Defenders edge Calvary, 3-2

By Donald Lambert - [email protected]

HURRICANE, W.Va. — A solid win on the road.

The Ohio Valley Christian boys soccer team scored its first win of the 2015 campaign Friday with a 3-2 win against Calvary Baptist Academy in Putnam County. The Defenders (1-1-2) took control of the match early on and fought off the Patriots to get their first victory.

The match started off in the Blue and Gold’s favor after senior Justin Sizemore, with an assist from Trevor Blank, scored the Defenders’ first goal in the first minute of the contest. Calvary scored on its own goal in the ninth minute to give OVC a 2-0 advantage.

Sizemore continued to put pressure on the Patriots with another goal in the 15th minute with an assist from Micah Sanders to give the Defenders a 3-0 lead.

Calvary didn’t go quietly into the night. Parker Bentley bagged a goal late in the first half to get the Patriots on the board. Bentley notched another goal under his belt in the second half, but it was too little, too late.

Calvary led the match with 16 shots, including eight shots on goal, while OVC had 10 shots and six shots on goal. The Patriots had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. Marshall Hood had six saves for the Defenders and Sam Smith had three saves for the Patriots.

OVC returns home for a match against Fairland on Tuesday. Match time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106.

By Donald Lambert

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