Batavia holds off Blanchester 2-1

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BLANCHESTER — The Blanchester boys soccer team came up short to Batavia 2-1 Thursday in a non-league match at Barbour Memorial Field.

Blanchester, 3-3-1 on the year, trailed 1-0 at halftime but quickly tied the match on a set piece with Topher Farrow finishing for the goal.

Despite back-to-back blocks by BHS keeper Dakota Penquite, Batavia regained the lead at 2-1, Blan coach Troy Ballinger said.

Penquite finished the match with 18 saves.

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