Sports Briefs: Cov Cath Soccer Off to Great Start, New Cath Golfer Continues to Roll
Northern Kentucky River City sports briefs from RCN's Bryan Burke:
Norther Kentucky University men's soccer team played two games over the weekend in the Dayton Flyer Classic in Dayton, Ohio, beating Detroit Mercy in the first match, 1-0 on Friday, then tying against High Point, 1-1. Caleb Eastham scored the only goal in the game against Detroit Mercy and Cian McDonald had the goal in the draw against High Point. Eastham, McDonald and Alwin Komolong were all named to the All-Tournament team. The Norse are 1-0-2 on the year and next play at Bowling Green State onSeptember 12.
NKU women's soccer won on Friday, 1-0, against IUPUI, with Stacie Volker scoring the only goal on the game. The Norse next take host Xavier on Tuesday where fans are encouraged to wear gold and the first 100 fans will receive gold head bands. The Norse women's team is now 2-1-1 on the season.
Covington Catholic soccer has a perfect record to their season so far at 4-0-0. The Colonels beat Cincinnati's McNicholas High School on Thursday, 3-1. Cov Cath has scored at least three goals in all of their games so far this season. They will play Newport Central Catholic (5-2-3) on Tuesday.
Notre Dame Academy leads their district in the early going at 6-2-1 for the year. The Pandas were beaten by Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (Ind) 2-0, and tied with Guerin Catholic (Ind), 2-2 on the road over the weekend. They next play Elizabethtown next September 15.
Thomas More College football lost their season opener at Wesley University, 35-20, in Dover, Delaware on Saturday. The 14thranked Saints, took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter after receiver Goose Cohorn caught a 39-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, but two turnovers later on proved to be too much to overcome. The Saints (0-1) travel to Hanover, Indiana to take on Hanover College on Saturday.
Newport Central Catholic golfer, Drew McDonald continues to prove himself as a two-sport star as he becomes the first student from Northern Kentucky to win the Touchstone Energy All-A Classic at Eagles Nest Golf Course in Somerset, with a score of 70, one-under-par. McDonald had five birdies in a round that was delayed by lightning. The hoops standout has committed to golf and play basketball at NKU next fall.
The Bellevue girls' volleyball team has won three straight matches and are now 8-4 on the season. The Ludlow Panthers also have eight wins with only two losses. Beechwood is 7-2 on the season but are undefeated in their three district matches. Notre Dame Academy is 3-2 on the year after losing to Louisville's Mercy Academy on Thursday.
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