A ton of stuff went down on Monday involving sports in postseason play. Here's a refresher:
Henry Clay had a heated battle with Mercer County that ended in a 2-1 win for the Blue Devils. Braxton Burton scored both goals for Henry Clay. Videos of each are below.
Braxton Burton header puts Henry Clay up 1-0. Started w/ a big ball from Aime Mabika to Josh Strange, who assisted. pic.twitter.com/WLRiXUgRYL— Josh Moore (@HLpreps) October 26, 2015
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Burton w/ another slick finish inside the box, this time assisted by Nick Whitehouse. Put Henry Clay up 2-0 at half. pic.twitter.com/WOClEtNeYj— Josh Moore (@HLpreps) October 26, 2015
He nearly had a third for the hat trick, but Mercer County keeper Zack Phillips made a big save. He also had two saves on a crucial defensive possession for the Titans late in the game.
Braxton Burton would have had a hat trick if not for this nice save by Mercer keeper Zack Phillips. pic.twitter.com/VKV8A4NLPt— Josh Moore (@HLpreps) October 27, 2015
Phillips with two big saves back-to-back for Mercer County. 19 minutes left, Henry Clay up 2-1. pic.twitter.com/pDuIy1szYw— Josh Moore (@HLpreps) October 27, 2015
Henry Clay and Perry Central will play at Lafayette at 4 p.m. Saturday. No. 1 Bowling Green, a 5-3 winner over Daviess County on Monday, will meet Rowan County — which defeated Pikeville 7-2 with two goals each from Kyland Carreon, Adam Duff and Larry Whelan — at Lafayette at noon Saturday.
The Colonels, who won 3-2, got goals from Bryce Day, Nick Jacobs and Griffin Lamb to get their second victory at Montgomery County this season.
The girls' first round gets underway tonight. All games begin at 7 p.m. (local to site). Here are the games in bracket order:
Notre Dame (19-5) at Bishop Brossart (14-9)
Sacred Heart (18-4-1) at Simon Kenton (18-3)
Murray (22-3) at Henderson (17-4-2)
Bethlehem (15-7-1) at Mercy (11-11-2)
Owensboro Catholic (22-2) at Bowling Green (18-2-2)
Johnson Central (16-3-1) at Rowan County (16-2-6)
Lexington Catholic (21-2-2) at Boyle County (21-2-2)
Corbin (11-6-3) at Estill County (18-1-2)
Sacred Heart defeated Louisville Christian 2-1 in the first semifinal game at Bellarmine. Savannah Elpers and Quincy Hernandez scored goals for the Valkyries, who outshot the Centurions 15-10. Here's the complete stat recap.
Manual upset defending champion Assumption 1-0 in the second semifinal, with Shelby Young coming off the bench to make the difference for the Crimsons. Here's the full stat recap from that one.
The championship game will be played at 8 p.m. Thursday at Bellarmine. It will be broadcast online at KHSAA.tv.
Henry Clay and Paul Laurence Dunbar each advanced with 3-0 sweeps Monday in the first round of the 11th Region tournament at Dunbar.
The Blue Devils (34-4) ran away against Madison Southern, coming away with 25-6 wins in each game. Dunbar (24-12) fared about as well, defeating 41st District champion Western Hills 25-13, 25-6 and 25-16.
Those two will meet in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Henry Clay won the regular season meeting at home 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 26-24).
Madison Central and Scott County (6 p.m.) and Tates Creek and Franklin County (7:30 p.m.) meet in Tuesday night's other first-round games. Those winners will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.