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Beavers pounce on Quakers for first victory

Morning Journal/Michael S. Burich Beaver Local’s Owen Dwyer tries to outrun Salem’s Alex Croxall (12) and Darrin May (13) on Saturday.

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s boys soccer team got off to a slow start but the Beavers overcame a late Salem rally to earn a 3-2 win on Saturday at Beaver Local High School.

The start of the game was delayed 20 minutes because of a late arriving official.

The Beavers got on the board first as Eli Dieringer tallied on an assist from Josh Williams about a half hour into the first half.

Austin McCoy added an unassisted goal in the second half to push the Beaver lead to 2-0.

Salem came back with two goals from Ar Sharma and Hunter Griffith midway through the second half to tie it at 2-2. Jacob McLachlin had one assist for the Quakers. Max Kemets had seven saves in goal.

Alex Miller scored an unassisted goal with five minutes left to lift the Beavers to victory.

Beaver Local is 1-0-1.

Ashton Bowser had six saves in goal for the Beavers who host Brooke at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

The Quakers have been outscored 16-3 in four losses this season.

Salem hosts Canfield on Thursday.

Steubenville 4, East Liverpool 1

EAST LIVERPOOL–The East Liverpool girls soccer team lost to Steubenville 4-1 on Saturday.

Kenzie McKinnon scored on a penalty kick for the lone Potter goal. Alessandra Ferrazzano had 21 saves in goal.

East Liverpool falls to 0-4 and will be at Indian Creek on Monday.

United 1, Minerva 0

MINERVA–United blanked Minerva 1-0 in girls soccer action on Saturday.

Samantha Wolfe gave the Eagles the only goal they needed six minutes into the first half when she scored off a pass from Morgan Briceland.

United keeper Madelynne Brieck preserved the shutout with a diving stop in the final 15 minutes as part of her six-save effort.

The Eagles are at Newton Falls Tuesday.

Canfield 2, West Branch 0

CANFIELD — Canfield’s girls soccer team knocked off West Branch 2-0 on Saturday.

Sam Plocher recorded 17 saves for the Warriors. Lexi Biery and Emma Egli both recorded shots on goal.

The Warriors open league play on Wednesday at Marlington.