State-ranked Warriors stay unbeaten

West Branch’s Alexis Biery and Salem’s Leila Bailey vie for possession during Wednesday’s match at Reilly Stadium. (Salem News/Gary Leininger

SALEM–The state-ranked West Branch girls soccer team continued its undefeated season with a 1-0 win over Salem at Reilly Stadium on Wednesday.

Lexi Biery scored a last-minute goal for the Warriors, who improve to 13-0-2. Olivia McLean provided the assist. Sam Plocher had three saves in goal.

Bailee Thorn had eight saves in goal for the Quakers.

The Warriors, who are ranked ninth in the Division II state poll, are back in action Saturday against Beaver Local. Salem will host Youngstown Ursuline in sectional tournament play at 7 p.m. Monday.

Salem and West Branch played to a 0-0 draw in the junior varsity match.

West Branch 3, Salem 1

BELOIT–The West Branch boys soccer team poured in three first-half goals en route to a 3-1 victory over Salem Wednesday.

Will Cunningham scored the lone goal for the Quakers, who fall to 6-7-2. Bryce Owen had 15 saves in goal.

Salem closes the regular season at LaBrae Thursday.

Columbiana 5,

Heartland 2

COLUMBIANA–The Columbiana boys soccer team defeated Heartland Christian 5-2 Wednesday.

For the Clippers, Michael Ginocchi, Collin Schick and Drake Daugherty each had one goal. Noah Horne and Gabe Heinrich each had one goal and one assist.

Hunter Oliver and Ashton Kakavros each chipped in one assist for the Clippers. Chris Costanzo had 11 saves in goal.

Micah Direnzo notched both goals for Heartland. Zach LaBon had 14 saves in goal.

Heartland hosts Leetonia Monday.

Leetonia 2, Jackson-Milton 1

NORTH JACKSON–Leetonia edged Jackson-Milton 2-1 in boys soccer action Wednesday.

Eli Duke came through with the game-winning goal late in the second half for the Bears. Duke finished the evening with one goal and two saves.

Gavin Steiskal got Leetonia on the board with a first half goal.

Also for Leetonia, Cory Grabowski added six saves in goal.