For the first time in school history, the WVU Tech men's soccer team is ranked No. 1 in the latest poll put out by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.The Golden Bears earned the distinction by beating then-No. 1 Ohio Christian University and Point Park University. Tech visits Pikeville Sunday.nn
MU SOCCER: The Marshall men's team earned a 2-0 win over Liberty University in the opening game of the Jay Sculley Memorial Tournament Friday in Lexington, Va.Eddy Prugh netted his second goal of the season just four minutes into the match for Marshall (3-0-1) after being supplied with a cross from junior midfielder Anthony Virgara. The Herd then doubled its lead in the 21st minute when Virgara latched onto a spilled shot to score his first goal of the season.Freshman forward Erin Simmons scored twice Friday to lead the Thundering Herd women's team past Morehead State 2-0.
Simmons, who scored in the 40th and 70th minutes, helped Marshall (3-3) win back-to-back games for the first time since the team won three straight in October of 2010.nn
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AWARD: Westside quarterback Justin Cogar and wide receiver Hunter Walker have been named the U.S. Air Force Precision Air Strike of the week in the state.Cogar went 6-for-6 for 108 yards with Walker making four catches for 98 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown in Westside's 22-20 win over Wyoming East last week.nn
GIRLS PREP SOCCER: Herbert Hoover got two goals apiece from Cassie Hammes, Hannah Schoolcraft and Leslie Taylor as the Huskies defeated Bluefield 11-0. Hoover (5-4) also had goals by Melody Strickland, Meg Allen, Oliva Gandy, Amber Williams and Sarah Henderson.