WINFIELD, W.Va. — All it takes is one single moment.
The Point Pleasant High School girls soccer team fell 1-0 on the road to the Winfield Lady Generals Thursday evening in a battle of top-five, undefeated programs.
The Lady Knights (5-1) had trouble getting offense going throughout Thursday’s game, making no shots on goal throughout.
In the first half, the ball spent the majority of the time on the Black and Red’s side of the pitch, forcing the visitors to play on their heels.
Freshman goalie Katie McCutcheon had a good showing in the first half, getting four saves.
The Lady Knight offense started finding some windows of opportunity in the second half, but passes problems continued to plague the visiting team, keeping them from getting close enough to the Winfield goal to get a shot off.
Despite the problems on offense, the Point Pleasant defense held stout through much of the game (McCutcheon gaining three more saves in the process), but the Lady Generals found the back of the net with just over six minutes to go, keeping their own undefeated streak alive.
In other stats, the Lady Generals led the Lady Knights in both corner kicks (7-0) and free kicks (14-6).
Black Knights take down Spring Valley
The Point Pleasant boys soccer team defeated the Spring Valley Timberwolves 1-0 on the road Thursday evening.
The Black Knights (6-0) got their lone goal of the evening 20 mintutes into the second half when junior Nick Cichon-Ledderhose cracked a free kick off of a Spring Valley defender into the goal.
The Red and Black also led the game in shots (12-0) and corner kicks (8-1), while the Timberwolves held the advantage in free kicks (14-11).
Blue Angels tie Fairland, lose to Rock Hill
The Gallia Academy High School girls soccer team played a pair of games over three days.
First, the Blue Angels (2-5-1) tied the Fairland Lady Dragons 3-3 at home Tuesday evening.
Senior Kyrsten Sanders had two goals for the Blue and White while senior Preslee Reed had the third.
Sanders also led the Blue Angels in shots with six.
Gallia Academy also had six corner kicks during Tuesday’s matchup.
Thursday, the Blue Angels fell 6-0 on the road to the Rock Hill Redwomen.
The Blue and White had eight shots on goal Thursday, with Reed leading the way with four. Next in line was senior Gabby McConnell with two.
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