Selina Seliskar scored two goals and Jillian Hon assisted on three to help the Buckeye Valley girls soccer team snap a two-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over River Valley Monday in Delaware.
“(Seliskar is) a really strong player and she can finish,” BV coach Lucy Schmitt said. “She’s really quick, and that’s what gets her opportunities to score. (Jillian Hon is) always a factor. She distributes the ball really well.”
BV had several opportunities to score early. Seliskar sent a shot that was stopped by Vikings goalkeeper Shelby Kyrk, who got a hand on it sending it off the crossbar.
Megan Hon also sent a ball off the crossbar and Elsie Schneller missed just high on a free kick in the early minutes.
“That was the same problem we had against Westerville South,” Schmitt said. “The score didn’t show at all how we played.”
BV lost 5-2 at South Saturday.
Jillian Hon found Megan Hon to get the Barons on the board with 17:37 left in the first half.
“Sometimes it takes that one break to get them going,” Schmitt said.
Seliskar scored twice in a span of 1 minute and 11 seconds to inflate the lead to three late in the first half. Jillian Hon assisted on the first and Hannah Cowan on the second.
Schmitt said Seliskar had a strong start to the season, but faded to the point where she didn’t notice her on the field. Schmitt told her before the game that she wanted Seliskar to, “make me notice you.”
“I put her in and she scored two goals in three minutes, so I think I’m going to stick with that pep talk,” Schmitt said.
Hanna Fenstermaker scored off a centering pass by Jillian Hon with 3:27 left before the half to push the lead to 4-0.
Schneller, Carla Smith and Ellen Riley each scored in the second half and Riley and Zoey Babcock picked up assists for the Barons.
Kyrk had eight saves in goal for the Vikings and Madi Flesher had six in relief.
The win keeps the Barons tied for second place with Marion Harding in the MOAC after a loss to Jonathan Alder last Monday. Harding and BV play Oct. 20 in the league finale, but the Presidents play league-leader Alder Oct. 3.
“We’re looking to always compete for that league title, but second is nothing to complain about,” Schmitt said. “I think if we played (Alder) again, it could be a completely different story.”
Next up, BV hosts Columbus International in non-league play Thursday at 5 p.m.
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