A slow start hurt Teays Valley on Wednesday in a 5-2 Mid-State League Buckeye Division loss to host Fisher Catholic.

Both teams battled throughout the first 10 minutes, but in 11th minute the Irish curled a free kick in the top corner to open the scoring.

The Vikings struggled to stay organized and 10 minutes later Fisher Catholic doubled its lead as they finished a nice pass slipped across the face of goal. Two minutes, the Irish ran the tally to 3-0 after a mixup in the TV defense.

Teays Valley responded, however, as Skylar Davis finished her chance from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 at halftime.

The Vikings continued to surge behind more physical play and nearly converted a chance early in the second half. In the 49th minute, the Irish scored again after confusion in the back on a loose ball.

With sixteen minutes remaining, Fisher Catholic closed out its scoring with a penalty kick.

Freshman Gabby Wehrlin found the back of the net for the Vikings in the 73rd minute after a nice turn in the box and finish to leave the final at 5-2.

“We have to continue to work hard and find more consistency throughout an entire 80 minutes,” Teays Valley coach Jason Herbert said.

The Vikings travel to Delaware on Saturday for a non-league match.

Westfall 7,

Washington C.H. 0

Westfall took a commanding 5-0 by halftime on Wednesday on its way to a 7-0 non-conference rout of visiting Washington Court House.

Chloe Tanler scored four goals to lead the charge for the Mustangs, Madalynn Yates tallied two goals and three assists and Lyndsey Yates added the other goal.

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