XENIA — The Twin Valley South girls soccer team was unable to put any goals up against the Legacy Christian Academy Lady Knights on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the first round of the Dayton 4 Sectional Tournament.
The Lady Panthers were shut out 4-0, ending their season.
“They all played really well, but we just couldn’t put a ball in the back of the net,” said TVS coach Dustin Zimmer. “We had several opportunities but it wasn’t our night.”
Legacy scored so early in the first half South was forced to play catch-up throughout the night. Abby Creech took a penalty kick in the first half but missed high. Ava Watts had a couple shots miss wide as well.
The Lady Knights’ defensive efforts prevented many of South’s attempts in the second half.
This was the final game for seniors Watts, Creech, Sydney Vorhis, Mikaela Meyer, Lacey Emrick, Sophie Cottingim, and Erika Dillhoff.
“After the game I thanked all the seniors and told them if it wasn’t for them and their leadership and dedication, we wouldn’t even have had a team this year,” said Zimmer. “I also told them that although we had more downs than ups, it was still a good year and the entire team had improved in one way or the other.”
“We now have to start looking forward to next season,” Zimmer said. “We will have anywhere between eight to ten freshman coming up.”
“We’re also looking at some girls getting into indoor leagues and getting into club ball,” he added. “As for me with this being my first year ever coaching varsity soccer, it was definitely an experience. It was hard getting the girls to buy in to a new coach and assistant coach. But we made the best out of it and I’m looking forward to coming back next year and setting our expectations and our bar a lot higher.”
Overall, South finished with a 3–10–3 record, with a Cross County Conference finish of 0-5-1. Emrick was named first team All-CCC, while Creech was second team All-Area. Emrick and Vorhis were honorable mention All-Area. All three will be playing in the All-Star game on Nov. 19, at Alter High School.
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