Elaina Lahmers advances the ball during a recent match. Lahmers helped lead the Lady Panthers to victory on Saturday against Springfield Catholic Central. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Fairbanks’ girls soccer team kept its Ohio Heritage Conference record unblemished on Saturday.
The Lady Panthers upped their OHC mark to 2-0-0 with a 6-1 victory over Springfield Catholic Central.
FHS (5-1-0 overall) got caught sleeping during the first 33 seconds of the match when Catholic Central scored its goal.
“That woke our team,” said FHS head coach Randy Spain. “We controlled the match after that.”
Momentum shifted to the Lady Panthers as they netted four first-half goals to take a 4-1 lead at the halftime intermission.
Elaina Lahmers netted a trio of scores during the first half.
Addie Thrush added one.
Madi Cook had no saves during the first half as Fairbanks’ keeper.
SCC’s only shot on goal during the first 40 minutes resulted in its lone score.
Fairbanks made a change in the net for the second half.
Avery Groves replaced Cook for the final 40 minutes of action.
The result was basically the same.
FHS’ defense kept pressure off Groves.
The Irish took only one shot on goal during her tenure in the net.
Groves came up with the save.
The Lady Panthers added insurance scores during the second half from Cook and Rebecca Dean.
Lexie Cushman and Anna Poling were both credited with a save.
The Lady Panthers will host Worthington Christian today.
Alder boys triumph
Jonathan Alder’s boys upped their record to 3-3 overall with a 3-0 victory over London.
The Alder squad is now 2-1-0 in the Central Buckeye Conference.
Connor Boggs netted two of the Pioneers’ goals.
The other score came from Ethan Troyer.
Charlie Aurin assisted on all three goals.
Dom Dellapina turned back a trio of Red Raider shots on goal.
JA girls notch win
The Jonathan Alder girls won their first match in six outings with a 2-1 verdict over London.
Katie Hooley (pictured left) scored goals for JA (1-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the conference).
Sophie Schaefer finished with five saves for Jonathan Alder.