FHS, MHS girls soccer squads earn triumphs


Fairbanks’ Emma Cook (13) battles a Madison Plains opponent for possession of the ball on Thursday. The Lady Panthers rolled to a 14-0 victory.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)


Jenna Rioch (right) of Marysville races to reach the ball during Thursday’s match against Columbus Bishop Watterson. MHS won, 2-1.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)


Armed with a 7-0 lead at halftime, the Lady Panthers of Fairbanks coasted to a 14-0 varsity soccer triumph over Madison Plains on Thursday.

Sami Adkins led Fairbanks’ (2-0-0) potent offense with four goals.

Emma Cook joined her in multiple goals with two.

Single scores came from Rebecca Dean, Kate Ruff, Carly Lehman, Ellie Carter, Molly Olson, Elaina Lahmers, Kate Coy and Ava Orders.

At one point in the game, Fairbanks’ lineup primarily consisted of freshmen.

Despite the youth on the field, the Lady Panthers completely dominated the Golden Eagles.

Cook recorded a pair of assists.

Olson, Anna Poling and Dean also tallied assists.

Avery Groves began the contest in the net for Fairbanks and finished with a pair of saves.

Brynne Stanley replaced her at keeper. She did not record a save.

Madison Plains keeper Brooke Edwards turned away 14 FHS shots on goal.

MHS girls

down Watterson

Caitlin Cotner tallied two goals in the second half to give the Marysville Lady Monarchs a 2-1 triumph over Columbus Bishop Watterson.

Kindell Duke assisted on both scores and Brielle Young finished the game with nine saves in the net.

The score was deadlocked at 0-0 by halftime.

“This was a good win for us,” said MHS coach Nathan Andrews, whose team improved to 2-1.

The victory came against a Watterson program that played in the Division I state semifinals in 2018.

Marysville’s jayvee team won the preliminary game, 1-0.

Savannah Organ scored the Jr. Monarchs’ goal.

Monarchs drop game

St. Francis DeSales handed Marysville’s boys soccer squad a 4-1 setback.

The game was tied at 1-1 by halftime.

Goals by Jack Francisco and Adam Shaffer allowed the Stallions to take control of the game during the second half.

Francisco notched a hat trick (three goals).

Joey Duke tallied the Monarchs’ lone goal.

Grant Kaifas of MHS turned away eight DeSales shots on goal.

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