Warriors blank Cardinals

BELOIT — Alexis Biery and Maci McLean scored as West Branch’s girls soccer team bested Cardinal Mooney 2-0 on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional final.

West Branch is 13-3-1 and will play the winner of today’s Hubbard and Lakeview match on Monday. If Lakeview wins they will host. It Hubbard wins, West Branch will host.

Sam Plocher had the shutout in goal.

Manchester 7, Crestview 3

AKRON — Crestview’s girls soccer season came to an end with a 7-3 loss to Manchester on Wednesday in a Div. III sectional contest.

Manchester will meet St. Thomas or South Range on Monday in the district semifinals.

Crestview is 4-11.

Canton Central 5, United 4 SO

HANOVERTON — The United girls soccer team’s stay in the Div. III girls soccer tournament was a brief one as the Eagles exited with a 5-4 shootout loss to Canton Central Catholic on Wednesday.

United, the fourth seed, ends its season 11-4-2.

Central Catholic, the fifth seed, will travel to top-seeded Springfield on Monday for a district semifinal.

The Eagles rallied from a 2-0 first half deficit and took a 4-3 lead with 11:30 left. The Crusaders came back to tie the match with 8:40 to go. The teams played two scoreless overtime periods before heading to a shootout.

Sam Wolfe had three goals for United. Morgan Briceland added one goal, while Hannah Minor and Abigail Hruby each had one assist. Sam Wolfe and Allison Connor each had five saves.


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