MIAMISBURG — The Sidney Lady Jackets dug down deep and did what they needed to do to remain unbeaten on the year Wednesday night in high school girls soccer action at Miamisburg.
They fell behind 1-0 at the half, but scored twice in the second period to pull out a 2-1 victory and raise their record on the year to 4-0-1. Miamisburg is now 1-2.
The Lady Jackets are off until Wednesday, when they face a big challenge to their perfect mark against Centerville (1-1-1) at the high school soccer field.
“The girls were doing a nice job of controlling the game, but once again we were having trouble finishing shots,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “Miamisburg was able to get by a defender in the first half and and hit a ball off the post and into the goal. I knews the girls were frustrated at the half because they knew they were better than the team they were facing, but were losing.”
But it didn’t take long for the Lady Jackets to even the score. At the 33-minute mark of the second period, Ashley Egan played a ball to Adrianne Miller, and she knocked it in to make it a 1-1 score.
“I think that goal gave us the confidence to keep pushing forward,” Goffena said.
Then with just seven minutes remaining in the game, Egan once again sent a ball through, this time to Emily Wiesenmayer. It turned into Egan’s second assist.
“Emily was able to beat a very good Miamisburg keeper for the go-ahead goal,” Goffena said. “Miamisburg challenged very strongly over the last five minutes of the game, but the defense of Kaitlyn Davis, Macie Ivey, Jenna Foster-Wheeler, Lizzie Barr and Sylvia Hudson (keeper) held strong and shut down all their challenges.
“This was a good win for us,” she added. “The field was in poor condition due to a downpour right before the game. The girls were falling all over the place and it was a physical game. I’m glad the girls were able to pull this one out because we were definitely the better team on the field this night.”
The junior varsity made it a clean sweep with a 4-0 blanking of the Lady Vikings.