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Last updated: September 11. 2013 4:00PM - 1128 Views
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Point Pleasant junior Ashtyn Wedge, right, defends a fast break attempt by Hannah Witzke (24) of Cross Lanes Christian during the second half of Tuesday night's girls soccer contest at OVB Field.
Point Pleasant junior Ashtyn Wedge, right, defends a fast break attempt by Hannah Witzke (24) of Cross Lanes Christian during the second half of Tuesday night's girls soccer contest at OVB Field.
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POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A little bit better, but it still wasn’t enough.


After dropping a 3-0 decision to Cross Lanes Christian on Saturday, the Point Pleasant girls soccer team kept things a little more competitive Tuesday night before ultimately falling 3-1 in a non-conference matchup at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field.


The host Lady Knights (2-4) never led in the contest, despite claiming a 10-6 overall edge in shot attempts and a 6-1 margin in corners. The first goal of the night also came on an errant clearing attempt by Allison Smith in the second minute, allowing the Lady Warriors (5-0) to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission.


Kaylee Witters gave CLC a 2-0 cushion following a free kick goal in the 53rd minute, as the shot came from the right side and landed in the back left side of the net.


Ashtyn Wedge put the Lady Knights on the scoreboard in the 57th minute after taking advantage of a free kick, making it a 2-1 contest with over 23 minutes remaining in regulation.


The Lady Warriors, however, sealed the deal with breakaway goal from Taylor Mullins in the 72nd minute — making it a 3-1 edge with under nine minutes remaining.


Cassie Nibert made four saves in net for PPHS, while Abigail Jeffrey stopped five shots for the victors.


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