Perrysburg's girls soccer team beats Southview, 3-2 (9-2-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 22:48
Perrysburg's Lucy Walton (4) and Southview's Helen Waldie fight for control of the ball Wednesday night during their game. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
SYLVANIA — A goal by Southview, which tied the match at 2-2 less than five minutes into the second half, didn’t deter the Perrysburg girls soccer team Wednesday. PHOTO GALLERY
The lethal combination of Lucy Walton and Allex Brown combined for what proved to be the game-winning goal just 12 seconds after Southview’s score, as the Yellow Jackets posted a 3-2 victory.
‘‘That was a great thing,’’ Perrysburg co-head coach Margaret Bernard said about the quick goal. ‘‘That woke the kids up a little bit, and maybe sparked some intensity.
‘‘It was great to see them come back from a goal being scored. That’s exactly how you want your team to respond.’’
The win kept Perrysburg, 9-2-2 overall, tied with Anthony Wayne for first place in the Northern Lakes League at 5-0-1 with one match remaining. AW beat Northview, 1-0 on Wednesday.
Next Wednesday, the Yellow Jackets host Maumee on Senior Night at 7. AW closes its league season, hosting Southview, 9-3-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the NLL.
‘‘Now we have to beat Maumee,’’ said Perrysburg co-head coach Jorge Diaz. ‘‘We can control, what we can control.’’
Walton made a good cross from the left side into the box and Brown scored on a diving header with 35:20 left in the game. It was Brown’s 14th goal of the season.
Southview had tied the game on Chelsey Barwiler’s goal. With Perrysburg goalie Sarah Baer out of the goal, Barwiler sent a ball along the goal-line from the right side. The ball hit the far post and ricocheted back into the goal.
‘‘Our defense had some opportunities where we could have pressured a little bit better, but we didn’t. They have two very fast, and skillful players on top,’’ Diaz said. ‘‘The few opportunities they had, they did finish.’’
Perrysburg led 2-1 at the half on goals from Brown and Addison Young.
Abby Sattler got the ball to Brown just over 10 minutes into the game, and Brown sent a bending left-footed shot from 25 yards out past Southview goalkeeper Sophie Asah to the left corner of the goal to give the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead.
The Cougars tied the match 10 minutes later on a goal from Bethany Thomas. Thomas worked her way through Perrysburg’s defense and beat Baer from 25 yards out.
Young’s goal came on a scramble in front of the net off a Walton corner kick. Young was able to get the ball on net and past Asah with 15:53 left in the first half.
‘‘We don’t feel like any of our games are going to be easy,’’ Bernard said. ‘‘We know that every single team is going to bring their best game.
‘‘They came out really strong and played a great game against us; we pretty much know that’s going to happen.’’
Baer finished with one save, and Asah made five saves.
Before finishing the league season, Perrysburg hosts Magnificat, ranked 10th in the state, on Saturday.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:27

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