POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Rough weather led to a rough night for the Lady Knights.
The Saint Joseph girls soccer team defeated host Point Pleasant 2-0 on Tuesday evening in Mason County. The Lady Knights (3-11) held their own against the Lady Irish and the rain in the first half, but they eventually fell to both opponents.
Point Pleasant kept Saint Joseph’s offense at bay throughout the first half. Point goalkeeper Lexie Meadows recorded eight saves during the first half alone. The Lady Knights struggled offensively as they only managed to only get two shots off in the first half. Even with the offensive woes, the Lady Knights kept it close going into halftime tied 0-all.
As the second half began and the rain got heavy, the Saint Joseph offense began to get the best of the Lady Knights. Senior Kadin Gould broke the tie with an unassisted goal in the 60th minute to put Saint Joseph on the board. The Lady Irish were not done as senior Becca Lee netted a goal of her own with 16 minutes left in the contest to put Saint Joseph up 2-0. The Point Pleasant offense applied more pressure in the later minutes of the match, but the deficit and the weather became a bit too much for the Lady Knights.
SJHS outshot Point Pleasant by a 20-3 margin, which also included a 15-1 edge in shots on goal. Meadows had the most saves in the match for PPHS with 15, while Chelsea Gate had one save for Saint Joseph. The Lady Irish also led 4-2 in corner kicks.
“We played tough,” Point Pleasant coach Chris Errett said. “The weather was not in our favor, but the breaks were in Saint Joseph’s favor at the end of the game.”
Saint Joseph also defeated the Lady Knights in their previous meeting 4-0 on Sept. 15 in Huntington, WV. This marked the third loss in four games for Point Pleasant. Their last win came against Sherman on Monday in Seth, WV.
The Lady Knights will next travel to play George Washington on Thursday in Charleston. Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106