Erin Ivey ran up on a ball booted toward the goal by Emily Wiesenmayer, and got to it before the Xenia goalie Saturday night, putting it into the net to give the Lady Jackets a 3-2 thriller in Division 1 Sectional soccer semifinal action at Sidney High School.
The victory gave the Lady Jackets a 12-4-1 record and a spot in the sectional finals on Tuesday against No. 2-seeded and 10th-ranked in the state Beavercreek. The game is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Northmont High School.
The Jackets had to play from behind most of the night. Xenia scored 12 minutes into the game for a 1-0 lead. Sidney got a goal from Wiesenmayer, but Xenia scored again for a 2-1 lead at the break.
Sidney got the tying goal from Kayli Smith, assisted by Erin Ivey, and the game stayed at 2-2 the rest of regulation.
The Lady Jackets then took just three minutes to score in overtime.
“The girls pulled it off,” said Sidney coach Kevin Veroneau. “We had opportunities to pull away but we just didn’t take advantage. But the girls didn’t want to lose their last game at home.
“We played well enough to win this game, but we’re going to have to pick it up for Beavercreek,” he added. “We had a couple of mistakes in the back against Xenia and we won’t be able to do that Tuesday.”
Lehman 8, N’eastern 0
Top-seeded Lehman also advanced to the sectional finals, in Division 3, with an easy 8-0 win over No. 22 seed Northeastern Saturday afternoon at Lehman.
The Lady Cavs are now 15-1-1 and play Tuesday at Eaton at 7 p.m. against Miami East in the sectional finals.
Grace Monnin had two goals for the Lady Cavs, Molly Safreed two goals, Liz Pax two goals, and Hannah Fogt and Kaitrin O’Leary one goal apiece.
Rylie McIver had two assists and Monnin and O’Leary one each.
The 15th shutout of the season for Lehman was posted this time by goalies Camille Brown and Hanna Giguere.
Anna 13, Indian Lake 0
ANNA — No. 8 seed Anna rolled to a 13-0 victory over No. 30 seed Indian Lake to advance to the sectional finals in D-3.
The Lady Rockets are now 14-2-2 on the season and will play No. 5 seed Preble Shawnee on Tuesday at Monrow High School.
Brookville 4, JC 1
BROOKVILLE — Jackson Center dropped out of tournament play on a 4-1 loss to Brookville Friday.
The Tigers finish the season at 9-6-1.
Bryce Sosby had the goal and Corbin Murphy was credited with 11 saves.
Troy Christian 5, Lehman 1
TROY — Lehman also bowed out of postseason play after falling to second-seeded Troy Christian 5-1 on Saturday.
The Cavaliers finish the season with a 7-10-1 record.
Botkins 3, WL-Salem 2
BOTKINS — Botkins won 3-2 on penalty kicks against West Liberty-Salem to advance to the sectional finals tonight at Bellbrook.
The Trojans to t0 13-3-1 on the season and meet Yellow Springs tonight at 7 in the sectional finals.