Creek girls rally past Edison
STEUBENVILLE — The Indian Creek girls’ soccer team fell behind against Edison, but the Redskins bounced back to take down the Wildcats.
Indian Creek scored the final five goals of the game en route to a 5-1 victory in the “Together We Care” Breast Cancer Awareness Soccer Tournament Final Saturday inside Harding Stadium to sweep the season series.
“We always seems to come out a little flat,” Indian Creek (9-4-2) coach Joe Lewis said. “We have been down in most games, but our girls get up and play and come back and score.”
Edison scored first, but the Wildcats could not maintain the momentum.
“We scored the first goal, but they countered and we could not bring it back,” first-year Edison (4-8) coach Jordan Byrley said.
Abby Copeland and Rileigh Gualtiere each contributed two goals to lead the way for the Redskins, while Madelyn Yoho delivered one.
Gualtiere also tallied two assists in the game.
Katie Scott made five saves in goal.
“Playing here takes us out of our game,” Lewis said. “This is a small field. We like to play spread out and run. We passed the ball, and we were able to possess the ball.”
Yoho was named Indian Creek’s MVP.
“This is Madelyn’s fourth year on the team,” Lewis said. “She is one of our senior captains. She played hard. This was one of the better games she has played.”
Maddie Brenstuhl tallied the lone goal of the game for the Wildcats.
Abby Booth made three saves in goal.
“We stopped playing the ball to feet,” Byrley said. “We started playing kick ball.”
Lauren Ferralli was named Edison’s MVP.
“I’m sure she appreciates it,” Byrley said. “She has put in a lot of hard work. It is nice to see her efforts rewarded.”
The Redskins scored two goals in the first half and three in the second half.
This is the first year the event was held in a tournament format.
“It is nice to win the first one,” Lewis said. “I told the girls it would be nice to win the first one, and we want to get to 10 wins on the season. We had coming into this game. We had a couple of incentives coming into this game.”
Indian Creek is scheduled to play at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Madonna. Edison is scheduled to play at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at home against Magnolia on senior night.