EHS Lady Tigers fall to Indians

BRIDGEPORT – Amanda Saymon scored the only goal of the game Wednesday to help Bridgeport squeak past Elkins, 1-0, in girls varsity soccer. Officials called the game about 20 minutes early due to lightning.

“They’re a good team,” Tigers coach Scott Cutright said. “It’s great to play them at the beginning of the season because they are a good indicator of where we are at ability wise. We came out strong in the second half and we were hitting our stroke. It’s unfortunate that the lightning came.”

Saymon scored the game’s only goal at the 10-minute mark.

Cutright said the Lady Tigers picked up wins over the weekend against Martinsburg and Musselman, but the game against Bridgeport served as a marker for the team’s success.

“(Bridgeport) always has a quality program,” Cutright said. “We overpowered the teams from the panhandle over the weekend, so it was good for us to compete against a team of Bridgeport’s caliber. We made a lot of adjustments and the defense stepped up. We started moving the ball better as a team. We play them twice this season, so hopefully by next time we will have improved and come away with a win.”

The Lady Tigers (2-1) return to action tonight when the team travels to Petersburg for a 5 p.m. contest. The boy’s varsity teams will play afterward, at 7 p.m.