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Cougars slip past BHS girls

A late second-half goal was enough to send the Kenton Ridge girls soccer team past host Bellefontaine for a 2-1 victory Wednesday at Dodd Stadium in a Central Buckeye Conference contest.

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Bellefontaine’s Ashley Burkhammer defends against a Kenton Ridge player during the first half of their game Wednesday at Dodd Stadium. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Chiefs finish the regular season 8-7 overall and 8-3 in the CBC Kenton Trail, while the Cougars are 11-2-2, 9-0-1.

Playing in their last home regular-season game were BHS seniors Noelle Dunn, Kenzie Yocum, Elise Brunner, Julia Hunt, Regan Price, Daniel Morris, Kinsey Harman, Addison Brown, Ashley Burkhammer and Morgan Ferguson.

“We played our best game tonight and I know each of the girls left all they had on the field,” said BHS girls head coach Matt Price. “I’m proud of tonight’s effort and will truly miss these seniors. We have some good soccer players, but more importantly, we have great people with outstanding character and tonight they played with Chieftain Pride.”

Kenton Ridge scored first to take a 1-0 lead, but the Chiefs’ Addison Brown evened the score with an assist from Regan Price. That left the teams tied at 1-1 entering halftime.

The Cougars were able to find the back of the net off a corner kick late in the second half to grab the win.

Bellefontaine begins sectional play on Saturday, Oct. 20, at home against Urbana.

Knights down Raiders

Greenon’s girls soccer team worked its way to a 3-0 win over visiting Benjamin Logan on Wednesday in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division matchup.

The Raiders drop to 6-8-2 overall and 2-7-2 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Knights move to 8-7-1, 6-4-1.

Ben Logan travels to Kenton Ridge on Wednesday for sectional tournament play.

Warriors blitz Lakers

Northwestern’s girls soccer team raced past visiting Indian Lake for an 11-0 win Wednesday in Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division action.

The Warriors are now 13-3 overall and stay atop the CBC Mad River division standings at 10-1. The Lakers fall to 1-12-1, 0-10-1.

Indian Lake travels to WL-Salem on Saturday for a local non-league game.

BOYS SOCCER

Indian Lake clips Northwestern

Indian Lake’s boys soccer team closed out its regular season with a 3-2 win over visiting Northwestern on Wednesday in Central Buckeye Conference action.

The Lakers are now 8-8 overall and 5-6 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Warriors fall to 4-10-1, 3-8.

“It was great to come out and get a win for our seniors on senior night,” said Indian Lake boys head coach Jon Shoffstall. “Zach Collins and Tony Carpenter have been through a lot during their time in the program.

“We played well tonight and possessed the ball well. The guys put forth great effort tonight and we are excited to get back to .500 and close our CBC play with five wins, which is the most in program history.”

Indian Lake jumped on top of Northwestern in the first half. Dustin Roby scored on a solo shot in the opening minute of the game to give the Lakers a 1-0 lead. He scored again in the first half with an assist from Connor Davis to put IL ahead 2-0.

Northwestern squeezed out a goal with 12 minutes left before halftime, but trailed 2-1 at the break.

Michael Mallory extended Indian Lake’s lead to 3-1 with a goal in the second half at the 24:58 mark. The Warriors were able to score one more goal, but could not get any closer.

Defensively, Elijah Knief had three saves and Tyler Rode had two saves at goal for the Lakers.

Indian Lake hosts Urbana on Tuesday in sectional tournament action.

Cougars claw past Chiefs

Kenton Ridge’s boys soccer team notched two second-half goals to down visiting Bellefontaine 2-0 Wednesday in Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division action.

The Chiefs close out the regular season at 9-3-3 overall and 6-2-3 in the CBC Kenton Trail division. The Cougars move to 12-3, 8-2.

After a scoreless first half, Kenton Ridge scored goals at the 20-minute mark and 5-minute mark of the second half.

In junior varsity action, Kenton Ridge won 4-0.

Bellefontaine hosts Benjamin Logan on Tuesday for sectional tournament action.

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