Lady Cavs repeat as WOSL champs


Staff report

SIDNEY — Lehman girls soccer coach Jeremy Lorenzo and his Lady Cavaliers mentally crossed off the first item on their list of goals made up before the season started.

The Lady Cavs, coming off a tough loss Monday night at Miami East, took on Coldwater in what amounted to the Western Ohio Soccer League championship. Coldwater came in with a 4-0-1 league mark and Lehman was at 4-0-0.

It should have been a battle, but the Lady Cavs dominated and rolled to a 6-0 victory to secure their second WOSL championship in a row.

“Coldwater has had a good run in the league, and they beat a quality Anna team,” said Lorenzo. “So I was really worried, especially after a tough loss Monday night. But I think our girls showed a lot of mental toughness. They came in focused and we had Sarah Fuller (leading scorer) back and healthy. And she played well.”

Fuller missed the loss Monday, but Lehman welcomed her back Thursday night. And she responded by scoring the first two goals of the game, giving her 16 on the season.

The other four goals came from Emily Reinhart, Grace Olding, Molly Safreed and Samantha Edwards.

All but one goal was assisted, and Safreed finished with two of those assists. Lexi Caulfield, Moriah Pauley and Madison Cline had the other three.

Lehman dominated the action, limiting Coldwater to just two shots in the game, compared to 18 for the Lady Cavs.

Lehman has two games remaining and is now 10-4-1 on the season. The Lady Cavs remain the top-ranked Division 3 team in the Miami Valley and are No. 5 in the latest state rankings.

They return to action Tuesday in their final WOSL game at Delphos St. John’s, and close out regular-season play Oct. 17 at home against Lima Bath.

“We have two games left and then we can really turn our attention to the tournament,” said Lorenzo. “And we can get everybody healthy before the tournament begins. It’s nice to have the league behind us.”

Troy upsets Sidney

TROY — Sidney was unable to follow up its biggest victory of the season Monday night over Springboro with another win, getting upset Wednesday night at Troy, 2-1, in Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division action.

The loss left the Lady Jackets at 10-4-1 on the season with Greenville coming to town next Wednesday to close regular-season play.

Sidney got on the board first on a long throw-in by Jenna Foster-Wheeler that Emily Wiesenmayer was able to finish.

However, the game became tied at 1-1 when Troy scored with five minutes left in the half. The goal was a bit controversial, with the official saying the ball had crossed the goal line during a save by Sidney’s goalie.

Troy then scored early in the second half off a throw-in that was not properly cleared by the Lady Jackets.

“We knew Troy had a player that could throw the ball a long way, so we didn’t want to set them up to throw the ball into the box,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “Unfortunately, this is how they scored both of their goals. We had the scouting report and knew what we needed to do, but just didn’t execute.

“I knew we were still banged up and our legs were tired from Monday night,” she continued. “I have many players that are required to go the full 80 minutes and that takes a toll. Unfortunately, our big league games this season came after big wins for us, and we were just not able to recover.”

Lady Rockets win

over Allen East

The Anna Lady Rockets upped their record on the year to 11-3 with a 3-0 blanking of Allen East in action Thursday.

Raquel Bollheimer scored the first goal with 11:57 left in the first half off an assist from Sarah Kettler, and Kettler scored off an assist from Bollheimer four minutes later for a 2-0 halftime lead.

Ketter then added the final goal with just under three minutes remaining in the game.

Anna is at Bethel Saturday.

Fairlawn boys

upset Botkins

SIDNEY — The Fairlawn boys stunned Botkins 3-2 in action at Fairlawn Thursday, handing the Trojans their first loss in Western Ohio Soccer League play.

The Jets got two goals from Nick Brautigam and another goal from DJ Graves. James Skeens and Drew Brautigam both had assists, and goalie Ethan Schnipke finished with 14 saves.

Botkins entered the game with a 5-0-0 WOSL mark, while the Jets were 1-2-2.

Lehman’s Molly Safreed (right) works to get around Coldwater’s Morgan Grunden in girls soccer action at Lehman Thursday.’s Molly Safreed (right) works to get around Coldwater’s Morgan Grunden in girls soccer action at Lehman Thursday.
Run over league-leading Coldwater 6-0


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