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Lady Tigers open season with win; Elkins boys tie

August 18, 2012
By Edgar Kelley and Andrew Davis Staff Writers , The Inter-Mountain

Lindsay Roy's goal off a corner kick with 21 minutes remaining in regulation lifted Elkins to a 2-1 win over Martinsburg Friday in both teams' season opener at EHS.

The Lady Bulldogs (0-1) opened the scoring in the contest when Alexandria Miller scored an unassisted goal with 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

The Lady Tigers (1-0) tied the game just two minutes into the second half when Karli Hopwood knocked in a score from 20 yards out.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Angie Pritt
Elkins High School’s Lindsay Roy celebrates scoring the game-winning goal as Martinsburg goalie Alison Miller watches the ball hit the net Friday in the Lady Tigers’ 2-1 win.

"Getting this win was a very good way to start off the season," Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. "Martinsburg is a very strong team and we came out ready to play. I was happy with how the kids fought back with two goals in the second half."

Elkins goalkeeper Charlie George had nine saves in net for the Lady Tigers. Miller collected for stop for Martinsburg.

Hopwood also had an assist to go with her goal.

The Lady Bulldogs held 10-8 advantage in shots on goal.

Elkins will entertain Musselman for a non-conference matchup today at noon.

Elkins 0, Martinsburg 0

The Elkins High School boys soccer battled Martinsburg to a scoreless deadlock Friday night in season opener for both squads.

"We were happy with tonight's result," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "Martinsburg is a very good team and I thought we played them extremely well."

Martinsburg outshot Elkins 6-4 in the contest and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Tyler Gray had six keeper saves in goal for the Tigers.

Jason Hill had four stops in goal for the Bulldogs.

"I thought the man of the match tonight was Dalton Bobes," Montgomery said. "He played extremely well defensively. I also thought Tyler Gray really stepped up big for us in goal and had some key saves for us. We need to carry this into our future games and see what happens."

Martinsburg will host Musselman Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Elkins entertains Musselman today starting at 2 p.m.



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