Piqua girls soccer falls to Troy 3-1


Josh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Taylor Grunkemeyer (7) heads the ball against Kenzie Evans Wednesday.

Josh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Taylor Grunkemeyer (7) heads the ball against Kenzie Evans Wednesday.


Josh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Grace Jennings battles for the ball against Troy Wednesday.


Staff Reports

TROY — The Piqua girls soccer team will close the regular season Saturday, hosting Miami East.

Piqua lost to Troy 3-1 Wednesday in GWOC American action.

After almost seven minutes of constant pressure to begin the game, Troy made the most of its first good opportunity. After the Piqua defense failed to clear the ball from there defensive end, Troy senior Hannah Widener jumped on a loose ball bouncing free just outside the box and whacked it at the goal before anyone could get to it. It went sailing inside the far post, and Troy led 1-0 with 33:18 to go in the first half.

With 22:20 to go in the half, Kenzie Evans hit a shot from in front that the Jennoughleigha Tipton saved, but she couldn’t corral the rebound. Julianna Williams was there this time to clean things up, and Troy held a two-goal lead — which they maintained at the break.

Less than two minutes into the second half, Audrey Brumfield gave the Trojans a bit more insurance, booting a 35-plus-yard shot from the left side that arced high over the keeper and inside the far post to make it a 3-0 game. That’s where things remained, though, until Piqua’s Grace Forness scored a goal with 30 seconds remaining after Troy failed to clear an Indian corner kick.

Piqua dropped to 7-8-0 overall and finished 5-5-0 in GWOC American play, while Troy wrapped up the GWOC North title, finishing 9-1-0 in GWOC American play and going to 10-4-1 overall.

Piqua will open D-I sectional tournamnet play at 7 p.m. Monday at Fairborn.

Scores to

air game

SIDNEY — ScoresBroadcast.com will air the Troy at Sidney football game tonight.

Webcast time is 6:35 pm.

Pre-game guests include Adam Doenges, Sidney head coach, and Matt Burgbacher, Troy head coach.

Halftime guest is Todd Taylor, a 1990 Sidney graduate, and a member of the 1989 team which is the only SHS squad to ever reach the OHSAA football playoffs. Sidney played in the Division II state semifinals that season.

Lehman game

is cancelled

SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic girls soccer game scheduled for Saturday with Troy Christian has been cancelled.

Lehman having

Spirit Night

SIDNEY — On Wednesday, the Lehman cheerleaders will be partnering with Chick-Fil-A in Troy for a Spirit Night.

The team is asking for your support by purchasing any menu items between 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A percentage of all sales will be returned to LCHS to support the cheerleading program.

Josh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Taylor Grunkemeyer (7) heads the ball against Kenzie Evans Wednesday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/10/web1_grunkemeyer.jpgJosh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Taylor Grunkemeyer (7) heads the ball against Kenzie Evans Wednesday.

Josh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Grace Jennings battles for the ball against Troy Wednesday.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/10/web1_jennings.jpgJosh Brown/Aim Media Piqua’s Grace Jennings battles for the ball against Troy Wednesday.