The Edison volleyball team had a busy week, splitting four matches.
Edison opened the week with a 25-0, 25-16, 25-16 win over Miami University Middletown.
Mikaela Oyer had four kills and three assists, while Brianna Wells-Barnes also had four kills.
Taylor Bachman had eight digs and Allison Watkins dished out five assists.
Edison lost to Lorain 25-8, 25-19, 25-23.
Watkins had seven assists, while Tasha Potts had 13 digs and Kerri Meade added 12.
Edison lost to Owens 25-12, 25-9, 25-18 on Saturday.
Oyer had five kills, five assists and four blocks; while Meade added four kills.
Watkins had four assists and three aces, while Molly Dunlevy had three blocks.
Taylor Stover had six digs and Kenzie Atkinson added five.
On Sunday, Edison defeated WSU-Lake 25-20, 25-15, 25-9.
Wells-Barnes had 12 kills to lead the chargers and Rachel Foreman added five.
Edison will play at Miami University Hamilton Sunday.
SIDNEY — The Lehman volleyball team took third in its own invitational Saturday, beating Frankfort Adean and Norwalk St. Paul and losing to McComb.
“McComb has been in the state finals the last two years and he has virtually his whole team back,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “Adena and St. Paul are typically top ten teams in the state poll. To go 2-1, I thought we played well. We showed a lot of maturity against St. Paul. We lost the first game badly and came back and won the next two games.”
Lehman defeated Adena 25-19, 25-19.
Madeline Smith had 28 assists and eight digs, while Sidney Chapman had six kills.
Maddy McFarland, Adrianna Sehlhorst and Chapman had six digs.
Ellie Scott had four kills and Madison Hussey had 15 digs.
Lehman lost to McComb in the semifinals 25-13, 25-12.
Smith had 12 assists, while Chapman had six kills.
Hussey and McFarland both had five digs.
Lehman defeated St. Paul 14-25, 25-23, 25-18 in the third-place match.
Smith dished out 23 assists, while Chapman had 15 kills and 15 digs.
McFarland had five kills and 15 digs, while Hussey had 16 digs and Sehlhorst added 11.
Marianne Hissong picked up three kills.
Lehman, 5-2, will host Urbana Tuesday.
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic Cavalier boy’s soccer squad had troubles with execution and handling the speed of the Newton Indians in a non-conference loss on Saturday, 5-0, in their home opener. The Cavs drop to 1-2 overall and get set this week for a WOSL showdown at Lima Central Catholic on Thursday. Newton, who came into the game ranked sixth in the Miami Valley, stayed undefeated at 4-0-1.
“That’s a fast team,” Lehman coach Tom Wiseman said. “I even told Brent Hodges (Newton’s coach) after the game that his defense was the fastest we’ve seen all year including scrimmages.”
The Cavs had defensive breakdowns early on, but sophomore keeper Tim Buechter kept the home team in it with some brilliant saves. The pressure got too much, however, and at halftime Lehman was down 2-0.
“For an inexperienced goalie, Tim did a great job,” Wiseman said. “But when they take 24 shots and you only take 8, you’re gonna lose. Our midfield had some issues and our offense just couldn’t penetrate. We had to drop into a makeshift 4-4-2 because we needed help in the midfield, which lowered our offensive efficiency. Later in the game, we shifted to a 3-4-3 to try to keep possession and get back in it. That worked for a bit, but we could not execute anything, got frustrated at ourselves and each other, and didn’t get shots off.”
Another defensive blunder cost the Cavs, as they went down 3-0 with 7:00 left.
“I just unloaded the bench at that point,” said Wiseman. “We only had 6-7 shots by then and it was over. We had some tired and banged up players, anyway, and it was an opportunity for the younger kids to play against a really good team. This is not the end of the world, and it was non-conference. I believe you can learn more from losing sometimes than by winning. We now know what a top-ranked team looks like. Newton was not better technically or tactically, but they were quicker and more confident. Now we regroup and get ready for LCC and continue to pursue our goal of winning the WOSL.”
SIDNEY — The Lehman girls soccer team posted a 4-0 victory over Newton Saturday.
“Newton is a team that we did not want to take lightly,” Lehman coach Jeremy Lorenzo said. “We had two battles with them last year, and although they have taken a couple of losses already, we knew that they would come in and play us hard.”
With 12:28 left in the first half, Sarah Fuller played a through ball to Kaitrin O’Leary who ended up 1 on-1 with the goal keeper and buried into the net. Then just eight minutes later, again, Fuller found O’Leary on a great combination play that resulted in OLeary scoring again.
