Pointers ease by Flyers, 3-2

Published 1:14 am Friday, October 2, 2015

Jim Walker



For the St. Joseph Flyers, this was an “M&M” game: mistakes and missed chances.

The Flyers had 16 fouls including two yellow cards and missed on several scoring chances in a 3-2 soccer loss to the South Point Pointers on Thursday.

“We played well tonight and it was a good team effort, but we didn’t finish on the opportunities we were given,” said Flyers’ coach Mike Balestra.

South Point (6-5-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first half on an unassisted goal by Merrick Harris at the 26-minute mark.

St. Joseph (4-4-3) tied the game at the 47:00 time slot of the second half on an unassisted goal by Dylan Arrington.

But the Pointers regained the lead when Jordan Overstreet scored on a penalty kick just a minute later.

The Flyers tied the game with 60:00 on the clock when Isaac Whaley scored on an unassisted goal.

But Jake Helton converted a penalty kick with 67:00 on the clock as the Pointers regained the lead for the third and final time.

Eli Lucas had 10 saves for the Pointers while Joey Bush registered 11 saves for the Flyers.

St. Joseph visits North Adams on Saturday. South Point hosts Rowan County, Ky., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

South Point 1 2 = 3

St. Joseph 0 2 = 2

First Half

SP — Merrick Harris (unassisted) 26:00

Second Half

SJ — Dylan Arrington (unassisted) 47:00

SP — Jordan Overstreet (penalty kick) 48:00

SJ — Isaac Whaley (unassisted) 60:00

SP — Jake Helton (penalty kick) 67:00

Saves — St. Joseph 11 (Joey Bush); South Point 10 (Eli Lucas)

Shots on Goal — St. Joseph 24, South Point 16

Corner Kicks — St. Joseph 4, South Point 2

Fouls — St. Joseph 16, South Point 10

Yellow Cards — St. Joseph 2, South Point 1

Penalty Kicks — St. Joseph 0, South Point 2