THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 — Fall Scoreboard
Northwest 3, West 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23)
McDERMOTT — Northwest rebounded following its first loss of the season, sweeping Portsmouth West in three sets to improve to 7-1.
Haidyn Wamsley led the Lady Mohawks with 16 kills, five blocks and 10 digs. Ava Jenkins had a team-high 17 digs, Reagan Lewis had a team-high 27 assists, and Valerie Copas had five kills and nine digs.
Audrey Knittel added six kills and two digs, while Kloe Montgomery had two kills and two blocks.
Lydia Emmons had eight digs while Terah Webb had five, and Faith Jewett finished with a block, a kill and a dig.
Northwest travels to Portsmouth on Saturday in non-league play, while West travels to face the Lady Trojans on Monday.
Wheelersburg 3, Oak Hill 0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-13)
OAK HILL — Wheelersburg handed Oak Hill a straight-sets sweep in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play on Thursday, improving its record to 5-1.
The Lady Pirates were led by Kylee Barney’s 13 kills and two blocks.
Senior Emily Boggs had similar numbers, totaling 12 kills and two blocks.
Kaylee Darnell added 13 kills, nine digs, 13 service points and two ace serves, while fellow senior Lauren Jolly had a team-high 29 assists from her setter position.
Kiera Kennard finished with 12 service points, three aces and six digs in the Lady Pirates’ fifth win.
Wheelersburg will next host Eastern on Tuesday in SOC II play.
South Webster 3, Minford 0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-17)
MINFORD — The South Webster Lady Jeeps improved their unbeaten start to the 2020 season to 7-0 with a straight-set road sweep over Minford on Thursday in SOC II play.
Faith Maloney had a team-high 14 kills and five ace serves, Bella Claxon had 11 kills and 12 assists, and Gwen Messer had eight kills and a team-high eight ace serves in the win.
Graci Claxon had a team-high 13 digs, while senior setter Kendall Bender had a team-high 20 assists.
Bri Claxon had six digs while Rylee McGraw had two kills.
Portsmouth 3, Chesapeake 0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-22)
CHESAPEAKE — The Portsmouth Lady Trojans earned their second Ohio Valley Conference win in as many days — sweeping host Chesapeake in straight sets to improve to 3-3.
Madison Perry had a team-high 10 kills and 10 digs for the Lady Trojans, while Sydney Tackett added six kills.
Olivia Ramey’s 10 assists were a team-high as Katie Born added eight.
Portsmouth will host Northwest on Saturday in non-league play before hosting West on Monday.
Waverly 3, Valley 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-23)
Green 3, New Boston 2 (32-30, 23-25, 12-25, 25-21, 15-13)
Clay 3, Western 0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-15)
Northwest 4, West 1
WEST PORTSMOUTH — Northwest picked up its first SOC II win of the season with a 4-1 win over West.
Jay Jenkins scored the game’s first goal in the 10th minute of the first half on a penalty kick after a fellow Mohawk teammate was fouled inside the box.
Bryce Carver scored less than six minutes later in the 16th minute off an assist from Kyle Butler’s corner kick.
West scored its goal in the 25th minute of the first half to cut the Mohawks’ lead to one at the break.
Jenkins scored his second goal unassisted before Caleb Lewis made it 4-1 Mohawks with just 17:39 remaining in the game.
Lewis’ goal was assisted by Kailan Marshall on a through ball.
“Kids came out sluggish and just didn’t have the intensity we’d been showing lately, but with four games in six days they dug deep and did what we needed,” Northwest coach Josh Keeney said after the win. “We always seem to struggle with West at their place, they always seem to give us a good game there. I thought they played well and we really had to work for what we got early. Three of our four goals came from freshmen who will only get better as the season progresses and they get more experience, so I’m pretty excited about that. Now we have to get a few things straightened out and ready for a huge upcoming SOC week with Waverly and Webster — should be two dog fights.”
West will host Chesapeake on Saturday in non-league play.
South Webster 2, Minford 1
MINFORD — South Webster scored the game’s final two goals to narrowly edge the host Minford Falcons 2-1 in an SOC II road game.
Minford’s Luke Rader scored in the 10th minute of the first half to put the Falcons up early in the contest.
That goal would prove to be the final the Falcons would score, however.
Jeeps junior Trae Zimmerman scored in the 40th minute of the first half to tie things up going into the break off an assist from goalkeeper Jaren Lower.
Connor Bender broke the tie in the 26th minute of the second half, putting the Jeeps ahead 2-1 with less than 15 minutes to play.
“This was a good win at Minford,” Jeeps coach Corey Claxon said after the game. “There have been several years where we struggled to win there, so it definitely felt great to get this one at their place.”
South Webster will host West on Tuesday in SOC II play, while Minford next travels to New Boston on Tuesday in non-league play.
Wheelersburg 5, Valley 0
WHEELERSBURG — In a rematch of last season’s district semifinal game at Waverly, the Wheelersburg Pirates bested the visiting Valley Indians 5-0 in non-league play to improve their unbeaten start to 6-0.
Jacob Saxby scored the Pirates’ first goal of the match in the 10th minute on an assist from Carter McCorkle.
Aaron Jolly managed two goals for the Pirates — in the 25th minute of the first half and in the 27th minute of the second — both of which were unassisted.
Sandwiched between the two Jolly goals was an Eric Green penalty kick goal in the 40th minute of the first half.
Green, Wheelersburg’s full-time goalkeeper, scored to give the Pirates a commanding 3-0 lead at halftime.
McCorkle scored in the 34th minute of the second half to give Wheelersburg its 5-0 lead in the win.
Wheelersburg will host North Adams on Saturday, while Valley prepares to host Clay on Tuesday in SOC I play.
Waverly 3, Miami Trace 0
St. Joe 4, Clay 0
Portsmouth at Chesapeake, ppd.
Waverly 8, Miami Trace 1