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Prep soccer sectional tournaments: Hurricane, Catholic boys remain undefeated

Kenny Kemp
Point Pleasant's Trenton Bailes (left) fights for the ball against Winfield's Preston Sheldon on Tuesday evening in the semifinals of the Class AAA Region 4 Section 1 boys soccer sectional at Hurricane High School.

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).

  • CATHOLIC 6, HOOVER 0: Six different Charleston Catholic players scored as the Class AA-A No. 1 Fighting Irish disposed of Herbert Hoover in a Region 4 Section 2 contest.
  • 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.

  • WINFIELD 2, POINT 0: Steven Taylor and Preston Sheldon each found the back of the net as the Generalsd earned a  AAA Region 4 Section 1 win at Hurricane High School.
  • Bryce Boggs made four saves for the Generals (14-4-2), while Brady Reymond stopped 11 shots for the Big Blacks (9-7-2).

  • ST. JOSEPH 4, SISSONVILLE 1: Christian Yablonsky tallied a pair of goals as Class AA-A No. 14 St. Joseph upset No. 5 Sissonville at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium in a Region 4 Section 2 match.
  • Paul Dransfeld and Brian Conaty also scored for St. Joseph. Anthony Rinehart had the lone goal for Sissonville.

    Girls

  • HURRICANE 3, NITRO 0: Kaylie McKnight scored in the 13th minute to claim an early 1-0 lead as AAA No. 5 Hurricane went on to a win over Nitro in AAA Region 4 Section 1 matchup at Winfield.
  • 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.

  • WINFIELD 6, SA 0: Jayne Lawman recorded three goals as AAA No. 3 Winfield blanked St. Albans in AAA Region 4 Section 1.
  • Emily Cole netted a pair for the Generals (16-1-2) while Jordan Pauley had a score.

  • GREEN. EAST 2, SHADY SPRING 0: Ashton Holliday netted a pair of goals as Greenbrier East earned a Class AAA Region 3 Section 2 win at home Tuesday in girls high school soccer.
  • The Spartans (12-4-1) will host the winner of Princeton-Woodrow Wilson at 6 p.m. Thursday in the section title game.

    Monday's game

  •   POCA 8, SCOTT 0: Marissa Perkins scored a trio of goals to pace the Dots in Class AA-A Region 4 Section 2 at Trace Fork Soccer Complex.
  • Mariah Cook and Harley Hutchins and tallied twice for Poca (10-10-1). The Dots' Autumn Williams made two saves.

    Boys regular season

  • CROSS LANES 7, TEAYS VALLEY 0: Freshman Kyle Davis tallied three goals in Cross Lanes Christian's boys season finale.
  • 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.

     


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