SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic girls tennis team dropped a match to Carroll 3-2.
In singles, Claire Larger lost 1-6, 7-5,6-2; Grace Brandt lost 6-2, 6-1; and Melanie Brunner lost 6-0, 6-0 .
Lehman swept the doubles matches.
Alex Read and Angela Brunner won 6-3, 6-2 ; and Kiera Burns and Ann Pannapara won 6-3, 6-2.
“We honored our four seniors before the match as it was our senior night,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “Alex (Read) and Melanie (Brunner) are both four-year varsity members of our team and I have coached them since the beginning of my coaching career when they were sophomores.
“We were missing Sarah (Gibson) at second singles who was out with the flu and Grace (Brandt) stepped in and played well in her first varsity singles action.”
Lehman was coming off a 4-1 loss to Beavercreek B.
In singles, Larger lost 6-4, 6-0; Gibson lost 6-4, 5-7, 10-3; and Melanie Brunner won 6-4, 6-7, 10-4.
In doubles, Read and Angela Brunner lost 6-3, 6-3; and Pannapara and Burns lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Shannon Staley and Alexandra Hermman won a JV doubles match 7-5.
“It was a tough, close, hard-fought match against a good B team,” Ungericht said. “Sarah (Gibson) was sick with the flu but battled hard against a tough player and a nice win by Melanie (Brunner). A few points our way in a couple matches and we win this one.
Lehman, 3-13, closes the regular season at Northridge Monday, before playing in the D-II sectional tournament at Troy Tuesday.
top LCC 3-2
SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic got a huge WOSL win and moved back into first place in the league all by themselves, with a 3-2 victory Thursday night over Lima Central Catholic.
Jake Emrick got the hat trick with all three scores, two of them coming off assists from Ethan Potts and Michael Denning. Emrick’s third goal was buried via penalty kick.
The Cavaliers grabbed a 2-0 lead going into halftime, but Lehman coach Tom Wiseman was not secure with the lead.
“I told the players at halftime that it was far from over,” Wiseman said. “There’s a reason that LCC has had a good year and is second in the league – they are hard-nosed and refuse to quit.”
Emrick put the Cavs up 3-0 with the penalty kick, but LCC came storming back.
The Thunderbirds put their first one across on an amazing run and goal by Xanan Ruiz.
“That was maybe the most impressive effort on a goal I’ve seen all year,” Wiseman said. “Every time I thought he was gonna either lose his footing or lose the ball, he just kept going.”
LCC caught a break when their second score came off of an own-goal deflection off the leg of Lehman right back Tommy Hamlin.
“When I took Tommy out for a break, I told him that he was doing what he was supposed to do,” Wiseman said. “it was just an unlucky moment. Tommy has been a surprise step-up this year and is one of our most improved players.”
Lehman was able to outlast the Thunderbirds, as their overall record now stands at 6-3-1, with an unbeaten 6-0-1 mark in the WOSL.
The Cavaliers continue play Saturday, visiting Yellow Springs for a 2 p.m. start.
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic girls soccer team improved to 9-2-1 overall and completed the sweep over LCCC with a 5-0 win.
Grace Olding, Olivia Monnin, Lindsey Magoteaux, Grace Monnin and Samantha Edwards all had goals for Lehman.
Rylie McIver had two assists, while Samantha Edwards and Ava Behr had one each.
Camille Brown had a shutout in goal.
tie DC 1-1
PLEASANT HILL — Newton tied Dayton Christian 1-1 in a hard fought girls soccer game.
Rachel Kirk scored on an assist from Crystal Houk.
Newton hosts Catholic Central at 11 a.m. Saturday.