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Wildcats capture hard-fought win

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FRONT ROYAL -- Kelly Martin broke through with a goal in the 54th minute to lift host Warren County over Central 1-0 in a non-district girls soccer game on Monday.

Martin's goal came off an assist by Emily Heiston, and it was enough to help the Wildcats improve to 2-2-1 this season.

Warren County outshot the Falcons 29-14, but had trouble breaking through against Central goalkeeper Miranda Morris (23 saves). Wildcats keeper Haley Mills had 11 saves to earn the shutout.

"It was a team win," Warren County coach Mike Carpenter said. "The girls played together. The offense did a good job of working together to create scoring opportunities. The defense did a nice job of preserving the shutout."

Central fell to 0-2-1 with the loss.

Prep baseball

Warren County 6,

Central 4

FRONT ROYAL -- Host Warren County used a four-run fourth inning to rally from a two-run deficit and beat Central 6-4 on Monday.

"They got crucial hits when they needed to," Central coach Donn Foltz said. "It was a well-played game. We just came up a little short."

Prep softball

Strasburg 15, Stonewall 0

QUICKSBURG -- Visiting Strasburg downed Stonewall Jackson 15-0 on Monday.

No further information was available.

College softball

Shenandoah 4-2,

Ferrum 0-3

WINCHESTER -- Shenandoah University snapped its four-game softball losing streak by splitting a USA South Conference doubleheader with league-leading Ferrum on Monday.

Shenandoah (13-12-1, 5-7 USA South) was a 4-0 winner in the opener before Ferrum (21-11, 9-3) came back to win the nightcap, 3-2.

Shenandoah led the nightcap 1-0 after junior Catherine Pruiett led off the Hornets' third with a triple to dead center and then came home on Jolisa Jones' single up the middle.

Unfortunately for the Hornets, a chance for multiple runs went by the wayside when Jones was cut down at third on Lauren Wall's single into short left.

The Panthers combined three hits in the fifth off Game 2 starter Amanda Litwin (6-6) to score a pair of runs and then scored what proved to be the game-winner on an unearned run in the sixth.

In Game 1, Brooke Over (7-6) threw a two-hitter and struck out eight as the Hornets won, 4-0.

Over's offense gave her all the support she would need with one run in the second, but Shenandoah added to the advantage with another in the fourth and two more in the sixth.

Spina plated the game-winning run on an infield single that scored pinch runner Samantha Robson from third.

Over didn't need the extra help, as she retired the Panthers in order in the second, third, fourth and seventh innings.

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