Defenders blank Belpre, 2-0

Alex Hawley

September 4, 2013

BELPRE, Ohio — Back in the win column.

After back-to-back losses the Ohio Valley Christian soccer team bounced back to take a 2-0 triumph over host Belpre, Tuesday evening in Washington County.

OVCS (2-2-0) senior T.G. Miller snapped the 0-0 tie in the 21st minute on a penalty kick, following a Golden Eagles (0-2-0) handball. The score remained 1-0 at halftime.

In the second period the Belpre goalkeeper committed a handball violation outside the box that set up a Defenders free kick from 20 yards out. Miller cashed in on the free kick and put Ohio Valley Christian on top 2-0 with his second goal of the contest. The Defenders held off Belpre and took the 2-0 triumph.

Sophomore goalkeeper Marshall Hood finished with three saves in the game for OVCS, while Belpre’s Cody Storer finished with one save.

The Golden Eagles held a 4-to-1 advantage in corner kicks and a 6-to-4 advantage in shots. Each team finished with three shots on goal.

The Defenders will look for the season sweep of Belpre on September 15th, when the Golden Eagles travel to Gallipolis.