POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A dominant win at home.
The Point Pleasant girls soccer team took care of business in the 2015 home opener Tuesday night after posting a 3-1 victory over Shady Spring in a non-league match at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Mason County.
The Lady Knights (1-1-0) were down early after the Lady Tigers scored a goal within the first two minutes of the contest.
Point, however, came roaring back less than a minute later as freshman Teagan Hay got the ball past Shady Spring goalkeeper Erich Hegele, evening up the contest at one apiece.
Senior Carlee Dabney later gave the Lady Knights a permanent lead after she banked a shot into the goal to give the home team a 2-1 lead heading into the half.
Dabney continued to apply the pressure with Point’s third goal of the evening, which came in the 78th minute.
Shady Spring outshot Point Pleasant by a 36-25 count, which also included a slim 19-17 edge in shots on goal. Point goalkeeper Lexie Meadows made 18 saves, while Shady Spring’s Erica Hegele made 14 saves. The Lady Tigers had a 6-3 lead in corner kicks as well.
PPHS coach Chris Errett noted that he was happy to get the first win of the season at home and was also proud of the fight that his squad gave.
“We played tough,” Errett said. “We got off to a slow start, but, once we got things going, I think we really controlled the game well. It was a big improvement on what we did last Saturday.”
The Lady Knights lost 7-1 at Capital last Saturday. Shady Spring fell to 0-2-0 this fall.
The Red and Black continue their home stand against Ripley on Saturday, Aug. 29. Game time is set for 10 a.m.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106