TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
A promising start to what would have been several SOC schools’ opening soccer matches ultimately came crashing down with Tuesday afternoon’s apparent storm front which swept across Scioto County. Just one of seven scheduled soccer matches were ultimately finished following the heaviest portions of rain in the area.
South Webster 3, Valley 0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-9)
South Webster began their season with a 3-0 sweep of Southern Ohio Conference Division II foe Valley. The Jeeps are aiming for a second straight district championship following their appearance at the regional tournament in 2019 before falling to Shenandoah in five sets.
In their season opener, Bella Claxon had a team-high 10 kills to go along with six digs. Faith Maloney, 2019 Division IV Co-Player of the Year, had four kills and one ace serve. Graci Claxon had 12 digs and two aces while Bri Claxon had three kills and two digs. Gwen Messer finished with four kills and a team-high five aces and Kendall Bender had three aces and a team-high seven digs.
South Webster will host Waverly on Thursday in a key SOC II match while Valley travels to Oak Hill for their first road game.
Northwest 3, Oak Hill 0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-18)
Northwest picked up their second win in as many nights to begin their 2020 season, knocking off SOC II foe Oak Hill in their league opener.
Haidyn Wamsley finished with team-highs in kills and blocks with 12 and five, respectively. Wamsley also swung for two ace serves and had six digs.
Ava Jenkins led the Lady Mohawks defensively with a team-high 11 digs, three service receptions, and three aces. Reagan Lewis had a team-high 28 assists from her setter position. Valerie Copas had eight kills and five digs, Lydia Emmons had four digs, and Audrey Knittel and Kloe Montgomery added five and two kills, respectively.
Northwest will host Eastern on Thursday for their SOC II home opener while Oak Hill travels to Valley.
Waverly 3, West 1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-15, 26-24)
Eastern 3, Minford 2 (25-18, 13-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-8)
Chesapeake 3, Symmes Valley 1 (25-18, 25-17, 17-25, 25-20)
Wheelersburg 5, South Point 0
The Wheelersburg Pirates boys soccer team started off their 2020 season with a decisive 5-0 win over the South Point Pointers on Tuesday.
In total, the Pirates managed 27 shots on the Pointers’ goal compared to just the three shots on goal South Point attempted on Wheelersburg’s.
Pirates senior Aaron Jolly scored Wheelersburg’s first three goals of the game, each in the first half at the 3:29, 22:45 and 35:28 marks. Max Hagans assisted on the first Jolly goal while Braxton Sammons earned the assist on the second. Jolly’s third goal of the first half came via free kick to earn his first hat trick of the young season.
Sammons got a touch of the scoring fever at the 7:09 mark of the second half to push the Pirates’ lead to 4-0. Jolly assisted Sammons’ goal, which was also the first of his career.
Jacob Saxby scored via penalty kick at the 23:17 mark of the second half to put a stamp on the Pirates’ 5-0 win in their season opener.
Wheelersburg will host West on Thursday in their Southern Ohio Conference Division II opener.
Waverly 2, West 0, suspended first half
New Boston at Northwest – postponed
Valley 1, St. Joe 0, suspended 1st half
Clay 1, Chesapeake 1, suspended 1st half
St. Joe at Northwest —postponed
Wheelersburg at Chesapeake — postponed
Wheelersburg at Valley —ppd. to Sept. 2
Additional stats and information from each game will be online Wednesday, August 26 and in the Thursday, August 27 print edition of the Daily Times.
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