PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Coming home with a win.
Ohio Valley Christian senior Justin Sizemore’s hat trick helped the boys soccer team pick up a 4-0 victory over host Fairland on Tuesday in Lawrence County. The Defenders (3-6-2) took control of the match early on from the Dragons and never let go.
Sizemore gave the Blue and Gold the early lead with a goal during the 21st minute. Justin Beaver was credited with the assist. Sizemore netted another goal in the 27th minute off a quick throw from Colton Cox.
In the 37th minute, Sizemore completed the hat trick with an assist from Micah Sanders. Senior Eric Blevins netted a goal of his own in the 50th minute of the match to give the game to OVC.
OVC had a 13-9 edge in shots on goal. Both teams had two corner kicks a piece. Fairland’s Alex Ward and OVC’s Marshall Hood each had nine saves.
The Defenders’ next game will take place at Teays Valley on Saturday. Match time is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Donald Lambert can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106.