SETH – The Mingo Central High School girls' soccer team rolled again over the Sherman Tide in an 11 to nil win on Tuesday night at Seth in Boone County.
The Lady Miners improved to 4-4-2 on the season. Mingo Central had routed Sherman, 17-1, earlier in the season at home.
It was Mingo Central's first win since a 2-1 victory over Shady Spring on Aug. 29.
The Lady Miners had gone 0-3-2 since.
Bella Hall, Megan Adkins and Kyra Callaway each kicked in two goals to lead Mingo Central, which led 6-0 at halftime. Dani Browning, Alyssa Davis, Lexie Hager, Madisyn Curry and Autumn White all had one goal each.
Megan Adkins, Hall and Davis had two assists each, while Hager had one.
Goalkeeper White had three saves. Arianna Belcher also had three saves.
“I'm very proud of their effort tonight,” MCHS Coach Jeremy Davis said. “The ladies were unselfish and played for each other. We are at our best when we play together as a unit. Strikers Kyra Callaway, Bella Hall, and Megan Adkins set the tone early with great spacing giving us many opportunities to score. The defense was outstanding, powered by Makeisha Harness and Emma Hurley. Midfielder Nikki Stepp made some huge plays for us at midfield. The more she understands, the better she will be. Arianna Belcher played backup goalkeeper and did a wonderful job. For her first trip in the box, she was able to pick up three great saves.”
Hall now has 11 goals on the season. It was the first career goals for Curry and White.
Mingo Central is slated to host Pikeville, Ky., on Sept. 26, then host Logan on Sept. 29. MCHS goes to Bluefield on Oct. 1 in a 2 p.m. match.
MINGO CENTRAL 1, LOGAN 1: The Mingo Central Lady Miners played to a 1-1 draw on Monday at Logan.
Logan led 1-0 in the first half with a goal by Addyson Amick.
Mingo Central then tied it 1-1 with 35 minutes left to go in the game on a header by Alyssa Davis.
The Lady Miners had 24 shots on goal and goalkeeper Autumn White had eight saves.
“Alyssa has been coming into her own as a soccer player lately,” MCHS Coach Jeremy Davis said. “She always plays with a high motor, but she is beginning to define her role as the season progresses. Dani Browning has continued to play great for us at various positions. This was the most aggressive game I've seen out of Kyra Callaway. She had some great shots on goal and always plays with such high energy.”
Davis praised other players as well.
“Defenders Makeisha Harness and Lexie Hager both did a good job of stopping up the center of the pitch for us,” he said. “I was really proud of Arianna Belcher. She is the type of player you can put everywhere, and this year, I've had her everywhere but the keeper. She played fantastic. Megan Adkins is our most physical player and really sets the tone for our team with her leadership. Bella Hall was everywhere for us. At times I asked her to mark up on Logan’s best player and she did a great job of containing her.”
PIKEVIEW 3, MINGO CENTRAL 0: Mingo Central's girls dropped to 3-4-1 on the season with Saturday's 3 to nil loss at home to Class AA/A sectional rival Pikeview.
Kaitlyn Leadman booted in a pair of goals for Pikeview. Kasey Johnson also found the nets.
“Pikeview is currently the highest ranked team in our section,” Lady Miners' Coach Jeremy Davis said. “We had multiple scoring opportunities, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.”
Goalkeeper Autumn White had seven saves for Mingo Central.
“Overall our effort was good. The scoring opportunities were there. We just aren’t capitalizing on them,” Davis said.
PIKEVIEW 1, MINGO CENTRAL 0: The Mingo Central High School boys' soccer team lost a close one on Saturday afternoon at home as the Miners fell 1 to nil to sectional rival Pikeview at Mingo's Buck Harless Stadium.
Mingo Central backup goalie Caleb Simpkins had seven saves between the pipes.
Kalan Wallace and Payton Sansom each had three shots on goal. Diego Lopez had one.
“It was a tough game,” MCHS Coach Richard Powers said. “Our backup goalie Caleb Simpkins had a good game with seven saves.”
The Miners FC was scheduled to host Scott on Thursday. Mingo Central then plays at Lincoln County on Sept. 27.
TUG VALLEY 5, INDEPENDENCE 1: The Tug Valley Valley High School soccer team improved to 2-2 on the season with Tuesday night's 5-1 win at Independence.
Aiden Bosserman booted in a hat trick of goals to lead Tug Valley. Caleb Totten and Evan Bryant scored one goal each.
Caleb Baisden had two assists, while Bosserman, Holly Jarvis and Totten each had one assist.
Totten had seven saves in goal for the Panthers. Alonso Ayala had three saves.
Tug led 3-0 at halftime.
“We had several injuries over the two previous games and I was very pleased that the players worked hard to pull back together and started playing as a team again,” TVHS Coach Kim Brown said. “It was as win in the books as well as a win for the team's confidence.”
The Panthers are scheduled to return to the soccer pitch on Saturday at Lincoln County at 6:30 p.m.
TVHS hosts Chapmanville on Sept. 26 and takes on Independence again on Sept. 29 at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Soccer Complex in Beckley.
LENORE 5, MADISON 1: The Lenore Middle School soccer team improved to 4-1 on the season with Monday's 5-1 win at home over Madison on Eighth Grade Night.
Sawyer Heflin led the Rangers with a hat trick of goals. Ashton Evans booted in two goals.
Goalie Blake Elkins notched the win between the pipes for Lenore.
Lenore is scheduled to return to the pitch at Williamson on Sept. 27.
LMS hosts Hamlin on Oct. 3, plays at Burch on Oct. 4 and is set to play at Sherman on Oct. 17.
LENORE 4, SHERMAN 1: Lenore Middle defeated Sherman, 4-1, on Sept. 16 at home.
Ashton Evans and Sawyer Heflin each booted in a pair of goals for the Rangers in the win.