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Bears beat Riders, 3-1

October 9, 2012
Salem News

NEW MANCHESTER - Megan Collins collected a goal and an assist leading the Oak Glen girls' soccer team to a 3-1 victory Monday night over visiting Weir at the Bears Den.

With the win, the Golden Bears are now 7-8-1 on the season. The victory gave Oak Glen's seniors their first ever win over the Red Riders.

"It is always nice to beat a rival," first-year Oak Glen head coach Sam Paletta said. "I know this is the first time our seniors have ever beaten Weir in their high school careers. It was a big win for the girls.

"Weir is always tough. They always come to play. They are well coached. Jess does an excellent job with them.

"It was a back-and-forth game."

Alex Burch and Jenna Mason all netted goals for Oak Glen. Cassandra Deremer recorded an assist on the goal by Collins. Mason's goal was unassisted.

Alyssa Single scored for the Red Riders off of a corner kick.

"It was an exciting game," Paletta said.

Casey Highfield made 4 saves in goal for Oak Glen.

Weir goal Alyssa Kelly stopped 10 shots.

With the Golden Bears' victory, Oak Glen, Weir and Madonna all finished tied for second place in the sectional. The schools' athletic directors will get together this morning to decide upon the pairings for the upcoming sectional tournament.

Oak Glen's next game is at 6 p.m. tonight at home against rival East Liverpool on Senior Night.

"It's another big game," Paletta said. "We have them back to back. Hopefully the girls stay focused and play as well as they did tonight."


East Liverpool 1, Edison 0

RICHMOND - The Potters caged the Wildcats.

Klayton Kosek scored the lone goal of the game lifting the East Liverpool boys' soccer team to a 1-0 victory Monday at local-rival Edison.

Alex Potts assisted on the goal.

With the win, the Potters are now 4-8-1 on the season.

"The kids played great all-around defense tonight," first-year East Liverpool head coach Zack Kinsey said. "This was our fifth shutout of the season. Their confidence and intensity grows each game.

"These players are focused and determined to improve their skills. Their determination has really shown in recent games. It was real exciting to watch the kids improve day."

The Potters used two goalies in the game.

Kevin Bankes made eight saves, and C.J. Harris stopped two shots.

East Liverpool's next game is at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Heartland Christian. East Liverpool also plays at 7 p.m. Thursday night at home against local-rival Oak Glen on Senior Night.



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