A roundup of local high school and Shepherd University sporting news
Cougars roll by Spring Mills, 7-0: Tucker Ryan had a pair of goals as Jefferson blanked visiting Springs Mills, 7-0, in an Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference boys soccer game.
The Cougars had Anthony Wenner open the scoring after about 13 minutes had elapsed. Bryan Orcutt had an assist on the Wenner goal.
Ryan’s first goal came after an assist pass from Jacob Lowe and moved the Jefferson lead to 2-0. Patrick Maiden had the third Cougar goal with an assist from Jack Barrat. Ryan’s second goal came after an assist from Tyler Steffey and shoved the Jefferson lead to 4-0.
Austin Ogden scored next for the Cougars after an assist pass from Teo Garces. Garces scored his own goal as the game moved through its final stages.
Jefferson dispatches Cards, 3-0: Even though two of the games were close, Jefferson was able to keep visiting Spring Mills from winning any of the three games when registering a 3-0 volleyball win over the Cardinals.
The game scores, all favoring the Lady Cougars, were 25-21, 25-23 and 25-15.
Maddy Mace had 11 digs and two service aces for the Lady Cougars while Alexis Staubs had nine digs, Kenzie Chrisman eight kills and two blocks, Devan Day 10 assists and Mallory Jackson nine kills and two service aces.
Martinsburg adds second win vs. Washington: Martinsburg posted its second boys soccer win of the season over Washington, getting a 2-1 victory at Marcus Stadium. The game was much closer than the teams’ first meeting played at Cobourn Field in Martinsburg when the Bulldogs managed a shutout win.
Erik Ochoa scored the second of Martinsburg’s two goals and was credited with an assist on the other goal. Tristen Reid had Martinsburg’s first goal, a score that opened the game’s scoring.
It was a 1-0 Martinsburg lead at halftime.
When Ochoa scored, it was a 2-0 Bulldog advantage.
Washington’s lone goal came in the 79th minute when Stone Sanders scored on a penalty kick after Martinsburg was guilty of a foul in the box.
In games played on Friday and Saturday, Mercersburg Academy posted a 2-0 shutout win over the Patriots and Buckhannon High did likewise, recording another 2-0 win over Washington. Buckhannon improved its overall record to 14-1-0 and remained a real threat to win the Class AAA, Region II championship. The Buccaneers have given up only 10 goals in their 15-game schedule.
Milliron, Jacobs pace Jefferson win at Buffalo Wild Wings meet: Jefferson’s Andrew Milliron and Jackson Jacobs finished 1-2 in the 3.1-mile Buffalo Wild Wings cross country meet hosted on Saturday by Hampshire High School.
Milliron and Jacobs paced the Cougars to a team win by three points over Somerset (Pa.) High. The Cougars’ final 79 point team total came when Jonathon Royster finished 21st overall, Delmar Hagedorn was 26th and Dylan Stamper was 29th. Milliron was timed in 17:05 over the just-changed course. Jacobs was clocked in 17:22.
Washington High finished eighth in the 10-team field. Kendell Coles, with a 23rd place finish, was the first Patriot to reach the finish line. Washington had a team point total of 202.
Somerset High won the team title in the girls division with its 76 points. Hampshire was second with a team total of 85 with Jefferson getting third place with 104 points. The Patriots were sixth in the 11-team field with their 121 points.
Jefferson High sophomore Abby Colbert was the girls division winner with her time of 20:34. The Lady Cougars’ Emma Lindberg was fourth overall with her time of 22:08. Washington’s best finish was the fifth place achieved by Destiny Harrison (22:26). Washington’s Catrina Russell (22:55) was 11th overall, Jefferson’s Nathalie Walker (24:22) was 15th and the Patriots’ Megan Carr (24:24) was 16th.
Multiple goals from Fortney, Pifer in Patriot shutout: Washington claimed its eighth girls soccer win when Atley Fortney and Brogan Pifer both scored two goals and Melissa Wermers added her goal in the Patriots’ 5-0 win over Martinsburg at Cobourn Field.
The Patriots improved their overall record to 8-4-2.
On Oct. 3, homestanding Mercersburg Academy posted a 2-0 shutout win over the Patriots.
Melanie Rankin scored both Blue Storm goals. Katie Miller was credited with an assist on one of Rankin’s goals.
Mercersburg Academy improved its record to 3-3-1 overall by winning on its home grounds.
Over the past weekend, Parkersburg defeated the Patriots, 1-0, in shutout fashion. After 16 games, Washington was 8-6-2 overall.
Paxton has hat trick in soccer win: It didn’t take Jefferson long to establish a dominant lead over Spring Mills in an Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference girls soccer game.
Once the Lady Cougars moved to an early lead, Lara Paxton sent the Jefferson advantage even higher when she finished the 8-0 victory with three goals.
Jefferson goals by Jessica Shakespere and Kate Glenn got the Lady Cougars started. Jordan Devine made it a 3-0 lead with her goal. Paxton had the game’s next two goals and her scoring extended the lead to 5-0. Shakespere scored her second goal after intermission. And then Paxton found the Spring Mills’ net a third time to complete her hat trick.
Shelbie Spencer was Jefferson’s goalkeeper in the win over the Cardinals. She stopped several shots by Lexi Reyes and Sydnei Taylor to continue Jefferson’s shutout.
The Lady Cougars registered a 3-1 win over visiting St. James on Oct. 3 in a home game.
Paxton scored two more goals and Alex Estrada accounted for Jefferson’s other goal.
Jefferson goalkeeper Ellie Henderson had five saves in the win that carried Jefferson’s overall record to 9-3-2.
Success in last two games lifts Martinsburg past Patriots: After visiting Washington had won the second game of its volleyball match against homestanding Martinsburg, the Lady Bulldogs found their best stride and had 25-11 and 25-17 wins in the final two games of a 3-1 team victory over the Patriots.
Martinsburg began the night in its Field House with a close 25-22 win in the first game. But then the Patriots found the ways to win their own close game, 25-22.
Leah Cook’s effective serving helped the Patriots to win the match’s second game. Then Briana Browning gave Washington the closing lead near the completion of that game.
Martinsburg was 9-2-0 overall with the victory and Washington was 1-8-0 with the loss.
James Wood of Winchester defeated the Patriots, 3-0. The three game scores were 25-23, 25-12 and 25-16 as the Lady Colonels played more effectively after the close first game.
The first game had eight ties. And Washington actually led, 22-20, after scoring six straight points while Brittani McCoy was serving. But the Lady Colonels took a 12-1 lead in the second game and achieved an easier win. Lindsey Painter’s eight service aces spiced the third game for James Wood.
The Lady Colonels were 11-3-0 and Washington was 1-9-0.
Shepherd Hall of Fame tickets: Shepherd is selling tickets to its annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet to be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center near Shepherdstown. There will be four new members inducted at that time. Football players Rob Bradford and Joel Gordon as well as former men’s soccer coach Mike Doran and women’s basketball player Cassie Murray will be going into the Hall of Fame.
Tickets are $35 and are available through the Office of Alumni Relations by calling 304-876-5624.
SU to hold Football Skills Day: Shepherd will hold a Football Skills Day for middle schoolers from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 19. The event will take place at the Midway next to Ram Stadium. When the skills activities have been completed, the middle schoolers can get autographs from Shepherd players and watch the football game against Notre Dame of Ohio.
There will be six different skills tests and the activities are free of charge.