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Double whammy
Both Alcovy squads blank Stockbridge

COVINGTON - The Alcovy soccer teams combined for 13 goals while shutting out both Stockbridge squads in Friday's sweep.

The Alcovy girls started the twin bill with a 6-0 win before the boys closed it out winning 7-0.

The shutout by the boys continues Stockbridge's down year, without having the thrill of scoring all year, while the girls have only scored twice this season.

Boys

Alcovy 7, Stockbridge 0

Alcovy's Kyle Vojtesak had two in the first half and one in the second half to give him his second hat trick in as many games.

"Nick Waggoner said it himself that Kyle has a killer instinct to score. I think he took less shots out of the (other forwards), but he got the hat trick because he has precision," Alcovy coach Chris Edgar said. "I'm very proud of him, two hat tricks in two games."

Even though Alcovy did not start the game playing particularly well, Vojtesak was able to score his first of two first-half goals five minutes into the game.

However, as the game progressed, Alcovy began to settle down, causing their passes to become more on target and their shots a little harder.

"We were not patient to start the game off. We live in an information age and (players) saw that Stockbridge was having a down year and they came thinking that they could just walk over them. You can't do that, especially in region play," Edgar said. "Once we settled down and made passes we were doing a lot of good things all night."

Waggoner got into the action four minutes into the second half when the keeper was unable to control the ball after stopping the first attempt.

With 19:45 remaining in the match, Darion Miller found the back of the net before Vojtesak got his third goal three minutes later to make it 5-0.

Also scoring were David Maturino (5:01) and Gene Stolp (2:36).

Both Stolp and Waggoner had two assists each, with Vojtesak and Oran Allen aiding in one goal each.

Girls

Alcovy 6, Stockbridge 0

Alisha Barrett set the tone for the Alcovy girls early in the contest, finding the inside post five minutes into the match.

Once they started scoring, they could not stop as they beat the Stockbrige defense four times in the first half.

Alcovy made it 2-0 three minutes later when Chelsea Richardson scored on a cross by Jessica Cromwell.

Barrett shared the feeling of scoring with an assist, giving Kendall Krueger the opportunity to put the ball into the net with 21:31 left in the first half.

Alcovy's final goal of the opening period came on a header by Brittney Price.

Even though the girls tried, they were unable to match the same output in the second half.

One of the main factors was a change of keeper. The other was a slight drop in intensity.

"That keeper was a little better. We had more shots in the second half and she stopped a lot of them. We just couldn't finish, we had more opportunities," Alcovy girls coach Phillip Davidson said.

"They were playing more relaxed. I think sometimes we don't play as aggressive as we should. We back off in the aggressive when we have the lead. I try to push them to really want to get the ball every time."

Even with the changes, Barrett and Price were able to beat the Stockbridge defense and new keeper Michel'le Malone.

"I thought (they) were going to get a hat trick, but (they) could never get that last one in," Davidson said. "We needed a win, we lost four in a row. It was nice to finally come away with a (win)."