The Piqua boys soccer team will play in D-I sectional tournament action at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Piqua., the 13th seed, will play at fourth seed Fairmont.
The Indians closed the regular season with a 4-1 loss to Troy Tuesday in GWOC North action.
Piqua finished the regular season 6-8-2 and 1-3-1 in the GWOC North.
Troy had the only goal in the opening half when JT Yenney chipped the ball over Wesley Ford with 15 minutes remaining in the half.
The Trojans nearly added to their lead at the close of the half, but Ford was able to deflect the shot over the goal as the first half horn sounded.
Piqua came out with energy in the second half and with with 27:00 to go in the game, Bradley Hohlbein scored his 21st goal of the season to tie the game.
Cade Lyman made a run to the 18-yard mark, found Jared Brandt on the right side and Brandt crossed it perfectly to Hohlbein on the left side of the Troy goal.
The game remained tied until Troy scored two goals in a 20-second span to take control.
Piqua couldn’t get Jake Diffenderfer’s corner kick cleared, allowing Tristan West to score at the 22:00 mark and so seconds later, Caleb Leibold beat the Piqua’s defense for another goal to make it 3-1.
The Indians nearly cut the deficit to 3-2 with 17:54 remaining when Hohlbein took a perfect throw-in from Caleb Vallieu and headed it off the crossbar.
Diffenderfer scored for Troy with 11:10 remaining to make the final score 4-1.
Alex Williams had four saves for Troy, 11-4-0 and 3-2-0.
Grant Holland had two assists and Peyton Hampton added one.
Wesley Ford had 16 saves for Piqua.
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic boys soccer team won their second in a row, closing their home schedule with a 3-0 victory over visiting Jackson Center. The win brings the Cavs record up to 5-10 overall, as they get set to finish out the regular season on the road Saturday against Milton-Union.
Lehman again dominated the possession game, outshooting the Tigers 39-10.
“We’re certainly getting the looks at goal over the last two games,” said Lehman coach Tom Wiseman. “Now we have to work on getting better quality shots off. We had a pretty direct discussion at halftime about playing the corners to pin them deep, spread the defense, and get better looks at the net. Really pleased with our boys’ work rate tonight.”
Lehman took a 1-0 lead into halftime, adjusted the offense, and came away with the 3-0 finish. Scoring two goals was sophomore Jake Emrick, who is Lehman’s leading scorer with 8 on the year. Junior Trey Kerrigan put across the other goal for the Cavs. Assists came from Kerrigan, junior Jacob Schmiesing, and senior Alex Wiseman. Ryan Goettemoeller blanked the Tigers to get the win in goal.
The Lehman girls soccer team will close the regular season by hosting Lima Bath Saturday.
Lehman, 10-4-1 overall and 6-0-0 in the WOSL, blanked Delphos St. John’s 4-0 Tuesday.
Madison Cline had two goals and one assist for Lehman, while Samantha Edwards had a goal and two assists.
Sara Fuller added a goal for the Lady Cavaliers.
SPRINGBORO — The Piqua volleyball team lost to Springboro 25-20, 24-26, 25-18, 25-10 in GWOC tournament action Tuesday.
Piqua, 10-10 on the season, will play at the Fairmont-Vandalia-Butler loser tonight for seventh-place in the tournament.
Piqua will open Centerville D-I sectional action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Fairmont.
CASSTOWN — The Miami East volleyball team will close the regular season tonight at Ansonia.
East beat Bethel 25-11, 25-9, 25-14 Tuesday in CCC action.
WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Newton volleyball team will host Tri-County North tonight to close the regular season.
Newton outlasted Twin Valley South in five sets Tuesday.
Maddie Mollette led the Newton hitters with 17 kills.
Catie Kauffman had 13 kills, Kaitlyn Filbrun added 11 and Jessie Weeks dished out51 assists.
BOTKINS — Russia spotted Botkins the first game, but then came back to take the next three in SCAL volleyball action Tuesday night.
Botkins took the first game 25-21, but Russia the next three 25-18, 25-12, 25-14.
Rachel Hueing and Cameo Wilson led the attacks for Russia, with eight and seven kills, respectively. Katie Swartz had 16 assists and nine digs, Cassie Pleiman 22 digs and Lexi Monnin three aces.
Russia won the JV game 2-0.
HOUSTON — Fort Loramie won three straight games over Houston in SCAL action Tuesday.
The scores were 25-16, 25-7, 25-14.
For Houston, Jenna Green had eight blocks and Jenna Winner and Katherine Everett six blocks each.
COVINGTON — In Covington junior high football action, the seventh grade defeated Tri-Village 68-0 and the eighth grade defeated Twin Valley South 63-0.
It was a great team effort on both sides of the ball for both teams.
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