POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — For a tune-up, the Point Pleasant boys soccer team looked like a well-oiled machine Tuesday night during a 2-0 victory over visiting Winfield in a non-conference matchup at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Mason County.
The host Black Knights (9-6-1) are scheduled to face the Generals (15-4-1) next week in a Class AAA sectional semifinal, so Tuesday night was more about getting a feel for their postseason opponent.
Point Pleasant was outshot in the contest, but the hosts managed to make the most of their opportunities — scoring a goal apiece in each half.
Wyatt Wamsley netted a pass from Trenton Bailes in the fifth minute for an early 1-0 edge, which lasted until the intermission. Steven Porter added an unassisted goal in the 47th minute to wrap up the 2-0 triumph.
Winfield — which missed several scoring opportunities — had its best chance slip to the wayside in the first half after PPHS keeper Brady Reymond made a save on a penalty kick. The save ricocheted off of Reymond and allowed the Generals another point-blank shot, which Reymond also turned away for a save.
The Black Knights — winners of two straight — will face the Generals at 8 p.m. Tuesday night in a Class AAA sectional semifinal at Hurricane High School.