Eagles shut out Jaguars in rivalry match

Oak Mountain High School defender Julianne Jackson tries to keep Spain Park forward Simone Charley away from the ball during the Eagles' 4-0 victory over the Jaguars in a rivalry match between the two teams March 13. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Oak Mountain High School girls’ soccer team defeated rival Spain Park 4-0 in a rivalry match March 13 to remain undefeated this season.

Toni Payne led the Eagles with two goals in the victory.

Bailee Harnett and Greer Maddox added one goal each. Vicki Hill and Haley Gerken recorded one assist each.

Oak Mountain goalkeeper Jill Hester registered five saves as she posted her 14th shutout of the season.

Payne gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead with her unassisted goal in the 30th minute, which gave Oak Mountain a one-goal lead at halftime.

Payne added her second goal, assisted by Hill, in the 65th minute. Harnett scored a goal, assisted by Gerken, one minute later to push the Eagles’ lead to 3-0.

Maddox capped the scoring in the match with her unassisted goal in the 72nd minute of the match.

BOYS

The Oak Mountain High School boys’ soccer team defeated rival Spain Park 2-0 in a rivalry match March 13.

The Eagles held a “Kick Out Cancer” fundraiser during the match with all proceeds going to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Christian Adkins and Tyler Aderholt led the Eagles with one goal each in the victory.

Oak Mountain goalkeeper Brad Louis registered three saves in the shutout. Spain Park goalkeeper Spencer Jack finished with eight saves.

Adkins gave Oak Mountain a 1-0 lead in the first half with his goal, which came during a scramble deep in the Jaguars’ penalty box.

Oak Mountain added a second-half goal when Mills Sproull worked the ball through the defense before slipping the ball to Aderholt, who tipped a Spain Park defender and put the ball in the back of the net.