By Rob Hamilton
Both Highland soccer teams earned Tuesday wins at Loudonville.
The boys took an early lead over their hosts and were able to finish strongly in picking up a 3-2 win. In the first half, Caleb Hunter and Mason Keller assisted on an Austin Smith goal and then Smith earned the assist on a Zach Granger goal to give the team a 2-0 advantage at the intermission.
Loudonville tied the game with a pair of second-half goals, but Highland would strike back to get the winning goal, as Cameron Striblin and Smith assisted on a score by Granger.
The girls’ team clinched its first winning season in four years of competition by defeating the Redbirds 3-0. The team now is 8-4-2.
In the first half, Emma Hinkle scored the team’s first goal on an assist from Briauna Bisbee. Izzy Arnett-Tomasek added a goal off a free kick to make the score 2-0 at the break.
Highland would add a third goal in the second half as Madison Dudgeon scored to end the game’s scoring. Madison Zamer was credited with a shutout in goal — the team’s fifth of the season.
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