prior contest.
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Lyndlee Willis taps home a goal in a prior contest.
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