Jackets sting Black Knights, 4-0


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant junior Alex Carlisle (9) and freshman Cohen Yates, right, apply defensive pressure to a Lincoln County defender during an August 23 soccer match at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Point Pleasant junior Alex Carlisle (9) and freshman Cohen Yates, right, apply defensive pressure to a Lincoln County defender during an August 23 soccer match at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.


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WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant boys soccer team had its two-match winning streak come to an end Monday night following a 4-0 loss to host Williamstown in a non-conference friendly in Wood County.

The visiting Black Knights (4-7-1) gave a very spirited effort, but the Yellow Jackets (7-1-1) used a pair of goals in each half to ultimately hand PPHS its fourth shutout loss of the season.

WHS claimed a 16-7 overall edge in shots and also had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. Point’s Cole Walker stopped a dozen shots in the setback.

John Petty opened the scoring with a goal in the 19th minute, then Dakota Hammer scored in the 35th minute to give Williamstown a 2-0 intermission advantage.

Hammer added his second goal of the game in the 70th minute for a 3-0 contest, then Josh Folwell concluded the scoring at 4-0 with a goal in the 73rd minute.

Afterwards, PPHS coach Chip Wood noted that the overall effort was good against a quality team like the Jackets, but he also felt there was a lot of room for improvement.

“We played a very solid game and had plenty of chances, but we made some critical mistakes that allowed them to get their goals,” Wood said. “If we can become more defensively sound, I think we will be a very difficult team to beat. I also think that we learned that tonight.”

Point Pleasant traveled to Parkersburg South on Tuesday night and returns to action Saturday when it hosts Warren in a non-conference match at 1 p.m.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Point Pleasant junior Alex Carlisle (9) and freshman Cohen Yates, right, apply defensive pressure to a Lincoln County defender during an August 23 soccer match at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2016/09/web1_9.21-PP-Carlisle-Yates.jpgPoint Pleasant junior Alex Carlisle (9) and freshman Cohen Yates, right, apply defensive pressure to a Lincoln County defender during an August 23 soccer match at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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