West nips Flyers in soccer match

Published 2:00 am Friday, August 31, 2012

Staff Report


WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth West Senators scored the game’s only goal just before halftime as they got past the St. Joseph Flyers 1-0 on Tuesday.

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West scored with 1:28 left in the first period on a goal by Aaron Craft in the evenly matched contest.

“In a tightly contested match, one bounce of the ball can determine the outcome,” said Flyers’ coach Tim Hopkins. “In spite of a great team effort, the ball just happened to bound the other way. Hats off to Portsmouth West. They are a much-improved side this season.”

St. Joseph visits New Boston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

St. Joseph 0 0 = 0

Ports. West 1 0 = 0

First Half

PW — Aaron Kraft 1:28

Game Statistics

Keeper Saves: Justin Mahlmeister (SJ) 7; West 5.

Shots On Goal: St. Joseph 8, West 9.

Corner Kicks: St. Joseph 3, West 3.


South Point 0, Portsmouth West 0

WEST PORTSMOUTH — The South Point Pointers and Portsmouth West Senators played to a scoreless tie on Thursday in a soccer match.

Goalie Brady Rickard had five saves while Wetzel had 15 for West.

The Pointers (2-1-1) host Lincoln County, W.Va., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.