Herald Staff Report

CLINTON — There was great reason for celebration Tuesday as Clinton beat West Liberty 4-2 in girls soccer on Senior Night.

It was the fourth win of the year for a program that hadn’t won in the senior’s first three seasons on the team.

Clinton jumped to a 2-0 lead at halftime behind goals by Katie Spooner and Natalye Boysen. West Liberty closed the gap to 2-1 after scoring on a penalty kick in the second half. Shortly after that, though, Jocelyn Beleutz scored her fifth goal of the season to put the River Queens up by 3-1.

West Liberty again closed the gap to one goal, but Clinton put the game away on a late goal by Amanda Kristensen.

Before the game, Clinton honored seniors Makaira Carter, Brooke Craig, Kait Lemke, Kate Sass, Stephanie Perrin, Spooner, Brittany Niedermeyer, Paige Guidebeck and Cassie Young.

“I couldn't have asked for a finer group of young ladies to help lead our team during my first year,” coach Eric Gettes said. “Our seniors have been leaders on the field and in the classroom and are all of high character and integrity. I'm very grateful for the contributions that they have made to our program.”

In the freshman/sophomore game, the River Queens won their second game in a row, 3-0 over West Liberty. Allison Cruthis, Carly Schneeberger and Emily Thomas scored for the Queens.

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