Lady Tiger booters now 5-0

Liam Gongola nets four goals as EHS boys down Preston

KINGWOOD – The Elkins High School girls soccer improved to 5-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over Preston Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action.

The Lady Tigers scored both of their goals in the first half as Sofia Triplett found the back of the net from 18 yards at the 8:00 mark and Isabella Karlen added a score midway through the half.

It was the fourth shut out of the season for Elkins.

“It was good we got in front early because the momentum seemed to switch in the second half,” Lady Tiger coach Scott Cutright said. “The fog also set in and you couldn’t see the other side of the field.

“Our girls did a nice job of getting through that to record another clean sheet (on defense).”

The Knights held a 7-6 edge on shots and a 3-0 cushion on corner kicks.

Taylor Phillips was in goal for Elkins.

The Lady Tigers will return to action Tuesday at Liberty for another league contest.

High school boys soccer

Elkins 6, Preston 2

KINGWOOD – Liam Gongola tallied four goals to pace the Elkins High School boys soccer team to a 6-2 win over Big 10 Conference foe Preston on Thursday.

Devan Fletcher and Ethan Wilson also scored for the Tigers.

Josh Land had both of the Knights’ goals.

Elkins will pay a visit to Liberty on Tuesday for a conference match.

Middle school football

Richwood 26, TV 14

RICHWOOD – The Tygarts Valley Middle School football team dropped a 26-14 decision to Richwood in Thursday’s season opener.

Derrick Gear had a rushing touchdown and Luke Bright hit Wade Warner for a TD pass to account for the Bulldogs’ scores.

Walker George added a two-point conversion.

Defensively, George had six solo tackles, Trent Shreve five solo tackles and Alex Sutton and Eli Smith four solo tackles each.

Tygarts Valley will travel to Pendleton County on Wednesday for its next contest.

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