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Wheelersburg blanks Flyers in soccer, 2-0

Published 11:26am Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

WHEELERSBURG — The score was the tale of the tape.

Two late second half scores by the Wheelersburg Pirates were enough to beat the St. Joseph Flyers in a soccer match on Thursday.

“It was like a couple of heavyweight boxers going at it, just hitting on each other but no one going down,” said Flyers’ coach Tim Hopkins.

“Both teams played very well. It was anybody’s match up to the final minutes. This is exactly how we want to be playing at this point in the season.”

After a couple of deep threats in a scoreless first half, the Pirates finally scored on a goal by Keith Thurmer from 12 yards out off an assist by Mark Butler at the 17:45 mark.

Thurmer scored again from 10 yards away with an assist form Mark Dalton with 36:00 on the clock.

The Flyers played Southeastern on Saturday and host New Boston at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday for senior night.

St. Joseph 0 0 = 0

Wheelersburg 0 2 = 2

Second Half

Wh — Keith Thurmer 12 yards (assist Mark Butler) 17:45

Wh — Keith Thurmer 10 yards (assist Mark Dalton) 36:00

Statistics

Shots on Goal: St. Joseph 4, Wheelersburg 8.

Goalkeeper Saves: St. Joseph 6 (Justin Mahlmeister), Wheelersburg 4 (Alex Dalton).

Corner Kicks: St. Joseph 1, Wheelersburg 6.

Direct Kicks: St. Joseph 7, Wheelersburg 10.

Indirect Kicks: St. Joseph 5, Wheelersburg 3.

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