The Piqua boys soccer team picked up two wins to even its record at 4-4-0.
On Saturday, the Indians blanked Indian Lake 4-0.
Bradley Hohlbein had two goals, Cade Lyman had one goal and two assists and Jared Brandt had one goal.
Caleb Vallieu had two assists, while Wesley Ford recorded eight saves.
Piqua was coming off a 13-0 win over Meadowdale.
Hohlbein had three goals and two assists in that game, while Lyman had two goals and three assists.
Kaden Jones and Nolan Maurer also scored two goals, while Skylar Powers, Kameron Ashton, Robbie Comstock and Tim Fair also had goals.
Jared Brandt had four assists, Brandon Grissom dished out two assists, while Comstock and Kyle Scherer had one each.
Piqua will play at Trotwood-Madison Tuesday.
falls to FM
PITSBURG — The Lehman Catholic boys soccer squad traveled to Miami Valley number three ranked Franklin-Monroe Saturday and returned empty-handed, dropping a 4-1 verdict to the Jets.
The Jets got on the board quickly on a freak own-goal within the first 2 minutes and then put another in on a weird accidental deflection from a corner-kick, going up 2-0 early in the contest.
“Own-goals are rare in high-school, and then you couple that with an odd bounce off of a corner kick, and you find yourself in a 2-0 hole on the road against a team like F-M. What do you do?,” Lehman coach Tom Wiseman said. “Those two things almost never happen, but for them to happen together is just unlucky. I told the boys that I feel like our streak of bad luck this year has got to be about over. I’m just glad we’re getting this out of the way early in the season.”
Lehman responded with a goal just under the crossbar by senior captain Alex Wiseman with the assist from senior Nick Neumeier, and headed into halftime only down 2-1. The Jets came out strong in the second half with two more unanswered goals to send the Cavs home with the 4-1 loss. Franklin-Monroe outshot the Cavs 25-5.
“We struggled with possession and never got a very good look at the goal,” remarked Wiseman. “Really, though, I am not unhappy. We played as well as we could from behind. It’s still early in the year. I reminded the boys that we started last season at 3-6-3 and ended up in the district semifinals. We’re still experimenting with lineups and formations and are using a goalkeeper platoon right now. All we can do is take this one game at a time, learn from our experiences, and build toward playoffs and WOSL play.”
The loss drops the Cavs to 1-4 overall, as they get set to face another ranked team on Tuesday. The Bethel Bees visit for a 5 p.m. start at Lehman
to 3-3 tie
DAYTON — Newton’s boys soccer team scored the first two goals of Saturday’s match at Miami Valley, but the Indians found themselves fighting back in the end — and they were able to get the equalizer and escape with a 3-3 tie.
Treyton Lavy scored the game’s first two goals, one on an assist from Seth Courtney and the other unassisted. Miami Valley answered with three straight scores, though, but Nick Honeycutt tied the score on an assist from Lavy, and that’s where it ended.
Newton (4-1-2) hosts Miami East Tuesday.
TROY — The Miami East Vikings picked up a hard-fought victory Saturday over non-league rival Troy Christian, holding off the Eagles for a 2-0 victory.
Both teams are back in action Tuesday, with the Vikings traveling to Newton and Troy Christian hosting Miami Valley.
Piqua fell to Northmont 6-1 Saturday to fall to 1-6-0 on the season.
The Lady Indians will host Trotwood-Madison.
PITSBURG — The Lehman girls soccer team improved to 5-1-1 with a 3-0 victory over Franklin Monroe.
Sara Fuller had the hat trick, scoring all three goals, while Kate Hemm picked up two assists.
Fuller now has 12 goals on the season.
“Franklin Monroe is no easy place to play,” Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo said. “The field is very chewed up and smaller than what we are used to and the wind was very difficult to deal with. However, the girls found a way to get the job done despite all of the elements.
“I am very pleased with our bench personnel as we are still not a full strength due to injuries. I also can’t say enough about this defense, recording four straight shutouts in a row and only allowing four total shots on goal in those games.”
Lehman will play at Botkins Thursday.
TROY – For the first time since 2010, Miami East girls soccer was able to pull out a 1-0 win against Troy Christian, and it was played at Troy Christian.
“Their field is always a difficult one to play on because of the noise from the interstate,” East coach Emily Carson said. “That caused us a few problems, but we were able to work through it.”
East wasted no time getting on the board. Brynne Snodgrass split the defenders with a ball on the ground. Grace McCalister ran onto it and found the net just 1:08 into the game. East kept possession and had several opportunities the first half, but were unable to find the net again.
The second half was a bit more even, but neither team was able to find the net. East keeper, Katie Bodenmiller had all seven of her saves in the second half. Morgan Haney also had a big non-goalie save off a corner kick to help preserve the win for the Vikings.
“We had a game plan and we executed it the first half,” Carson said. “The second half, going against the wind, was difficult. But we also knew Troy Christian would come out strong the second half. We held on and battled to the end, which is something we haven’t necessarily been doing well this year. So this was a big win for us. Starting 5 freshmen, we have had to be patient and know that it was eventually going to start coming together for us.”
East is now 4-3 and will travel to Newton on Tuesday.
FORT LORAMIE — The Lehman volleyball team turned in a strong effort in defeating Fort Loramie 25-19, 25-9, 25-18 Saturday.
“They are defending state champs,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “To go into their gym and win, we played really well. We have a tendency to let up and we didn’t do that today.
Sidney Chapman had 18 kills for Lehman, 7-2.
Madeline Smith dished out 30 assists, while Marianne Hissong had seven kills.
Adrianna Sehlhorst served three aces and Madison Hussey had 15 digs.
Lehman will play Hardin Northern tonight in NWCC action.
CASSTOWN — The Miami East volleyball team got a big win over Columbus Hartley Saturday 25-13, 17-25, 25-16, 15-25, 15-9.
Jonni Parker had 19 kills, 16 assists, seven blocks and six aces; while Kyndell Hellyer had 13 kills, 11 digs and two blocks.
Lindsey Black had 15 digs and Jillian Wesco added 14 digs.
WEBSTER — The Russia girls golf team improved to 4-4 with a 198-229 win over Tri-Village Friday.
Lizzie Adams was match medalist with a 46.
Other Russia scorers were Maddie Borchers 49, Alicia George 50 and Kara Barlage 53.
The Raiders travel to Arrowhead today to take on Fort Loramie.
The Covington junior high football team is off to a good start.
The two teams swept a pair of games
The seventh grade defeated Mississinawa Valley 36-0, while the eighth grade defeated Fort Loramie 22-0.
The junior high teams combined for a 24-0 win over Arcanum.
It was a good effort by everyone in all three games.