Branch sweeps Salem

From Staff Reports

SALEM–The state-ranked West Branch girls soccer team continued its undefeated season with a 1-0 win over Salem at Reilly Stadium on Wednesday.

Lexi Biery scored a last-minute goal for the Warriors, who improve to 13-0-2. Olivia McLean provided the assist. Sam Plocher had three saves in goal.

Bailee Thorn had eight saves in goal for the Quakers.

The Warriors, who are ranked ninth in the Division II state poll, are back in action Saturday against Beaver Local. Salem will host Youngstown Ursuline in sectional tournament play at 7 p.m. Monday.

Salem and West Branch played to a 0-0 draw in the junior varsity match.

West Branch 3, Salem 1

BELOIT–The West Branch boys soccer team poured in three first-half goals en route to a 3-1 victory over Salem Wednesday.

Will Cunningham scored the lone goal for the Quakers, who fall to 6-7-2. Bryce Owen had 15 saves in goal.

Salem closes the regular season at LaBrae Thursday.