BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Beavers varsity girls soccer team defeated Kettering Fairmont by a score of 5-0. The Beavers kept the Firebirds on their heels throughout the entire game.
“Our players do a real good job of controlling the ball and keeping possession,” Beaver coach Steve Popp said. “That’s what we try to do and it creates opportunities for us.”
The Beavers also had a well-rounded offense with contributions coming from multiple players.
“We wanted to attack with more speed and players toward the goal.” Popp said. “Our goal was to come out really strong and play with a fast pace to open up the game.”
Speed was easily seen in sophomore Marcella Cash’s play. Cash showed off her quickness and ball control on both goals as she raced down the field with the ball. She scored at the end of the first half and then again 9 minutes into the second. Both her goals came off of great individual effort and neither were assisted.
Senior Tiffany Hayes also scored two goals as she chipped in her first goal on an assist from Meredith Magee early in the second half and added her second with 50 seconds remaining.
Junior Ella Bianco scored the other goal on a header off a corner kick assisted by Sydney Cleverly.
With the win, the Beavers improve to 4-0 on the year keeping pace with Centerville for first place in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s National East division. Fairmont falls to 1-2-1 on the year.
Beavercreek’s next game will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Springboro High School. This will be the first meeting between these teams since Springboro sent Beavercreek home last postseason, in the Division I regional semifinals in a match played at Fairmont.
“They’re a tough team to play,” Popp said, “but we will train and work hard to be ready for the game.”
Joshua Woolverton is an intern for Greene County News.