GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.
The Crosslanes Christian soccer team routed Ohio Valley Christian to the tune of 8-2, Thursday night in the Old French City.
The Warriors (13-2) got on the board in the third minute off the foot of Ian George, but the Defenders (5-6-1) answered back with a score of their own in the fourth minute when T.G. Miller hit from long distance.
The final 35 minute of the first half belonged to Crosslanes Christian with a goal from Brent Purdich in the 13th minute, a goal from Kyle Davis in the 27 minute and goals from Tyler Corbin in the 20th and 28th minutes.
Davis earned his hat trick with a goal in the 42nd minute and a goal in the 51st minute. Miller marked his second goal of the in the 66th minute on an assist from Caleb Burnett to cut the CLCS lead to 7-2 but just one minute later Corbin scored his hat trick goal. The score remained the same and OVCS fell 8-2.
Crosslanes Christian held a 25-to-8 advantage in shots and a 7-to-1 advantage corner kicks.
Marshall Hood and Micah Sanders each had six saves for Ohio Valley Christian, while Matthew Cooper had five and Aaron Nolan had one for Crosslanes Christian.