CAMDEN — The Preble Shawnee girls’ soccer team most likely had its hopes of an SWBL championship dashed when the team lost on the road on Thursday, Oct. 1.
They lost to league-leaders Waynesville, 2-0.
The loss was the Arrows’ second league loss. The Spartans of Waynesville have yet to lose an SWBL Buckeye League game with just four games remaining on their schedule.
“With the loss tonight and barring a miracle, our league championship hopes are out the window,” Arrow head coach Kevin Schaeffer said.
Schaeffer said his team struggled with bad first touches throughout, and an athletic Waynesville team took advantage of the mistakes.
Waynesville’s first goal came on what Schaeffer described as a “lack of containment and marking” followed by a penalty he described as “iffy at best.”
Poor passing plagued the team as Schaeffer said his team had at least 25-30 turnovers on short passes, which not only created issues for his defense but prevent offensive attacks from developing several times.
The Arrows picked up two other wins on the week ,despite the tough loss to Waynesville.
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the team defeated Dixie, 9-0.
Saylor Jewell had two goals and two assists and Megan Lindon added a goal and three assists. Nicole Sims found the back of the net twice and Alyssa Davidson had one goal and two assists.
Abby Bulach tallied an assist. Carlee Jones added a goal, as did Ashton Collins and Hope Ballinger, who scored their first career goals.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the team picked up a solid road victory against Troy Christian who was ranked in the division three state polls earlier in the season.
Schaeffer said his team needed a signature win on the season and this was closest thing they have to one.
The Arrows won 2-0, as Jewell scored two goals, the first on an assist from Breanna Woodard, the second on an assist from Lindon.
The Arrows are now 9-4-1 on the season and 5-2-1 overall. They will enjoy a week off before challenging Middletown Madison on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and travel to Milton Union on Thursday, Oct. 14.
Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.