Wildcats defeat Redskins

STEUBENVILLE – Edison’s team speed was on full display on the turf.

Bethanie Bube ended up with a hat trick and one assist to lead the Edison girls’ soccer team to a 6-0 victory over Indian Creek in a Breast Cancer Awareness Game Saturday afternoon at Harding Stadium.

“The game was all right,” Edison (8-4-1) head coach Jeremy Angelo said. “We controlled things for most of the game. We possessed the ball. We finished our opportunities.

“They have a few girls who gave us trouble. They moved the ball. They had some opportunities. They put pressure on our defense a couple of times. Fortunately, we have speed on defense, and we were able to hold them off a little bit.”

Despite the deficit, the Redskins (3-9-1) battled until the final whistle.

“The girls played hard,” first-year Indian Creek head coach Jessica Bennett said. “They put their hearts into it. They play really well. We have been on a pretty good roll in our last three games. We won two games and had one tie. They do put it all in when they play.”

Meghan Brooks, Rachel Cline and Allie Byrley all tallied goals for the Wildcats as well. Kylie Long, Ashley Borsch and Hannah Miller all collected assists.

“It was hot today,” said Angelo. “When you get down a goal, you want to stretch and push it. We had the ball. We possessed the ball. We made them chase.”

Katie Oinonen made four saves in goal for Edison.

Kristen Shimko made 12 saves for Indian Creek.

“They are heavy on defense,” Bennett said. “They have a lot of people on defense. Their defense made it challenging for us.”

The Edison defense was not the only thing that gave Indian Creek trouble throughout the game.

“The turf messed us up a little bit,” Bennett said. “Our girls like playing on the turf, but it made it more challenging for us.”

The Wildcats scored three goals in each half.

Brooks scored to put the Wildcats on the scoreboard with 30:23 left to play in the first half. Bube converted a penalty kick to give the Wildcats a 2-0 advantage with 27:08 left to play and scored less than five minutes later.

Cline tallied a goal midway through the second half. Bube then recorded the hat trick at the 17:49 mark and Byrley finished the scoring with 8:07 remaining.

Indian Creek’s next game is at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Harrison Central. Edison is scheduled to play Tuesday at home against Wheeling Central on Senior Night. The game will be a part of a girls’ and boys’ doubleheader which will be played under the lights at the high school soccer field.