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Devils down Potters

September 2, 2012
Salem News

Review Staff Reports

EAST LIVERPOOL - The Potters could not capitalize on their opportunities.

Taryn Barr recorded two goals to lead the St. Clairsville girls' soccer team to a 2-0 victory over East Liverpool Saturday at Mangano Field.

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East Liverpool’s Alex Cunningham throws against St. Clairsville Saturday at Mangano Field. (Photo courtesy Jimmy Joe Savage)

"Basically, we missed some opportunities," first-year East Liverpool (3-2) head coach Katie Smith said. "We had some chances to score. We just didn't put the ball into the back of the net.

'We definitely stepped up in the second half. St. Clairsville stayed strong. They are a tough team."

Chelsea Possage made eight saves in goal for the Potters.

East Liverpool's next game is Thursday at Wheeling Central.

"We have all week to practice for it," Smith said.

Oak Glen 6, Beaver Local 2

CALCUTTA - Megan Collins collected a hat trick to go along with two assists to lead the Oak Glen girls' soccer team to a 6-2 win over local-rival Beaver Local Saturday afternoon.

Also for the Golden Bears (4-2), Alex Burch contributed two goals, Emily Bodo delivered a goal and Cassandra Derermer recorded two assists. Mandy Blake also added an assist for Oak Glen.

Casey Highfield made 17 saves in goal, and she also chipped in with an assist.

"It is nice to beat a rival," first-year Oak Glen head coach Sam Paletta said. "For Oak Glen, there are three teams we want to beat, and Beaver Local is one of them."

Alex Eisenhart tallied both goals for the Beavers (0-4).

Eisenhart's first goal came on a header off of a corner kick by Heather Swickard. Her other goal was unassisted.

Maranda Kiddey made 17 saves in goal.

"We quit playing Beaver Local when they got into the All-American Conference," Paletta said. "We were able to get them back on the schedule this year.

"Beaver Local is always a tough team. I was really pleased to come out of there with a win today. Beaver Local is a good-solid program, and they have a good-group of players.

"I would like to keep playing them. I hope now that we are back on each others schedule we are able to keep it that way."

Beaver Local's next game is at 5 p.m. Wednesday at home against Niles. A JV game will follow the varsity contest.

Oak Glen's next game is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Weir as part of a boys' and girls' doubleheader.

"We are having our food drive game sponsoring the local food banks in Hancock County," Paletta said. "Anybody who brings a non-perishable donation will receive a dollar off of the cost of admission."

The boys are scheduled to play Catholic Central at 5 p.m. meaning the girls will get to play under the lights.

"I am looking forward to that," Paletta said. "With the new field and having the ability to play under the lights, it is an exciting year.

"The girls are playing well. They are starting to gel into a good-solid team. we have several subs we can put in that we don't slow down much. We are developing into a good-exciting team."



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