SIDNEY — Sidney High’s boys soccer team battled Miamisburg to a 0-0 tie in action Tuesday night at the high school.
The tie leaves Sidney at 1-0-2, with two scoreless ties in their last two outings. The Jackets return to action Saturday at Bellefontaine.
“This 0-0 result was much different than the 0-0 result at Xenia,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “This game we controlled the majority of the play and created more chances to score. Unfortunately, we didn’t take them. I warned our guys at halftime that by not taking our chances we ran the risk of giving up a cheap goal and losing the game. Lucky for us Ben Snavley made a huge save on a Miamisburg free kick in the second half. That was really the only danger we faced.
“Credit to our back line again. Two straight shutouts, and we’ve only conceded one goal in three games. But we need to start finishing our opportunities,” he added.
Snavley finished with six saves.
Sidney had 10 shots, six on target, compared to 12 and six for Xenia.
Lady Trojans 1-1-1
BOTKINS — The Botkins Lady Trojans gave a strong Troy Christian squad all it could handle Tuesday before dropping a 2-0 verdict at home.
Troy Christian is ranked third in Division III in the Miami Valley coaches poll.
Botkins got four saves from goalie Kierstyn Rogers. TC’s goals came on a penalty kick and a free kick.
The Lady Trojans are 1-1-1 and play at Lima Catholic Thursday.
In Fairlawn’s loss to Anna Tuesday night at Anna, Audrey Francis pounded out 19 kills for the Lady Jets, and also had 29 digs.
Chelsea Brautigam had 33 assists and 10 digs, Mollie Roe had eight kills, 13 digs and two aces, Paige Vondenheuvel had eight kills and 5 digs, and Rebecca Wilson had 15 digs.
CA comes up short
Christian Academy came up short in a match against Calvary Christian of Bellefontaine Tuesday, the scores being 25-20, 25-13, 26-24.
The Lady Eagles had three freshmen, four sophomores and a junior take the floor for the season opener, and Summer Inman, the junior, had three aces and five kills to lead the way. Sophomore Ruth Looker added four kills and classmate Alexis Boersma added three.
The team is back in action Friday at home against Urbana Christian.
• The CA junior high Lady Eagles also faced Calvary Christian and came away with a victory, winning the first game 25-13, losing the second 25-20, then taking the deciding game 25-23.
Lydia Looker had two aces and 18 service points for Academy, and Emma Abbott led in kills with three.
The team is 1-1 on the season.
NB whips Covington
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen breezed to a win over Covington in action at New Bremen Tuesday, 25-7, 25-18, 25-12.
The win puts the Lady Cardinals at 3-1 on the year.
Paige Jones was outstanding at the net, pounding out 21 kills. Kaitlyn Ahrns added nine kills and Devon Heitkamp had seven to go with 13 digs. Kaitlyn Schwieterman had 31 assists and Ali Howell added 10 digs.
ML tops Lehman
MARIA STEIN — Lehman lost to Marion Local in four games Tuesday 25-20, 21-25, 30-28, 25-16.
The verdict left both teams at 2-1 on the year.
Marion Local was led by Makenzie Albers with 22 kills. Andrea Wynk added 11, and Tyla Berhman had 39 assists.