Herbert Hoover goalkeeper Bailey Aab secures a save as Sissonville's Madison Jones (middle) tries to sneak one in Monday evening. The Huskies' Olivia Gandee (far right) also helped on the play.
Twelve games are on tap tonight for area high school soccer teams.On the girls side, Charleston Catholic (2-0) will hit the road for the first time this season as the Fighting Irish head to St. Albans. South Charleston will host Capital, while Cabell Midland makes the trip to Nitro.After two shutout wins, Winfield (2-0) looks for its third straight as the Generals play host to Huntington and Sissonville visits Fairmont Senior.Six local games are scheduled in boys' soccer.Hurricane hosts Oak Hill, Point Pleasant travels to Herbert Hoover, Sissonville hosts Robert C. Byrd, Spring Valley visits South Charleston, Nitro goes to Cabell Midland and Charleston Catholic heads to Princeton.Prep soccerMary Schmeck scored two goals, including a penalty kick, as Sissonville cruised to a 7-0 win over host Herbert Hoover in girls high school soccer Monday evening.Lydia Murray and Madison Jones each found the back of the net twice for the Indians (2-0) while Taylor Rhodes added a single tally.Hoover (0-1) was out shot 26-2 in the game.
WVU SOCCER: West Virginia true freshman Kailey Utley was named the Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week Monday following her three-point afternoon against visiting Western Carolina last Sunday.Utley scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner for the Mountaineers in only 62 minutes of work.The West Virginia men's soccer team was ranked No. 18 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com preseason poll Monday.
The Mountaineers will open its season with a match against Hartford on Saturday.
WVU senior defender Eric Schoenle was named a preseason first team All-American by College Soccer News and College Sports Madness.
A native of Yardley, Pa., he is one of two Mid-American Conference players to be named to the first team, joining Akron's Scott Caldwell.nn
WVC TENNIS: The University of Charleston women's tennis team, defending West Virginia Conference regular-season and conference tournament champion, has been chosen to win the league title this year in voting by the league's coaches.The Golden Eagles racked up 116 total points while registering a first-place vote on eight ballots. West Virginia State was selected to finish second, garnering one first-place vote and tallying 107 total points.nn
LOCAL GOLF: Barry Evans of Berry Hills Country Club is tied for 10th after the opening round Monday of the Namsco Plastics Industries Seven Spring Open at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa.
Evans finished his round with a 71.nn
GAME CHANGE: The West Virginia State women's volleyball home game with Bluefield State College has been moved to September 20.nn
HERD SOCCER: Marshall senior Robin Waskowski's goal knotted the game in the 64th minute, but James Madison answered with a goal in the 94th minute to propel the host Dukes to a 2-1 overtime victory over the Thundering Herd on Sunday.After a scoreless first half, Lauren Wilson scored a goal in the 54th minute to put the Dukes (1-0) up 1-0. James Madison's lead would be short-lived, however, as Waskowski scored from close range in the 64th minute to bring the game back into a tie.During the three minutes and 20 seconds of overtime, James Madison took only one shot, a Wilson cross that was redirected into the goal for the game-winner off the foot of midfielder Kelly Germain.