Sports briefs: Hibriten shuts out Ashe, 4-0

By Nathan Ham -

LENOIR — Hibriten turned a 1-0 halftime lead into a 4-0 victory over the visiting Ashe County Huskies in varsity soccer action on Monday evening.

The Panthers kept its unbeaten season rolling right along, moving to 6-0 overall while the Huskies dropped to 2-2.

Hibriten got a strong game in net from senior Jacob Ferguson who kept Ashe off the scoreboard for the full 80 minutes of play.

Ashe had to play with 10 players for much of the second half after a red card for a tackle in the box against the keeper.

The Huskies will be back on the field hoping to snap their brief two-game losing skid on Sept. 7 at Mitchell County.

Twilight League playoffs underway

WEST JEFFERSON — The first round of the Twilight League playoffs are in the books. The top four teams in the regular season received a bye this week and will host the winners of this week’s matches.

Week 1 playoff results

AEV def. Peak Farms by forfeit

Badger Funeral Home (0) def. Mt. Jefferson Motors (-4)

Bureaucrats (17) def. W.J. Chevrolet (14)

Cardinal Lanes (-5) def. Scott Brothers (-8)

Week 2 playoff matchups

Furches Evergreens vs. Cardinal Lanes

Day’s Body Shop vs. Bureaucrats

Ashe County Builders vs. Badger Funeral Home

Mountain Aire vs. AEV

Mountaineer sports recap

BOONE — The Appalachian State Mountaineers had three sporting events take place on Sunday.

Men’s soccer

Bowling Green took down App State by a 3-1 score. The Mountaineers scored first with a goal from Jordan Mills in the third minute of play.

Bowling Green tied the contest in the 21st minute with a goal from Pat Flynn.

The Falcons took a 2-1 lead in the 45th minute when Keaton Reynolds connected on a header shot. Bowling Green added their final goal in the 61st minute when Flynn netted his second goal of the night.

“My hats off to coach Eric Nichols, his staff and BGSU,” App State head coach Jason O’Keefe said. “They deserved this result today, doing a lot of things right. We will need to learn from this game and get better for our next one. We will get back to the training ground this week and get better for ETSU on Saturday.”

Field hockey

Georgetown made the trip to Boone and left with a 4-3 victory of the Mountaineers.

“Today was a heart-breaker, but a really positive experience for our group,” said head coach Meghan Dawson. “We got better today and we were able to string more passes together. We had one of our freshman, Kaley Selner, step up today and add a goal and good defensive work. Our group will continue to work hard and get better everyday.”

The Mountaineers got goals from Taylor Cimbalist, Seiner and Ali Williams.

The Mountaineers will be on the road at James Madison this Friday.

Women’s soccer

The Lady Mountaineers are off to a nice start in the early season after defeating Radford on Sunday, 2-1.

App State now sits at 3-1 overall, which ties the best start for the program. The team started 3-1 in 1999.

“I’m so proud of these ladies,” App State head coach Sarah Strickland said. “They battled for a full 90 minutes and earned the result. Radford is a very good program and has been a team we have struggled to beat for two years. It was definitely good to get back on track and see so many of the girls step up and make an impact in tonight’s match. Jackie Nieradka and Morgan Mosack were incredible and both their first career goals, Taylor Ray was solid in the net and Kat Greer stepped in and created chances.”

It was Radford the struck first in the contest. Jasmine Casarez scored in the 12th minute to take an early 1-0 lead.

Nieradka found the equalizer for the Mountaineers with her first career goal in the 23rd minute.

Mosack put in the game-winner in the second half, which was also her first career goal.

Next on the schedule, the Mountaineers will head to Liberty on Friday.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

By Nathan Ham

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