GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team earned it’s fourth straight victory in a 13-0 route of Pike Christian in Gallia County Tuesday night.
The Defenders (4-1-0) had two players with hat tricks in the victory, which marks their third straight game with a hat trick. Caleb McKitrick had four goals on the night for his second hat trick of the season. Chance Burleson recorded his second hat trick in as many games with three goals in the triumph.
OVCS struck early with McKitrick scoring in the second minute and Burleson scoring in the fourth. Evan Bowman netted a goal in the 14th minute, while McKitrick struck again in the 20th minute. A goal in the 27th minute by T.G. Miller put the Defenders up 5-0, while Burleson netted his second goal in the 28th minute and Josh Blevins got in on the action with a goal in the 29th minute. Josh Blevins scored again in the 39th minute on a penalty kick, giving OVCS the 8-0 halftime lead.
The Defenders came out of the half the same way they went in, scoring. Burleson recorded his third goal on the night in the 41st minute while McKitrick notched his third goal in the 48th. Richard Bowman got into the action with goals in the 54th and 62nd minute split by McKitrick’s fourth goal in the 61st minute. OVCS ended it’s stellar scoring run their and took the 13-0 victory.
McKitrick led the Defenders with four goals followed by Burleson with three, while Josh Blevins and Richard Bowman each had 2 goals. Eric Bowman and Miller each had one goal on the night.
McKitrick also led OVCS in assists with three on the night followed by Miller and Scotty wood with two apiece. Rachel Haddad, Eric Bowman, and Josh Blevins finished with one assist.
OVCS had 24 shots on goal during the game compared to two from Pike Christian. Marshall Hood recorded two saves on the night for Ohio Valley Christian.