EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- The Beaver Local girls soccer team got back to its winning ways on Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Wheeling Linsly on Tuesday. The Beavers scored with 28:29 in the first half on a goal by senior Madeline Smith with a nice assist by sophomore Chansyn Hoppel. The Beavers almost scored again 2 minutes later off of a corner kick but were turned away by Linsly Cadets goalkeeper Mia Camps. Camps also made 7 saves in the 1st half alone to keep the score 1-0 after 40 minutes of play.
In the 2nd half, the Beavers extended the lead to 2-0 with 23:58 left on a goal by Chansyn Hoppel. Linsly scored both of their goals in the 2nd half, with 18:50 in the game off of a free kick by Sofia Robertson, then a little over 2 minutes later by Athena Marino, tying the score 2-2. Then the Beavers reclaimed the lead with 15:47 on a 2nd goal by Hoppel. Chansyn Hoppel led the Beavers with 2 goals & an assist. Hoppel almost scored a 3rd for the Beavers with 5 minutes remaining but her shot said just inches above the crossbar. Halley Russell made 4 saves for Beaver Local, 2 in each half, to preserve the victory.
The Beavers are now 4-0-1 as they take on Indian Creek next Tuesday. Wheeling Linsly falls to 2-3.
*Story contributed by Beaver Local Beat Reporter and Alum, Jason Hannum