Gallia Academy edges Lady Panthers, 1-0


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@aimmediamidwest.com



GAHS sophomore Alivia Lear (9) passes the ball near midfield, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 victory over Chesapeake on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio.

GAHS sophomore Alivia Lear (9) passes the ball near midfield, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 victory over Chesapeake on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio.


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GAHS senior Megan Bailey sends a ball sailing past a Chesapeake defender, during the Blue Angels' 1-0 win on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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GAHS senior Abby Johnson splits a trio of Chesapeake defenders, during Thursday's OVC match at Lester Field in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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GAHS freshman Cori McKean fires a shot past a Chesapeake defender, during the Blue Angels' 1-0 victory on Thursday at Lester Field in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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CENTENARY, Ohio — One was most definitely enough.

The Gallia Academy girls soccer team out shot Ohio Valley Conference guest Chesapeake by a 24-to-1 tally on Thursday at Lester Field, where the Blue Angels claimed a 1-0 victory to stay tied for first in the league standings.

GAHS (9-5-1, 6-1 OVC) — coming off of a 3-3 draw at Southeastern on Wednesday — scored the only goal of Thursday’s match in the 10th minute of play, with sophomore Kyrsten Sanders finding the back of the net from close range on a rebound.

Later in the first, Gallia Academy goal keeper Brooklyn Hill stopped the only shot that came her way the entire night, sealing the 1-0 victory for the hosts.

This is the second time the Blue Angels blanked the Lady Panthers this season, as the Blue and White won 3-0 on Sept. 10 at CHS.

After a trip to Point Pleasant on Saturday, Gallia Academy will travel to Fairland on Tuesday, with a chance to clinch a share of the OVC championship.

GAHS sophomore Alivia Lear (9) passes the ball near midfield, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 victory over Chesapeake on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/10/web1_10.6-GA-Lear.jpgGAHS sophomore Alivia Lear (9) passes the ball near midfield, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 victory over Chesapeake on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio. Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

GAHS senior Megan Bailey sends a ball sailing past a Chesapeake defender, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 win on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/10/web1_10.6-wo-GA-Bailey.jpgGAHS senior Megan Bailey sends a ball sailing past a Chesapeake defender, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 win on Thursday in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

GAHS senior Abby Johnson splits a trio of Chesapeake defenders, during Thursday’s OVC match at Lester Field in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/10/web1_10.6-wo-GA-Johnson.jpgGAHS senior Abby Johnson splits a trio of Chesapeake defenders, during Thursday’s OVC match at Lester Field in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

GAHS freshman Cori McKean fires a shot past a Chesapeake defender, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 victory on Thursday at Lester Field in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/10/web1_10.6-wo-GA-McKean.jpgGAHS freshman Cori McKean fires a shot past a Chesapeake defender, during the Blue Angels’ 1-0 victory on Thursday at Lester Field in Centenary, Ohio. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

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Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.