Female Flyers roll past Lady Panthers

Published 2:53 am Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jim Walker



It took a little while for the St. Joseph Female Flyers to get going, but once they did they wouldn’t stop.

Scoreless for the first 15 minutes, the Female Flyers got a goal from Kaylee Sheridan off an assist from Ariel Porter that triggered a 7-1 soccer win over the Chesapeake Lady Panthers Monday.

“It took us a little wile tonight to break down Chesapeake’s defense,” said St. Joseph coach Kyle Weatherholt. “Kaylee got in behind and beat the keeper. That opened the floodgates and we scored three more goals in the first half.”

Lysey Booker scored the second goal with an assist from Emma Saxby and then Saxby and Sidney Payne each scored unassisted goals and it was 4-0 at the half.

Natalie Heaberlin began the second half with a goal with Payne getting the assist.

Saxby got a goal and Booker an assist and then they switched roles to cap the Female Flyers’ scoring.

Chesapeake avoided the shutout on a goal by Sydnee Hall.

The Female Flyers have allowed just two goals in 240 minutes this season. Weatherholt praised the defensive effort.

“Meg Alexander has stepped in and filled the goalkeepr role as if she’s been playing there for years,” said Weatherholt. “Defender Austin Roach and Ophelia Weatherholt along with Natalie Heaberlin and Brea Eastham have been outstanding.

“Megan Riley has put a lot of good minutes in as well. Kaylee Sheridan has been excellent in the holding midfielder role doing work defensively as well as being a key playmaker. Many of our goals have started with key passes from Kaylee in transition.”

St. Joseph plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South Point.

Chesapeake 0 1 = 1

St. Joseph 4 3 = 7

First Half

SJ — Kaylee Sheridan (assist Ariel Porter)

SJ — Lynsey Booker (assist Emma Saxby)

SJ — Emma Saxby (unassisted)

SJ — Sidney Payne (unassisted)

Second Half

SJ — Natalie Heaberlin (assist Sidney Payne)

SJ — Emma Saxby (assist Lynsey Booker)

SJ — Lynsey Booker (assist Emma Saxby)

Ch — Sydnee Hall (unassisted)