“Both Sarah and Kaitrin are off to a great start this year,” Lorenzo said. “Kaitrin has really been stepping up big. She is really starting to show everyone why I have so much confidence in her. She is fast, strong, balanced, and can hit a ball as hard as anyone that I have ever coached. “
After going into halftime up 2-0, Lehman’s biggest challenge was not falling off.
“Newton is scrappy and they never give up” Lorenzo said. “As expected, they came out and played us hard. Our defense really played well today. They were very composed and played very smart. Hannah Fogt was solid in the middle of the back line. I was also extremely proud of our bench as we had a starter out for the game and another starter left the game early with an injury. “
At the 28:00 mark, Sarah Fuller was fouled in the box and scored a penalty kick. Then with 12:18 left in the game, Grace Olding played a nice ball to Fuller who scored her second goal of the match.
“Sarah showed today why she is one of the best in the Miami Valley,” Lorenzo said.
Lehman outshot Newton 16-3 and Lady Cav goal keepers Grace Brandt and Kelsey Weber each recorded 2 saves.
Lehman will face Lima Central Catholic on Thursday in league play.
GREENVILLE — Versailles boys rolled to the team title in the Treaty City D-II race Saturday at Greenville City Park.
Versailles won with 35 points, while Tippecanoe was second with 38.
Joe Spitzler and Noah Pleiman went 1-2 for the Tigers in 17:43 and 17:51 respectively.
The rest of Versailles top seven included Jacob Rose, 5, 18:45; Brooks Blakeley, 13, 19:27; Adam Gehret, 17, 19:58; Jacob Wenig, 19, 20:18; and Trevor Noggle, 20, 20:29.
GREENVILLE — Newton’s Brady McBride won by more than a minute in the D-III race.
McBride won in 16:33, while St. Henry’s Devin Huelskamp was second in 17:48.
Houston boys won the team title, while Newton was fourth and Bradford was 16th.
Houston’s top seven included Troy Riley, 6, 18:26; Tristin Freistuhler, 7, 18:29; Ethan Knouff, 15, 18:50; Parker Cox, 16, 18:54; Azen Reier, 36, 19:42; Jacob Slater, 50, 20:09; and Dakota Francis, 55, 20:16.
The rest of Newton’s top seven runners were Ryan Mollett, 8, 18:31; Atley King, 12, 18:37; Tristen Benedict, 35, 19:42; Brett Sullivan, 71, 20:54; Cody Skilling, 79, 21:21; and Charlie Walker, 80, 21:24.
Bradford’s runners included Johnny Fike, 37, 19:43; Kurt Hoover, 109, 22:35; Jackson Moore, 115, 22:41; Clay Layman, 123, 23:29; Joe Roth, 124, 23:32; and Shane Bryan, 127, 23:54.
Lehman runners included Brandon Simmons, 63, 20:38; Malachi Bezy, 68, 20:53; Isaiah Winhoven, 107, 22:31; and Elias Bezy, 119, 22:54.
GREENVILLE — The Versailles girls finished second in the Treaty City D-II race.
Tippecanoe won with 20 and Versailles was second with 36.
Versailles’ top seven were Kara Spitzer, 3, 20:57; Brynna Blakeley, 6, 21:59; Madison Grilliot, 7, 22:08; Kenia McEldowney, 9, 22:29; Hannah Rose, 11, 22:47; Liz Watren, 14, 22:59; Tori Schulze, 15, 23:02.
GREENVILLE — The Lehman Catholic girls led local teams with a sixth-place finish in the Treaty City D-III girls race.
Lehman’s top seven included Alanna O’Leary, 19, 22:26; Jenna Zimmerman, 26, 22:51; Maria Schmiesing, 37, 23:32; Janelle Gravunder, 44, 24:02; Caroline Heitmeyer, 57, 24:47; Clare Schmiesing, 64, 25:08; and Miriam Bezy, 119, 35:57.
Bradford finished 11th.
The Lady Railroader runners included Karmen Knepp, 6, 21:11; Chelsea Gill, 41, 23:53; Maia Stump, 91, 26:56; Adria Roberts, 111, 30:23; and Cheynne Parke, 115, 31:43.
Newton finished 12th.
The Lady Indian runners included Macy Flanary, 10, 21:28; Tatum McBride, 54, 24:30; Jaylyn Huntsbarger, 98, 28:22; Emmi Fisher, 99, 28:22; and Vivian Brauer, 105, 29:08.
Houston runners included Morgan Ely, 24, 22:41; Hollie Voisard, 39, 23:37; Addie White, 92, 26:59; and Kaitlyn Ellison, 102, 28:29.
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