South Charleston goalkeeper Hunter Moles (right) hits the ball away as he battles Huntington's Austin Preece Wednesday night. The game was called in the first half due to rain.
Hurricane and Charleston Catholic boys soccer teams were No. 1 in Class AAA and AA-A, respectively, in this week's inaugural state coaches association rankings.Also in AAA boys, Winfield (No. 5), George Washington (No. 8), South Charleston (No. 15), Nitro (No. 16) and Capital (No. 20) were ranked. In AA-A boys, Sissonville (No. 2) and Herbert Hoover (No. 19) earned rankings.Morgantown held down the top spot in AAA girls while Hurricane (No. 2), Winfield (No. 3), Nitro (No. 6), Capital (No. 8), George Washington (No. 9) and Riverside (No. 19) were also ranked. In AA-A, Fairmont Senior was No. 1, Charleston Catholic (No. 2), Sissonville (No. 4), Herbert Hoover (No. 15) and Poca (No. 18) were also in the top 20. (See Page 2B for rankings.)Several boys and girls high school soccer teams earned regional rankings this week.
Charleston Catholic checked in at No. 4 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Region 4 rankings while Hurricane (No. 12) and Parkersburg (No. 15) also earned recognition. On the girls side, Morgantown (No. 6), Hurricane (No. 12) and Charleston Catholic (No. 15) were also ranked.Wednesday's boys gameSA 6, LINCOLN CO 0: Jack Wiles tallied three goals and Nate Beck, Michael Quinlan, Ronnie Broderick added a goal each for host St. Albans (1-4-1). Brian Knight turned in three saves.
Tuesday's boys gamesCAPITAL 3, WOODROW 0: Christian Huffman netted two goals to lead host Capital past Woodrow Wilson. Joe Wright added one goal for the Cougars (2-1-1) while Jordan Adams had two assists and Nathan Altman turned aside seven shots to preserve the shutout.MIDLAND 3, SA 1: Cabell Midland scored three goals in a four-minute stretch to secure the victory at St. Albans. The Red Dragons held a 1-0 lead behind Seth Ellis' goal late in the opening half until the Knight's John Kuhn found the back of the net in the 64th minute to tie the game. Two minutes later, Carter Sutton scored. Justin Merritt added a final tally in the 68th minute.
Tuesday's girls gamesPOCA 4, MIDLAND TRAIL 2: Marissa Perkins tallied two goals to pace visiting Poca. Harley Hutchins and Paige Reames chipped in a goal each for the Dots (3-3), who had lost two straight by a combined 14-0 score, and Kendall Sayre had seven saves. Molly and Mindy Sevy scored one goal apiece for Midland Trail (3-1-1).