February 8, 2016

Elyria
Flurries
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Division I sectional girls soccer: North Ridgeville feeling a sense of deja vu after beating Elyria, drawing Magnificat next

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Is there an echo in here? There must be. The North Ridgeville girls postseason tournament path has a familiar ring to it. The Rangers blanked Elyria 2-0 on Monday in a Rocky River Division I sectional-district tournament opener at Rangers Stadium. Their reward is a sectional final date with top-seeded Magnificat at Read More…

Girls soccer: North Ridgeville edges Wellington

WELLINGTON — Rachel Blumfeldt’s ninth goal of the season was the winner for North Ridgeville on Monday afternoon in non-conference soccer. Blumfeldt said it was a nifty through-ball from teammate Catrina Engle that put her in a position to score. The goal held up for a 1-0 victory over Wellington on the Dukes’ Senior Day. Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon Lake blanks Midview, clinches SWC title

EATON TWP. — In less than seven minutes, Avon Lake midfielder Brianna Carlin tripled her season’s goal output Wednesday night. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Her two first-half scores ignited the Shoregals’ 3-0 win over Midview, which wrapped up the Southwestern Conference championship. Avon Lake (12-1-2, 7-0-1) leads the Middies (9-2-1, 5-2-1) Read More…

Boys soccer: Wellington spreads the wealth in win over Lake Ridge

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WELLINGTON — Pull out a Wellington yearbook if you’re curious about who scored goals in the Dukes’ non-conference rout of Lake Ridge on Monday. Just look up soccer players and you’ll pretty much have photos of the goal-scorers at your fingertips: six different guys scored in a 6-1 victory. There’s just one senior on the Read More…

Boys soccer: Justin Clark’s three goals get Columbia rolling en route to 5-1 win over Oberlin in big PAC matchup

COLUMBIA TWP. — Justin Clark, a Columbia defender, scored as many goals Saturday night as he did all of last year. That would be three, and they came at a good time for the Raiders. Clark’s work provided the juice in a 5-1 Patriot Athletic Conference win over Oberlin, which in recent seasons has become Read More…

High school soccer: Middies knock off Demons

WESTLAKE — It might have been the most noteworthy win in the history of Midview’s girls soccer program. But if not, the Middies’ 2-0 defeat of Westlake on Wednesday night will do until something bigger comes along. With two first-half goals and an unbending defense, surprising Midview knocked off the perennially strong Demons in an Read More…

Girls soccer: Jenna Smith’s big goal lifts EC past Elyria

ELYRIA — Jenna Smith, an Elyria Catholic midfielder, scored her first goal of the season Saturday on a hot, sticky afternoon in Ely Stadium. It turned out to be the Panthers’ most important of the year and perhaps the most exciting ever for Smith, a senior. Her shot in the 67th minute lifted EC to Read More…

Girls soccer: Brookside notches first victory of the season

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Brookside’s Hanna Sours and Katlynn Vanzant combined for five second-half goals Monday, turning a close match into a rout. Sours put up a hat trick in a 23-minute span and Vanzant scored two goals nine minutes apart as the Cardinals rolled past Lake Ridge, 7-3, in non-conference soccer action. It was Brookside’s Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic drops tough opener to Fairview

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ELYRIA — A Final Four finish is good for any Lorain County soccer team. In fact, until Elyria Catholic made it to the state semifinals last fall, it was unprecedented. The 2014 Panthers became the first high school team in the county — boys or girls — to advance so far in the postseason. On Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon plays better in second half, but falls to Bay

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AVON — Bay scored two early goals Monday night and they held up for 69 minutes in a 2-1 win over old rival Avon. The Eagles, playing their season opener under a new coach using a new system, made a run in the second half and created some chances. It included a corner kick in Read More…