The South Webster Jeeps wasted little time securing a Division III Sectional Championship after beating Belpre 7-0 Thursday night in a soccer match.
South Webster (16-0-1) was led by Alek Blevins and Shane Zimmerman who combined for six of the seven goals, with Blevins scoring four while Zimmerman recorded a hat trick.
“We did what we needed to do tonight, and that was get a few goals early,” Jeeps coach Corey Claxon said. “We kept possession of the ball well and really limited Belpre’s chances and recorded another shutout to go along with another sectional title.”
The opening goal of the contest came off a corner kick from Sam Holstein. Zimmerman received the pass and lit the lamp with a head shot to the upper left corner of the goal.
The next two goals were scored by Blevins, who put this first one in the net after receiving a pass that split the defense from Zimmerman. The next goal from Blevins came when brother Shiloah Blevins made a head pass to Alek Blevins who slid the ball past Blepre goal keeper Leon Wolff.
The last goal of the first half began by Zimmerman who delivered another pinpoint pass to Alex Blevins who lit the lamp once again.
In the second half, Zimmerman setup Blevins for his fourth of the night before Zimmerman earned a free kick, recording a hat trick from just outside of the 18-yard penalty box.
South Webster will begin district play Saturday at Athens High School as the Jeeps face Albany Alexander in the district semifinals.
Belpre 0 0 — 0
South Webster Jeeps 5 2 — 7
First half: SW — Zimmerman, (Holstein), 5:00; SW — Blevins (Zimmerman), 9:00; SW — Blevins (Blevins), 13:00; SW — Collins (Blevins), 14:00; SW — Blevins (Zimmerman), 35:00.
Second half: SW — Blevins (Zimmerman, Shane), 42:00; SW — Zimmerman (unassisted), 58:00.
Saves: Bel — Wolff (Bel) 9; Coriell (SW) 1, Ruth, Jacob (SW) 0.
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