Capital blanks Black Knights, 3-0 in opener

Alex Hawley

August 23, 2013

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Season opener, spoiled.

The Point Pleasant soccer team’s first game of the 2013 season didn’t go as planed Friday night, as the Capital Cougars took a 3-0 decision at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field.

The Blue and White got on the board for the first time in the 10th minute of the contest off the foot of Zac Koonts. Junior Zac Humphrey pushed Capitals lead to 2-0 just two minutes later with a goal of his own. The score remained 2-0 at halftime, but just seven minutes into the second half Jacob Curry scored for Capital to push its lead to three. PPHS failed to score and fell to the Cougars by a count of 3-0.

Jason Schultz was in goal for PPHS Friday night and had 11 saves. The Capital goalkeeper save all three shots on goal. The Cougars held a 14-3 advantage in shots on goal. Point Pleasant received the game’s lone yellow card on the night.

This is the lone meeting between the Black Knights and Capital this season and the first of three straight home games for Point Pleasant.