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Chieftains rally for 3-2 victory over Knights

Bellefontaine’s girls soccer team used a second-half rally to edge visiting Greenon 3-2 on Wednesday in a Central Buckeye Conference battle.

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Bellefontaine’s Julia Hunt, right, and a Greenon defender battle for control of the ball during the first half of their game Wednesday at Dodd Stadium in Bellefontaine. Hunt scored a goal in the Chiefs’ 3-2 victory. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Chieftains boost their record to 3-2 overall and remain unbeaten in the CBC at 3-0. The Knights drop to 3-4, 2-2.

“It was a tough, hard-fought physical game as usual with Greenon,” said BHS girls head coach Matt Price. “We had some of the girls step up tonight. Morgan Ferguson, Kinsey Harman and Elise Brunner played well on defense and Shauna Smith had a number of nice saves down the home stretch of the game.”

Greenon scored less than 10 minutes into the game to go up 1-0. Bellefontaine evened the score 1-1 when Regan Price headed in a corner kick from Julia Hunt.

The Knights regained the lead just before halftime with another goal to take a 2-1 advantage at the break.

Bellefontaine came battling back in the second half. Hunt scored off a free kick just outside the penalty box to tie the game 2-2.

The game remained tied until Price broke free to find the back of the net with seven minutes left in the game. That put the Chiefs ahead 3-2 and the defense was able to hold off Greenon the rest of the way.

In junior varsity action, Bellefontaine raced past Greenon 6-0 and improved its record to 2-1-1.

Kenzie Patton and Anya Smith both scored two goals for the Chiefs, while Breanna Douce and Destiny Brown each had one goal.

Bellefontaine travels to Graham today for another CBC contest.

Tippecanoe trips Ben Logan

Tippecanoe’s girls soccer team blanked visiting Benjamin Logan 3-0 on Wednesday in a Central Buckeye Conference matchup.

The Red Devils improve to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the CBC. The Raiders fall to 3-4, 1-3.

Defensively, Dana Van Buskirk had 33 saves at goal for the Raiders.

Ben Logan travels to Allen East on Saturday for a non-league contest.

Cougars drop Lakers

Kenton Ridge’s girls soccer team dropped visiting Indian Lake 2-0 on Wednesday in a Central Buckeye Conference contest.

The Cougars are now 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the CBC as the Lakers drop to 1-6, 0-4.

Kenton Ridge took a 2-0 lead at halftime, but Indian Lake’s defense stepped up in the second half and did not allow another score.

“I am so proud of the ladies,” said Indian Lake girls head coach Skip Oliver. “They came out pumped up in the second half. I told them at halftime, ‘win this half. If they don’t score, then I consider that a win.’

“Everyone did a great job, but Heidi Sanabria, Ashley Franks and Emali Sroufe had a really good game for us. Brittany Bryant had an awesome game in the goal. Brittany kept us close with some great saves.”

Indian Lake hosts Tippecanoe on Monday in CBC action.

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