Elkins High soccer teams down Colts

PHILIPPI – Elkins swept a pair of games from Philip Barbour Thursday night in Big 10 Conference soccer action at George Byrer Field.

The Tigers took the girls’ contest by a count of 2-0. Elkins then captured the boys’ match, 3-2.

Hailea Harper tallied a pair of goals – one in each half – to lead the Tiger girls, who improved to 3-1-1 overall and 1-0-1 in league games.

Elkins coach Scott Cutright attributed the win to ball control.

“The girls settled down and started to win the ball in the second half,” Cutright said. “We had another great effort from our goalkeeper Charlie George. She’s doing a great job and has been real consistent in the net.”

Freshman Bailey Heubi was in goal for the Colts and made several key stops in the first half to keep the deficit at just 1-0 at the intermission.

Philip Barbour (2-2, 0-1) will return to action at noon Saturday at Berkeley Springs, while Elkins will entertain Greenbrier East at 2 p.m. on the same day.

The Elkins boys, meanwhile, rebounded from a 3-0 loss at Greenbrier East on Tuesday with a conference win over the Colts. Leading Elkins was Cord Elmer with a goal and an assist. Mason Schoonover and Kollin Hopwood also added goals and Daniel Crawford tallied an assist.

Elkins outshot the hosts, 5-3, as Tyler Gray had one save for the Tigers and Dylan Westfall 11 stops for the Colts.

“This was a spirited game that is typical for our rivalry,” Elkins coach Andy Montgomery said. “I was so proud of our guys for buckling down to get the victory. Levi Fath and Daniel Crawford played well in the midfield to seal the win.”

Philip Barbour (2-3-1, 0-1-1 Big 10) scored on goals from Micah Shannon and Nick Triplett. Marcus Long led the Colts with three tackles, while junior midfielder John Terwilliger also earned praise from head coach Ron Jones for his defensive play.

Elkins (4-2-0, 2-0) will entertain Washington at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Colts travel to Berkeley Springs at 2 p.m. on the same afternoon.