Karli Hopwood scored two goals to lead Elkins past rival Philip Barbour 3-1 Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action at the Elkins High School Field.
Elkins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Hopwood scored the first of two goals on a free kick with seven minutes left in the half.
The Lady Tigers (3-2), who held a 1-0 lead at intermission, extended their lead to 2-0 when Hopwood scored her second goal early in the second half.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Philip Barbour’s Marissa Carey looks to get a pass off as Elkins High School’s Lindsay Roy moves in Thursday in the Lady Tigers’ 3-1 win at EHS.
Elkins' Paige Harrison scored an unassisted goal midway through the half to make it 3-0.
"I was happy with how we played," Elkins coach Scott Cutright said. "I thought we passed well and played good team ball. We need to continue to get better and get ready for our next game."
Philip Barbour capped off the scoring in the contest when Marissa Carey scored with just under 10 minutes left in the game.
Elkins outshot Philip Barbour 4-2 in the contest and held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Brittany Wentz had three keeper saves in goal for the Lady Colts (4-2). Charlie George had one stop in net for Elkins.
Philip Barbour will entertain Hedgesville at noon on Saturday.
Elkins will travel to Lincoln Tuesday for a Big 10 Conference contest at 4 p.m.
Elkins 2, Philip Barbour 1
Cord Elmer had two goals, including the game winner, to lead Elkins past rival Philip Barbour 2-1 Thursday in Big 10 Conference action at Elkins High School.
"These were two very evenly matched teams," Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. "Unfortunately, each team played a little too physical and the referee team was far too visible. The game gives and takes away and we were fortunate to come away with a win as Philip Barbour came out of the gate and put us on our heels."
The Colts (4-1-1) outshot Elkins 5-3 in the contest, while the Tigers held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Tyler Gray had three saves in goal for Elkins.
"I credit our solid defense for withstanding the first 20 minutes of the game and giving us a chance to win," Montgomery said. "Both teams left it all on the field tonight."
Philip Barbour will visit Hedgesville on Saturday for a non-conference matchup starting at 2 p.m.
Elkins will travel to Lincoln Tuesday for a Big 10 Conference matchup starting at 6 p.m.
TC?TAKES?FOURTH: The Tucker County High School golf team placed fourth Thursday at Canaan Valley.
Northern (Md.) won the match with a 172.
Southern (174), Moorefield (190) and Tucker County (205) rounded out the field.
Evan Friend shot a 38 to earn low-medalist for Southern.
Moorefield was led by Quincy Fraley with a 42 and Noah Carr shot a 45.
Tucker County was led by Ian Nichols' 47.
Tucker will travel to Moorefield Tuesday for a four-team match with Moorefield, East Hardy and Petersburg.