TROTWOOD — The Piqua boys soccer team opened the season with a 4-2 win over Trotwood-Madison Tuesday.
“Last night went really well for us,” Piqua coach Josh Duncan said. “But the game started off slow, with both teams getting plenty of chances to score. However, the tide slowly turned in our favor as the first half progressed. We started controlling the ball and began having clear cut chances.”
Piqua scored two goals in the final two minutes of the first half.
“With two minutes left in the first half, Kaden Jones put us in the lead with a great goal,” Duncan said. “Our second goal came with just 13 seconds left in the 1st half, with the goal scored by Ethan Heindenreich.”
Piqua continued the momentum into the second half.
“We then made it 3-0 just six minutes into the second half with another goal by Kaden Jones.,” Duncan said. “With 21 minutes to go in the second half, Trotwood caught us sleeping and were able to get a goal back to make it 3-1.”
Piqua answered quickly.
“Three minutes later however, we restored the three-goal lead through Cade Lyman who made it 4-1,” Duncan said. “Again, as our boys began to drop off, Trotwood was able to get another goal to make it 4-2. The game was extremely chippy and physical, but we kept our heads. A great start to a potentially great season.”
Piqua hosts Urbana tonight.
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic boys soccer team started off WOSL play in grand fashion, blanking Fairlawn 7-0 in the home opener.
Lehman did it in record-breaking fashion as well, as senior captain Jake Emrick scored all 7 goals for Lehman and broke the school’s single-game record.
“Needless to say, Jake was in a zone,” Lehman coach Tom Wiseman said. “It was a privilege to watch. He kept crossing over to his left foot and taking hits and they just let him. Jake has been a good leader for us and a humble young man, and deserves the congratulations for the record. But the team deserves as many accolades for setting him up all game as well. I like seeing four different players get assists.”
For the assists, Conor O’Leary and Ryan Goettemoeller got one apiece, Ethan Potts marked two and Michael Denning handed out three assists on the night.
“Michael and Jake really had a chemistry tonight,” Wiseman said.
Goettemoeller and Mikkel Alvarez combined in goal for the shutout.
Lehman will host Allen East at 5 p.m. Thursday.
WEST MILTON — The Newton boys soccer team lost to Milton-Union 5-1 Tuesday night at Milton-Union High School. Sophomore Dillon Koble scored the loan goal for Newton in the second half.
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PLEASANT HILL — Miami Valley scored an early goal and that was the difference in a 1-0 win over the Newton girls soccer team.
Newton travels to Anna tonight.