Soccer Lady Bucs extend winning streak before capping week off with loss

Senior Grace Queen uses fancy footwork during a previous game against Grafton.

TENNERTON — Coming off a dominant outing against Grafton at home on Thursday, September 8, the Lady Buccaneers Soccer team (4-3-2), coached by Robert Greenough, entered this week riding a wave of confidence with games at Liberty and at home against both Fairmont Senior and Wheeling Park looming large on the schedule this week.  

In their first game of a busy week, the Lady Buccaneers traveled to Clarksburg to take on Big 10 Conference opponent Liberty on Tuesday, September 13. Coach Greenough’s Lady Bucs dominated the time of possession and shots on goal battle on their way to a 4 to 1 road win over the Mountaineers. Junior Ava Hollen starred for the Lady Buccaneers against the Mountaineers, narrowly missing out on a coveted hat trick, finishing with a pair of goals. Joining Hollen in getting in on the scoring against Liberty was both freshman Mallory Hughes and sophomore Grace Queen. 

In their second game of the week, the Lady Buccaneers welcomed conference foe Fairmont Senior Polar Bears to Tennerton. The Lady Buccaneers proceeded to give the Polar Bears a hardy Upshur County welcome by way of a 2 to 1 win. The Lady Buccaneers picked up the win on goals from Hollen and freshman Hayley Triplett.  

With the wins coach Greenough’s Lady Buccaneers moved to 6-3-2 so far on the young 2022 campaign as they began to prepare for Saturday, September 17’s match-up against Wheeling Park to cap off their week. The Lady Buccaneers entered this past weekend’s games with reason to be confident riding a three-game winning streak in which their team performed well on both sides of the ball. Complementing a potent offense full of weapons, was a stout defense led by junior goalkeeper Kyndal Davis, picked up wins in the net, collecting a pair of saves in each of her team’s victories earlier in the week.  

The Lady Buccaneers capped off their busy week at home against the Wheeling Park Patriots on Saturday. The Lady Buccaneers ultimately ended up coming up short against the Patriots, getting shutout at home by a score of 2 to 0. Despite the loss, coach Greenough’s Lady Buccaneers turned in an outstanding week, beating three straight conference opponents to improve their overall record to 6-4-2. 

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