CELINA — The Piqua girls soccer team lost to Celina 4-0 Saturday.
Piqua trailed 1-0 at the break.
Celina outshot Piqua 10-6.
Tanner Grise had three saves in goal and Jennouleigha Tipton had one.
Celina improved to 1-1-1 on the season, while Piqua dropped to 3-3.
get big win
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic girls soccer team improved to 4-1 and handed Preble Shawnee its first loss with a 2-1 win Saturday.
Lehman is ranked first in the district poll. Preble Shawnee is ranked fourth and just beat number three Milton Union,
“This was a fun game to be a part of,” Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo said. “It was 80 minutes of non-stop action with both teams attacking each other and controlling parts of the game.”
Lehman had 18 shots and Preble Shawnee had 19.
Preble Shawnee struck first with a goal in the 19th minute by Saylor Jewell.
“Jewell is everything that we have heard about her,” Lorenzo said. “We knew that she was a player that we had to stop if we were going to win this game so it was a little frustrating giving up that goal. She is regarded as one of the top strikers in the area and she showed why today.”
With 8:13 left in the first half, Lehman senior captain Molly Safreed equalized the game.
“That goal was huge for us,” Lorenzo said. “Big time players make big time plays in big games and Molly (Safreed) is a big-time player.”
It was 1-1 at half time.
At the 30:56 mark of the second half, sophomore midfielder Ava Behr found an open Safreed who delivered her second goal of the match to go up 2-1.
The last 30 minutes was the most intense soccer that you will see.
“A question mark coming in to this season was our back line,” Lorenzo said. “After not only today but this week, I don’t think there are any more questions to ask. They are tough and get better every time they play. Senior captain Abby Jones had an amazing game and as well as Olivia Monnin, Anna Cianciolo, Amanda Titterington, and Allison Bornhorst” .
Preble Shawnee had a chance to tie the game late in the second half on a penalty kick due to a hand ball in the box. However, senior keeper Camille Brown had a diving save to secure the game.
“Camille (Brown) came up big on that penalty,” Lorenzo said. “When it comes to PK’s, there is no better keeper than Camille Brown and she proved it again today.
” What a week. We knew this week was going to be a huge test of our physical and mental toughness. We had three games with two of them against top five opponents and a league game. We showed some resilience this week and as a coach, I couldn’t be more proud of this team.”
Lehman travels to Coldwater Thursday.
fifth at Versailles
WEBSTER — The Lehman Catholic boys golf team led local teams at the Versailles Invitational Saturday at Stillwater Golf Course, finishing fifth.
The Cavaliers shot a 348.
Lehman scores were Cole Gilardi 80, Tyler Lachey 85, Ryan Schmidt 85, Griffin West 100, Brandyn Sever 111 and Mikey Rossman 124.
Versailles A finished eighth with 359.
Tiger scores were Connor VanSkyock 80, PJ Platfoot 91, Alex Keiser 93, Austin Pleiman 95, Will Eversole 97 and Ethen Kremer 101.
Miami East A finished 11th with 371.
Viking scores were Sam Zapadaka 86, Zac Johnson 89, Jack Runner 97, Coop Elleman 99, Tyler Fetters 100 and Keegan Mahaney 137.
Russia finished 12th with 375.
Raider scores included Jack Dapore 79, Will Sherman 95, Brandon Koverman 98, Evan Coverstone 103, Tyler Scott 120 and Christian Stueve 124.
Covington finished 17th with 418.
Bucc scores included Andrew Slusher 80, Grant Humphrey 104, Dylan Lucas 110, Jack Shell 124, Hunter Alexander 134 and Thomas Kuether 143.
Miami East B finished 18th with 541.
Viking scores were Andy Bevans 98, Luke Gilliland 113, Kyle Feelers 116, Zach Kowalak 124 and Steven Caudill 147.
Bradford finished 19th with 490.
Railroader scores were Hayden Dickerson 88, Eric Sanders 111, Maia Stump 132, Brayden Sanders 159 and Jenn Wolf 161.
Versailles B finished 20th with 497.
Tiger scores were Brayden Robinson 103, Isaac White 109, Jordan Cordonnier 131 and Cameron Didier 154.