Flyers can’t rally from early deficit

Published 3:11 am Thursday, September 19, 2013

Jim Walker


The St. Joseph Flyers need to throw their shovels away.

The Flyers dug themselves yet another first half hole and couldn’t get out as they lost 4-2 to the Southeastern Panthers Tuesday.

St. Joseph was down 2-0 after 15 minutes into the soccer game and Southeastern scored again to start the second half before Joseph Payton scored an unassisted goal for the Flyers.

“It was disappointing that we fell behind 3-0 again before we got on the board,” said Flyers’ coach Mike Arrington. “We are always playing catch up this season and I think most of it is the lack of experience.”

The Panthers scored to go up 4-1 and Payton scored his second goal with an assist from Alexander Ward.

The Flyers had 18 shots on goal compared to 19 for Southeastern. Goalie Joey Bush had six saves.

“We just couldn’t finish,” said Arrington. “With the season more than half way over at this point, we need to take a careful look at what works and what doesn’t.”

The Flyers host Lincoln County (W.Va.) Thursday.