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Flyers, Greenup battle to 2-2 tie

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

LLOYD, Ky. — Evenly matched teams meant an even game.

The St. Joseph Flyers and Greenup County Musketeers battled to a 2-2 tie in a soccer game on Thursday.

“Greenup County fields a very athletic team with all seniors. We linked up well in the attack third of the pitch, and our defense turned in a solid effort,” said Flyers’ coach Tim Hopkins.

Joseph Payton scored to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.

Seth Boyle got a direct free kick as Greenup tied the game at the half.

“We challenge our players to start the match strong and they responded,” said Hopkins.

Wade Reed had a goal to give the Musketeers a 2-1 lead but the Flyers tied the game on a put-back goal by Cole Willis with 10:09 on the clock.

Goalkeeper Justin Mahlmeister had 16 save for St. Joseph.

The Flyers hosts Chesapeake Tuesday starting with a junior high game at 4:30.

St. Joseph 1 1 = 2

Greenup County 1 1 = 2

First Half

SJ — Joseph Payton 10 yards (unassisted) 0:30

GC — Seth Boyle 20 yards direct free kick 18:10

Second Half

GC — Wade Reed 6-yard put-back 8:50

SJ — Cole Willis 5-yard put-back 10:09

Game Statistics

Shots on goal—St. Joseph 12, Greenup County 18.

Corner kicks—St. Joseph 3, Greenup County 3.

Goalkeeper saves—St. Joseph (Justin Mahlmeister) 16, Greenup County 10.

Direct kicks—St. Joseph 11, Greenup County 6.

Indirect kicks—St. Joseph 2, Greenup County 1.