GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — A Senior Night to remember.
The Gallia Academy boys soccer team broke a scoreless tie at halftime with three second half goals and ultimately sent seniors Christian Higginbotham, Colton Roe, Dalton Vanco and Bode Wamsley out in style Thursday with a 3-1 victory over visiting South Point in an Ohio Valley Conference friendly at Lester Field in Gallia County.
The Blue Devils (3-0, 2-0 OVC) struggled to a scoreless stalemate in the opening 40 minutes of regulation, but the hosts finally broke through when Roe took a pass from Carson Wamsley and found the near post for a 1-0 edge.
Moments later, Brody Wilt netted a free kick from the top of the box to give GAHS a comfortable 2-goal cushion.
The Pointers, however, caught a break in the Gallia Academy zone as a misplayed pass ended up getting bounced off of the GAHS keeper’s head — making it a 2-1 contest with less than 20 minutes left in regulation.
The Blue Devils responded as Wilt crossed a pass in front of the SPHS goal and found Maddux Camden, who buried the pass in the net while wrapping up the 3-1 outcome.
Gallia Academy outshot the guests by a 23-8 overall margin and claimed a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Bryson Miller made five saves for GAHS in goal.
The Blue Devils return to action Tuesday when they host Chesapeake at 7:30 p.m.
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