By Garth Shanklin
The Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference American Division has a clear divide between the top three teams and the bottom three girls’ soccer teams. Amelia, New Richmond and Western Brown all sit at 4-1 in the conference, while no other team in the division has more than two conference wins.
The National Division isn’t much clearer, as Blanchester is the only team with three wins but the Lady Wildcats have a pair of ties. Georgetown, Williamsburg and Bethel-Tate are all right on the heels of the division leaders with two wins each.
That kind of close race makes every game important, and several local squads picked up big wins last week.
New Richmond used three goals from Julie Harrison and two apiece from Kierah and Savanah Matlock to roll past Goshen 8-0. Kaeley Fagan also scored for the Lady Lions, while goalkeeper Jazmyn Hinkston recorded her third clean sheet of the season.
Norwood’s Holly Borgemenke provided the only goal of the Lady Indians’ 1-0 win over Batavia. Williamsburg and Bethel- Tate battled to a 2-2 draw, while Clermont Northeastern’s road contest against Felicity was postponed. It has been re-scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
In the Eastern Cincinnati conference, Brynn Rolfson, Ali Kirk, Emma Netzel and McKinley Dummall found the back of the net for the Milford
Lady Eagles in a 4-2 win over Walnut Hills. Fellow ECC member Glen Este fell to Anderson 5-1, with the Lady Trojans’ lone goal coming from Ana Smith.
On Sept. 7, the Amelia Lady Barons picked up an important 4-0 victory on the road at Western Brown. Lauren Gilbert scored twice, with Ally Brown and Hannah Mahoney adding the other two scores. Shelby Elder earned the shutout in net for the Lady Barons.
The Lady Wildcats picked up a victory over Goshen, with Emily Hart scoring twice for Williamsburg. Hope Schaljo and Lily Williford added the team’s other two scores in the 4-2 win.
Norwood’s Lady Indians defeated the Lady Rockets 2-0, while Georgetown picked up a 3-2 win over Batavia. Bethel-Tate earned a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Spirit.
The Lady Tigers were scheduled to face Clark Montessori on Sept. 10, but weather forced that game to be cancelled.
Clermont Northeastern will look for improvement against Fayetteville on Thursday, Sept 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Georgetown will visit Goshen and Williamsburg heads to Norwood for a 5 p.m. contest. Amelia’s matchup against Madeira will begin at 7 p.m., as will New Richmond’s non-conference tilt against Anderson. Batavia and Blanchester will also begin at 7 p.m.