Lady Panthers rally to tie Point Pleasant

Published 2:10 am Monday, October 15, 2012

Staff Report


POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers know there are two halves to a soccer game.

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Down 2-0 after the first half, the Lady Panthers dominated in the second half and rallied to tie the Point Pleasant Lady Big Black 2-2 on Saturday.

Carlee Dabney and Ashtyn Wedge scored first half goals to give Point Pleasant the lead.

But Carly Macfarland scored at the 51:00 mark off an assist from Jackie Nelson to cut the deficit in half, and Kierra Kerns scored with the help of an assist from Macfarland to tie the game with 69:00 on the clock.

Lady Panthers’ goalkeeper Jillian Ellis had six saves as each team registered nine shots on goal.

Chesapeake ends the regular season 8-5-2,the program’s best record in its brief three-year history.

The Lady Panthers will host West Union at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at South Point High School in the Division III sectional tournament. The winner advances to play at 1 p.m. Saturday at Minford.

Chesapeake 0 2 = 2

Pt. Pleasant 2 0 = 2

First Half

PP — Carlee Dabney 18:00

PP — Ashtyn Wedge 29:00

Second Half

Ch — Carly Macfarland (assist Jackie Nelson) 51:00

Ch — Kierra Kerns (assist Carly Macfarland) 69:00


Shots on Goal: Chesapeake 9, Pt. Pleasant 9

Corner Kicks: Chesapeake 5, Pt. Pleasant 0

Goalkeeper Saves: Chesapeake 6 (Jillian Ellis), Pt. Pleasant 4 (Delaney Bronosky)