Thursday roundup: Sidney, Lehman Catholic boys soccer teams fall in sectionals


New Bremen volleyball beats Minster in sectional final

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Lehman Catholic sophomore goalkepper kicks the ball during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty.

Lehman Catholic sophomore goalkepper kicks the ball during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty.


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Lehman Catholic senior Michael Denning dribbles during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty.


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BEAVERCREEK — Sidney’s season ended in a sectional semifinal loss at Beavercreek on Thursday. The Beavers are the defending Div. I state champions and beat Sidney 9-0 in a sectional match last year.

“We had a great game plan for tonight’s game. Their strength was in the middle of the field, so we dropped back and played more defensively, and relied on the counterattack,” Sidney coach Jamie Fridley said. “Losing 4-0 is a mental win for us (compared to last year), plus we never gave up more than four goals to any team all season.

“We are very proud of our boys, for not giving up and giving us 110 percent for 80 minutes. All in all, it was a good season. …We are looking forward to next season, with a lot of great pieces coming back.”

The No. 11 seed Yellow Jackets finish 8-8-2 overall. Sidney sophomore forward Braden Guinther was second in the 20-team Greater Western Ohio Conference with 16 goals while senior goalkeeper Noah Houts was fifth with 117 saves.

West Liberty-Salem 1, Lehman Catholic 0

The No. 18 seed Cavaliers gave the No. 3 Tigers a fight in a Div. III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty. A goal early in the first half was enough to lift the Tigers to a victory.

Despite a fast, up-tempo game, the Cavaliers could not land a shot in the net.

Lehman, which finished third in the Western Ohio Soccer League this year, ends the season with an 8-8-2 overall record. It was the first season for coach Cameron Jock.

Elijah Jock and Conor O’Leary earned first team all-WOSL honors while Matthew McDonald and Will Voisard were named to second team and Michael Denning and Christian Goettemoeller were named honorable mention.

West Liberty’s goal came when Chris Stokes scored in the first half on a header off an assist from Ian Wolfe.

Jackson Center 5, Twin Valley South 1

The Tigers won a D-III sectional semifinal on Thursday in Jackson Center.

No. 17 Jackson Center (8-6-3) advances to face No. 1 Dayton Christian in a sectional final on Monday at Newton.

No statistics or other information was reported.

Dayton Christian 11, Fairlawn 0

Fairlawn’s season ended with a loss to top seed Dayton Christian on Thursday in Miamisburg.

The No. 29 Jets finish 0-8 overall.

No statistics or other information was reported.

Volleyball

New Bremen 3, Minster 0

New Bremen claimed a sectional title on Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-17 win over Minster.

Claire Pape led the Cardinals with 12 kills while Rachel Kremer and Josie Reinhart each had nine kills. Macy Puthoff, Taylor Paul and Ashton Heitkamp each had five kills. Blake Snider had 11 digs, Macy Puthoff had 10 digs, Madison Pape had 18 assists and Abbi Thieman had 22 assists.

Danielle Barhorst led the Wildcats with nine kills while Averi Wolf had seven. Emily Stubbs had four aces for Minster while Ivy Wolf had three. Stubbs had 19 digs, Ivy Wolf had 17 digs, Barhorst had 13 digs and two blocks and Kaitlyn Wolf had 13 assists.

New Bremen (19-4) advances to face Fort Recovery (16-2) in a district semifinal on Monday. The No. 2 seed Cardinals lost to No. 3 Fort Recovery 25-14, 25-23, 25-20 on Oct. 9.

Minster, the No. 7 seed, finishes 13-11 overall.

Fort Recovery 3, New Knoxville 1

After winning the first set 25-23, New Knoxville lost the last three sets of a sectional final at Fort Recovery 25-23, 25-22, 25-16 on Thursday.

No statistics were reported.

The No. 5 seed Rangers finish 14-9 overall.

Versailles 3, Meadowdale 0

Versailles cruised to a 25-7, 25-4, 25-7 win over Meadowdale in a Division III sectional quarterfinal on Thursday in Brookville.

No statistics were reported.

The No. 1 seed Tigers (13-10) advance to play No. 19 Northridge on Saturday.

Lehman Catholic sophomore goalkepper kicks the ball during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_wv.jpgLehman Catholic sophomore goalkepper kicks the ball during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty.Courtesy photo

Lehman Catholic senior Michael Denning dribbles during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_md.jpgLehman Catholic senior Michael Denning dribbles during a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday in West Liberty. Courtesy photo
New Bremen volleyball beats Minster in sectional final

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to sidneysports@aimmediamidwest.com.

Coaches can report results for Sidney Daily News’ daily roundups by sending scores, statistics and comments as soon as possible after games to sidneysports@aimmediamidwest.com.