Wednesday NKY HS round-up: Notre Dame, Ryle, Simon Kenton girls soccer pick up huge victories

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The Notre Dame Pandas had another chance at the Assumption Rockets eight days after they felt one got away.

Host Notre Dame (13-3-1) made the most of it coming out with a 3-2 win. The Pandas outshot the Rockets (9-4-2), 13-7.

“I thought when we played Assumption in the (Lexington Catholic) Tournament, it was a tale of two halves,” said Brian Woeste, Notre Dame head coach. “In the first half, they dominated us and we held them off. In the second half, I thought we should have had three goals so we knew we had it in us to get in on them and create chances. I’m learning that more and more about this team. Once they get themselves into a match, start to see what they’re capable of with possession and creating chances, they’re pretty dangerous.”

Kimmie Woeste had two goals and Kate Lenihan scored the other Panda goal. Riley Robertson and Hannah Knapke had assists.

Hannah Renaker played most of the game at goalkeeper with four saves. Joelle Hentz came in briefly and recorded one save.

“We started out with more energy,” Renaker said. “Every player was giving 100 percent effort. We won as a team.”

Notre Dame plays host to Dixie Heights (10-6) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Ryle 3, Cooper 2 (Shootout)

The host Raiders clinched the second seed in the 33rd District Tournament winning the shoot-out, 4-3 in the Battle of Union.

Cooper led 2-0 at halftime.

“At halftime, we just made sure we gathered ourselves and put ourselves in position to work hard as a team and push through the second half,” said Mackenzi Hitch, Ryle senior defender. “We’ve definitely grown a lot. We’ve learned a lot from our losses and how to fix little mistakes.”

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Gracie Carrigan and Cassie Gripshover scored the goals for the Raiders and Emma Price had an assist with goalkeeper Maleah Lehmkuhl making 14 saves. Ryle (7-8) has won six in a row.

“The first half of the season, we were playing with a few different systems and we had a few people injured or getting match-fit,” said Kyle Kosco, Ryle head coach. “We’ve had a really tough schedule from a strength of schedule standpoint. But everybody’s healthy and real fit, and we have an identity with the system we have in place in the last six-ish games. Everything’s starting to click.”

Maleah Alexander and Kathrynne Day scored the goals for Cooper (7-6-2) and Raegan Johnson had an assist with goalkeeper Allie Ames tallying six saves. Alexander has a team-high 12 goals on the season.

Ryle plays at Campbell County (8-8-2) on Monday at 7:45 p.m. Cooper plays host to Ludlow (7-6-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Simon Kenton 4, Walton-Verona 3

After trailing 3-1 at halftime, the Pioneers edged the host Bearcats to take the top seed in the 32nd District and earn the district’s bye into the 8th Region Tournament.

Ella Smith, Marren Goetz, Reese Johnson and Ryann Ruble scored the Simon Kenton (10-8) goals. Smith and Cam Ruble had assists with goalkeeper Fayth Tomlin making four saves.

Cam Christy had one goal and two assists for Walton-Verona (11-2-2). Emma Landrum added two goals with Kaitlyn Lemming adding an assist. Goalkeeper Brynn Willis made 13 saves.

Simon Kenton travels to Cincinnati Country Day (Ohio) on Saturday at 10 a.m. Walton-Verona plays Sayre (8-5) at 11 a.m. in the All “A” Quarterfinals at Saturday at Louisville Collegiate.

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Beechwood 2, Bishop Brossart 1

Beechwood took out state ranked Brossart on Wednesday evening with two goals from Maddy Brauch.

The win was the Tigers (9-5-2) fourth in their last six games, going 4-1-1 during that stretch. Emily Hehman assisted on one of the goals while Brooke Fowee had six saves in net.

Brossart got a goal from Abby Lloyd, Kiersten Key with the assist. Madeline Broering had seven saves. After a 6-2-1 start, Brossart (10-6-1) is 4-4 in their last eight games.

Beechwood faces Dixie Heights in Edgewood on Monday at 7:30 p.m., while Brossart plays at Bourbon County on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Conner 2, Campbell County 0

The Cougars earned their eighth shutout of the season in the non-region victory over the Camels.

Ella Mann and Milana Arevalo found the back of the net in the victory, Ashley Sweetay adding an assist. Ally Welch made four saves for the clean sheet. Conner has now allowed a region low 14 goals in 19 games this season.

They’ll face Lafayette on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Hebron.

Morgan Roomes had four saves for the Camels, Abi Medaugh with two. Campbell County returns to action Monday with a home matchup against Ryle at 7:45 p.m.

Other Girls Soccer Scores

Calvary Christian 5, Covington Latin 1

Ludlow 2, Dayton 0

St. Henry 5, Lexington Christian 0

Scott 9, Holmes 0

Holy Cross 2, Villa Madonna 0

Boys Soccer Score

Holy Cross 9, South Dearborn (Indiana) 1

Volleyball Scores

Villa Madonna 2, Boone County 0 (25-23, 25-15)

Notre Dame 3, Dixie Heights 0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-10)

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St. Henry 3, Newport Central Catholic 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-8)

Walton-Verona 2, Dayton 0 (25-16, 25-19)

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