SIDNEY — The Sidney Yellow Jackets shut out visiting Troy Tuesday night at the high school in Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division action.
The win put the Jackets at 2-1-0 in the North and in sole possession of second place. They trail only Vandalia, but the Aviagtors virtually have the division title locked up with just one game remaining against winless Trotwood.
Overall, the Jackets are 9-2-2 and are back in action tonight at Piqua in another North Division game.
“With this being my first season as coach of Sidney and my first time being in the Shelby County area, I was unaware of who our big rivals were,” said head coach Daniel Wicks. “The guys made it very clear to me upon my arrival that Troy was the team they wanted to beat. To have Troy on senior night with 11 seniors, was perfect. I didn’t have to motivate them much. They were hungry from the start.
“This game had a lot riding on it with tournament seeding coming up,” he continued. “And from start to finish everyone gave everything. They guys are on a roll, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We need to enjoy the win, but we still have three games remaining in the regular season that we have to use to hit our top form come tournament time.”
Sidney got goals from Dakota Wenrich, Kyle Mann and Preston Crall, and assists from Luke Rees and Ben McClain. Goalie Ben Snavley finished with three saves.
Sidney had 12 shots to just four for Troy, and nine shots on target to Troy’s three.
Amazing rally gives
Jackson Center win
LAFAYETTE — Jackson Center rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second half to stun Allen East 5-4 in boys soccer action Tuesday night.
The win evened Jackson Center’s record on the year at 6-6-1 heading into a game at Lehman Tuesday.
Gavin Booser led the Tigers with three goals and two assists, and Bruce Sosby added two goals and one assist to bring the Tigers from behind.
Goalie Corbin Murphy had six saves.
Botkins edges TVS
BOTKINS — The Botkins boys soccer team edged visiting Twin Valley South 2-1 in non-league action Tuesday.
The Trojans are now 8-5-1 on the season and are back in action tonight at Fairlawn for a conference game.
Leading scorer Kaleb Hanby led the Trojans, scoring both goals.
Cavs fall 4-0
SIDNEY — The Lehman boys soccer team lost at home to Dayton Christian Tuesday night, 4-0.
The loss left the Cavaliers at 3-10 on the season. Dayton Christian is now 9-4-1.
Lehman hosts New Knoxville in league play Saturday.