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Big Red blanks Dons

August 23, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

WEIRTON - Steubenville Big Red junior Allie Zimish scored the only goal of the contest, an unassisted one at the 27-minute mark of the second half, to lead the visitors to a 1-0 victory over Madonna Wednesday at the J.C. Williams Complex.

"We are extremely proud of the way we bounced back after the loss to Oak Glen," said Big Red coach Brittany Falbo. "We played non-stop today. We left everything on the field and represented our school to the best of our abilities."

Big Red dropped its opener, 3-0, to the Golden Bears on Monday.

"We continue to learn every day and get better every day and that's all we can ask of the girls. We're growing as a team," said Falbo.

Both teams are 1-1.

"We want to praise Steubenville Big Red," said Madonna coach Bob Kolanko. "Their girls came out and played an excellent game today. They came out with a lot of authority and took control of the first half, which, I think, caught our girls off guard.

"We had to step it up in the second half and we did, but we did not put anything in the back of the net. We just couldn't put enough mustard on the ball to put it in.

"When our girls got the ball and got in a little bit of space, and there was not a lot of space today, they immediately got rid of it instead of picking their head up and doing something positive with the ball.

"You learn more in a tough loss than an easy victory and we had an easy victory Saturday (7-0). We have some things we need to work on, and we will do that."

Loren Gray finished with 19 saves for Big Red.

The Blue Dons' Amy Davis totaled eight saves.

"Madonna battled hard and represented their school to the fullest," said Falbo. "They are a strong team. We are glad we got them early because they are going to be tough down the road."

Red Devils 3, Wildcats 0

RICHMOND - The St. Clairsville girls soccer team spoiled Edison's home opener with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.

Carlee Gillespie and Madison Keenan scored for the Red Devils (2-0), while the third goal was a Wildcats own goal. Brianna Sowers had six saves for St. Clairsville.

Jen Sheets stopped 12 shots for Edison (0-1).

Crusaders 3, Potters 0

EAST LIVERPOOL - The Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer team kicked off its season with a 3-0 victory over host East Liverpool on Tuesday.

Senior sweeper Rachel Irvin opened the scoring early in the first half, driving the ball into the back of the net directly off a corner from senior midfielder Kristen Looman. Midway through the first half, junior Molly Marrow tallied for the visitors, assisted by junior winger Maria Luther.

In the second half, sophomore forward Maria Boston beat the East Liverpool keeper for the final score of the night. Moriah Vosteen, Central's junior keeper, saved five shots to earn a clean sheet.

The Lady Crusaders visit Indian Creek today.

Golden Bears 2, Blue Eagles 0

NEW MARTINSVILLE - The Oak Glen boys' soccer team won its second-straight game of the season Tuesday night as the Golden Bears defeated Magnolia, 2-0, on the road.

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