PARKERSBURG - Senior Annie Crockett nearly had a clean slate and 10th-grader Caroline Dundervill found the back of the net a career-high four times here Thursday night at the Erickson All-Sports Facility as No. 4 Charleston Catholic maneuvered past host Parkersburg South, 5-1.
The Irish, winners of 10 straight to open their season, led 2-1 at intermission as the Patriots dropped to 3-4-1 on the campaign.
A bad pass by PSHS in the eighth minute that was intercepted by Payton Mullen led to Dundervill's first goal as the speedy sophomore raced toward the net and beat Patriot keeper Alexis Skinner.
Photo by Jeff Baughan
Parkersburg South's Alli Jones battles Charleston Catholic's Brianna Ross for the ball Thursday during their match at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Charleston Catholic won, 5-1.
Parkersburg South, which started the year 3-0 and returns to action at 1 p.m. Saturday with a road trip to Brooke, managed to square the affair in the 13th minute. Thanks to a Taylor Life assist, Patriot teammate Emily Brezler fired a long shot just under the bar that Crockett had no chance to defend.
The hosts had an opportunity to take the lead in the 34th minute, but Sydney Homan was unable to track down the ball before it reached the end line near the post as she kicked it into the side of the net.
A Patriot pass that went straight to Sophie Bumgarner turned disastrous in the 38th minute when the Irish sophomore sent a through ball to Dundervill which resulted in a 2-1 Charleston Catholic advantage.
It was a case of bad luck for the Patriots of head man Ron Bucholtz with 15 seconds left before intermission as a Homan shot deflected off the left post.
Jada Bohn helped the visitors to a 3-1 cushion in the 48th minute when she booted a corner kick that Mullen finished. The Irish led 4-1 after Dundervill smoked a shot just inside the top left corner to secure her hat trick.
Charleston Catholic, which returns to action at 6 p.m. Monday when Capital invades, pulled Dundervill shortly after her fourth goal in the 58th minute when she had an easy rebound score that got away from Skinner.
Both Life and Kenna Richards had shots on goal for the Patriots after falling behind 5-1, but Crockett held strong at the net and finished with six saves.