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South Point rallies to tie Ashland, 2-2

Published 1:26am Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — A slow start but a fast finish were the story as the South Point Pointers rallied to tie the Ashland Tomcats 2-2 in a boys’ soccer game Tuesday.

“There were two halves to this game. They scored early and we scored,” said Pointers’ coach Zane Joy. “We didn’t come out ready. We adjusted but it took us awhile.”

The Pointers (10-1-2) fell behind 2-0 in the first eight minutes of the game. But the defense didn’t let the Tomcats scored the rest of the game, thus giving the offense a chance to rally.

And the offense did rally, but the Pointers waited until the final 10 minutes of the game.

Trey Kearns scored off an assist from Alex Whitt at the 70-minute mark to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.

Eight minutes later, Kearns crossed at about 40 yards away and Ryan Khounlavong had a diving header into the net for the tying goal.

Ashland had taken a 2-0 lead on a goal by McKenzie Malloy at the 4:00 mark and it was 2-0 after a goal by Casey Clark four minutes later. Jacob Day had an assist on both goals.

South Point was playing without injured Jeremiah Kipp as well as D.J. Dillow and Ryan Brown who were sick.

The Pointers host St. Joseph Tuesday on senior night.

Ashland 2 0 = 2

South Point 0 2 = 2

First Half

Ash — McKenzie Malloy (assist Jacob Day) 4:00

Ash — Casey Clark (assist Jacob Day) 8:00

Second Half

SP — Trey Kearns (assist Alex Whitt) 70:00

SP — Ryan Khounlavong (assist Trey Kearns) 78:00

Saves — Ashland 9 (Kyle Conley); South Point 5 (Brady Rickard).

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