Bollheimer leads Anna to 4-1 win


Staff report

ANA — The Anna Lady Rockets broke open a close game in the second half and went on to beat the Botkins Lady Trojans in Western Ohio Soccer League action Tuesday at Anna, 4-1.

The win gives Anna a final 4-2 mark in the WOSL and a final 13-3 mark for the regular season. The Lady Rockets host Southeastern Monday at 5 p.m. in the Division 3 sectional.

Botkins finishes 2-3-1 in the WOSL and is home to Newton Monday in sectional tournament play.

Anna broke a 0-0 game with a goal at 6:46 left in the first half. Raqual Bollheimer got the first of her three goals when she connected off a corner kick by Holly Boyd.

Anna scored less than two minutes into the second half when Bollheimer scored off another assist from Boyd with 38:38 left in the game. Then with 34:19 left, Bollheimer scored again off a throw-in by McKenzie Cummings, who got the assist.

The final goal came with 3:54 left on Boyd’s direct kick from 30 yards away.

Botkins scored a minute later. Katie Egbert got the goal.

Kristin Grimes had two saves for Anna and Kierstyn Rogers seven for the Lady Trojans.

7th straight win

for Sidney boys

WAPAKONETA — The streak continues for the Sidney High boys soccer team, which notched its seventh win in a row Monday night with a 2-1 win over Wapakoneta in non-league action.

The win put the Jackets at 11-2-2 on the year heading to Greenville last night.

“Tonight was a very gritty performance,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “We came out of the gate very slow and Wapak took a deserved 1-0 lead at halftime.

“The sign of a good team is to pick up a win when you don’t necessarily deserve it,” he continued. “We picked up our play in the second half and took advantage of two opportunities. Our hero tonight was senior goalkeeper Ben Snavley. Ben has been an outstanding performer all season but tonight he shined, making several incredible saves. With under two minutes left in the game Wapak was awarded a penalty kick, which Snavley saved to secure the win. Things are going well for us, and it couldn’t come at a better time.”

Austin Epperly and Preston Crall scored the goals for the Yellow Jackets, and Luke Rees and Ben McClain provided the assists.

Wapak outshot the Jackets 13-11, but Sidney had one more shot on target (7-6) than the Redskins.

Snavley finished with six saves.

Jets win 5-1

The Fairlawn Jets defeated New Knoxville 5-1 in Western Ohio Soccer League action Tuesday night.

The win put the Jets at 3-2-2 in the WOSL and 6-6-2 on the season.

Aaron Swigert and DJ Gravces both scored two goals for the Jets and Andrew Taylor added the other.

Nick Brautigam had two assists and Lance Jones one.

Goalie Ethan Schipke had seven saves.

Jace Kuck had the lone goal for the Rangers.

Anna’s Raquel Bollheimer (left) and Botkins’ Katie Egbert chase after the ball in girls soccer action at Anna Tuesday.’s Raquel Bollheimer (left) and Botkins’ Katie Egbert chase after the ball in girls soccer action at Anna Tuesday.


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