Amelia and New Richmond girls soccer squads in the thick of their respective conference races

Amelia is right smack dab in the middle of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division (FAVC-B) girls varsity soccer race. The Barons are 2-1 in the FAVC-B and 6-3-2 overall.

“I’m pleasantly surprised with how well we’re doing considering we lost five very talented seniors last year. The girls have stepped up and we still have a chance to win the conference,” said head coach Amy Kemmer, last year’s FAVC-B coach of the year.

Sophomore striker Megan Spencer is the scoring leader with five goals to her credit. Sophomore stopper Brittany Klass is the assist leader with her assistance coming mostly “off corner kicks.” Sophomore center midfielder Sarah Vinson and senior midfielder/striker Katherine “Kat” Westendorf have been displaying superior offense.

The defensive standouts have been senior sweeper Allie Zeller, junior fullback Ashley Cruthcher, and freshman goalkeeper Chelsea Lang.

“In the future we will expect to continue our success and we want to bring respect back to Amelia soccer again and become a top-notch program again,” Kemmer concluded.

“Anything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” said New Richmond head girls soccer coach Denny Hopewell. “This is one of those years. We lost four starters to injuries and illness after the second game.”

The Lion taskmaster is receiving some fine performances from his remaining charges. Senior striker Meghan Mancini has tallied 11 goals. The assist leader is senior striker Erin Lusk.

“The defense has played well.”

Senior fullback Kayla Lavely and sophomore sweeper Chelsea Coffey have been the stalwarts on defense.

Hopewell is positive things will get better. “We are going to be okay in the future.”

New Richmond 3 Williamsburg 0

Lion goals: Meghan Mancini 3. Goalkeeper Molly Gross made four saves.

New Richmond 1 Georgetown 0

Lion goal: Noelle Schickling. Gross made four saves of G-Women shots.

New Richmond 2 Felicity 1

Lion goals: Tremper and Mancini.

Cardinal goal: Stutz.

Felicity 2 Bethel-Tate 0

Cardinal goals: Lindsey Scheidler and Angela Dreiling. Goalkeeper Michelle Scheidler stopped 14 shots.

Felicity 1 Western Brown 0

Cardinal goal: Stutz. Goalkeeper Scheidler stopped 17 Bronco shots.

Milford 4 Fairfield 1

E-Gal goals: Alyssa Rich 3 and Ashley Green.

Milford 3 Anderson 2

E-Gal goals: Ashley Maynard, Caitlin Morgan, and Lauren Bartsch.

Milford 6 Middletown 1

E-Gal goals: Green 3, Morgan, Kelly Browning, and Bartsch.

Milford 7 Oak Hills 1

E-Gal goals: Wuest 3, Morgan 2, and Rich 2.

Lakota West 1 Milford 0

The E-Gals made five shots at the Firebirds’ goal.

Amelia 2 McNicholas 0

Baron goals: Megan Spencer and Atalie Fite. Goalkeeper Chelsea Lang registered the shutout.

Amelia 3 Western Brown 0

Baron goals: Sarah Vinson, Katherine Westendorf, and Spencer. Goalkeeper Lang saved the only Bronco shot.

Amelia 6 Wilmington 0

Baron goals: Vinson 2, Allie Zeller, Ashley Cruthcher, Loren Koehler, and Heather Coorey. Goalkeeper Lang stopped the only Hurricane shot at the Barons’ goal.

Walnut Hills 1 Amelia 0

The Barons took four shots at the Eagles in this battle between the FAVC-B unbeaten.

Bethel-Tate 1 Blanchester 0

Tiger goal: Rachel Rose. Goalkeeper Nicole Boston recorded the shutout of the Wildcats.

Bethel-Tate 2 Williamsburg 0

Tiger goals: Maya Swartz and Rose. Goalkeeper Boston accounted for 13 saves from another pack of Wildcats.

Bethel-Tate 2 Deer Park 2

Tiger goals: Rose 2.

Batavia 4 Clermont Northeastern 1

Bulldog goals: Megan Smith 3 and Kristen Robbe. Rocket goal: Alyssa Loch.

Batavia 3 Goshen 1

Bulldog goals: M. Smith 2 and Embry. Warrior goal: Staci Hicks.

Batavia 8 Deer Park 0

Bulldog goals: Sara Smith 2, Robbe 2, Stephanie Owens 2, Olivia Musselman, and Ashton Embry. Goalkeeper Emily Webb blocked four Wildcat shots.

Batavia 5 Western Brown 1

Bulldog goals: Sara Stewart 2, Kirby Bailey, M. Smith, and S. Smith.

Batavia 2 Norwood 1

Bulldog goals: S. Owens and Kelly Fink

Goshen 6 Georgetown 1

Warrior goals: Hicks 3, Kim Steele, Jordan Buchanan, and Holly Henderson.

Goshen 4 Williamsburg 0

Warrior goals: Hicks 3 and Henderson. Goalkeeper Black halted 11 Wildcat shots.

Williamsburg 2 Clermont Northeastern 0

Wildcat goals: Miranda Cluxton and Kayla Scott. Goalkeeper Darcy Little stopped 10 Rocket shots to record the shutout.

Seven Hills 3 Clermont Northeastern 1

Rocket goal: Jordan Johnson.

Norwood 2 Clermont Northeastern 0

The Blue and Gold made nine shots at the Indians’ goal.

Clermont Northeastern 3 Felicity 0

Rocket goals: Johnson 2 and Kelly Binegar. Brittany Tedrick made five saves to preserve the shutout.

Mason 2 Glen Este 0

The Purple and White made three shots at the Comets’ goal.

Loveland 6 Glen Este 0

The Trojans made three shots at the enemy’s goal.