FALL SCOREBOARD — September 21
Portsmouth 3, South Point 1 (18-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-14)
PORTSMOUTH — A four-set win over the South Point Lady Points in Ohio Valley Conference play gave the Portsmouth Lady Trojans their fourth win against OVC opponents in five games, Tuesday.
The Senior Night win elevated Portsmouth to 6-2 overall (4-1 OVC) and snapped a two-game losing skid.
Unofficially, Sophomore Olivia Dickerson led PHS with a team-high 14 kills, while Sydney Tackett finished with 13 kills and four ace serves. Kennedy Bowling had 11 kills while Madison Perry had 10.
Kyndall Kearns added three ace serves in the win.
The Lady Trojans will welcome Fairland to Trojan Arena on Thursday, Sept. 23 in OVC action.
Notre Dame 3, Western 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-21)
Clay 3, Green 0 (25-20, 27-25, 25-21)
New Boston 3, Symmes Valley 0
South Webster at Wheelersburg, ppd.
Eastern at Northwest, ppd.
Valley at Oak Hill, ppd.
Valley 4, New Boston 0
LUCASVILLE — The Valley Indians, right back on The Reservation and right back in Southern Ohio Conference Division I play, returned on Tuesday to their winning ways.
That’s because the Indians, following Monday night’s non-league shutout loss at Minford, got back to their friendly FieldTurf surface —and blanked New Boston 4-0 in an SOC I affair.
Valley raised its record to 7-1-0, and remains atop the SOC I with a 3-0-0 mark.
The Indians also tripled up Clay 9-3 and rolled Ironton St. Joseph 6-1 for their other league wins.
Against the young Tigers, Valley led 1-0 at halftime —as Bryce Stuart scored off a Davey Petry assist.
The Indians amassed their final three counters in the second half —as Austin Sommers scored twice and Lucie Ashkettle once, as Ashkettle’s came unassisted.
Chase Ruby and Ashkettle assisted on Sommers’ second-half goals.
Valley fired 16 shots on goal, and took six corner kicks, as goalkeeper Chris Queen came up with a pair of saves.
The Indians return home, and return to SOC I action again, on Thursday with Western.
New Boston, meanwhile, will play West on Thursday in a non-league bout.
Portsmouth 4, Western 2
Northwest 2, Clay 0
Waverly 8, West 0
South Webster at Wheelersburg, ppd.
Wheelersburg 6, Ironton St. Joe 2
WHEELERSBURG — The league-leading Wheelersburg Lady Pirates began the back half of Southern Ohio Conference girls soccer play on Tuesday, and turned back the visiting St. Joseph Flyers by a count of 6-2 inside rain-soaked Ed Miller Stadium.
The win raised the Lady Pirates’ record to 8-1 —and a perfect 6-0 in the SOC, as they remain the conference leader.
It was also their fourth consecutive victory following their only loss — a 3-1 setback at non-league North Adams 11 days ago.
The Lady Pirates, in their first meeting with the Lady Flyers, pitched a 1-0 shutout in August —getting a Grace Charles goal on the natural grass surface in Ironton.
On the turf Tuesday at Ed Miller Stadium, Wheelersburg scored its opening two goals in a matter of three minutes and 21 seconds in the first half —then struck quickly again only three minutes into the second stanza.
St. Joseph, with Wheelersburg subbing en masse late, got its two goals in the second half.
The Lady Pirates fired 27 shots and took five corner kicks, as Annie Coriell with the first and third goals and Bella Miller with the second and fourth counters made it 4-0 with 32:17 remaining.
Coriell put the Lady Pirates on the board with seven minutes left in the first half on an unassisted marker —and made it 3-0 only three minutes into the second 40.
Miller made it 2-0 with 3:39 to play in the first half, as Madison Humphrey had the assist.
Jocelyn Tilley, who had the Lady Pirates’ final goal with two-and-a-half minutes remaining, assisted the second goals each by Coriell and Miller.
With 18:34 to go, Wheelersburg rang up its fifth goal —by Charles with a Kylan Darnell assist.
Brynley Preston, the Lady Pirates’ goalkeeper, made four saves.
Wheelersburg will return home, and return to the back half of SOC action, on Thursday against Waverly.
The Lady Pirates prevailed 3-1 in the first meeting at Waverly on Aug. 30.
Minford 9, Fairland 1
MINFORD — Back inside the friendly confines of the Falcons’ Nest, and back home on the natural grass surface, the young Minford Lady Falcons found the net nine times against the Fairland Dragons —and defeated the Dragons 9-1 on Tuesday evening in a non-league tilt.
More than likely, the Lady Falcons were in a foul mood after a week off —and a full week since their 3-2 Southern Ohio Conference loss at Wheelersburg.
But Minford hit for three first-half goals and six second-half tallies —while Fairland’s first-half goal was its only of the match.
The Lady Falcons raised their record to 5-2, as freshman Lexi Conkel collected five goals and two assists and junior Haley Knore notched three goals and three assists.
Conkel and Knore, in fact, combined for the first six Falcon goals — as Knore’s hat trick in assists came consecutive on three Conkel markers, which made it 3-0, 4-1 and finally 5-1.
Conkel’s first goal was assisted by Ava Cronin, as Knore’s first goal was assisted by Maggie Risner —which made it 2-0.
Conkel assisted on the sixth and seventh Falcon goals, by Knore and Mychal Cron, as Cron and Conkel played switch-a-roo on Conkel’s fifth and final netfinder —for an 8-1 advantage.
Minford made it 9-1 with six minutes and 52 seconds remaining —completing Knore’s hat trick and Cronin recording her second assist.
The Falcons’ furious offensive attack included 21 shots on goal to the Dragons’ eight — as Conkel with six, Knore with five, Risner with four and Cron and Cronin with three apiece totaled those 21.
Minford goalkeeper Neveah Porter posted seven saves.
The Lady Falcons return the road, and return to SOC play, on Thursday at Northwest.