Batavia and Milford have been unbeaten in recent Clermont County high school girls varsity soccer play. New Richmond and Bethel-Tate have also been winning the majority of its games.
The Bulldogs’ offense scorched the nets to emerge victorious over Felicity 8-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division game. Senior center midfielder Abbie Humbert netted three goals for the Green and White, senior striker Sarah Smith added two, and senior center midfielder Kristin Robbe, freshman striker Holly Harris, and sophomore midfielder/striker Alyssa Morrow made one each. The Cardinals’ goals were recorded by Stutz and Scheidler.
The E-Gals managed a 1-1 deadlock with Lakota West's Firebirds in a now non-conference battle between former Greater Miami Conference adversaries. Freshman forward Morgan Wolcott netted the goal for the Clermont countians.
"The season's been going great," said Pat Winkler, head coach of the E-Gals. He credits his unbeaten team's success to "we have experienced players and an infusion of talented younger players." The younger players of whom he speaks includes one freshman starter and two sophomore starters.
Wolcott is the scoring leader with six goals, junior forward C. G. Bryant has three goals and three assists and junior right midfielder Kelsey Fallon has three assists.
The defense has played well with sophomore g0al keeper Kylie Gullage recording two shut outs with most capable assistance from senior center Julie Spizzirri and sophomore center back Tori Calderhead.
"I expect us to continues to play well. We have just started out tough league schedule so we're going to have to work hard if we want to win the conference and remain unbeaten ," Winkler concluded.
The Rockets broke even with Wilmington's Hurricanes 1-1 in a non-conference battle. Senior striker Lindsey Huxel registered the Blue and Gold's goal.
Northeastern overpowered Bethel-Tate 3-1 in Southern Buckeye Conference American Division action. Junior forward Emily White tallied twice for the Rockets and senior forward Sam Lovell added another. Sophomore midfielder Hayley Rose accounted for the Tigers' point.
The Blue and Gold whitewashed New Richmond 2-0 in an American Division Southern Buckeye Conference game. White and junior forward Hanley netted the CNE goals and junior goalkeeper Ashley Gilkison made 12 saves at the goal to preserve the shut out.
The Trojans shut out Amelia 3-0 in a non-division Fort Ancient Valley Conference game. Scoring for the Purple and White were junior striker Tori Velten, senior striker Dana Hutchinson, and sophomore midfielder J. J. Pullens. Junior Erika Maloney recorded the shut out in the GE goal.
Turpin's Spartans whitewashed Glen Este 3-0 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division contest. The Trojans made seven shots on the enemy goal.
Junior striker Karina Atchinson made the lone goal for GE in a 3-1 loss to Oak Hills' Highlanders in non-conference competition.
The Tigers tamed Western Brown 3-1 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division showdown. Junior striker Autumn Schellenbergar put two goals into the net and sophomore striker Tess Jenike added another.
The Lions edged Goshen 3-2 in a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division showdown. Netting the points for the Red and Black were Troxell twice and Grooms.
Norwood's Indians knocked off New Richmond 6-1 in a non-conference fray. Meters made the lone goal for the Lions.
"We're doing great. They are absolutely improving and playing better than I thought. I think one of the reasons is our seniors have taken a positive leadership role," said first-year head coach Terri Flamm.
Senior striker Megan Troxell, sophomore striker Cassie Grooms, and senior striker/midfielder Michelle Sweet have paced the Red and Black offensive attack. Sweet and sophomore utility player Kelli Bosse have been the assist leaders.
Senior fullback Dannie Knierim, junior sweeper Heather Newberry, senior stopper Megan Nieters, and senior midfielder Morgan Byrd have been the standouts for the defense.
"They're getting better. "We've lost to some tough teams and we've beaten some tough teams. We've already won more games than we did all last year," Flamm concluded.
The Barons were skimmed by Loveland's Tigers 2-1 in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference non-division game. The Blue and White's goal was made by senior midfielder/striker Sarah Vinson.