CLAYTON — The Sidney girls soccer team got a first-half goal Monday from Emily Wisenmayer and hung on to defeat Northmont 1-0 in Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover action Monday night.
With the victory, the Lady Jackets improve to 6-1-1. Northmont fell to 3-3-1.
Sidney kept the pressure on most of the second half with repeated runs at the Northmont goal, but for the most part the game was played in the mid-field area.
“I give Northmont credit. They had some really good girls up top that were giving our girls trouble, and I really rely on my defense,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “All my defenders are back from last year and I’ve got one freshman that came in and did an excellent job, so they were able to hang tight. My keeper did a nice job tonight. We were just looking to get it out and get it forward ourselves.”
Goffena felt it was an evenly-matched game but noted most of the possessions by both team took place from the 30-yard line on both sides of midfield.
“There was a lot of possession in the middle by both teams, so it was pretty evenly matched,” she added.
Northmont Coach Ted Mergler felt his team did not put forth its best effort.
“We just didn’t play our best. That’s just the bottom line,” Mergler noted. “Not taking anything away from Sidney, we just didn’t come out ready to play soccer today. We had a hard time just doing the simple things and unfortunately when we decided to put in an effort it was a little too late. We will just regroup and hopefully be ready when we open division.”
Anna wins 6-0
GREENVILLE — Anna broke open a close game at the half and went on to defeat Greenville in non-league girls soccer Monday night, 6-0.
The win puts the Lady Rockets at 5-1 on the season heading into a Western Ohio Soccer League game Thursday at Delphos St. John’s.
“Our team speed was too much for them, and we wore them down,” said Anna coach Jim Hague.
It was just 1-0 at the intermission, and that goal came late. Raquel Bollheimer scored with just 1:44 left when the keeper came out after the ball, and Bollheimer dribbled around her for a shot.
The goals came fast and furious early in the second period, the first by Alexis Phillips off an assist by Holly Boyd with 34:44 remaining in the game. Then with 20:14 left, Bria Kuck scored off an assist from Emily Albers, and less than a minute later, Sarah Kettler added a goal at the 29:50 mark to make it 4-0.
Bollheimer added her second goal on a penalty kick with 17:54 left, and Kristin Grimes came out of the goal to score with 8:44 remaining.
She wound up with four saves, and Anna outshot the Lady Green Wave 32-6.
Botkins wins 12-0
LINCOLNVIEW — The Botkins Lady Trojans breezed to an easy 12-0 win over Lincolnview in Western Ohio soccer League action.
Natalie Ambos led the onslaught with four goals for the Lady Trojans, and Kassidy Esser added two.
Scoring one goal each were Paige Lane, Kate Egbert, Kierstyn Carter, Jenna Free, Tara Greve and Grace Homan.
Lane also had two assists.
Botkins goalie Kierstyn Rogers posted her fourth shutout of the season.
JC edged 2-0
JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center hosted Lima Temple Christian in boys soccer action Monday, and Temple left town with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers.
Jackson, now 2-3-1 on the season, got four saves from Trevor Elliot and three from Corbin Murphy.
Rangers lose 3-2
New Knoxville lost to Lima Catholic in WOSL action Monday, 3-2.
The loss left the Rangers at 0-3 in the league. Lima is 3-1.
Jake Blitch had a goal for the Rangers, as did Zach Davis.