Lehman defeated visiting Lima Catholic in Western Ohio Soccer League action Thursday at Lehman, and it clinched another WOSL championship for the Lady Cavs.
The 2-0 victory gave them a final 7-0-0 mark in WOSL play, to remain ahead of runner-up Anna (6-0-1) in the final standings.
Overall, the win put the Lady Cavs at 13-1-1 on the season, and the shutout was also their 13th of the year.
They are back in action Saturday at home against Lima Bath, then are off until Oct. 22 when they take on the winner of the Northeastern-National Trail game in the Division 3 Sectional Soccer Tournament.
Lehman is the No. 1 seed and should cruise in the tourney opener, since Northeastern is the No. 22 seed and Trail No. 25.
The WOSL has been around for three years now, and Lehman has won the league title every year. In addition, the Lady Cavs have not lost a single conference game.
“We would have been disappointed with anything less than the league title,” said Lehman head coach Jeremy Lorenzo. “The girls played under pressure all year. When you haven’t lost a league game in three years and you have a high ranking like we do, you have a target on your back. We had to show up and we had to show up and play in those games, too. But the girls handled it well.”
Lehman has been ranked No. 1 all season long in the Miami Valley Coaches Poll, and has been in the top 10 in the state coaches poll all season long as well. The Lady Cavs were ranked as high as No. 2 in the state, and this week they were No. 6.
The Lady Cavs got goals from Molly Safreed and Elizabeth Pax in the win over Lima Catholic. Assisting on those goals were Grace Monnin and Samantha Edwards.
Camille Brown got the shutout, getting credit for two saves.
WOSL standings — Lehman 7-0-0, Anna 6-1-0, Coldwater 5-2-0, Lima Catholic 3-3-0, Allen East 3-4-0, Botkins 1-5-1, Delphos St. John’s 1-5-1, Lincolnview 0-7-0.