Lady Eagles Soccer Drop Four
On Sept. 26 in Marion County, Magnolia played short-handed, and fell, 5-7.
Norway exchange student Stina Petersen, with the help of a perfectly-placed pass by Brittany Leek threaded the needle with an outstanding goal in the opening half, but couldn’t get on the board for the remainder of the first-half down, 1-4.
In the second half, midfielder Sydney Smith nailed a penalty kick, as did Leek. Petersen netted her second goal of the game and Brittany Carr found the net at North Marion to her liking with a goal on her only shot of the game.
Gabrielle Hostetler recorded 16 saves between the nets for the Blue Eagles.
The Magnolia soccer field at the new Hydro Field saw the visiting Huskies beat the Magnolia Lady Blue Eagles, 8-1. Because of injuries and a band competition, the Eagles played short-handed for a good part of the game, until Brittany Cudaback was added to make it 11 on 11,
Pettersen scored the only goal for the Eagles in a second half with the assist going to Dallas Mullett. Alli Childers turned away 18 Lady Husky shots.
Against Edison, MHS senior forward Brittany Leek tallied the only score for Magnolia on a breakaway, but the Wildcats found a way to get a 5-1 victory. Childers swatted away eight shots.
The next night on a drizzling rain the Blue Eagles lost 5-1 despite a late first half goal by Pettersen. Childers knocked away 12 shots.
The home field hasn’t been very kind to the Lady Eagles of late, but St. Clairsville might want to play all their games the rest of the season there. On Oct. 13 the Lady Devils made history when their talented forward, Jaclyn Dutton, etched her name in the OHSAA record books with 13 goals, in a 14-5 victory.
Dutton tallied five of her 13 goals in the first half, but was challenged by a scrappy bunch of Blue Eagles that scored three goals themselves to stay right with the Devils.
However, knowing the Eagles didn’t have an answer for her on defense, St. Clairsville fed and fed their Clemson-bound forward in the second half of action until she tied the Ohio record for the most goals in a single game. She netted three goals in the final four minutes to tie the OHSAA record. She also has 59 goals, currently ranking her fifth all time in Ohio history.
Her goals could have been much higher if it wasn’t for the outstanding play of Childers in the nets. She might have had 14 goals go by her, but she swatted more than 30 for the game.
Dallas Mullett and Pettersen each tallied a pair of goals and assisted on one of each others’ goals to lead Magnolia. Leek netted the fifth Blue Eagle goal.
Magnolia played host to Tyler Consolidated on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. in their fist game of the sectionals. The Lady Eagles won, 3-0 with goals by Petersen, Leek, and Smith. Childers had 12 saves.
This was the team’s first shut-out of the season and will play Wheeling Central Thursday at 3 p.m. for the sectional title. The match will take place on the Wheeling Park Field, with the winner moving on to regional play.