CAMDEN — Preble Shawnee remains in the hunt for the top of the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Buckeye Division, finishing the week at 1-0-1, which included a draw with Waynesville, the current division leader.
The draw placed the Arrows at 3-1-1 in the conference and dropped Waynesville to 3-0-1.
But, before their league game, Shawnee started out the week hosting Twin Valley South in an in-county friendly match on Monday, Sept. 15.
The Arrows and Panthers played fairly evenly through most of the first half before Shawnee pulled away in the second, earning a 4-0 victory and handing South their first loss on the season.
The first half was pretty uneventful,” said Shawnee head coach Kevin Schaeffer. “We didn’t come out and play with our toes to the fire like we needed to. We didn’t pressure the ball anywhere on the field and we didn’t win many 50-50 balls.”
The Arrows did manage to get on the board with around nine minutes left in the half, after Sayler Jewell found the back of the net off a throw-in from Ashton Collins.
In the second half, Shawnee turned it on however, playing with a “little more intensity,” said Schaeffer.
Shawnee opened up the scoring in the second half off a cross from Brenna Woodward which was headed off the post and into the goal by Allison Began.
Woodard scored the third goal for the Arrows from a hard shot before Annilou Belvo had a throw in that found Jewell, who headed the toss in for the fourth and final goal of the night.
“I know I’ve said this before, but our bench has been a luxury that I’m not sure how I lived without before this year. Again, for the fourth straight game, we played at least twenty girls at least ten minutes of soccer,” said Schaeffer.
The Arrows tied Waynesville the next day, keeping them in contention for the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Buckeye Division title.
They are currently 6-2-1 (3-1-1) on the year.
Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH