Below is a review of recent high school soccer action:
Oak Hill 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.
Midland Trail 0
Alec White had a hat trick, and Seth Wood scored two goals, to lift the Panthers past the Patriot boys.
Alex Testerman and Vaughn Campbell also had goals for PikeView (7-5-2). Quinton Brown made three assists, while Testerman and Noah Harrison had one each.
PikeView goalkeeper Austin Cordell had one save.
Trail’s Nick Brewer recorded eight saves.
Through 15 games, the Midland Trail boys had posted a 7-7-1 record in their second season.
Tyler Skaggs has led the Trail offense with seven goals, and Dallas Lesher recorded six. Other goal contributors included: Brewer, 4; Brandon Belcher, 3; Eric Chappell, 2; Daniel Hunter, 2; and B.J. Beaver, 1.
Michael Benson has registered three assists, Hunter has two assists, and Brewer, Skaggs, Lesher, Belcher, Austin Beaver and Jared Morris recorded one assist apiece.
Goalkeeper Rickie Carter posted 75 saves, and Brewer stopped 17 goals.
Trail will visit Shady Spring on Oct. 8.
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