Eagles Score 12 On Zeps
The Magnolia Blue Eagle Boys’ Soccer Team defeated Shenandoah 12-0 Sept. 12 at the MHS soccer field on Howard Jeffers Drive in New Martinsville.
Columbian exchange student Juan Carlos Ramos had the game of his life and set a new school record with eight goals. His first goal was on a pass from Eric Piekarski when Ramos put a 360 spin the ball before drilling a 18 yard goal that brought the crowd to its feet.
Ramos scored four of his goals in first half and four in the second half. Joining him in the scoring column was Ethan Arman, Mike Jones, Trevor Long and Jason Long. Dishing out one assist each were Isaac Howell, Arman and Piekarski, while Long served up two assists.
Jones made two saves in his keeper position during the first half, while Jesse Clark turned away five Shenandoah shots for Magnolia’s first shutout of the season.
The Blue Eagles will next play Oak Glen in Manchester at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 and will host Indian Creek at 1 p.m. on Sept. 19.
After starting the season 0-2, the Lady Eagles won one and tied one under the leadership of first year Coach Kandi Loy.
Loy has the girls playing inspired soccer, but ran into buzzsaws in John Marshall and Linsly, losing both 6-0 and 8-0, respectively, to veteran teams.
Although the Lady Eagles didn’t score in either match, they did improve somewhat on the field. The veteran teams silenced the Eagles’ Stina Petterson and Brittany Leek on offense and it did not appear that the Lady Eagles are sufficiently deep this early in the season. However, the defense has improved, keeping opponents’ scoring minimal.
With this in mind, Magnolia should close the gap in scores just a bit in the near future. Lady Eagle Gabby Hostutler was in goal in both matches and saved a combine 30 shots.
One goal each from Petterson and Dallas Mullett wasn’t quite enough to overtake Steubenville, which prevailed 3-2 Sept. 5 in Steubenville. No other details on that match were available.
The Magnolia girls travel Sept. 8 to take on Liberty and will host sectional rival Wheeling Central Sept. 15 at the new Hydro Fields in New Martinsville.