Psimer, Woodrow

West’s Dylan Psimer and East’s Ethan Woodrow go for a header during Monday’s match-up in Olive Hill.

    The Comets' soccer team grabbed their first two wins of the season last week.

    On Tuesday, West played host to Fleming County for a 3-2 victory.

    “It was our first win so it felt good and got spirits up some,” Coach Max Hammond said. “It was a hard-fought win.”

    Dylan Psimer grabbed the first goal on an assist by Justin Ratliff. Jacob Blain got the team's second goal on an 80-yard punt from keeper Nate Shelton. With just four minutes left in the second half, the game was tied at 2-2. Blain shot the game-winning goal off an assist from Tyler Glover with two minutes left to play.

    The Comets turned around for another home game Wednesday. West took down Paris 2-0.

    Blain hit a penalty kick and Justin Ratliff got one off an assist from Glover

    Shelton was in goal for the shut out, his first of the season.

    “The team was running on the win high over the Fleming game,” Hammond said. “Our defense played great. Paris didn't have many opportunities and offensively we played well enough to get the win, but still slacked off in my opinion.”

    West played host to Greenup County on Saturday. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.

    The Comets controlled the ball for most of the game, but were unable to finish.

    “It was just one of those games,” Hammond said. “We had 30 to 40 chances around their blocks, but we just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. It was very frustrating.”

    The Raiders came to West on Monday, taking a 1-0 victory. East won 3-1 in the first match up of these two teams this season, so Hammond was happier with this performance.

    “We only had one defensive mishap during that game,” Hammond said. “The first half was really competitive but we wore them down in the second half. We had several post chances, but we couldn't put the ball on target.”

    West will travel to Bath County tonight (Wednesday) for a 7:30 p.m. match up.

    “We played them in pre-season and it was a really competitive game,” Hammond said. “Bath has more age and experience than we have, but I think our defense will hold strong, We just hope to get a good performance out of our offense.”

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