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Flyers end season unbeaten

The record was a record.

Monday, October 18, 1999

The record was a record. A 6-4 victory over the Greenup County (Ky.) Musketeers Saturday afternoon helped the St. Joe Flyers reach a series of milestones.

St. Joe finished the soccer regular season with its first-unbeaten year at 13-0-3 including a record nine shutouts. The 13 wins also marked a school record for victories in a single season.

"The team as a whole played very well. They played their hearts out," Flyers coach John Schwab said. "We showed a lot of spirit and did a wonderful job. We hope to continue that spirit in the tournament."

The Flyers will begin sectional tournament play at 5 p.m. Wednesday at New Boston against the winner of Monday’s game between Portsmouth West and Peebles.

St. Joe opened up what should have been a comfortable 3-0 lead the first half.

Pat Malone’s goal off an assist by Eric Waginger put St. Joe on the scoreboard quickly at the 1:43 mark.

Waginger scored unassisted nearly 26 minutes later and the Flyers were up 2-0. Rusty Yaniko then boomed a penalty kick with 31:10 showing on the first half clock.

Darin Scott’s goal to open the second half put Greenup on the scoreboard.

But Waginger scored on a header with an assist from Rusty Yaniko and the lead was 4-1.

Bob Cassity had back-to-back goals – second on a penalty kick – as Greenup cut the deficit in half.

Andy Stack ended any comeback hopes by Greenup as he scored two goals including one off an assist by Waginger and it was 6-3.

Greenup’s final score came with 15 seconds to play.

Schwab said the Flyers success can be traced by to seniors Josh Addis, Matt Frazer, Andy Stack, Charley Yaniko, Eric Waginger, and goalie John "Bub" Waginger.

"The seniors were the core of our team. Their leadership was invaluable," Schwab said.