CUMBERLAND — Kate Baker scored two goals to lead Mountain Ridge over Bishop Walsh 4-2 in high school girls soccer action Tuesday afternoon at Brother Stephen F. Paul Stadium.
It was the Miners’ (5-3-2) second straight victory while at the same time stopping the Spartans’ nine-game win streak.
Mountain Ridge jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Reagan McKenzie at the 16-minute mark on an assist by Ella Hoffman and Baker’s first goal, off of a corner kick, at 21:02 from an assist by Abby Rose. Gabby Wolfe scored on a header off of a corner kick at 26:42 with another assist by Rose.
Bishop Walsh responded with Ale Puerto’s unassisted goal less than four minutes before halftime.
“We gave up the corner kicks and go down 3-1,” said Bishop Walsh head coach Ray Kiddy. “We fought hard to get back in it.”
Puerto’s second goal on an assist from Lexi Appel pulled the Spartans to within one at 3-2, but Baker’s unassisted goal with 11:12 to play stopped BW’s momentum.
“Hats off to Mountain Ridge,” Kiddy said. “They did a great job.”
The victory was Mountain Ridge head coach Gene Lescallette’s 300th of his career. He is 71-15-7 with the Miners. Before that, he was 103-127-26 at Oviedo High School in Oviedo, Florida (1986-96) and he was 126-66-14 at Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona (1997-2006). He began coaching at Mountain Ridge in 2014.
The Miners doubled Bishop Walsh in shots, 20-10, and had one more corner kick, 3-2.
Puerto and Sarah Wharton combined to make 12 saves with Wharton stopping nine. The Miners’ Makayla Alexander saved eight shots.
Bishop Walsh (10-3) plays at Johnstown Christian Academy on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The Miners visit Southern tonight.