LOGAN, W.Va. — A very good Huntington St. Joe soccer team came into Logan and defeated the Wildcats 9-2 on Tuesday evening at Logan Stadium.
Logan, which fell to 4-7-1 on the season, trailed 3-1 to the Irish at halftime with the lone score being an own goal kicked into the net by St. Joe on a cross over pass from Logan’s Walker Jeffrey to Joey Vinson.
The Irish then turned up the heat and rolled the rest of the way.
“We were missing some key players due to Logan’s National Honor Society, but we can’t say we lost the game due to that,” Logan coach Jay Trump said. “We lost the game due to not playing as a team. Some of the players feel like they need to do a lot of the work instead of playing their areas. When we play as a team we are great and when we don’t we come up very short. Once we figure out it takes 11 players on a team to work as one we will be great and this is a hurdle that we need to overcome.”
Logan scored its second and final goal in the second half as Jeffery banged one into the nets after a nice pass from Dino Noe.
The Wildcats are scheduled to play at Belfry (Ky.) on Saturday at 10 a.m. Logan beat Belfry 1-0 on Sept. 17 at home.
“I’m guessing they will want a win on their home turf and I’m hoping the Wildcats come to play like they did when Belfry came to our home field. We came to play that game and that’s the team I’m hoping that shows up from here on out,” Coach Trump said.
2016 Logan High School
Soccer Schedule (4-7-1):
Aug. 20: at Nitro, L 1-11
Aug. 23: Riverside, L 0-4
Aug. 27: Poca, T 1-1
Aug. 30: at Mingo Central, W 7-1
Sept. 2: vs. Notre Dame (Huntington tourney), L 0-2
Sept. 3: vs. Parkersburg Catholic (Huntington tourney), W 3-0
Sept. 8: Winfield, L 0-11
Sept. 12: Tug Valley, W 10-0
Sept. 15: at Sissonville, L 0-7
Sept. 17: Belfry (Ky.), W 1-0
Sept. 24: at Herbert Hoover, L 0-6
Sept. 27: Huntington St. Joe, L 2-9
Oct. 1: at Belfry (Ky.), 10 a.m.
Oct. 6: Mingo Central, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 10: at Tug Valley, 6 p.m.
Oct. 12: Lincoln County, 6 p.m. (JV only)
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).