Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP ; Hoover Girls Hand Sissonville First Loss

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP ; Hoover Girls Hand Sissonville First Loss

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Abbie Henry booted in a goal off a Hannah Schoolcraft throw-in with just 5:33 left in the game to give host Herbert Hoover a 1-0 girls soccer win over Sissonville on Thursday. It was the first loss for the Indians (7-1) and the first time Hoover (7-4) has defeated Sissonville since coach Brittany Woods took over three years ago. The win also avenged a 2-0 defeat to Sissonville earlier in the season and snapped a two-match losing streak for the Huskies.

"This is a great team, I've been saying that all year, Woods said. "Games like tonight show that we might be small, but we're a mighty team. We just had to be patient and keep playing in the backfield the way we needed to play.

The game featured the top four goal scorers in the Kanawha Valley entering the week with Hoover's Hannah Schoolcraft (16) and Bailey (15) dueling with the Indians' Karli Pinkerton and Madison Jones (14 each).

Sissonville's Olivia Montgomery made six saves but the Indians were outdone by Henry and a terrific performance by sophomore goalkeeper Kirsten Belcher, who stopped 13 shots in earning her fifth shutout of the season.

Winfield 4, Huntington 0: M.E. Zulauf led the way with two goals for the Generals (10-0-0) while Jordan Pauley and Sydney Cavender added solo goals. Winfield outshot the Highlanders 18-0.

Ripley 2, Cross Lanes Christian 2: The Warriors remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0-4 behind two goals from Abigail Holbert. Megan Scarberry and Kaylee Witters tallied goals for Ripley (4-4-2).

Capital 4, Riverside 1: Ashley Fisher scored two goals to lead the Cougars (3-7-1) to a road win. Ally Reeves scored a goal and added an assist for Capital and Katy O'Reilly also scored. Maddie Wazelle tallied the lone goal for the Warriors.

Charleston Catholic 2, PikeView 1: The Irish trailed at halftime but rallied in the second half to earn the road win. Sophie Bumgarner scored the equalizer and Sara Carr added the game winner for the Irish (10-1).

Hurricane 7, South Charleston 0: Anna Marie Ramey scored three goals and five different Redskins tallied goals for the Redskins. Alexa Halkias, Hannah Smith, Maddy Weeks, and McKenna Slack had solo scores for Hurricane (4-2-1). …

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