The Wheelersburg Pirates made the short trip across the Ohio River to Greenup County to battle the Musketeers on Saturday afternoon.
The Pirates were without several players who were out of town, as well as their head coach Todd Jarvis who was recovering from surgery. Still, Wheelersburg was able to take control of the game early on.
Greenup spent most of the game playing defense, as Wheelersburg was constantly on the attack. The Pirates were able to take the match by a score of 7-0.
Madison Humble continued her outstanding season, scoring four goals in the game. She scored all four of those goals in the first half: at the 32, 26, 18 and two minute point of the period.
“She’s the quarterback, I guess you could say, in the middle of the field,” Wheelersburg assistant coach Kevin Powell said. “Her and Sophie Hagans both do a great job distributing the ball, moving, making the tough plays and doing the tough things that not everybody can do.”
Humble continued her success in the second half, this time finding her teammate Chelsee Steele for a goal at the 35 minute mark to stretch the lead to 5-0 in favor of the Pirates.
Jordan Jennings kept the scoring efforts going for Wheelersburg on a pass from Lyndlee Willis to go on top 6-0 with 28 minutes left in the match.
Willis added a score of her own with ten minutes to play to give the Pirates a 7-0 edge, which was ultimately the final outcome.
When it was all said and done, the Pirates’ coaches were happy with the performance from their girls.
“We did a great job controlling the field from the get-go,” Powell said. “We were shorthanded a little bit, a couple girls out of town for special events, but the girls that were here stepped up and did a great job to finish some goals early and put us in control to cruise through and get the win.”
The match was the second time this season that Wheelersburg played a team from Kentucky. The Pirates also beat Russell early on in the season by a score of 3-2.
“Getting to come over here and play them, it’s a great thing to see somebody unfamiliar,” Powell said. “We see the other SOC teams, but to see somebody different it’s a little bit of a challenge. We don’t get to come over here and scout these teams like we do our local teams, but it’s a good thing to see somebody new.”
With the win, Wheelersburg is now 9-0 overall this season. The Pirates will visit Fairland on Tuesday, and play host to South Point on Thursday.
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