SHINNSTON – It was open season on the Lincoln Cougar nets for the Buckhannon-Upshur soccer Bucs in their Big 10 Conference battle Thursday evening.
The Bucs scored early and often in a 12-0 romp over the Cougars to improve their record to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big 10.
“We executed every phase of the game very well tonight,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Mike Donato. “We challenged each of our players throughout the course of the game with technical and tactical aspects to improve on. Things from touches, switching fields, passes to certain areas of the field, set piece movement, we wanted to see guys step to the challenge to improve on these things. I was happy to see better execution of our set pieces and throws, but there will still some small things we discussed that still need improvement. Overall a great team win.”
Tyler Sandreth got the Bucs off and running with a goal in the sixth minute when he played a through ball from Lane Tenney into the penalty area and scored with a goal to the far post.
A minute later, Ryan Hurst controlled a pass from the corner from Caden Andrick and scored to the near post.
Lamar Hurst made it a 3-0 contest a minute later when he headed home a corner kick from Tenney.
Two minutes later, Tenney tallied a goal after playing a cross from the left corner and sending a header to the back post.
Hurst scored his second goal of the game when he took a ball from Dawson Carpenter in the penalty area and scored with a hard shot to the top middle of the net to up the lead to 5-0.
Andrick scored on a corner kick from Tenney with a shot to the near post in the 24th minute and Ryan Hurst scored again when the Cougar keeper misplayed the ball and he cleaned up the loose ball with a shot to the near post.
Andrick put in his second goal of the game in the 35th minute on another corner kick with a header to the back post with the assist going to Lamar Hurst.
Zach Calef-Boring took advantage of a loose ball in the penalty area and scored to the near post in the 39th minute.
When the first half was over, the Bucs led by a 9-0 margin.
Sam Squires put in a pair of goals in the second half.
The first one was in the 52nd minute when he raced upon a loose ball in the Lincoln end and scored with a shot to the far post and the next goal came four minutes later when he played a cross from Bryer Ketterman and scored with a hard shot to the far post.
Ketterman wrapped up the scoring for the Bucs in the 60th minute when he scored after knocking in a keeper deflection to the near post.
Buckhannon-Upshur owned a 31-2 lead in shots-on-goal and an 8-0 margin in corner kicks.
Logan Kelley started the game in net for the Bucs and made two saves while Dalton Auvil saw time late in the game in the net and didn’t see a shot.
The Bucs were scheduled to visit Greenbrier East on Saturday.
They will face Preston on the road Tuesday in a Big 10 Conference battle at 8 p.m.
Buckhannon-Upshur 9 3 – 12
Lincoln 0 0 – 0
Buckhannon-Upshur – Tyler Sandreth (Lane Tenney assist), 6th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Ryan Hurst (Caden Andrick assist), 7th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Lamar Hurst (Lane Tenney assist), 8th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Lane Tenney (Ryan Hurst assist), 10th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Ryan Hurst (Caden Andrick assist), 20th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Caden Andrick (Lane Tenney assist), 24th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Ryan Hurst (unassisted), 27th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Caden Andrick (Lamar Hurst), 35th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Zach Calef-Boring (unassisted), 39th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Sam Squires (unassisted), 52nd, minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Sam Squires (Bryer Ketterman assist), 56th minute
Buckhannon-Upshur – Bryer Ketterman (unassisted), 60th minute
Shots-on-goal – Buckhannon-Upshur 31; Lincoln 2
Corner kicks – Buckhannon-Upshur 8; Lincoln 0
Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur 8; Lincoln 1
Saves – Buckhannon-Upshur: Logan Kelley 2; Dalton Auvil 0; Lincoln: Jared Nelson 19.