SIDNEY — Unbeaten Summit Country Day, the top ranked Division 3 team in Ohio, scored early and went on to shut out the third-ranked Lehman Lady Cavs in non-league girls soccer Saturday at Lehman.
The Lady Knights were impressive, improving to 9-0-0. They have now outscored their opponents 46-6 on the season.
“It was a tough day,” Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo said. “We started three freshmen and started four freshmen in the second half. We are only going to get better from here.”
Summit wasted no time getting on the board. It took the Knights just 1:45 to score, with Kennidy Belle scoring off a through ball from Jessica DeJesus.
“We had the wind at the start of the game and we wanted to take advantage of it,” Lorenzo said. “They are explosive on offense. They have one girl playing at the national level. They showed why they are the top ranked team in the state.”
The only other goal in the opening half came when Addy Smythe took advantage of a misplayed ball in front of the Lehman goal.
The only goal in the second came on another unfortunate situation for the Lady Cavaliers with 27:12 left in the game. Keeper Grace Brandt collided with a defender and both were on the ground 15 yards in front of the goal. The ball kicked to the left and Colleeen McIlvenna drilled it into an empty net.
Summit outshot Lehman 14-6 in the game.
Lehman, 6-2-1, will face another tough challenge on Saturday. The Lady Cavaliers will head south to play Middletown Fenwick, a 3-2 loser to Summit.
Anna cruises 13-1
Anna had no trouble with Lincolnview in Western Ohio Soccer League action Saturday, winning 13-1.
Anna led 10-0 at the half. Savanna Manger scored the first goal and Raquel Bollheimer the second. Mackenzie Cumminigs then scored the next two, one on an assist from Abby Gaydosh.
After Breah Kuck scored offf an assist from Sara Kettler, Cummings got her third goal. Alexis Phillips scored off an assist from Emily Albers, then came unassisted goals from Rylie Edwards, Bollheimer and Kelsie McKinney.
In the second half, McKinney and Edwards scored off assists by Claire Bensman, and Gaydosh got the final goal off an assist from Sarah Layman.
Anna upped its WOSL mark to 2-1 and is now 7-1 overall.
Cummings also had five saves in goal.
Jackets win 2-1
SPRINGFIELD — Sidney went on the road against Springfield Catholic Saturday and came away with a 2-1 victory in non-league boys soccer action.
The win puts Sidney at 5-2-2 on the season.
“This was a tough matchup for us,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “Springfield Catholic plays on a traditional grass football field. The field was very short and narrow and it took our guys a few minutes to become accustomed to the field.
“Our back four and midfield had one of their best games so far this season,” he added. “Much like our previous two games, we still arent taking advantage of all the opportunities we’ve been creating, so we’re happy that two goals was enough to secure the win.”
Preston Crall scored both goals for Sidney and Mason Page had an assist. Goalie Ben Snavley had two saves.
“It’s great to have Preston back and healthy, and to see him get his first two goals of the season,” said Wicks.
Cavs fall 5-0
YELLOW SPRINGS — Lehman traveled to Yellow Springs and took on the fourth-ranked Bulldogs, who came away with a 5-0 win over the Cavs.
Lehman, 1-7, hosts Spencerville in league action Tuesday.
“We came in shorthanded with two starters out because of injuries,” said Lehman coach Tom Wiseman. “We stayed with them in the first half and were only down 1-0, but as the contest wore on, only having one sub wore on us. Now we need to get healthy and finish the regular season strong.”
Jets tie L’view
Fairlawn and Lincolnview played in tough conditions Saturday and wound up tying 2-2 in Western Ohio Soccer League play.
The game as delayed 20 minutes because of the weather. The loss left the Jets at 3-4-1.
James Skeens and Nick Brautigam had the goals for the Jets and Brautigam and Kaitlynn Morrison had assists.
JC falls 6-2
PLEASANT HILL — Jackson Center went to Newton Friday night and lost 6-1.
Gavin Booser had Jackson Center’s goal, assisted by Bryce Sosby. Goalie Trevor Elliott had 12 saves.