|Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:18 AM|
Lady Jays shut out Cavaliers
COLDWATER — The St. John’s girls soccer crew and its defense, led by junior goalkeeper Samantha Wehri, tossed a shutout at Coldwater Tuesday night, grabbing a 3-0 victory.
Senior Madison Kreeger garnered two goals and senior Jessica Koverman one for the Lady Blue Jays.
St. John’s hosts Jefferson 5 p.m. Thursday.
Lady Musketeers, Pirates battle to soccer draw
By DAVE BONINSEGNA
CONTINENTAL — The Fort Jennings Lady Musketeers were seemingly out of their soccer contest with the Continental Lady Pirates.
After all, the Pirates scored three times in the first half and led 3-2 with just under four minutes left.
However, the Musketeers tallied three goals of their own in the second 40 minutes of play, ending their Putnam County League battle in a 3-3 tie Tuesday at Continental.
Emily Grone got the road back started with a goal five minutes into the second half (35:41), sending a shot to the left side of Pirate goalkeeper Emma Recker (4 saves versus 9 shots on-goal) — off an assist from Keri Eickholt — to make it a 3-1 contest.
The guests slowly chipped away.
Keri Eickholt added a second goal for the Musketeers with 20:00 to go; bringing the visitors within reach.
A goal by Marissa Good off a corner kick found the back of the Pirate net to eventually tie the game 3-3 with 3:30 showing and the matchup ended that way.
“We talked on things we needed to do different the second half at halftime and we went out and worked on those things. Continental still played similar to the way they played the first half but I believe we played better and did the stuff we needed to do,” Musketeer coach Rodney Wagner noted. “We also outshot Continental 6-4 and scored three goals. The first goal was when Emily dribbled past the defense and shot far post. The second goal came off an indirect kick when Ashley laid it off to Keri, who one-touched the shot past Recker. The final goal was scored off a corner when the ball deflected off of a couple defenders and Marissa was standing in the right spot and put a goal past the Continental keeper. I liked the way the girls came back and tied the game up. I am looking forward to when we put a full game together.”
The hosts had a plethora of opportunities in the first half, sending several to the left side of the net.
Paige Ordway broke through for the hosts with 20 minutes left in the first half to take a 1-0 lead, getting past Musketeer goalkeeper Erin Osting (6 saves vs. 15 shots on-goal).
Ordway found the back of the net at 10:41 to increase the Pirate lead to 2-0.
McKenna Scott tacked on another goal with 4:00 remaining before the break to give Continental a seemingly comfortable lead.
“Continental played a very aggressive first half; they beat us to every ball and played like they wanted to win. We did not play up to our potential,” Wagner added. “As good as Continental played, we could not get anything going. We were always one step behind. Ordway scored her first goal when no one picked her up defensively and she dribbled in for a far-post shot. Later, she broke past the defense and took the ball to goal for a shot and scored. She then set up teammate Catlin Geckle for the final score of the half. At the end of the first half, Continental outshot us 11-3.”
The Musketeers move to 2-1-1 on the early season, Continental moves to the identical 2-1-1 mark.
Fort Jennings visits Kalida 5 p.m. Friday.
Cougars sweep Lady Green
OTTOVILLE — The Van Wert volleyballers handed host Ottoville a 25-18, 25-12, 25-20 loss Tuesday night.
Pacing the hosts were Annie Lindeman (12 digs; 11/17 hits, 5 kills) and Chelsey Boecker (34/36 setting, 5 assists; 13/13 serving).
The Lady Green won the junior varsity match 25-23, 25-19.
Ottoville hosts Jefferson 6 p.m. Thursday.
Rangers broom Lady Bearcats
SPENCERVILLE — New Knoxville defeated Spencerville 25-10, 25-8, 25-4 in volleyball action Tuesday at Spencerville.
The Lady Rangers also won the junior varsity match 25-8, 25-8.
Spencerville is in the Kalida Pioneer Days Festival 9 a.m. Saturday.
Bluffton whips Lady Lancers
BLUFFTON — The Bluffton girls soccer team busted up Lincolnview 7-1 Tuesday night in Northwest Conference action at Steinmetz Field.
Sarah Theisen put in four goals for the Lady Pirates (4-2) and added an assist, while Jill Steinmetz added a pair of tallies and two assists. Brooke Koontz added one goal and Katie Burkholder an assist.
The Lady Pirates dominated the tempo with a 22-3 shots advantage.
The Lady Lancers visit Jefferson 5 p.m. Monday.
Lady ’Dawgs knock off Redskins
ELIDA — Hope Carter scored twice and Brett Pauff once as Elida’s girls soccer team bested Wapakoneta 3-1 in Western Buckeye League action Tuesday night at Elida Soccer Complex.
Sarah Warner put in the Redskins’ lone goal.
Elida outshot Wapak 8-2.
Lindsey Hall had an assist for the victors, who host St. Marys Memorial 7 p.m. Monday.