PHILIPPI - Quentin Mouser scored three first-half goals to lead top-seeded Philip Barbour past rival Grafton 5-1 Tuesday in Class AA, Region II, Section 1 tournament action at George Byrer Field.
With the win the Colts (11-8-1) advanced to the sectional championship game and will entertain either Berkeley Springs or Frankfort Thursday at 6 p.m.
"It was nice to pick up the win," Philip Barbour coach Ron Jones said. "I thought we played well and communicated well."
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Philip Barbour’s Quentin Mouser, right, heads in one of his three first-half goals while being surrounded by a host of Grafton defenders Tuesday in the Colts’ 5-1 sectional tournament win at George Byrer Field.
Philip Barbour jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Mouser scored the first of three goals off a corner kick from Micah Shahan just seven minutes into the game.
The Colts extended the lead to 2-0 when Mouser scored his second goal off another corner kick, this time from Saige Cline with 24 minutes left in the first half.
Mouser capped off his stellar night and gave the Colts a 3-0 advantage with 1:00 remaining in the first half.
All three of Mouser's goals were headed in off corner kicks. Shahan delivered the ball for Mouser's final score.
"I thought Quentin really played well," Jones said. "I told him it was the best he played all season."
The Colts extended the lead to 4-0 when Tyler Schiefelbein found the back of the net with 12 minutes to go in the contest.
Grafton cut the deficit to 4-1 off a Briar Hickman goal, before Philip Barbour ended the scoring in the game when Travis Booth scored on a penalty kick with 8:45 remaining.
The Colts held a 15-4 advantage in shots on goal and a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.
Schiefelbein and Micah Shahan combined for six saves in net for the Colts.
Grafton ends the season with a 3-18 mark.
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Tygarts Valley 3,
Pocahontas County 0
MILL CREEK - Tygarts Valley defeated Pocahontas County 3-0 Tuesday in Potomac Valley Conference volleyball action.
The Lady Bulldogs (8-4) won the match in three sets, 25-12, 25-20 and 25-17.
Erin Murphy had nine ace serves, while Shanda Howell had eight kills for Tygarts Valley.
Kelsey Arbogast finished with 16 assists for the Lady Bulldogs.
Tygarts Valley will travel to Trinity on Thursday for a tri-match with Notre Dame starting at 6 p.m.
Bridgeport 3, Elkins 2
The Elkins High School volleyball lost to Bridgeport 3-2 Tuesday in Big 10 Conference action at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.
After dropping the first two sets of the match 25-23 and 25-11, the Lady Tigers (4-9) battled back and won the next two games, 25-22 and 25-13.
Bridgeport then edged Elkins 15-12 in the fifth set to hold on for the victory.
"I thought we played really well tonight," Elkins coach Penny Crawford said. "We just couldn't get the job done,"
Kaitlyn Miller had four ace serves, 12 set assists, eight solo blocks and 20 hits for the Lady Tigers.
Delaney Johnson followed with 15 kills, 18 hits and seven blocks for Elkins.
Contrara Huffman finished with five ace serves and 32 sets for the Lady Tigers, while Natalie Green chipped in with 10 set assists, four kills and 13 hits.
Ashley Simmons also had a solid showing for Elkins, collecting 11 set assists, three kills and 15 hits.
Amiah Price added eight kills and 25 hits for the Lady Tigers.
Elkins (2-11) lost the junior varsity contest 25-12 and 25-6.
The Lady Tigers will entertain North Marion for another conference matchup today at 7 p.m.