The St. Gregory College Prep boys soccer team’s dominance in the Class 1A/3A Metro Region continued Wednesday.
The Hawks defeated Green Fields 8-1 to improve to 5-0 in league play and 8-2 overall.
Frankie Mgbolu nailed the first two goals in the first 20 minutes to set the tone.
“He got us off to a start and guided us,” coach Jeff Clashman said. “Different people had a lot of action. Jacob (Liston) came alive.”
Liston, a junior, had the third goal in the 25th minute, the first of his career.
Senior Abel Herrera assisted a Harvey Sayles goal and later scored on his own in the 40th minute.
“(Herrera’s) game has improved but his leadership and attitude are leading us in the right direction,” Clashman said.
Girls cross country
Fresh off last week’s win at the prestigious Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe, Ironwood Ridge took control of Wednesday’s meet at Cholla, finishing with the top six runners.
Kat Howard led the way for the Nighthawks, who finished with a score of 15. Howard won in 20 minutes, 52 seconds
Teammate Sara Miville was second in 21:28, followed by Allison Crawford, Lauren Cooper, Sam Winter and Pam Nguyen.
Casa Grande finished second with a score of 49; Cholla and Desert View did not score.
Sabino 21, Rincon/University 53, Canyon del Oro 55, Marana 113: Sabercats runner Christina Price was in first place, finishing the 3-mile race at Reid Park in 19:49.
Boys cross country
Sabino took control of the 3-mile race at Reid Park on Wednesday.
The Sabercats (20) beat Rincon/University (55), Canyon del Oro (63) and Marana (93).
Sabino secured the top four spots, led by Alex Evans first-place effort of 16:23. Teammate Steven Gregg took second (16:37), followed by Zach Cohen (16:45) and Ian Montejo (16:58).
Ironwood Ridge 27, Casa Grande 40, Cholla 114, Desert View DNS: Desert View runner Josue Saldivar placed first at Cholla in 17:27, edging Ironwood Ridge’s Steven Shaffer (17:30).
Catalina Foothills’ Brittany McKee shot a 5-over-par 41 to win medalist honors at Sierra Vista’s Mountain View course, leading her team to a 180-239 win over host Buena and Canyon del Oro (241).
Taylor Reed and Geoff Grammer contributed to this article.
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