Hinkle, Ladycats put on clinic for youth soccer night


BLANCHESTER – Emily Hinkle put on a clinic for the youth soccer players in attendance Thursday night as Blanchester defeated Fayetteville-Perry 7-0 in a non-league match at Barbour Memorial Field.

It was youth soccer night at BHS and a large crowd was on hand, BHS coach Kurt Ballinger said, as Hinkle recorded her second four-goal game of the week.

The Ladycats scored five goals in the first half with Hinkle having a hand, or foot if you will, in each of them.

Emma Winemiller set up Hinkle for a left-football curler from the top of the box, said Ballinger. Hinkle then assisted on the second goal when she sent Bri Wilson off on a breakaway for her third goal of the season.

Hinkle scored her second midway through the first half, with Savanna Shank getting the assist. Late in the first half, Hinkle took another pass from Shank to complete the first half hat trick and put BHS up 4-0.

She wasn’t done, though. In the last minute of the half, Hinkle scored top shelf with Kelsey Naylor being credited with the assist as the teams went to the break at 5-0.

In the second half, Bri Haun scored the first goal of the half, a 40-yard rocket from a free kick at midfield, Ballinger said. Lana Roy took her turn with Shank setting her up to complete the scoring.

Regan Ostermeier had a leisurely night in goal with three saves. It was her 21st career shutout.

Hinkle now has 18 goals and 11 assists on the season, both personal bests.

Blanchester is 6-6-2 on the year and will play Williamsburg on Oct. 11 in the final home match of the season for BHS.

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