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Female Flyers get 3-0 win

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

The St. Joseph Female Flyers might not have been at peak performance, but they still found a way to rise to the top.

Playing their fourth game in eight days including back-to-back games against tough opponents Huntington St. Joseph and Cross Lanes Christian, the Female Flyers were not as sharp on the soccer field Monday.

But they managed to summon enough energy to blank the Lincoln County Lady Panthers 3-0.

“We managed to get the win despite not playing our best soccer. I think we were a little worn down after four game sin eight days including two really difficult tests,” said St. Joseph coach Kyle Weatherholt.

“Our control and passing was just a little off and we struggled to put any possession together.”

St. Joseph got on the scoreboard in the 50th minute when Lynsey Booker scored with an assist by Emma Saxby who put the ball in play.

Booker then took the ball from a defender and beat the keeper for an unassisted goal seven minutes later and it 2-0 at the half.

“Kaylee Sheridan took control of the midfield and started driving the attack with some really nice passes,” said Weatherholt.

Ophelia Weatherholt scored an unassisted goal 10 minutes later for the final goal.

“She made a nice move to get around a defender and put a shot in from 15 yards out,” said coach Weatherholt.

St. Joseph hosts Wheelersburg at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lincoln County 0 0 = 0

St. Joseph 0 3 = 3

Second Half

SJ — Lynsey Booker (assist Emma Saxby) 50:00

SJ — Lynsey Booker (unassisted) 57:00

SJ — Ophelia Weatherholt (unassisted) 67:00