By Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
TROY — Troy Christian’s ninth straight win came in dramatic fashion.
Lexi Salazar scored a pair of goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime, propelling the sixth-seeded Eagles girls soccer team to a 2-1 victory over No. 12 Twin Valley South Thursday in the Division III sectional tournament’s second round.
Lauren Rutkowski assisted on Salazar’s first goal as the two teams ended regulation tied 1-1. Then Salazar took a feed from Kirsten Strait and drove it in to give the Eagles (13-2-2) the sudden victory.
Troy Christian will take on No. 4 Dayton Christian in the district semifinal round Monday at Eaton High School. The Eagles and Warriors shared the Metro Buckeye Conference championship in the regular season, with the two teams tying 2-2 back on Sept. 12.
BRANDT — Bethel’s Darani Wenrick scored the game-winning goal with roughly 20 minutes to play and the ninth-seeded Bees held on for a 3-2 victory over No. 14 Newton in the second round of the Division III sectional tournament Thursday at home.
After the Bees took a 1-0 lead early, Marissa Deeter tied the score with seven minutes left in the first half — but Bethel retook the lead and carried a 2-1 advantage into halftime. Jaden Stine then scored on a rebound after a shot by Deeter was blocked to tie the score again, but Wenrick gave Bethel a 3-2 lead and the Bees shut the Indians down from there.
Bethel will take on No. 2 Waynesville in the district semifinal round Monday at Beavercreek High School. Newton finished the season 8-8-1.
Dayton Christian 4,
Miami East 1
KETTERING — The season came to an end for the Miami East girls soccer team Thursday as the 11th-seeded Vikings lost at No. 4 Dayton Christian, 4-1.
Dayton Christian advances to face No. 6 Troy Christian Monday at Eaton High School. Miami East finished the season 9-8-1.
WEST MILTON — Three different Bulldogs scored Thursday night as No. 4 Milton-Union put away a 3-0 victory over No. 5 Urbana in a Division II sectional tournament second-round matchup at home.
Aulbrey Hergenrather had a goal and an assist to lead the Bulldogs (11-4-2), Cait Jones and Allison Jones each scored a goal and Emily Hornberger and Kenzie Everett each had an assist.
Milton-Union will face No. 2 Anna in the district semifinal round Monday at Northmont High School.
Kenton Ridge 1
TIPP CITY — Top-seeded Tippecanoe may have struggled at the season’s end, going 0-2-2 in its final four games, but the Red Devils kicked off Division II sectional tournament play with a strong effort in a 5-1 second-round victory over No. 7 Kenton Ridge Thursday at home.
Tippecanoe (9-4-4), which had a first-round bye, will now face No. 8 Northwestern in the district semifinal round Monday at Oakwood High School.
Miss. Valley 0
COVINGTON — The second-seeded Lehman volleyball team kicked off Division IV sectional tournament play with an easy first-round win over No. 21 Mississinawa Valley Thursday at Covington High School, sweeping the Blackhawks 25-7, 25-11, 25-16.
Lehman will face No. 15 Catholic Central in the second round at 2 p.m. Saturday at Covington.
BROOKVILLE — The season came to an end for the Bethel volleyball team in the opening round of the Division III sectional tournament Thursday at Brookville High School as the 16th-seeded Bees fell in three to No. 4 Versailles, 25-8, 25-8, 25-13.
Versailles, the defending D-III state champion, will face No. 17 Madison in the second round Saturday.
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