Hurricane and Charleston Catholic remain the top-ranked boys soccer teams in the Class AAA and AA-A state coaches rankings, respectively, Monday. Morgantown and Sissonville hold the No. 1 spot in AAA and AA-A girls, respectively.Winfield (third), George Washington (fourth), South Charleston (eighth), Nitro (12th) and Capital (20th) were the only other Kanawha Valley teams ranked in AAA boys. In AA-A boys, Sissonville was eighth and Herbert Hoover was 20th.Hurricane (second), George Washington (fourth), Winfield (fifth), St. Albans (14th) and Riverside (20th) were among the Kanawha Valley teams in AAA girls. In AA-A girls, Charleston Catholic checked in seventh, Herbert Hoover in ninth and Poca in 16th. (See Page 2B for complete rankings.)
WVC HONORS: UC's Jordan Roberts, Shepherd's Keon Robinson and Concord's D.J. Scott have been named West Virginia Conference football players of the week.Roberts picked up offensive honors, guiding the Golden Eagles to a 30-10 victory over Fairmont State. He rushed for 148 yards on 24 carries while scoring a touchdown. After Roberts blocked a punt that gave UC a safety, he erupted for a 45-yard touchdown run. Roberts also established the school's career record for rushing yards.Robinson was tabbed with defensive accolades, helping the Rams register a 20-6 win over Concord. In the victory, Robinson posted 10 tackles, all of which were solo stops. He also added an interception and had a pass break-up.Scott won the special teams award thanks in part to picking up a blocked field goal attempt and running it back 71 yards for a touchdown for the Mountain Lions. He also added four solo tackles in the game. For the second time this season, the University of Charleston's Rob Vincent has been named the conference men's soccer player of the week, guiding the No. 11 UC to a 3-0 week.In the win at Concord, he recorded the game-winning goal and added an assist. Against regional rival Bloomsburg, Vincent tallied a hat trick in the 4-1 win. In the overtime victory against Urbana, Vincent was credited with an assist on the game-winning score. For the second consecutive week, Pitt-Johnstown's Janna Stoup has won conference women's soccer honors, helping the Lady Cats to a 3-0 week. In three matches, she registered five goals, three of which were game-winning scores. Fairmont State's Tabbie Bias has been named conference volleyball player of the week. Bias helped Fairmont to a conference win and two non-conference victories. In the five-set win at Pitt-Johnstown, she dished out a career-high 69 assists while contributing 10 digs and two block assists. nnWVU SPORTS: Mountaineer Athletic Club members and past season ticket holders have until Friday to reserve priority seating for the 2012-13 men's basketball season. Single game tickets for non-conference games will go on sale Oct. 15. To order tickets, call 1-800-WVU GAME or visit WVUGAME.com. nn
MU SOCCER: The Marshall men's soccer game against Asbury on Wednesday will now begin at 6 p.m. at Sam Hood Field in Huntington. The match had previously been set for a 5 p.m. kickoff.