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October 15, 2012

Petersburg wins its first playoff game, beats Berkeley

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Amber Shirk scored 36 seconds into the second half to give Petersburg a 3-2 lead that would stick for the final 39 minutes as Petersburg won its first playoff game Monday with a win over Berkeley Springs in the West Virginia Class AA Sectional playoffs.

Elise Cardot spotted the Vikings a 2-0 lead after she was assisted by Lauren Harman at 35:46 and Shirk at 20:01.

Berkeley Springs rallied in the final 12 minutes of the half, getting two unassisted goals from Sarah Allman to tie the score.

Shirk scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from April Kessel.

Petersburg (5-9-2) led 15-9 in total shots, but trailed the Indians 8-2 in corner kicks.

Sydney Brewer had six saves during the win, and Berkeley Springs goalie Cowles finished with nine saves.

The Vikings will play at Grafton today at 6 p.m. in the second round. Grafton is 13-4-2.

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