PIQUA — The Sidney High girls soccer team got a pair of goals from Macie Ivey and that was enough to beat Piqua 2-0 in an early-morning Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division game at Piqua Saturday.
Because of Homecoming festivities at both schools, the starting time for the game was moved up to 8 a.m.
“We had quite a few shots in the first half, but could only get one to go,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena, whose team posted its third shutout in the last four games.
Ivey beat a Piqua defender and put it past the keeper for a 1-0 halftime lead. She then scored again in the second half of a ball that was bouncing around in the box. She finished from about the 18 for a 2-0 lead.
“Macie is typically my starting defensive back but she can really play any spot,” said Goffena. “I’ve been moving her up against teams where we don’t need her presence on defense, because she is such an aggressive player that she can attack better than most.”
Sidney is now 3-1 in the North and 9-3-1 overall with a big challenge coming up tonight. The Lady Jackets host Springboro, who is ranked No. 5 in the state, is unbeaten at 11-0-1, and has allowed only five goals all season.
Anna loses 4-0
The Anna girls lost for the second straight game, but only the third time all season in getting blanked by West Liberty Salem 4-0 Saturday in girls soccer action.
“That’s one of the best teams we’ve played this year,” said Anna coach Jim Hague. “They are sound from top to bottom.”
Anna goalie Kristin Grimes had 14 saves.
Lady Cavs win 8th
SIDNEY — The Lehman Lady Cavs took on Greeneview in non-league action Saturday and came away with their eighth win by a 4-1 final.
Lehman is 8-3-1 and Greeneview 8-4.
Lehman got goals from four different players, including Katie Edwards, Grace Olding, Grace Monnin and Lexi Caulfield.
The Lady Cavs have a key league game Thursday at home against Coldwater.
LHS boys fall
The Lehman boys soccer team took on No. 6-ranked Greeneview and it did not go well, the Cavs losing 8-0 to fall to 3-9 on the year.
“In my four years of involvement with the Lehman program, that is easily the best team we have faced,” said coach Tom Wiseman. “A lot of people think they can win the state title, and after watching them, I have to agree.”
Lehman stayed close at the half, trailing just 3-0. But Greeneview opened it up in the second half, and Wiseman cleared his bench. “It was important to get these kids some experience,” he said.