Defenders dash past Grace, 7-0

Alex Hawley

October 15, 2013

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — At the end of the night there was no doubt the Defenders were the better team for 80 minutes.

The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team defeated visiting Grace Christian 7-0 Tuesday night in Gallia County, out shooting the Soldiers 32-9 in the game.

The Defenders got things going in the fifth minute when Evan Bowman put Ohio Valley Christian’s opening shot of the game in the back of the net. Justin Beaver followed it up in the 11th minute to push the OVCS lead to 2-0. Just four minutes had past when T.G. Miller got on the board for OVCS off of Bowman’s assists. The Defenders held the 3-0 halftime edge.

The second half was much of the same for the Light Blue and Gold, as senior Danny Reed scored in the 51st minute. In the 63rd minute Micah Sanders scored on Miller’s assist and just two minutes later Reed got his second goal of the game on the assist from Colton Cox. Miller capped off the scoring with a goal in the 67th minute, sealing the 7-0 victory.

Marshall Hood recorded the shutout victory in goal for the Defenders, saving all nine shots that headed his way. GCS goalkeeper Chris Harmony had 14 saves for the Soldiers.

Not only did OVCS hold a 32-to-9 advantage in shots but also a 4-to-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Defenders also shutout Grace by a count of 5-0 on August 23, in Barboursville.

Ohio Valley Christian is now 6-8-1 on the season.

The Defenders honored seniors T.G. Miller, Danny Reed and Scotty Wood prior to the game.

Ohio Valley Christian fell to Calvary Baptist Academy 3-1 on Monday night in Hurricane.

Calvary got a goal from Casey James in the 36th minute, while teammate Julian Fleshman scored in the 45th and 50th minute.Evan Bowman scored the lone goal for Ohio Valley Christian in the 55th minute.

OVCS had 13 shots, 10 on goal, while CBA had 16 shots and 15 on goal. Ohio Valley Christian held a 5-to-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Marshall Hood had nine saves in goal for OVCS, while teammate Micah Sanders had three. Griffin Holstein marked nine saves for Calvary.