GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Justin Beaver went around the wall for the Defenders’ only goal.
Unfortunately for Ohio Valley Christian School, John Legge went right at it.
Legge scored the match’s final two goals in a span of three minutes and 40 seconds, and visiting Teays Valley Christian defeated the Defenders 3-1 in Monday’s soccer match on the OVCS campus.
Legge broke a 1-1 tie with 10 minutes remaining, then scored his second tally at the 6:20 mark — giving the Lions a comfortable 3-1 lead.
While most of the match was played in the Lions’ offensive third, they couldn’t crack the scoreboard until the 27:36 mark of the opening half, when Sydney Schliesser scored to make it 1-0.
The Lions led 1-0 at halftime, before Beaver — the Defenders’ goalkeeper who made several saves — stepped out of the net to take a free kick only three minutes and 17 seconds into the second half.
With a wall in front, Beaver nicely hooked the ball around — and beat TVCS keeper Misha Saidi down low for the equalizer.
The Lions, however, continued to rocket shots at Beaver — before Legge finally got his two goals.
TVCS, in addition to posting 15 shots on goal, also held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Saidi saved one shot for the Lions, as Legge led in shots for TVCS with four.
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