GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Just in the nick of time.
With the match tied headed into the 80th minute when T.G. Miller found the back of the net off of a Justin Beaver assist to give the Defenders the 2-1 victory over visiting Teays Valley Christian, Friday night in the Old French City.
The Defenders (5-4-1) got on the board first with a goal by Micah Sanders in the 33rd minute off of the assist by Beaver. The score remained the same until the 78th minute when Teays Valley Christian’s Eli Gillespie found the back of the net. In the 80th minute OVCS earned a corner kick, and Beaver passed the ball past the TVCS keeper. Miller knocked the ball in the net take the 2-1 victory.
The Lions held a 13-to-11 advantage in shots, a 12-to-9 advantage in shots on goal and a 7-to-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Marshall Hood had 11 saves for the Defenders, while Luke Mace had seven for Teays Valley Christian.