TROY — Lehman ran into a strong Troy Christian team and it made for a tough season opener for the Cavalier boys soccer team Monday night in a 6-0 loss.
The Cavaliers were under pressure from the start. Goalie Ryan Goettemoeller turned away nine shots in the first half, but two got through to give the Eagles the lead at the break.
Lehman started the second half strong, with freshman wing Ethan Potts just missing the far post on a sliding kick.
“We were fine up until the 20-minute mark of the second half,” said coach Tom Wiseman. “Troy Christian is a good team, easily the best we’ve seen all summer. They will go far this year.”
Goettemoeller turned away 16 shots for the Cavaliers, who managed eight shots on goal.
“We let some younger kids in late to get some minutes and we were just outmanned at the end,” said Wiseman. “Goettemoeller did what he could in goal.”
The Cavaliers are back in action Thursday at Allen East in non-league play before opening Western Ohio Soccer League play on Aug. 30 against Fairlawn.
JC 2, Indian Lake 2
INDIAN LAKE — Jackson Center made its record 0-1-1 on the season with a 2-2 tie of Indian Lake in action Monday on the road.
The Tigers lost their opener 3-0 to Calvary Christian on Saturday.
Against the Lakers, Gavin Booser led the way with both goals and goalie Corbin Murphy had seven saves.
Jackson led 1-0 with time running out, but Lake was awarded a penalty kick with just 11 seconds remaining, and converted to tie the game up.
The Tigers play at Botkins on Thursday to open Western Ohio Soccer League action.
Anna 9, Indian Lake 0
ANNA — Anna breezed to victory in its season opener Monday at home, routing Indian Lake 9-0 in non-league action.
The Lady Rockets, who are back in action Thursday at Newton, got two goals from Adrienne Endsley, and one goal each from Kelsie McKinney, Emily Albers, Abby Gaydosh, Breah Kuck, Taylor Kauffman, Amber Stewart and Mackenzie Cummings.