Prep soccer sectional tournaments: Hurricane, Catholic boys remain undefeated
Felipe Thompson netted three goals as host Hurricane downed Nitro 6-1 Tuesday in the Class AAA Region 4 Section 1 boys high school soccer tournament.
Alex White, Austin Conley and Rodrigo Bevaqua also scored for the No. 1 Redskins (19-0-1), who will host Winfield at 7 p.m. Thursday in the section championship game.
Corey Tornes tallied for No. 14 Nitro (12-9).
William Scriptunas, Noah Cable, Adam Fox, Joey Trupo, Philip Mallory and Roger Burdette each had goals for Catholic. Goalie Brett Strickland had 22 saves for Herbert Hoover (6-13-2).
The Fighting Irish, the three-time defending state champion, will face No. 14 St. Joseph at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium in the section championship game.
Bryce Boggs made four saves for the Generals (14-4-2), while Brady Reymond stopped 11 shots for the Big Blacks (9-7-2).
Paul Dransfeld and Brian Conaty also scored for St. Joseph. Anthony Rinehart had the lone goal for Sissonville.
Brittany Minor and Abby Watson added goals for the Redskins (16-2-1). Hurricane will play at Winfield at 7 p.m. Thursday for the section title.
Emily Cole netted a pair for the Generals (16-1-2) while Jordan Pauley had a score.
The Spartans (12-4-1) will host the winner of Princeton-Woodrow Wilson at 6 p.m. Thursday in the section title game.
Mariah Cook and Harley Hutchins and tallied twice for Poca (10-10-1). The Dots' Autumn Williams made two saves.
Boys regular season
Tyler Corbin and Austin Davis had two goals apiece for the Warriors (18-0-1) while Matt Cooper had eight saves.
Regional berths at stake today
Several teams in the Kanawha Valley will be punching their tickets to regionals today.
Sissonville (19-2), which finished the regular season No. 1 in the state coaches association rankings, will play at No. 5 Herbert Hoover (13-5-2) at 7:30 tonight in the Class AA-A Region 4 Section 1 championship game. No. 4 Charleston Catholic (13-5-2) will take on No. 17 Poca (10-10-1) at 7:30 in the AA-A Region 4 Section 2 title game at the Trace Fork Soccer Complex.
The Indians, who have won 14 straight defeated St. Joseph 1-0 in Monday's semifinals. Hoover, which is having its best season in school history, shut out Ravenswood 4-0.
Sissonville blanked Hoover 6-0 last week in the only meeting between the two teams this season.
Catholic defeated Poca 7-0 on Sept. 1 in their only matchup.
On the boys side, No. 7 South Charleston (13-4-1) takes on Capital (5-9-4) at 5 p.m. at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium in the semifinals of the AAA Region 3 Section 1 tournament while No. 5 George Washington (13-5-2) faces Riverside (6-11-3) at 5:30 p.m. at Trace Fork.