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Pointers bounce back for win over T-Wolves

Jim Walker

SPRING VALLEY, W.Va. — What a difference two days made for the South Point Pointers.
After losing 5-1 at Wheelersburg on Thursday, the Pointers bounced back with a 2-0 shutout of the Spring Valley Timberwolves on Saturday.
“After the lackluster performance at Wheelersburg on Thursday night and a morning game on Saturday, I wasn’t sure what to expect going to Spring Valley,” said Pointers’ coach Zach Jenkins.
“The boys came in more focused (Saturday) and gave a much better effort. (At Wheelersburg) the effort and intensity was nowhere near what I wanted, especially in a tournament-like atmosphere.”
South Point (10-5) got a strong performance from goalie Brody Blackwell who had seven saves as the Pointers got their sixth shutout of the season.
Carmie McGuffin drew two different penalty kicks in the game, one of which Tyler Lilly converted into a goal at the 26-minute mark for the first score of the game.
“McGuffin was a nightmare for their back line with his speed and aggressiveness. He had our only goal at Wheelersburg so I’m hoping he’s hitting his stride at the right time of the year for us,” said Jenkins.
McGuffin scored a goal with 76 minutes on the clock thanks to a beautiful assist from Tanner Runyon.
“Our back line had a bounce back performance today. They played well and had to do quite a bit to deal with Spring Valley’s speed. Brody Blackwell made a couple of nice saves to keep the lead for us,” said Jenkins.
South Point finishes its regular season at Rock Hill on Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
South Point 1 1 = 2
Spring Valley 0 0 = 0
First Half
SP — Tyler Lilly (penalty kick) 26:00
Second Half
SP — Carmie McGuffin (assist Tanner Runyon) 78:00
Saves — SP: Brody Blackwell 7; SV: 9
Corner kicks — South Point 6, Spring Valley 5