SIDNEY — It was a frustrating evening, to say the least, for the Sidney Lady Jacket soccer team Wednesday night at the high school.
They were hosting a rebuilding Xenia team that came to town 0-2 and had been outscored 10-0 in those games, albeit to Wayne and Beavercreek.
Sidney dominated as expected, getting 37 shots on goal to just two for Xenia. But none of the shots found their mark and the game ended in a scoreless tie, leaving the Lady Jackets 1-0-1 on the season heading to Lima Bath on Saturday.
“We played awful,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “We could not finish to save our lives. We possessed the entire game, and I think they crossed the half only six or seven times the whole game. We just couldn’t find the net. We hit the crossbar six or seven times on our shots.
“It’s very frustrating,” she added. “Xenia is really down this season, and for us not to beat them, it’s not good for us.”
The Sidney junior varsity team also settled for a 0-0 tie.
with 2-1 win
ANNA — The Anna Lady Rockets had their scheduled opener canceled with Indian Lake (no team), so they had to wait some extra time to get their season started.
But they made it worth the wait Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over visiting Newton in non-league girls soccer.
“It was a very good game,” said Anna coach Jim Hague. “The kids played very well.”
Anna scored off a corner kick with 19:08 remaining in the first half to take the lead. Sarah Kettler got the assist to Raquel Bollheimer for the goal.
Newton came back and tied the game up with 14:40 left in the first half, but with 2:27 remaining before the intermission, an Anna player was knocked down in the box, resulting in a penalty kick. Bollheimer converted and that ended the scoring.
Anna outshot Newton 15-7, and Kristin Grimes had seven saves for the Lady Rockets.
Anna is at Dayton Christian Saturday, and in place of Indian Lake on the schedule, Anna has added Urbana on the road on Sept. 12.
Lehman, TC tie
TROY — Lehman outdid Troy Christian 16-3 in shots on goal, but couldn’t get the game-winner in the net and finished with a 1-1 tie in non-league girls soccer action Thursday.
The verdict leaves the Lady Cavs at 1-0-1 on the season heading into a game at Celina on Saturday.
Lehman scored just 1:16 into the game when Grace Olding took a loose ball just outside the box and drilled it into the corner of the net. But that would be it, and Troy Christian knotted it up with 14:43 left in the first half.
“We had a couple opportunities right after that goal, but didn’t take advantage,” said Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo. “We adjusted at halftime and took over the game in the second half. But they packed it in and we couldn’t get one through.”