Sports Briefs: High School Soccer Postseason Begins, Thomas More Women's Basketball Ranked #3
Sports Briefs from around Northern Kentucky by RCN's Bryan Burke
Thomas More College bounced back from last week's loss to Washington & Jefferson with a resounding 42-3 thumping at Geneva College on Saturday. Geneva scored the game's first points with a field goal on their first possession, but the Saints rolled off 42 unanswered from that point on, 35 of which came in the first half. Star running back Domonique Hayden was limited to only four carries after leaving the game with an injury, and instead, freshman CT Tarrant ran the ball 19 times for 103 yards to lead the Saints. Thomas More (4-2) comes back home to play St. Vincent College on Saturday.
Lloyd beat Bishop Brossart on Saturday, 49-28. The Juggernauts tallied 238 yards on the ground and scored all of their points in the game's first three quarters. Lloyd (6-1) heads to Pendleton County (2-5) on Friday night.
Notre Dame Academy (21-4) beat St. Henry (26-6) on Thursday 25-10, 25-10, 25-14 in a match featuring two of the area's best records. St. Henry plays another local powerhouse in Scott (24-4) on Wednesday. This is the final week of the regular season before district play begins.
Boys district play starts Monday night with Villa Madonna (12-7) taking on Dixie Heights (9-9-1) in the 34th District tournament. The winner will face St. Henry (5-3) Tuesday night.
In the 36th District, Covington Catholic hosts Holmes, while Holy Cross hosts Covington Latin in first-round action. The winners will play in the championship game at Cov Cath on Wednesday at 5:15.
Highlands (8-8-5) will play Newport Central Catholic (11-5-3) on Thursday night for the 36th District Championship.
Girls district tournaments also begin today with Walton Verona taking on Grant County in the 32nd District action. The winner of that match will play Simon Kenton on Wednesday.
Thomas More women's soccer continues to dominate as they won again on Saturday, 7-0, at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Olivia Huber recorded her fourth hat trick of the season. So far, the Saints have allowed only two goals on the season while scoring 64 of their own. The 10th ranked Saints (21-1) host Saint Vincent next.
Northern Kentucky University men's soccer continues to struggle as they dropped a home game to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, 3-1. The Norse have lost three of their last four matches and have not won in that stretch. They will try to turn things aound on Wednesday when they host Marshall.
Thomas More College women's basketball team was ranked No. 3 in the Women's DIII News preseason poll. Junior forward Sydney Moss was named preseason National Player of the Year after averaging 27.8 ppg last season.
Photo: Domonique Hayden/provided