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Pointers down Panthers, 6-3

SOUTH POINT — It was Chesapeake’s coming out party, but the South Point Pointers decided to rain on that party.

Chesapeake played its first-ever soccer match but the Pointers spoiled the event with a 6-3 win Thursday. The game also marked the first soccer contest between two Ohio Valley Conference schools.

Led by Kayla Fletcher and Mario Palladino, the Pointers jumped out to a 4-0 first half lead and were never headed.

Fletcher scored an unassisted goal to put the Pointers up 1-0. Palladino made it 2-0 with a goal thanks to an assist from Erin Dillow.

Drew Cintula scored the third South Point goal and then Palladino recorded a goal with an assist from Fletcher to build a 4-0 halftime lead.

Fletcher and Palladino reversed their roles in the second half as Fletcher scored with an assist by Palladino. Dillow scored unassisted for the Pointers other goal.

Aris Garcia scored the Panthers’ first-ever goal.

Andrew Edwards had three saves and Steven Cogar one to pace the Pointers’ defense.

South Point (1-1) plays at Portsmouth Clay at 6 p.m. Tuesday.