SIDNEY — Lehman made it two shutouts in a row Thursday with a 5-0 win over county rival Fairlawn on the Jets’ home field.
The win put Lehman at 3-7 overall and 3-2 in the Western Ohio Soccer League.
Connor Thobe had two goals for the Cavaliers, and Ian Smith, Nick Neumeier and Alex Wiseman one apiece. Wiseman, Jacob Schmiesing and Trey Kerrigan all had assists, and Ryan Goettemoeller and David Potts combined on the shutout.
“Our defense is starting to play well together,” said Lehman coach Tom Wiseman. “And the offense is moving the ball efficiently.
Fairlawn is now 3-5-1.
SIDNEY — The Sidney girls soccer team broke away from a scoreless tie at the half to take care of archrival Piqua in action Wednesday night at the high school, the final being 4-0.
The win put Sidney at 1-1 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North and 7-2-1 overall. Piqua is 1-1 and 3-7.
The Lady Jackets return to action Monday at home against Beavercreek.
“We dominated the game, but we couldn’t get a shot to go, so it was sitting at 0-0 at the half,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “We had a few breakaways and one free kick hit off the post, but we couldn’t convert. Finishing has definitely been our biggest issue this year. We’re possessing well and finding people we need to find, but we are not finding the back of the net. I told the girls at the half they had to finish. They needed to focus mentally and give a better effort when going to the goal. And the second half was a much different story.”
The first goal of the game came just seven minutes into the second half when a ball bounced from the goal and Elaine Wiesenmayer took the outside shot for the finish.
Six minutes later, the Lady Jackets found Shelby Baker making a run on the outside. She sent a cross into Ashley Egan, who finished for a 2-0 lead.
At the 19-minute mark, Emily Wiesemayer found sister Elaine for another goal from the outside, and the final goal came from Macie Ivey, who took the ball from a defender and dribbled through a few Piqua players for a goal.
“The goal by Macie was very impressive,” said the coach. “For a freshman to take a ball with speed and dribble around defensive players and then finish the shot, that’s really something to see. She plays with great confidence for a freshman and I think she’s going to do some great things during her career at Sidney.”
The Lady Jackets also won the junior varsity game by a 2-1 final.
Anna goes 9-1
ANNA — The Anna Lady Rockets upped their record on the season to 9-1 with a 3-1 victory over Lima Catholic in Western Ohio Soccer League action Thursday at Anna.
The win also gave the Lady Rockets a 3-1 record in the WOSL.
Riley Edwards scored less than seven minutes into the game off an assist from Sara Kettler to give the Lady Rockets a 1-0 lead.
Then with just 1:58 left in the first half, Alexis Phillips scored with an assist from Raquel Bollheimer.
It stayed 2-0 until 8:44 left in the second half when McKenzie Cummings took a pass from Breah Cook and finished for a 3-0 lead.
Goalie Kristin Grimes had three saves for Anna.