Lexie Cushman (right) of Fairbanks tries to gain possession of the ball during Wednesday evening’s 1-0 victory over West Liberty-Salem. The game was played at Marysville High School’s stadium. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
A second-half goal by Ellie Carter led Fairbanks’ girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over West Liberty-Salem on Wednesday.
The Lady Panthers played the front end of a varsity doubleheader at Marysville High School’s turf stadium.
The FHS boys fell to West Liberty-Salem by a 1-0 verdict during the nightcap.
The Panther boys are now 4-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in the Ohio Heritage Conference for the season.
No additional information was available at presstime about the boys match.
The contests were used as a fund raiser for the district’s Rice family, which recently lost the husband and father to a tragic motorcycle accident.
Fairbanks’ girls had several scoring opportunities during the first half.
Those shots, however, were turned back by Tiger keeper Delaney Wade (who finished with five saves).
Panther keeper Madi Cook notched eight saves as the local team upped its record to 4-1-0 overall and 1-0-0 in the conference.
It was West Liberty’s (4-2) first setback in three Ohio Heritage Conference matches.