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Whaley’s 5 goals spark Lady Flyers win over Panthers

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

To look at how small Emma Whaley stands, one would never call her gluttonous.
But Whaley was just that on Monday as she recorded a “glut” which is five soccer goals in one game to lead the St. Joseph Lady Flyers to an 8-2 non-league win over the Chesapeake Lady Panthers.
“Emma Whaley had a great game tonight,” said Lady Flyers’ coach Dan Blair.
“But the girls had their best passing game of the season tonight.”
St. Joseph took 36 shots compared to only nine for the Lady Panthers. Despite the disproportion in shots, Chesapeake still managed 23 saves.
Lady Flyers’ goalie Gracie Damron had five saves.
Whaley got the scoring underway just eight minutes into the game off an assist from Lydia Sheridan.
Whaley made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal at the 17-minute mark.
Aubrey Sutton fired in a shot in the 22-minute as the ball rocketed off a Lady Panthers for an own goal.
Olivia Kerns scored three minutes later to give Chesapeake its first goal, but Whaley got that goal back with 33 minutes on the clock and the halftime score was 4-1.
Kerns scored again on a breakaway eight minutes into the second half and it was 4-2.
But the Lady Flyers RIght) dominated from that point on.
Whaley scored at the 56-minute mark and then Lydia Sheridan scored off an excellent long ball assist from Kaitlyn Sheridan just two minutes later.
Whaley then capped off her scoring for the game with 61 minutes on the clock.
Lydia Sheridan completed the game’s scoring with an unassisted goal with 10 minutes to play.
The Lady Flyers will celebrate senior night on Wednesday when they host Rock Hill.