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Elkins, Philip Barbour cruise to wins; Buckhannon-Upshur falls

August 22, 2012
By Andrew Davis and Jesse Skiles - Staff Writers , The Inter-Mountain

Mason Schoonover recorded a hat trick in the first half to lead Elkins past Hampshire 8-0 Tuesday in non-conference action at Elkins High School Field.

Jacob Schoonover followed with two goals and one assist for the Tigers (2-0-1), while Cord Elmer, Ryan Henson and Cameron Wilson added scores for Elkins, which led 4-0 at the intermission.

Elmer finished with two assists, while Dalton Bobes and Kollin Hopwood tallied one assists each for Elkins.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Elkins High School’s Kollin Hopwood, left, battles Hampshire’s Jacob Harrison for a ball Tuesday in the Tigers’ 8-0 win at Elkins High School. Hopwood had an assists in the contest.

The Tigers outshot Hampshire 20-2 in the contest and held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Tyler Gray had two keeper saves in goal for Elkins.

"Our offense found its feet tonight and our defense didn't allow Hampshire to get many chances," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "Tyler Gray, our sophomore goal keeper, is taking some pride in leading another shutout.

"Our hats are off to Hampshire for continuing to play the game like gentlemen. We are hoping this bit of confidence can boost our team during our upcoming schedule."

Elkins travels to Bridgeport on Thursday for a Big 10 Conference matchup at Wayne Jaminson Field. Game time is set for 8 p.m.

Philip Barbour 8, Nicholas County 0

PHILIPPI - Saige Cline recorded a hat trick to lead Philip Barbour past Nicholas County 8-0 Tuesday in non-conference action at George Byrer Field.

Quentin Mouser followed with two goals, while Matt Crickard, Tyler Schiefelbein and Micah Shahan all had scores for the Colts (2-0).

Philip Barbour visits South Harrison on Thursday for a non-conference matchup.

Morgantown 4,

Buckhannon-Upshur 0

MORGANTOWN?- Chris Atallah scored two goals Tuesday night, leading Morgantown to a 4-0 decision over visiting Buckhannon-Upshur in boys high school soccer action.

Payne Chafin and Nate Bolles added single goals for the Mohigans.

Morgantown led 1-0 at the half, and extended the advantage with three second half goals. They outshot B-U 11-2 as Buc goalkeeper Chris Orwig recorded seven saves on the evening.

"We played them pretty tough in the first half, but we made some simple mistakes that they were able to capitalize upon," Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Mike Donato said. "Conversely, we did not take advantage of their mistakes when those opportunities were there. They are a very talented team and you do not have much margin for error against a team like them."

After suffering a tough 2-1 loss last weekend to Brooke, the Bucs fall to 0-2 on the season.

B-U returns home Saturday to host Musselman in an afternoon tilt.

"It is still early in the season," Donato said. "Right now we are working on timing and ball possession. When we can eliminate some of the mistakes we are making and finish on the offensive end, we will be alright."



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