In a strong statement, the Bishop Grimes girls soccer team met Class D power McGraw and put together a 2-0 shutout of the Eagles, exactly the opposite of what would happen to the boys Cobras later in the week.
A goal in each half proved enough, as Seanna Laneve and Alex Guhin found the net and Kennedy Yearby added an assist. Ashley Morgan was solid in the net, too, stopping all seven shots she faced.
But the Cobras lost a tight 1-0 decision to Bishop Ludden on Wednesday. Despite Morgan’s nine saves, Grimes did not sustain much of an attack, only getting three shots, and the Gaelic Knights prevailed on Shelby Hunter’s second-half goal.
MPH’s girls handled Cato-Meridian 7-1 last Tuesday afternoon, getting away in the second half with four unanswered goals. Seven different players – Vicki Gregory, Terry Netusil, Alexa Melendez-Martineau, Christy Murphy, Annie Simmonds, Rowan Johnson and Michele Bevilacqua – came up with the seven goals.
The Trojans (8-5) followed that up by handling Pulaski 5-0 on Friday afternoon. Melendez-Martineau scored twice, while Netusil managed a goal and assist. Jessica Gavigan and Leigh Preston each had two assists.
Grimes took its own shots at Pulaski on Saturday in an 8-1 romp to improve its record to 10-4. Yearby had a three-goal hat trick, with Guhin getting a goal and three assists. Ellen Callahan and Toni Laneve each got one goal and one assist, with Stephanie Lasnicki and Kristen Hughes also converting.