PARKERSBURG -Kalen Kelley's hat trick against Linsly Saturday at Erickson All-Sports Facility helped the Parkersburg South boys soccer team give Ed Ayers his first win as the Patriots' head coach.
South (1-1) scored five second-half goals, including a pair by David Mayer, to defeat Linsly 7-1.
Khaleb Baker added an assist and one goal for the Patriots.
Limiting Linsly to just the one first-half goal was South keeper Clayton Suggs.
PHS boys 4,
Wheeling Park 1
PARKERSBURG -Brian Runyon continues to be a scoring machine for the Parkersburg boys soccer team.
After scoring three goals in a season-opening win Friday against Linsly, the junior tacked on three more goals and added an assist in a 4-1 win against Wheeling Park Saturday at Stadium Field.
"We expect Brian to score," PHS coach Don Fosselman said.
"He is a very special player and creates a lot of opportunities for himself and finishes quite well. He could be one of the best players in the state."
George Capel also contributed a goal for PHS (2-0) and helped put the Big Reds in front 3-0 before a half-hour lightning delay interrupted play late in the second half.
Fosselman was also impressed with the way his defenders stepped up, including Ryan Schott, Tyler Craft and Tyler Broadwater.
"Our keeper Chad White was also outstanding and made two big-time saves," Fosselman added.
PHS girls 0,
PARKERSBURG - An impressive performance by the midfielders on both sides resulted in a 0-0 tie between Parkersburg High School (0-0-1) and Martinsburg (0-1-1) in a girls soccer match Saturday at Stadium Field.
"We had a really good game by Allie Roberts, Paige Wilder and Alex Dickason," PHS coach Mike Lockney said.
"Both teams had several opportunities and just couldn't get the final touch. There was really good play by the keepers on both teams."
Wilder pitched a shutout at keeper in the first half, while Jessica Reitmire closed the book on Martinsburg in the second half.
Martinsburg opened its season Friday with a 3-1 loss at the hands of Parkersburg South.
"Give Martinsburg a lot of credit - they didn't have a very long bench and played 100 percent against us the whole game, and played hard," Lockney said.