The Bellefontaine varsity boys soccer team broke up a tight defensive struggle Wednesday night with two second half goals to defeat a scrappy Indian Lake Lakers team 2-0.
Senior Josh Neighoff got his 11th goal at the 29 minute mark of the second half. Senior Dhaile Ballesteros got his first of the year shortly thereafter at the 19 minute mark.
Zach Gingerich stopped 13 shots to record his fourth shutout of the year.
The Chiefs were concerned going into the game about how to stop Lakers freshman scoring sensation Connor Davis. Davis, who entered the game leading the Miami Valley district in goals with 14, was held in check by a Chieftain defense that kept a defender on him at all times.
Tyler Rode and Elijah Knief shared goal tending duties for the Lakers.
The Chiefs are now 6-2-1 on the year and play Tecumseh next Monday.
The Lakers drop to 5-6 and play Greenon next Monday.
Coach Steve Henry talks about the win./audio]
Coach Jon Shoffstall discusses his team's effort
The Benjamin Logan varsity boys fell to visiting Springfield Shawnee 3-1.
The Raiders Timon Mannings scored off a Bryce Gray cross to make it 1-1 at the half.
The Braves scored the go-ahead goal with 22 minutes remaining then converted a penalty kick in the final two minutes to seal the win.
Benjamin Logan is 2-8. Springfield Shawnee is 2-5.
The Bellefontaine varsity girls team blanked Indian Lake 4-0 at Dodd Stadium.
The Chiefs raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead.
Regan Price scored two goals. Julia Hunt and Rosie Hyden each added a goal. Elise Brunner recorded an assist.
Bellefontaine is 5-3 overall and 5-1 in the CBC.
The Benjamin Logan varsity girls lost to Springfield Shawnee 5-1.
Lauren Oglesbee scored the Raiders lone goal.
Benjamin Logan is 4-5-1. They will host Mechanicsburg on Saturday.
The Bellefontaine travel team defeated West Liberty #1 4-0.
Jacob Childs, Mark Moreno, Peyton Neeld, and Bailee Benton each had a goal.
Katie Harmon and Neeld each recorded an assist.
Goalies Drew Jackson, Ryelee Clary, and Moreno combined for the shutout.
For West Liberty, Ashley Rabenstein had an outstanding second half in goal.