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Flyers take to ground to beat Greenup, 3-2

LLOYD, Ky. — The St. Joseph Flyers did some air quality control.

After a 1-1 tie in the first half, the Flyers came back to beat the Greenup County Musketeers 3-2 Thursday in a soccer match.

“Greenup plays with the ball in the air a lot. Once we got the ball down on the ground in the second half, we played much better,” said Flyers’ coach Sissy Clyse. “Greenup is a much improved team and we’re playing better.”

Ike Palmer scored two goals for the Flyers with Levi Hopkins adding an assists. Justin Mahlmeister scored the deciding goal off an assist by Eli Lewis.

“We played well defensively,” said Clyse. “Spencer Schwab and Payton Blair played well and Justin Mahlmeister had a good game defensively.

“We made some moves that helped. Ike Palmer and Levi Hopkins ended up playing forward and that worked out for us.”

The Flyers had 14 shots on goal, six corner kicks and goal keeper Joseph “The Shoe” Unger had four saves.

Greenup County had just four shots on goal with eight keeper saves.

St. Joseph (2-3-2) hosts Portsmouth Clay at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

St. Joseph 1 2 = 3

Greenup County 1 1 = 2

SJ — Ike Palmer

GC — Trevor Rowe (corner kick)

SJ — Ike Palmer (assist Levi Hopkins)

SJ — Justin Mahlmeister (assist Eli Lewis)

GC — Andrew Zadrieszack

Statistics

Shots on goal: St. Joseph 14, Greenup 4. Keeper saves: St. Joseph 4, Greenup 8. Corner kicks: St. Joseph 6, Greenup 3.