Redwomen use big 2nd half to edge Lady Pointers

Published 1:31 am Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Jim Walker

SOUTH POINT — This battle for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference went to the Rock Hill Redwomen.
With all the scoring coming in the second half, the Redwomen remained unbeaten in the OVC as they beat the South Point Lady Pointers 3-1 in a soccer game on Tuesday.
Rock Hill is now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the OVC. South Point fell to 4-6 and 3-2.
“South Point girls came to play tonight,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Erin Jenkins. “We held Rock Hill scoreless in the first half who is a high-scoring team and in first place in the OVC.
“We had two defensive lapses that resulted in goals in the second half. You have to be on you’re a-game when playing Rock Hill or they will take advantage of your mistakes. Unfortunately, tonight we had two mistakes for the entire game and Rock Hill took advantage by scoring on those mistakes.”
After a scoreless first half, Lucy Simpson got a goal less than two minutes second period.
Jacyie Walters answered with a powerful shot which deflected off a Rock Hill player and went into the goal to tie the game.
With less than 15 minutes to play, Makayla Scott found the back of the net twice to provide the margin of victory.
Freshman Bri Reynolds — who leads the league in goals — was held in check by the Lady Pointers Sarah Roach.
We decided to man mark (Reynolds) with Sarah Roach. I could not have asked for more from Roach. And Emily Byrd had her best game yet with a career-high 13 saves. It’s so exciting watching Emily get better and better every game in the goal,” said Jenkins.

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