EAST LIVERPOOL - The Potters did not get off to the start they were hoping for in their season opener.
The Catholic Central girls' soccer team scored a goal less than 10 minutes into the game en route to a 3-0 victory Tuesday over East Liverpool at Mangano Field.
Chelsea Possage made seven saves in goal for the Potters.
East Liverpool’s Kelsey Diddle makes a play on the ball against Catholic Central Tuesday night at Mangano Field. (Photo courtesy Jimmy Joe Savage)
"We came out really flat to start the game," first-year east Liverpool head coach Katie Smith said. "We couldn't get into a groove. They scored real quick off the bat. I think they scored in the first seven minutes of the match.
"Steubenville Catholic Central is a tough team. They passed well, and they seemed to be in right place at the right time for their goals.
"This is our first game. It is just a stepping stone. I am expecting big things for this team this year. We have the rest week practice. I am looking forward to Saturday's game."
East Liverpool plays Saturday at home against Crestview as part of a girls' and boys' doubleheader.
Oak Glen 2, Magnolia 0
NEW MARTINSVILLE - The Oak Glen boys' soccer team won its second-straight game of the season Tuesday night as the Golden Bears defeated Magnolia, 2-0, on the road.
Full results were not available at press time.