SIDNEY — Sidney ran into a strong Vandalia Butler squad Tuesday night at home, and suffered its first loss of the season by a 4-1 final in Greater Western Ohio Conference North boys soccer action.
The loss left the Jackets at 4-1-2 on the year and 0-1 in the North. Vandalia goes to 1-0 in the league and 8-1 overall.
Sidney is back in action tonight at home against Kettering Alter.
“The game tonight was determined by set pieces,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “I don’t think either team dominated the run of play, or that the score reflected the game. But the fact of the matter is we conceded four set piece goals tonight and that can’t happen. Credit to Butler. They are a well-coached team with several very talented players. We need to learn from this game and quickly rebound with Alter coming to town on Thursday.”
Sidney’s goal came from Luke Rees unassisted.
Sidney had six shots and three on target, compared to eight and five for the Aviators.
Sidney goalie Ben Snavley had four saves.
Lehman edged 2-1
SIDNEY — The Bethel Bees invaded Lehman Tuesday night and came away with a 2-1 victory in non-league boys soccer action.
Bethel, No. 6 in the latest Miami Valley coaches poll, led 1-0 at the half after scoring just 37 seconds into the game. The Bees then added a goal on a header in the second half to make it 2-0 before the Cavaliers got on the board.
Lehman’s goal came when junior Trey Kerrigan put across his second goal of the season off an assist from John-Henry Frantz.
“It was probably the best game we’ve played all year,” said Lehman coach Tom Wiseman. “And I’m pleased with the effort. We play a tough schedule and we’re inthe middle of a 15-day stretch where we play seven games. So to hang with a team of Bethel’s calibre says a lot about our team.”
The Cavaliers return to action tonight at home against county rival Botkins in Western Ohio Soccer League action.
Jets blank JC
SIDNEY — Fairlawn and Jackson Center met in boys soccer action at Fairlawn Tuesday and the Jets came away with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers.
Fairlawn moves to 3-4 on the season and drops Jackson to 2-4-1.
James Skeens and Aaron Swigert had the goals for the Jets and Nick Brautigam assisted on both.
Keeper Ethan Schnipke had five saves.
Trevor Elliott had nine saves for the Tigers.
Lady Trojans win
over Allen East
BOTKINS — The Botkins Lady Trojans went above the .500 mark on the year with a 4-3 victory over Allen East in action Tuesday.
The Lady Trojans are now 3-2-2 on the season and host Lehman tonight.
Natalie Ambos, coming off a four-goal game, added two more against East and also had an assist. Paige Lane had a goal and an assist and Kierstin Carter had a goal.
Kierstyn Rogers had five saves.