W.Va. girls prevail; boys tie in OVAC Soccer

STEUBENVILLE – West Virginia won the Girls’ OVAC All-Star Game held Sunday at Harding Stadium, while the boys’ game ended in a 3-3 tie.

The Mountaineers girls prevailed 3-0 behind a goal each from Wheeling Park’s Meghan Horan and the Wheeling Central duo of Beth Stayduhar and Mary Stahl.

Wheeling Park’s Ashley Grove was named West Virginia’s Offensive Most Valuable Player, while Trinity’s Katie Kenney was the squad’s defensive MVP.

Amy Davis, of Madonna, earned a victory in goal for West Virginia, which led 2-0 at halftime.

For Ohio, St. Clairsville’s Falon Weidman was the Offensive MVP and Cambridge’s Liz Mitchell, who was in goal for the Buckeyes, earned top defensive honors for her club. Weidman is headed to Wheeling Jesuit.

Linsly’s Jamal Banks opened the scoring in the boys’ game before Ohio tied it at 1-1 just before halftime on a goal by Brandon Llewellyn of Steubenville.

Cambridge’s Seth Warden gave the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead before West Virginia came back on a goal from Weir’s Kenny Muhart. The Mountaineers pulled ahead on Morgantown’s David Minehart’s goal with 21:14 remaining. Less than a minute later, Steubenville Catholic’s Brandon Llewellyn scored the game’s final goal.

Juan Cardenas of Parkersburg South was named West Virginia’s Offensive MVP, while Magnolia goalie Alex Pancake earned top defensive honors.

For Ohio, the Offensive MVP was Warden and the defensive star was Andrew Connor of East Liverpool.