Wildcats end road trip with 5-0 loss


BETHEL – In the final of a five-match season-opening road trip, the Blanchester boys soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision Tuesday to Bethel-Tate in Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference National Division action.

The loss puts Blanchester at 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the National. The Tigers are 5-1 overall and in first in the division with a 5-0 mark.

The Wildcats trailed 2-0 at halftime.

Coach Troy Ballinger said Jake Fischer, the BHS goalkeeper, had 19 saves, including one off a penalty kick.

Blanchester will play its first home match Thursday against Clinton-Massie with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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