BHS plays third 0-0 draw; apparently earns share of title


GEORGETOWN — Blanchester and Georgetown played to a scoreless draw Wednesday in Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference National Division girls soccer action.

The tie puts Blanchester at 5-0-5 in the league and 6-1-6 overall. Georgetown is 4-6-3 overall and 2-3-3 in the league.

The two teams tied 1-1 in the first meeting at BHS.

This is the third scoreless draw the Ladycats have played this season, also pulling off the feat against Batavia and Clermont Northeastern.

It would appear the BHS squad has secured a share of the National Division championship with the tie. Williamsburg is second in the league at 5-1-3 with one match to play. A WHS loss or tie would give BHS the outright title. If WHS wins, the two would appear to share the crown.

Against Georgetown, both teams had eight shots on goal with Blanchester’s Sydney Scott and Chloe Caplinger missing just wide of the goal on two occasions, BHS coach Kurt Ballinger said.

Regan Ostermeier, the BHS goalkeeper, turned back two Georgetown scoring chances during 1v1 opportunities.

“The second of those chances came in the dying moments of the game when Ostermeier disregarded all notions of her personal safety to sprawl out for a save to preserve the tie,” Ballinger said.

With six saves, Ostermeier earned her eighth shutout of the season.

Ballinger said Mckenzie Miller put forth a strong effort on defense to aid Ostermeier in the shutout.

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