Elkins blanks Philip Barbour, 5-0
ELKINS — Maiju Hyvarinen racked up 3 goals Monday as No. 1 seed Elkins defeated No. 4 seed Philip Barbour, 5-0, in the first round of the Class AA/A Region 2 Section 2 Tournament.
“We scored 15 seconds into the game, so it was good to get started off like that,” EHS coach Scott Cutright said. “We put a lot of emphasis on scoring early.
“We had a good win against Philip Barbour last week, but we had to make sure we came out with a lot of intensity from the beginning and not give the other team hope or drag the game out,” he said.
“It was great to see us get a good look early and finish it. We kept kinda getting a few more from there. It gave us confidence right from the start.”
Hyvarinen got the scoring started quickly, beating the PB goalie 15 seconds into the contest.
Less than 3 minutes later, Hyvarinen found the back of the net again to put EHS up 2-0.
The Lady Tigers continued to add on the insurance points when Rachel Phillips scored at the 14 minute mark. EHS was up 3-0 at the half.
After the intermission, Sofia Triplett got in the scoring column with a goal at the 5 minute mark.
Hyvarinen later closed out the scoring to complete her hat trick at the 28 minute mark to make the final 5-0.
The Lady Tigers (14-5-1) are set to host the winner of the Lewis County/South Harrison game on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. for the sectional championship.
The winner will move on to the Region 2 Championship game next week.