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Female Flyers win 5-1

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

Practice and patience paid off.

The St. Joseph Female Flyers used the two qualities to beat the South Point Lady Pointers 5-1 Wednesday in a soccer game.

“The girls looked much better tonight. We’ve been working in practice on how to break down a strong defense that’s sitting deep with seven or eight in the back,” said St. Joseph coach Kyle Weatherholt.

“Our girls played with great patience in the attack and moved the ball well. Emma Saxby was great tonight in the playmaking central role. She was picking out the right passes and controlling the tempo well.”

Booker scored three goals in the first 25 minutes and had a few near misses.

In the 30th minute, Ophelia Weatherholt made a run-out of the back down the left side and pull the ball back to Kaylee Sheridan who buried the shot from 25 yards away.

Payne scored in the 34th minute following a nice build up.

“We continued to play well and nearly scored on several occasions,” said Weatherholt. “Lynsey Booker and Sidney Payne were moving well up front and finding gaps and Emma found them.”

After a foul just outside the box, South Point scored its goal on a free kick.

Weatherholt played his reserves in the second half.

St. Joseph plays at Northwest at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

South Point 1 0 = 1

St. Joseph 5 0 = 5

First Half

SJ — Lynsey Booker (unassisted)

SJ — Lynsey Booker (assist Emma Saxby)

SJ — Lynsey Booker (assist Amber Neal)

SJ — Kaylee Sheridan (assist Ophelia Weatherholt)

SJ — Sidney Payne (assist Lynsey Booker)

SP — Free kick