WHS girls unable to keep pace with unbeaten Broncos


WILMINGTON — Remaining unbeaten this season, the Western Brown girls soccer team defeated Wilmington 3-0 Tuesday at Alumni Field in Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference American Division action.

“We were very pleased with the girls’ performance,” WHS head coach Kerry Lewis said. “They held off a superior opponent for the better part of 70 minutes, with the exception of two set plays.”

Wilmington drops to 2-1-1 overall and 1-1 against American Division foes. Western Brown is 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the division.

“Western Brown is an excellent club and it’s gonna take a really good team to beat them,” Lewis said.

Autumn Boothby, the top scorer in Southwest Ohio, had a goal, but not until Wilmington took off its defensive alignment in an attempt to tie the match.

“We man-marked Boothy until the final 10 minutes,” said Lewis. “It didn’t take her long to find the back of the net. She’s a special player.

“Suzannah Johns had the task of marking Boothby and she did a great job. Suzannah was very effective matching her speed and athleticism.”

Lewis said his back line of Ashley Tissott, Sophie Burt, Jenna Victor and Claire Greenlees played well.

“They keep us in games,” he said. “They’re physical, smart and they work together.”

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