Lady Cadets Shutout Eagles
Magnolia senior goal-keeper Logan Riggs rejected 30 shots in between the nets, but it wasn’t quite enough to get past the Linsly Cadets, 7-0, Aug. 21 on Hydro Field in New Martinsville.
Linsly’s Emma Campsey netted a hat-trick, scoring three goals to lead the Cadets – including her second goal that eluded Riggs of a rebound – to give Linsly a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game.
However, Riggs was on her game and defected 22 of 26 shots that came her way in the first half, as the Cadets opened up with a 4-0 advantage at the break.
With the Eagles down to 10 players in the second half – because of injuries and one without enough practices to play – the Blue Eagles Head Coach Rachel Sherrill started to sit one player out to catch their breath, and Linsly showed their sportsmanship by pulling one of her players to make it 10 on 10.
Linsly, which held the young Lady Eagles without a shot attempt in the first half, again kept Magnolia players on the defense once in the second half and a half dozen times in the second half, as well.
Linsly went long distance with their first goal in the second half with Madison Nagel dropping a rainbow out of the reach of a diving Riggs set up byFaith Paull for a goal.
Campsey completed her hat-trick a few moments later, before Kendra Butler finished all the scoring with a rocket past a diving Riggs.
Riggs, and her weary and tired defense, kept the Cadets off the board for the final 26 minutes of play, while the Cadets keeper Johni Lech didn’t have to make any type of play the whole game, to get the shut-out in between the nets.
All told, Riggs made 30 saves out of 37 chances. The Lady Eagles will look to get their first win Thursday at 7 p.m. at Oak Glen High School, and will host St. Clairsville Saturday at noon.