No. 8 McNicholas blanks Blanchester 9-0

Staff Report

CINCINNATI — The Blanchester boys soccer team was defeated by No. 1 seed McNicholas 9-0 Saturday in a Div. II Sectional tournament match at MHS.

The Wildcats end their season with a 14-2-2 record.

McNicholas is ranked No. 8 in the latest Div. II state boys soccer poll.

“Blanchester played a defensive game through its entirety with very few attacks on goal,” said BHS coach Brad Ballinger. “Keeper Dakota Penquite amassed 23 saves despite the nine goals allowed by the Wildcats, due to an exhausted backfield.”

Despite the lopsided loss, Ballinger said the Wildcats “had a tremendous season, setting personal and team records.”

Staff Report