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Youthful Flyers are improving

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

The St. Joseph Flyers opened the soccer season 2-0-1.
“Overall it was a productive three games for our young team. We lost seven starters and 13 seniors to graduation,” said Flyers’ coach Mike Balestra.
“Our group is working hard and improving and trying to improve. They are a great group of players.”
St. Joseph 2,
New Boston 2
In the St. Joseph Flyers’ first soccer game of the season, they tied the New Boston Tigers 2-2.
Jackson Rowe and Vincent Kearins each had goals for the Flyers while Kade Conley got both goals for New Boston.
Isaac Whaley had two assists and goalkeeper Jerod Johnson four saves for St. Joseph. The Flyers had 21 shots and 13 shots on goal, two corner kicks, seven fouls and one offside penalty.
New Boston’s Kyle Sexton had 11 saves and the Tigers had six shots on goal, three corner kicks, nine fouls and one offside.
St. Joseph 4,
Greenup County 0
Bryce Balestra, Jimmy Mahlmeister, Rowe and Whaley all had goals for the Flyers.
Whaley had two assists and Zach Roach one. Johnson got four saves as he recorded the shutout.
The Flyers had 25 shots and 14 on goal. They had six corner kicks, five fouls and one offside penalty.
The Musketeers’ goalie George Walters had 10 saves. They had six shots with four on goal, one corner kick, three fouls and one offside penalty.
St. Joseph 4, West Carter 3
Whaley racked up two goals while Roach and Mahlmeister one each.
Ethan Sheridan, Balestra and Whaley each had an assist. Johnson had six saves as the goalkeeper.
The Flyers had 20 shots, six on goal, five corner kicks, eight fouls and one offside penalty.
Mason Campbell scored all three goals for the Comets. Jody Ingles had two saves.
The Comets had 13 shots, nine on goal, seven corner kicks, six fouls and one offside.