GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The first half told it all.
The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team scored five goals in the first half of Monday night’s match in the Old French City. The Defenders called off the dogs and held on to defeat Pike Christian Academy by a count of 5-0.
T.G. Miller got the ball rolling for OVCS (3-3-0) in the 15th minute on an assist from Justin Beaver. In the 22nd minute Miller scored on the Beaver assist again to push the Defenders lead to 2-0.
Danny Reed got in on the action in the 30th minute, scoring on an assist from Scotty Wood. Phil Hollingshead dribbled through the Pike Christian defense and scored in the 32nd minute. with a minute until halftime Trevor Blank scored on the Eric Blevins assist to put the lead at 5-0.
The Defenders worked on their passing in the second half to avoid running up the score and OVCS took the 5-0 victory.
Marshall Hood finished with three saves in goal for Ohio Valley Christian, while the Lions’ keeper, Aidan Perry finished with 17 saves.
Ohio Valley Christian finished with 31 shots, 21 on goal, while Pike Christian had just three. OVCS held a 8-4 advantage in corner kicks on the night.
The Defenders are now 3-3 on the season.