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Injury-plagued Female Flyers post shutout soccer win

Published 3:09am Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Jim Walker


SOUTH POINT — Down but far from out.

The St. Joseph Female Flyers’ roster was down due to injuries, but they pulled together to blank the South Point Lady Pointers 7-0 last week.

St. Joseph lost left back Natalie Heaberlin to a season ending knee injury and two other players suffered minor injuries against the Lady Pointers. St. Joseph coach Kyle Weatherholt said the team came together after the injuries.

“The girls were inspired to win the game for Natalie and came out and played fantastic soccer. We had a great combination of team possession play as well as great individual direct play,” said Weatherholt.

Sidney Payne, Kaylee Sheridan and Emma Saxby all scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Female Flyers.

St. Joseph’s final goal was scored by Hannah Miller with an assist from sister Molley Miller.

With no replacement for Heaberlin, the Female Flyers were forced to change their formation

“Ariel Porter, Ashlee Blankenship and Brea Eastham adapted to their new roles in the new formation and really put in strong performances,” said Weatherholt.

“Changing the point,speed and method of attack and being more unpredictable is a theme we’ve b een working on in training.”

St. Joseph visits Chesapeake Wednesday.


SJ — Emma Saxby (assist Sidney Payne)

SJ — Sidney Payne (unassisted)

SJ — Kaylee Sheridan (unassisted)

SJ — Sidney Payne (assist Kaylee Sheridan)

SJ — Emma Saxby (unassisted)

SJ — Kaylee Sheridan (assist Emma Saxby)

SJ — Hannah Miller (assist Molly Miller)

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