Flyers shut out McClain in opener, 4-0

Published 7:46 pm Saturday, August 12, 2023

By Jim Walker

Opening day was a wash.

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A whitewash, that is.

The Flyers opened the soccer season on Friday with a 4-0 shutout of the Greenfield McClain Tigers.

The Flyers’ goalkeepers had 7 total saves. Evan Balestra had 5 saves with Eli Ford and Ian Whaley registered one save each.

St. Joseph’s starting defense who combined with Balestra on the shutout were captain Bryson Burcham, Eric Dutey, Blake Medinger and Whaley.

Wesley Neal scored 2 goals while Brady Medinger and Mason Weber had one goal each.

Medinger had 2 assists with Landon Rowe and Neal getting one assists each.

Rowe led the team with 6 shots. Medinger and Neal took 4 each.

St. Joseph took 21 shots with 10 on goal.

McClain   0 0 = 0

St. Joseph 2 2 = 4

First Half

SJ — Brady Medinger (assist Wesley Neal) 35:10

SJ — Wesley Neal (assist Landon Rowe) 22:14

Second Half

SJ — Mason Weber (assist Brady Medinger) 29:23

SJ — Wesley Neal (assist Brady Medinger) 2:46

Shots: McClain 16, St. Joseph 21.

Shots on Goal: McClain 7, St. Joseph 10.

Corner kicks: McClain 5, St. Joseph 3

Fouls: McClain 13, St. Joseph 2