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2012 Season Week #3 Recap

posted Sep 3, 2012, 6:53 PM by Soccer Admin   [ updated Sep 3, 2012, 7:24 PM ]
The Lady Irish started off week #3 at home on Tuesday 8/28, hosting the Winfield Lady Generals to a another large home crowd.  Winfield struck quickly, scoring 2 goals within the first two minutes of play.  St. Joe struggled to gain possession from a fast Winfied top and midfield line. Winfield continued their drive, scoring 4 more times in the first period and twice in the 2nd, resulting in a 0-8 St. Joe loss.  Irish keeper #14 Rachel Lee stopped a total of 22 Winfield shots-on-goal. Click here for the match box score.

Both teams went on the road on Thursday 8/30 to Ashland Paul Blazer.  The girls played first, holding off 9 Ashland shots-on-goal during the first period to keep the score 0-0 at the half. Ashland continued their pressure in the second period, scoring from the top of the 18 twice at the 46th and 71st minute.  The final Ashland goal came in the 75th minute off a penalty kick awarded for a St. Joe hand ball inside the box, resulting in a 0-3 Lady Irish loss. Click here for the match box score.

The boys encountered good defense from Ashland during their match.  St. Joe had 4 shots on goal during the 1st half of play, but were unable to find the net.  Ashland stepped up their pressure during the 2nd period.  St. Joe found an opportunity in the 64th minute when Junior #9 Kevin Reger found Freshman #13 Christian Yablonsky at the left post on a R-L crossing pass, who scored, sealing the win for St. Joe 1-0.  Keeper #19 Torin Walters earned his second clean sheet of the season.  Click here for the match box score.

On Saturday, 9/1, the girls and boys traveled back to Kentucky, this time facing Boyd County High School in match play.  The St. Joe girls struck early in the 14th minute of their match when Sophomore #17 Sydney Porter scored on a breakaway. A St. Joe hand ball in the box setup a Lady Lions penalty kick in the 30th minute, which was blocked by Irish keeper #14 Rachel Lee.  Boyd struck again in the 40th minute on a shot from the right top of the 18, evening the score at 1-1 at the half.  Boyd found net in the 61st minute on a header off a corner kick, resulting in a 1-2 Lady Irish loss.  Click here for the match box score.

In the boys match, St. Joe scored early when Junior #11 Brian Conaty headed in a goal off a corner kick by #3 Stephen Jenkins in the 5th minute.  St. Joe scored again in the 23rd minute when Senior #14 Lakin Brooks crossed the ball to Jenkins, who scored from the right top of the 6.  Brooks scored another goal in the 35th minute on a looping volley from 35 yards out on the right side, setting the score at 3-0 at the half.  In the second period, Boyd struck back in the 42nd minute, finishing on a free kick from the right top of the 18.  The Lions committed a hand ball in the box in the 47th minute, setting up a St. Joe penalty kick which was blocked by the Boyd keeper. A scramble in the box off a Boyd corner kick in the 59th minute resulted in a St. Joe own goal, putting the score at 3-2.  Boyd evened the score in the 78th minute on a penalty kick awarded for a St. Joe hand ball in the box.  The match ended in a 3-3 draw. Click here for the match box score.

Week #4 has the boys and girls traveling to Cross Lanes Christian on Tuesday, 9/4, for doubleheader play.  On Thursday 9/6 the girls have a bye and the boys play Parkersburg South at home (6 PM start).  The week concludes with doubleheader play at home against Huntington High on Saturday, 9/8 - girls play at 10AM, followed by boys at 12PM and boys JV at 2PM.