FAIRBORN — Piqua’s Madison Curtner scored on a penalty kick to give the 14th seeded Lady Indians a 1-0 upset win over 12th seeded Fairborn in D-I girls soccer action Tuesday.
The Fairborn goalie was carded on a play that resulted in a PK and Curtner converted the opportunity.
Piqua, 5-10-2, will play at third seed Centerville at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
CASSTOWN – In the first round of D-III girls soccer sectional tournament play, Miami East held on for a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati Christian.
The Lady Vikings will host Emmanual Christian on Saturday.
Just 11 minutes into the game, the Cougars failed to clear the ball from their own 18 and Chloee Thomas was able to find an empty net. East had several more chances before the break, but were unable to capitalize.
East continued to pressure the second half, but could not find an insurance goal.
Viking keeper, Katie Bodenmiller had two saves, one huge save with 20 minutes to go in the game to preserve the win for the Vikings.
“The goal for Chloee was huge,” Miami East coach Lil Carson said. “She’s a freshman, and that was her first goal of the season. Couldn’t have come at a better time. And this is a game in which our keeper didn’t have a lot to do, but when needed, Bodey came up big.”
East is now 6-5-6 on the season.
roll to victory
PLEASANT HILL — Newton girls soccer team opened D-III sectional play with a 14-1 win over Middletown Christian Tuesday.
Newton will play at West Liberty-Salem Saturday.
advance to final
BROOKVILLE — ‘Dominant’ doesn’t even go far enough toward describing Tuesday’s win.
The top-seeded Miami East volleyball team (19-5) only gave up seven points in a three-game sweep of No. 19 Dayton Christian in the second round of the Division III sectional tournament Tuesday, advancing to Saturday’s title game with a 25-5, 25-1, 25-1 victory at Brookville High School.
Jonni Parker had 13 of the team’s 32 kills and added five assists, five aces and three digs, while Kyndall Hellyer had 15 of the team’s 31 aces and added nine assists, two kills and three digs. Taylor McCuistion had five kills, Jillian Wesco had four kills, six digs and two blocks and Lydia Conley and Reagan Morrett each added four kills.
Carly Gump led the team in assists with 14 and added an ace and a dig, Kaitlyn Mack had six aces, Gabrielle Hawkins had four aces and Sophie Jacomet had 11 digs and an ace.
Miami East will face No. 8 Northwestern at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the sectional championship.
to top seed
TROY — The Bradford volleyball team had its season end against defending state champion and top seed Jackson Center Tuesday in Troy D-IV sectional action.
Bradford lost 25-6, 25-9, 25-5.
“I’m proud that they didn’t give up until the very end,” Bradford volleyball coach Maddie Armstrong said of her team’s play.
With Tuesday’s loss Bradford ended its season without a win.
“Overall I don’t think our record at all reflects what we can do,” Armstrong said. “There were so many close matches against some teams that I believe we should have beat, we could have beat. There also were close games against teams who have been really, really competitive this year and done very well. So I think the close matches against good competitors speaks volumes about what we can actually do, more so than our record.”
Tuesday also marked the end of the high school volleyball careers of Bradford’s five seniors – Mandi Bates, Amanda Brewer, Kailee Brower, Tatyana Cotrell and Emily Huggins.
“Last year was my first year in Bradford and they really stepped up and kind of showed me how to do things and how things work as a community, as a volleyball program, all of that,” Armstrong said. “I’m very thankful for having them really step up and be fantastic leaders this year. I’m going to miss them a whole lot. The program is going to miss them a lot.”
COVINGTON — The Covington junior high football team finished off a perfect 8-0 season with a 14-6 win over National Trail in the CCC championship game.
The defense only allowed 12 points all year.
It was good team play by everyone, with their hard work paying off.