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Elkins soccer teams defeat Musselman

August 20, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Elkins used two late second-half goals to rally past Musselman 3-2 Saturday in non-conference action at Elkins High School.

"I was very happy to see the kids fight back after trailing late in the second half," Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. "The girls never quit and we played well late in the contest."

With Elkins trailing late in the second half 2-1, the Lady Tigers (2-0)?tied up the contest 2-2 when Isabella Nieves scored on an unassisted goal with 15 minutes left in the game.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley
Elkins?High School’s Linsey McCollam battles a Musselman player Saturday afternoon at the Elkins High?School Field. More photos can be found online at

Elkins' freshman Hailea Harper scored the game-winning goal with six- minutes remaining off an assist from Grace Lindsay.

"Hailea's goal was really nice," ?Cutright said. "It worked well between Grace and Hailea, as Grace gave Hailea a nice pass and she was able to finish."

Elkins took an early 1-0 lead in the first half as Nieves scored on an unassisted goal.

Musselman came out early in the second half and scored two quick goals to make it 2-1.

Charlie George finished with 10 keeper saves in net for the Lady Tigers.

"We still have a lot of work to do, but I'm very happy with where we are at," Cutright said. "We have a tough stretch off games, so we need to continue our good play and see what happens."

Elkins hosts Hampshire on Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a non-conference matchup.

High School?Boys Soccer

Elkins 1, Musselman 0

Cord Elmer's late first-half goal helped lead Elkins past Musselman 1-0 Saturday in non-conference action at EHS Field.

The Tigers (1-0-1) outshot Musselman 9-3 in the contest. The Applemen held an 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

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

"Our defense was again strong with a second straight shutout," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "Our offense had some very promising moments today.

"The goal we put in was a credit to persistence but we had many more chances than the night before." Elkins entertains Hampshire on Tuesday.



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