Vincent - Gavin Ott was hot and got a lot.
The Warren High junior striker/midfielder scored four first-half goals as the host Warriors blanked Parkersburg South, 8-0, in boys’ soccer action Thursday night.
“I just got open, trusted the shot, and let it go,” Ott said. “The team did very good today, a lot better passing and moving. Hopefully, that carries on to more games.”
Shane Gardner, Ethan Yost, Alex Modesitt, and Caleb Burns each added a goal for the Warriors, who improved their record to 4-3-1. Yost also added two assists, while Gardner had one.
Warren keepers’ Hunter Hanes and Jackson Petty combined for two saves and a clean sheet.
South freshmen goalies’ Garrett Lewis and Caleb Knopp combined for 12 saves. The Patriots (0-10) had three shots in the match to the Warriors’ 21.
Ott had the hot foot early on, scoring four lightning-quick goals during the first 20-plus minutes of action on the pitch. Shortly after his fourth one, there was a 30-minute thunder delay.
“It’s good that we have somebody else scoring goals besides Ethan (Yost) and Shane (Gardner),” said Warren head coach Ekrem Eksi. “Gavin can kick the ball. He’s good with his feet. And, I’ve always told him that he’s capable of doing that (scoring four goals).”