South Charleston's Meredith Lauerman (right) blocks a shot by Shady Spring's Kaylee Dickenson. SC won 25-22, 25-19.
Nitro received goals from three different players en route to a 3-1 a win over visiting Capital Wednesday in boys soccer.Evan Eich, Alex White and Alec Miller each found the back of the net for Nitro (10-7) while Joe Wright scored the lone goal for the Cougars (5-6-2).Nitro goalkeeper Lee Klocke made four saves while Capital counterpart Kevin Jones stopped seven shots.SC 3, CABELL MIDLAND 0: Kwesi Wilkerson found the back of the net as Class AAA No. 8 South Charleston earned a road win. Jared Butler and Chris Brown also chipped in goals for the Black Eagles (10-4-1).
Tuesday's gamesHOOVER 3, SCOTT 1: Joel Thaxton netted a pair of goals as Herbert Hoover downed visiting Scott. The other Hoover goal was a Scott (0-14) own goal. The Huskies (4-11-1) outshot the Skyhawks 18-9.CATHOLIC 4, CAPITAL 1: Sam Revercomb tallied three goals as Class AA-A No. 1 Charleston Catholic downed host Class AAA No. 20 Capital.
William Scriptunas netted the other goal for the fighting Irish (16-0). Logan Garrison had the lone goal for the Cougars (5-6-2).Girls soccerWINFIELD 6, ST. ALBANS 0: Winfield kept St. Albans off the scoreboard to win the Mountain State Athletic Conference fifth-place game on its home field.
Katie Bryant scored twice for the Generals (11-1-2) with additional goals from Paige Bannister, Jayne Lawman, Micharae Thompson and Sera Grass.Sierra Clair and Megan Russell combined to make six saves for St. Albans in the loss.WOODROW 5, RIVERSIDE 0: Class AAA No. 17 Woodrow Wilson received two goals each from Rebekah Cook and Elizabeth Gramling in a shutout win over visiting No. 20 Riverside Wednesday in the MSAC 11th-place game. Sarah Akers had the other goal for the Flying Eagles (9-7).
Other sportsWVU SPORTS: The West Virginia women's soccer team climbed five spots to No. 16 in this week's Soccer America Top 25 rankings. The Mountaineers, 7-3-3 overall and 3-0-0 in the Big 12 conference, join Texas as the only two undefeated teams in Big 12 play.
West Virginia will tip off the men's basketball season with the Gold-Blue Debut at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the WVU Coliseum.
Admission to the event is free with gates opening at 6:30 p.m. A 40-minute officiated game between the Gold and Blue teams highlights just a few of the events that will occur.Asya Bussie of the West Virginia women's basketball team has earned an honorable mention nod in the Big 12 Conference's women's basketball preseason awards.nn
WVC HONORS: West Virginia State's Andreea Slusarciuc has been named the West Virginia Conference women's tennis player of the week, guiding the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 week.nn
MU SPORTS: Following a second-place finish at the Cobra-PUMA Invitational, Marshall's Nathan Kerns has been named the Conference USA Golfer of the Week.Kerns had three under-par rounds, which boosted him into a tie for the runner spot at the Cobra-PUMA Invitational in Ft. Myers, Fla., at Miramar Lakes Golf Course.The Thundering Herd men's soccer team took Sam Hood Field on Wednesday for the final time and walked away with a 7-0 win over Asbury.
Jesus Mafouta netted a pair of goals for Marshall (8-1-1), while Tom Jackson, Nick Edginton, Jack Hopkins, Michael Hayes and Andrew Ferguson had single tallies.