St. Bernard sweeps West Point in Tuesday soccer action


WEST POINT – The St. Bernard girls’ and boys’ soccer teams put up strong first halves and continued their play in the second as they rolled to an easy sweep of West Point Tuesday night.

St. Bernard 3, West Point 1 (Girls)

St. Bernard scored all of their goals in the first half and played strong defensively, plus Emma Tafazoli played big at the goalie position as the Lady Saints went on to win, 3-1.

The Lady Saints struck first with 9:31 coming off the clock on a penalty kick that bounced off the hands of goalie McKenzi Brooks and landed in the net. They made it 2-0 with 16:21 remaining in the first half on a short-handed goal. Lizbet Medina scored their final goal of the half and of the game with 8:41 remaining in the half. West Point avoided the shutout in the second half on a goal by Mallory Campbell with 9:28 coming off the clock. The Lady Warriors had multiple opportunities to creep closer, but they couldn't convert.

This was the first game for the Lady Saints that did not involve them or their opponent getting shut out; they improve to 5-2 on the season. They continue their four-game road trip on Friday, traveling to J.B. Pennington in their second of four games.

West Point falls to 1-8 on the season and will look to get things back on track in Haleyville on Thursday.

St. Bernard 9, West Point 0 (Boys)

St. Bernard flat out dominated on both sides of the field, and seven different players scored at least one goal as the Saints cruised to the shutout win over West Point.

It took 6:08 for the Saints to get their first goal of the game as they scored on a head-butt goal. With 4:54 remaining, Miguel Sanchez put in one of his own to give St. Bernard a 2-0 lead, then Christian Peterson added back-to-back goals, the first with 2:53 remaining in the first half, the second coming with .6 seconds remaining, to give them a 4-0 advantage heading into the half.

The Saints added five more in the second half, three of those by different players, and two goalies for St. Bernard combined to get the shutout to help the Saints improve to 5-3 on the season. They will go to J.B. Pennington on Friday.

West Point falls to 1-5 on the season and will travel to Haleyville on Thursday.

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