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High School Soccer

Buckeye runs wild after scoreless first half

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YORK TWP. — Talk about an uprising.

Buckeye’s girls soccer team scored all its goals in the second half Wednesday night to defeat Wellington 6-0 in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division contest at Thiele-Pierce Track and Soccer Complex.

The Buckeye (7-0-1, 4-0) scoring spree saw two goals go up in just eight seconds to break open the contest. First, Reagan McCourt broke free with an assist by Riley Vickert at 28.32. McCourt then fed Gabby Glancy for a crushing tally that killed any Wellington (3-3, 1-1) momentum and opened the scoring floodgates.

“We came out with a different mentality for the second half,” Bucks’ coach Derrick Gullen said. “We weren’t going to be denied.”

After the first goal, Cullen had his squad keep defensive pressure up against a Wellington team that tied the Bucks for the Stars Division title a year ago.

“It’s an important time after a first goal like that,” he said.

The strategy worked to perfection.

“We were glad to come out and flip the switch,” McCourt said.

The explosion didn’t surprise Glancy, who got her first goal on a charge down the left side.

“I saw it coming and I was in the right place at the right time,” she said. “Obviously, one goal isn’t good enough, so I gave it my all.”

Glancy added still another goal at 21:44 for a 3-0 lead.

In the final seven minutes, freshman Lauren Petrovich burst down the middle twice to score unassisted and added a third late goal on an assist from Alyssa Sibley.

Buckeye’s only negative on the night came via repeated offsides calls, especially in the second half.

“(The Dukes) are very disciplined in the back,” Cullen said.

In the first half, the Dukes played a defensive game and both squads found futility with their offensive play.

Goalkeepers Alexa Atlasy for Buckeye and Katrina Kosa for Wellington helped their squads pitch first-half shutout, but Atlasy kept hers.

Kosa finished with eight saves on the night, while Atlasy was only called on to make one save. Buckeye totaled 14 shots to Wellington’s one.

Contact Harry H. Peck at sports@medina-gazette.com.

Buckeye 6, Wellington 0

WELLINGTON 0 0 — 0

BUCKEYE 0 6 — 6

Second

B — Reagan McCourt(Riley Vickerts), 28:32.

B — Gabby Glancy (McCourt), 28:24.

B — Glancy, 21:24.

B — Lauren Petrovich, 7:29.

B — Petrovich, 4:34.

B — Petrovich (Alyssey Sibley).

Shots on goal — Wellington 1, Buckeye 14. Corner kicks — Wellington 2, Buckeye 4. Saves — Katrina Koza (W) 8, Alexa Atlasy (B) 1. Records — Wellington (3-3, 1-1), Buckeye (7-0-1, 4-0).

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