Golden Eagles girls soccer boot Hayes, Teays Valley
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Big Walnut played even with visiting Delaware Hayes in the opening half of last Tuesday’s (September 4) Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division showdown at Golden Eagles Soccer Stadium in Sunbury, but the hosts pulled away late to secure a hard-fought 3–1 victory.
“It was a good win,” Golden Eagle head coach Jim Reardon said. “Delaware played hard, they have a very good team, but we’ve been 100 percent better finishing games off than we were a year ago, and we did a good job again tonight.”
Skylar Fleak opened the scoring, giving the Golden Eagles an early 1–0 lead before Hayes’ Moriah Howard scored to even things up, sending the teams into the intermission deadlocked at 1–1.
But things fell apart for the Pacers in the second half. A red card had Hayes playing a man down most of the way, and the Golden Eagles capitalized. Haley Lescinsky and Elyse Schnabel broke the game open, scoring two second-half goals as BW leveled its season and conference records at 3–3 and 1–1.
“It was an unfortunate thing, the red card, but they played hard and didn’t quit,” Reardon said. “We played well, too, and I’m happy we got the win.”
BIG WALNUT 5, TEAYS VALLEY 0 — Skylar Fleak continues to zero in on opponents’ goals, powering home three goals in last Saturday’s non-conference victory at against the home-standing Vikings at Ashville.
Jennie Wenger and Elyse Schnabel joined Fleak in the scoring column. Mackenzie Pike and Jordan Lyle manned the Golden Eagle net with Pike turning away the lone Teays Valley shot on goal.
With the win, Big Walnut climbed over the .500 mark with a 4–3 record.