Lady Cavs finish 14-1-1


Staff report

LIMA — The Lehman girls soccer team closed the regular season at 14-1-1 with a 7-0 win over Lima Bath Saturday.

The Lady Cavaliers will open Division 3 Sectional Tournament play Saturday at home at 5 p.m. against the Northeastern-National Trail winner.

Molly Safreed had three goals and an assist for Lehman Saturday.

Also scoring goals were Kaitrin O’Leary, Ava Behr, Rylie McIver and Samantha Edwards, and also picking up assists were Amanda Titterington, Samantha Edwards, Grace Olding and Liz Pax.

Camille Brown and Hannah Giguere combined on the shutout in goal.

Lehman finished with 14 shutouts and has allowed only three goals all season.

Boys

Sidney 3, St. Marys 3

ST. MARYS — The Sidney High boys battled St. Marys to a 3-3 deadlock Saturday to complete regular-season play at 10-5-1.

The Jackets jump right into Division 1 Sectional play Monday night at Centerville at 7 p.m.

Jalen Hudgins scored all three goals for the Yellow Jackets to give him 27 on the season, tops in the Greater Western Ohio Conference.

Assists came from Luke Rees, Gage Fridley and Riley Kittle, and for Rees it was assist No. 21, adding to his single-season school record.

Ian Humphrey was credited with seven saves.

“A very close and hard fought game,” said Sidney coach Daniel Wicks. “We controlled a great portion of the first half, but conceded a goal against the run of play. We were very sloppy to start the second half, going down 3-1. With six minutes remaining we made it 3-2, then tied it up with four minutes left. I’m very proud of the way we fought back against a solid St. Mary’s team (11-3-1).”

Lehman 2, Milton 0

Lehman ended its regular season on a good note, blanking West Milton at home 2-0 to finish the regular campaign at 6-9-1.

The Cavs will enter sectional tournament play Monday night at home against Greeneview at 5 p.m.

The game Saturday was scoreless at the half, but Jake Emrick converted on a penalty kick after Jacob Schmiesing was knocked down in the box. It gave the Cavs a 1-0 lead and about ten minutes later, Emrick assisted on a goal by Trey Kerrigan to make it 2-0.

“That’s the best Milton team we’ve faced in my four years here,” said Lehman coach Tom Wiseman. “They are faster and more physical than we’ve seen. It was great to be able to keep possession enough, win on Senior Day, and notch a victory going into tournament.”

New Knoxville 2, Ottoville 1

New Knoxville defeated Ottoville in non-league action on Friday, 2-1, to end regular-season play at 4-11-1.

The Ranger goals came from Jonah Lageman and Joseph Baende.

The Rangers open D-3 Sectional Tournament play Tuesday at Lima Temple Christian.

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