BOTKINS — Botkins scored two goals in the second half on Tuesday night to beat Lehman Catholic 2-1 and clinch the Western Ohio Soccer League title.
The Trojans had possession of the the ball for most of the first half but trailed 1-0 at halftime after Lehman scored on a shot from near midfield.
Nathan Schneider scored Botkins’ first goal, then Denton Homan scored the game-winning goal after a corner kick from Zane Paul. Botkins outshot Lehman 23-2.
The win improves Botkins’ overall record to 9-2-3 and clinches the WOSL title with a record of 7-1-1. Lehman drops to 8-4-3 and 6-1-2 with the loss.
Jackson Center beat Spencerville 9-0 on Tuesday, which moves its league record to 6-0-3. With the win, the Tigers finish second in the WOSL behind Botkins, while Lehman finishes third.
Botkins wraps up regular season play on Thursday at Dayton Stivers. The Cavaliers play Franklin-Monroe at home on Thursday.
Sidney 1, Greenville 1
Gavin Miller scored Sidney’s goal on Tuesday off an assist from Gage Fridley.
With the tie, Sidney finishes regular-season play with a 7-6-3 record. The Yellow Jackets’ three ties came within the last two weeks. Greenville dropped to 1-12-2 with the loss.
“This was not the way we wanted to end our regular season and get ready for the tournament,” Sidney coach Jame Fridley said. “We totally outplayed Greenville in all phases of the game but the same monster reared its ugly head. We cannot find the back of the net.”
Sidney opens tournament play next Tuesday with Beavercreek (11-0-2), which is the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Division I sectional and is ranked second in the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll.
“We have one week to get ready for one of the best teams in the state, but we think we will be ready,” Fridley said.
Jackson Center 9, Spencerville 0
Gavin Booser scored three goals and Bryce Sosby scored two on Tuesday for Jackson Center. Garret Heitkamp, Clay Akers, Cameron Ross and Sean March all added one goal each.
Jackson Center (8-4-3) travels to Greenon next Tuesday to open tournament play.
Lehman Catholic 3, Botkins 0
Samantha Edwards, Olivia Monnin and Grace Olding scored goals in the first half to lead the Cavaliers to the win on Tuesday.
Lehman finishes regular-season play with a 10-4-1 overall record and 7-1-0 WOSL record. The team was supposed to play Troy Christian on Saturday, but the game has been canceled.
The Cavaliers, which finish second in the WOSL, open tournament play on Oct. 19 against the winner of Franklin-Monroe vs. Twin Valley South.