Batavia’s varsity boys soccer team is leading the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division (SBC-N) with a 5-1 record (unbeaten in the SBC-N). The Bulldogs are 8-2 overall.
“It’s been a successful season. We have a strong senior corps and strong junior class,” said head coach Bob Walker.
Senior stopper Jordan Larrison has netted 14 goals and has been one of Greater Cincinnati’s scoring leaders. Senior striker Jared Burkhart has made nine goals. Midfielder Chase Miller, a junior, and Jacob Nelson, a sophomore, have been the assist leaders.
Junior goalkeeper Graham Foreman has recorded seven shutouts. He is receiving superb support from junior sweeper Larry Smith, senior fullbacks Jason Strine and Alex Entrup and Larrison.
“We’ve got a lot of guys who have contributed to our success,” said Walker. “The program is in good shape. We have a huge freshman class.”
Bethel-Tate is in second place in the SBC American Division behind unbeaten New Richmond.
“We’re playing super ball right now. We’ve had three straight shutouts,” said head coach Dave Schellenberger.
Assistant coach John Swarthout agrees, “Things have gone pretty well. We’re real pleased.”
Senior forward Justin Marshall and senior striker Wade Foley both have scored 11 goals. Marshall has seven assists and Foley three.
“The midfielders have supported Justin and Wade well,” said Schellenberger. “When the midfielders play well we do well as a team,” The midfield standouts have been seniors Evan Rose and Frankie Moore.
Senior goalkeeper Danny Poe has registered five shutouts. Junior stopper/sweeper Josh Moeller has been tough on defense, too.
“We’re in pretty good shape for the future, numbers-wise. We have 13 freshman out this year and they’re a talented group,” said Swarthout.
Milford will be observing its 30th year of high school soccer with an anniversary celebration Oct. 3. The Hamilton Big Blue will provide the competition at Charity Lucas Field. Soccer alumni are asked to arrive at 6:30 p. m. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and the graduates will be recognized with their coaches during the evening.
In the meantime, the state-ranked Red and White continue to be very successful.
Milford 1 Kings 0
Eagle goal: Ryan Wuest. Goalkeeper Ryan Vonderbrink recorded the shutout saving five shots.
Milford 12 Middletown 0
Eagle goals: Wuest 4, Matt Telting 2, Jeff Michael 2, Andy Bayerl, Tim Brady, Nathan Hudson, and Matt Olson. Vonderbrink made one save to preserve the whitewash.
Fairfield 1 Milford 0
The Red and White’s first loss of the season.
Milford 3 Oak Hills 3
Eagle goals: Wuest 2 and Olson.
Lakota West 1 Milford 0
The Eagles were unsuccessful with their seven shots on the goal.
Batavia 2 Reading 0
Bulldog goals: Jared Burkhart and Jordan Larrison. Goalkeeper Graham Foreman stopped eight Blue Devil shots.
Batavia 8 Goshen 0
Bulldog goals: Burkhart 2, Larrison, Jason Strine, Jacob Bradburn, Tim Burns, Eric Foretsch, and Jeff Weaver. Foreman saved two Warrior shots at the goal.
Batavia 4 Western Brown 0
Bulldog goals: Larrison 2, Burkhart, and Strine. Goalkeeper Foreman stopped five Bronco shots.
New Richmond 4 Taylor 1
Lion goals: Matt Kilgore 2 and Jake Ottlinger 2.
New Richmond 3 Georgetown 0
Lion goals: Doug Staton, Kilgore, and Greg Mott. Goalkeeper Justin Behymer made seven saves.
New Richmond 8 Goshen 1
Lion goals: Kilgore 3, Nick Groman 2, Bryant Yousef, and Mott. Warrior goal: Casey Hadley.
New Richmond 3 Blanchester 1
Lion goals: Kilgore 2 and Yousef. The Lions are 9-0 overall.
New Richmond 4 Felicity 0
Lion goals: Kilgore 3 and Ottlinger. Goalkeepers Chris Ware and Drew Logan stopped the lone Cardinal shot.
New Richmond 2 Batavia 0
Lion goals: Kilgore and Ottlinger. Logan stopped eight Bulldog shots at the goal.
Bethel-Tate 9 Felicity 0
Tiger goals: Wade Foley 3, Justin Marshall 2, Evan Rose, Joel Wilson, Cory Kamphaus, and Brandon Hacker. Poe recorded the shutout as the goalkeeper.
Bethel-Tate 5 Blanchester 4
Tiger goals: Marshall 2, Foley 2, and Joshua Moeller.
Bethel-Tate 2 Lynchburg-Clay 0
Tiger goals: Billy Sipos and Moeller. Goalkeeper Poe saved five Mustang shots.
Bethel-Tate 2 Deer Park 0
Tiger goals: Marshall 2. Goalkeeper Poe made eight saves.
Bethel-Tate 4 St. Bernard 0
Tiger goals: Foley 2, Marshall, and Frankie Moore. Goalkeeper Poe stopped 11 Titan shots.
Winton Woods 4 Amelia 1
Baron goal: Chris Banner.
Mt. Healthy 3 Amelia 1
Baron goal: Tyler Smith.
Loveland 8 Glen Este 0
The Trojans made two shots at the Tigers’ goal.
Mason 5 Glen Este 1
Trojan goal: Jake Jones.
St. Bernard 4 Milford Christian 0
The Bulldogs made 12 unsuccessful shots at the Titans’ goal.
Madeira 9 Goshen 0
Western Brown 4 Felicity 0
The Cardinals made three shots at the Broncos.