The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


October 3, 2012

High school soccer roundup

— Below is a review of recent high school soccer action:

Oak Hill 1

Winfield 1

The underdog Oak Hill boys battled visiting Winfield to a 1-1 deadlock Saturday.

The Generals had lost only to Hurricane, 1-0, with wins over such teams as Spring Valley, Saint Joe, George Washington, Greenbrier East and Woodrow Wilson.  

Oak Hill drew first blood on a Jacob Kemlock goal from about 25 yards away, then Winfield responded quickly with a goal of its own.

In an interview earlier this season, first-year coach Kyle Kent, an OHHS teacher who played soccer collegiately in upstate New York, said his team was making progress with an eye toward the postseason.

At the time, Kent discussed leaning on contributions from seasoned players such as Kemlock, Brandon Murdock, Austin Nolan, Joey Re and Tony Tredway, as well as newer players such as Ian Hunt and Jon Hardman, to build toward a successful season.

“Each day, my goal is that we try to get better,” he said. “I think we can be real competitive in our section.”

Among the keys for the Red Devils, he said, were to get better ball movement at the top, work at a higher pace, steer away from individual play, and improve on decision-making.

“We have a bunch of good kids out. We’ll continue to look forward to working hard and having a great season.”

Midland Trail 6

Wyoming East 2

Mindy Sevy and Molly Sevy scored two goals apiece as Midland Trail downed visiting Wyoming East Monday.

Heaven Simms and Hannah Legg added a goal each for Midland Trail (8-4-2). Marissa Workman, Summer Withee, Mindy Sevy and Samantha Wilson each had an assist.

Hope McNeely scored a goal and assisted on one by Samantha England.

Wyoming East keeper Krista Williams had 11 saves.

The Patriot girls will play at Scott on Oct. 4 and at St. Joseph on Oct. 6.

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