Ek’s hat trick leads Lady Indians to win on road at Petersburg

by Jamie Harris
The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Soccer Team picked up another win this week. However, the Tribe was dealt losses by St. James and Fairmont Senior.
The Lady Indians hosted St. James out of Hagerstown, Md., at the confines of Morgan Field on Tuesday, September 24. Much of the first half Berkeley Springs kept the Saints scoreless until there was 2:04 left in the first half. A St. James shot found its way into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, the Lady Indians kept battling, however St. James kept finding ways to score. Berkeley Springs got on the board when sophomore Britney Huntley scored a goal off an assist from junior Mikaila Ek to make the score 4-1.
Senior goalkeeper Abbie Stotler had 21 saves in between the pipes and sophomore Whitney Hiles had eight saves.
On Thursday, September 26, the Lady Indians boarded the bus for the long trip to Grant County and a contest with the Petersburg Lady Vikings.
The week before Berkeley Springs had blanked Petersburg 9-0. This time around the Lady Vikings, on their home field, were scrappy, but the Lady Indians behind Ek’s hat trick (three goals) took the 6-3 win.
Junior Caitlin Childers (two goals) and senior Kendal William (one goal) also paced the Lady Indians. Childers also had an assist in the win. Stotler (seven saves) and Hiles (three saves) were once again solid in the goal keeper position.
This past Saturday, September 28, the Lady Indians once again boarded the bus for another long road trip to East West Stadium in Fairmont to battle the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears.
Despite a strong outing on the turf by the Lady Indians it was Fairmont Senior coming away with the 5-1 win.
Ek had another goal for the Tribe while Stotler (eight saves) and Hiles (17 saves) were strong in goal.
Berkeley Springs record for the season now sits at 4-8-1.
The Lady Indians hosted Lewis County on Monday, September 30. Then on Thursday, October 3 they will travel to Keyser for a 5 p.m. contest and Saturday, October 5 the Lady Indians will host North Marion at 1 p.m.