GA, Warren battle to 1-1 tie

By Donald Lambert -

VINCENT, Ohio — A month of hard work goes a long way.

The Gallia Academy boys soccer team fought host Warren to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday in Washington County. The Blue Devils (5-7-1) showed a stronger defensive front in a rematch with the Warriors.

Both teams relied on their goalkeepers to keep the contest close. Gallia Academy’s Caden Wilt made it difficult for Warren to get any goal opportunities, while Warren goalie Zach Sullivan made a game-saving stop off a penalty kick from Logan Carpenter early in the second half.

The Warriors offense rode on the momentum of that save. Seth Hall netted a goal for Warren in the 46th minute of the match to give the Warriors the 1-0 edge. Zach Johnson netted a goal for the Blue Devils off a corner kick in the 68th minute.

Warren beat the Blue Devils 6-0 in their previous meeting on Sept. 8 in Gallipolis. Gallia Academy will take on Hurricane at the University of Rio Grande on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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

By Donald Lambert