PREBLE COUNTY — Preble Shawnee’s girls soccer team won two of three matches last week to run its record to 7-5 overall and 4-3 in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division.
The Arrows opened the week with a 3-2 setback to Milton-Union on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Shawnee bounced back with a 2-1 win over Madison on Thursday, a team it lost to 4-0 on Sept. 3.
The Arrows finished the week with a 4-0 win over Tri-County North on Saturday.
Shawnee was scheduled to play at Carlisle for its only match of the week.
Injuries hurting Eagles
Eaton’s girls soccer team has been hit with a rash of injuries this season and its taken its toll over the past 14 days.
The Eagles have gone 1-3-1 since Sept. 5. At one point, Eaton had nine varsity players injured and as a result have had to cancel a few junior varsity games just to field a varsity team.
Last week Eaton suffered a pair of losses.
The Eagles lost to league power Bellbrook 2-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and fell 3-2 to Franklin on Thursday, a game in which Eaton led 2-1 at halftime.
Eaton, now 3-7-1 overall and 1-6-1 in the SWBL Southwestern Division, was scheduled to play at Valley View on Tuesday and will travel to Greenville on Saturday.
Shawnee boys even record
Preble Shawnee’s boys soccer team evened its record with a pair of victories last week. After dropping a 5-2 match at Milton-Union on Monday, Sept. 16, the Arrows knocked of Madison 2-1 and Tri-County North 3-1 on Thursday and Saturday respectively.
Shawnee is now 6-6 overall and 5-2 in the SWBL Buckeye Division.
The Arrows were scheduled to play Carlisle on Tuesday and will wrap up the week with a trip to Union County (Indiana) on Saturday.
North drops 1-0 contest
TCN girls soccer hosted Northeastern on Monday, Sept. 16 for a non-league match. North was looking to avenge last year’s 2-1 last second loss to the Jets.
North started the game on its heels and the Jets found their way to North’s goal for a couple of easy shots but none found the back of the net.
North picked up the pace and matched Northeastern’s intensity and made a couple of runs at the Jets goal. North’s Sophia Brunk was able to get a couple of shots off but none for a goal.
Northeastern got on the board for the game’s only goal.
The Jets sent a cross in front of the North goal and a Jet player tapped it in for an easy goal.
The rest of the half both teams were moving the ball up and down the field with both teams being denied any real chances at scoring.
“At the half I told the girls they were still in this game and to keep working,” North coach Ted Thies said. “I also reminded my outside midfielder that they have to track back on defense we didn’t on their goal and left a girl wide open.”
The second half opened with both teams moving the ball but not with many chances for a good shot.
North’s sweeper, Hailey Haines made several good defensive plays to hold Northwestern’s lead to one goal.
Sophia Brunk, North’s freshmen forward, found herself in range of shooting but was never able to get a decent shot off, according to Thies.
“Sophia got down there several times. She just didn’t have a teammate running with her,” he said. “I know she was looking for a cross but when noone presented themselves to her she had to settle for some pretty tough shots. We need to do a better job of presenting ourselves to her when she gets the ball down by the goal.”
Northwestern had a few other chances to score off corner kicks, but North’s defense was up to the task and prevented the Jets from adding to their lead.
“I thought we played really well tonight. We got some really good play out of Alana Heck. Alana has really turned it up the past couple of games, she has been really aggressive and is earning her way into the starting lineup,” Thies said. “I thought we play good enough to win tonight not marking that one girl was the difference.”
TVS girls down Union County
Twin Valley South’s girls team hosted Union County on Thursday Sept. 19 and cruised to a 10-1 win.
TVS had a great team win with ten different players taking a total of 32 shots, with six scoring. Nine of the goals were assisted goals and one penalty kick.
On Tuesday, the Panthers traveled to Dixie and came away victorious, 3-0.
South improved to 5-4 on the season with the wins.
TVS boys knock of Dixie
South’s boys soccer team knocked off Dixie 6-0. Bryaden Marker had four goals. Aaron Clark and Jake Sarver also scored goals. Luke Petersen had two assists and Logan White added an assist as well.
The defense held the shutout for the Panthers as they earned their fifth win of the year.