BELFRY – Visiting Prestonsburg pulled away to win convincingly in its 2016 debut earlier in the week. The Lady Blackcats blanked host Belfry 3-0 in a 15th Region girls’ soccer match on Tuesday.
Prestonsburg, under the direction of head coach Paul Burchett, excelled both offensively and defensively during its season-opening appearance.
Pacing the Lady Blackcats offensively, Elizabeth Burchett scored two goals.
Accompanying Burchett in the Prestonsburg scoring column, Annabelle Trusty contributed one goal for the Lady Blackcats.
Turning in a stellar defensive performance, Prestonsburg goalkeeper Hannah Stratton held Belfry scoreless in the season opener.
The Lady Blackcats were slated to host Sheldon Clark at StoneCrest on Thursday evening. Prestonsburg is scheduled to visit Boyd County on Saturday.
The Lady Blackcats’ remaining regular-season schedule includes games versus Sheldon Clark, Paintsville, Johnson Central, South Laurel, Lawrence County, Ashland Blazer, East Carter, Letcher County Central, Breathitt County, Hazard and Perry County Central.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.