PARKERSBURG - After a scoreless first half, visiting George Washington tallied the game's final two goals following a Parkersburg High score as the Patriots posted a 2-1 win over the Big Reds in a varsity girls soccer match Thursday evening at Stadium Field.
PHS, now 3-2, travels to Huntington Saturday for a 10 a.m. match versus the host Highlanders, with the JV contest at noon. The victory improved GW's record to 3-0 on the season.
Defense was the name of the game in the first half Thursday before the Big Reds' Connie Chefren got herself free to boot the ball into the net at 32:19 of the second half.
Photo by Jeff Baughan
George Washington's Taylor Ellis, right, battles Parkersburg's Jessica Rogers for the ball Thursday. George Washington scored a 2-1 win.
Chefren got the ball from Kailey Cox in front of the goal to the left, but had to maneuver to get around her defender for an open shot and put it into the right side of the net. However that was the extent of PHS' scoring on the night.
The Patriots' Andrea Breeden tied the count at 1-1 with 19:51 to play, making a little move coming in from the right wing to get past a defender and drill the ball into the other side of the net.
Then Stephanie Kelly got the game-winner for GW off a free kick on the left sideline near the corner, hammering it home into the opposite side of the net.
At Stadium Field, Parkersburg
George Washington girls 2,
Parkersburg High 1
GW (3-0) 0 2 - 2
PHS (3-2) 0 1 - 1
PHS: Connie Chefren, assist Kailey Cox, 32:19, 2nd half
GW: Andrea Breeden, 19:51, 2nd
GW: Stephanie Kelly, free kick, 2nd
Shots on goal: PHS 7, GW 16
Keeper saves: PHS (Taylor Beckley) 14, GW (Olivia Miller) 6
Next msatch: PHS at Huntington 10 a.m. Saturday (JV at noon)
Morgantown boys 3,
Parkersburg South 1
PSHS (2-2-1) 0 1 - 1
MHS 1 2 - 3
M: Saenz (assist Nate Bolles) 39th minute
M: Bolles (assist Kilwein) 64th minute
PS: Juan Cardenas (assist Dillon Dowler) 70th minute
M: Minehart (unassisted) 78th minute
Shots: PS 12, M 15
Corner kicks: PS 0, M 5
Keeper saves: PS 7 (Lincoln Morgan), M 6 (N/A)
JV match: Morgantown 4, Parkersburg South 0
Next match: John Marshall at Parkersburg South 10 a.m. (varsity only) Saturday.
Warren boys 2, Chillicothe 1
Chillicothe 1 0 - 1
Warren (3-0) 2 0 - 2
W: Ty Kroner (unassisted) 14th minute
W: Evan Yabs (assist Nick Koch) 27th minute
C: Noah Adams (unassisted) 39th minute
Shots: C 3, W 12
Corner kicks: C 4, W 5
Keeper saves: C 4 (Tristan Oesterle), W 0 (Cody Stanley)
JV score: Warren 2, Chillicothe 2
At Tyler Consolidated
Steubenville 4, Tyler 0
Steubenville (3-2) 1 3 - 4
Tyler (1-6) 0 0 - 0
S: Susan Almeida 3 goals; assists 2 by Sha'miah Lindsay, other unassisted
S: Lindsay, assist Almeida
Shots on goal: Steubenville 20, TC 4
Keeper saves: Steubenville (Lauren Gray) 4; TC (Sophie Kinnard) 16
Corner kicks: Steubenville 4, TC 0
Next match: Tyler at Weirton Madonna 1 p.m. Saturday
The Big Reds had several scoring chances in the final 3:36, but missed a shot in close and then had the ball kicked away from in front of the goal with five seconds left.
On the game-winning goal, ''they played it quickly and our defense wasn't ready,'' said PHS head coach Kristen Schreiber. ''She placed it in the right place, but we were slow in getting set up.
''We let one go tonight. I feel like we made two critical errors and they converted on them. The regular season's a learning process, but we let this one slip away."