NEWTOWN — It was a historic first win for the Logan High School soccer team, which won 7-1 at Mingo Central on Tuesday.
Logan (1-2-1) was led by Dino Noe who scored a hat trick of goals. Walker Jeffery had two goals and Cameron Adkins and Joey Vinson had one goal each.
The match was played at Mingo Central’s Field Turfed Buck Harless Stadium. The Miners are reportedly getting to use the turfed stadium for the first time this season.
The first goal came with a lob backwards flip pass from Adkins to Jeffery who headed it in to put Logan up 1-0.
It was all Cats after that.
“Kyle Browning had great game along with Hunter Alfrey and both had great offensive and defensive games,” Logan coach Jay Trump said. “It seemed like the team is getting a little bit more relaxed with each other. They trust one another. There wasn’t any second guessing. It was trusting their passing and for their teammates to be there. Each game we play we see an improvement and the a hurdle in itself. Val Clay and I are always looking and discussing to see where we can move players to see what mixes well with the team. That in itself is a constant job.”
The Wildcats pretty much had control of the entire game.
“We controlled the ball most of the game and had many shots on goal with upwards of 29 shots on goal with seven of them hitting the back of the net. Their goalie was spot on, saving over 10 shots,” Trump said. “Before kickoff we always have a talk and try to get a game plan together to go over the attack of the evening. Before I even got started the players knew what I was going to say and that was to control the ball. I looked back and said, ‘Yes, then everything will fall into place. Just play hard and don’t give up.’”
Logan is scheduled to get back into action this Friday and Saturday in the Huntington tournament.
The Cats are set to host Winfield on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Pike Central (Ky.) 2,
BUCKLEYS CREEK, Ky. — The Chapmanville Regional High School soccer team got back into action on Tuesday with a 2-0 loss at Pike Central (Ky.) at the Pike Central High School soccer complex in Buckleys Creek, Ky.
Chapmanville was awarded a 1-0 win on Monday at Greater Beckley Christian as the school did not have enough players to field a team.
The Tigers stand at 3-2 on the season.
“Against Pike Central we controlled the tempo of game except for two minutes,” CRHS coach Greg Dillon said. “We had a hand ball called on Joe Toth in the box and Josh Ray hit the penalty kick. That was at the 25:35 mark. That was a rookie error but Joe had a solid performance.”
Pike Central made it 2-0 at the 22-minute mark with a goal by Matt McKinney.
“A Pike Central player hip-tossed Christian Stafford but Christian was awarded a foul. They scored on a free kick header,” Coach Dillon said. “We had 17 shots on goal but couldn’t get anything to go. Zack Lambert had a good night passing with Dylan Brown. Just when we got on the wing the ball was turned over.”
Dillon said other CRHS players performed well too.
“We got outstanding efforts by Savanah Toney, Catherine Carter, Olivia Bryant, Carla Sheppard and Kayla Baldwin. Amber Stokes had a great offensive and defensive night. She does it all. I wish I could clone her. From what I saw, Kentucky soccer laws may allow it. Hailey Chewning also had a great ball control night as well. The kids and players on the bench had a great time. They also have great facilities there.”
Chapmanville has a rematch with the same Pike Central Hawks on Tuesday at home in a 6 p.m. kick.
“It could be a heck of a game against them again on Tuesday,” Dillon said.
The Tigers also host Lincoln County on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Thursday’s match at Nitro was postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date, Dillon said.
Mingo Central is 1-4 on the season.
The Miners lost 3-1 at home to Independence on Aug. 20 in the opener, then won 13-1 over county rival Tug Valley on Aug. 23. Two days later, Mingo Central lost 2-0 at home to Lincoln County. MCHS lost 7-0 at Herbert Hoover on Wednesday night.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).