Shawnee blanks Ottawa-Glandorf


Indians record 1-0 win

By Ken Kurz - sports@limanews.com



Ottawa-Glandorf’s Madelyn Hovest and Shawnee’s Kamryn Morris fight for control in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday. More photos are available at limaohio.com.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Madelyn Hovest and Shawnee’s Kamryn Morris fight for control in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday. More photos are available at limaohio.com.


Ottawa-Glandorf’s Lilly Haselman heads the ball over Shawnee’s Bri Ridenour during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Lilly Haselman heads the ball over Shawnee’s Bri Ridenour during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.


Ottawa-Glandor’s Alexa Fortman and Shawnee’s Chloe Cleaves collide in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.


Shawnee’s Ava Schaff bounces the ball off her thigh as she and Ottawa-Glandorf’s Makenna Siefker battle for control also on the play Monday as Indian teammate Lily Cleaves (22) looks on.


It was a soccer purist’s dream; a physical contest between two well-coached and talented teams with stout defense, interesting offense, great goalkeeping, but only one winner.

Shawnee scored with 11:01 left in the first half and survived constant pressure from the previously unbeaten Ottawa Glandorf Titans for a significant Western Buckeye League 1-0 win that puts the Indians in the conference title driver’s seat at 6-0 in league play.

Shawnee improves to 11-1 on the season and 7-0 in the WBL. Ottawa drops to 10-1 overall and 5-1 in WBL play.

Freshman Kamryn Morris was the offensive hero for Shawnee, getting a header past Glandorf’s senior keeper Abby Warnecke on a corner kick from senior Kennedy Jensen for the match’s only goal.

An ecstatic Shawnee coach Caroline O’Brien didn’t have enough superlatives for her charges following the tense 80 minutes.

“Whew! We battled and followed our game plan,” O’Brien said. “We watched a lot of film on O-G. They have so much speed up top and in the midfield, we were trying to keep players behind the ball at all times. We wanted to possess the ball and keep it on the ground.”

First-year O-G varsity coach Michelle Maag said, “We had a hard time keeping them in front of us on through balls to the flag early, but we fixed that in the second half and ultimately they got one early on us and that was enough tonight.”

O’Brien again pointed out her defense as the difference in the game.

“That last seven minutes they (Ottawa) were making a surge. I’m proud on my kids battling down there, putting their bodies on the line. My keeper (Kaelan Swallow) was fantastic. Natalya Booher came up big tonight with a great game out on the wing. It was a great team effort overall and I’m super proud of them all.”

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Madelyn Hovest and Shawnee’s Kamryn Morris fight for control in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday. More photos are available at limaohio.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-girls-soccer-vs-OG-DS5.jpgOttawa-Glandorf’s Madelyn Hovest and Shawnee’s Kamryn Morris fight for control in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday. More photos are available at limaohio.com.
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Lilly Haselman heads the ball over Shawnee’s Bri Ridenour during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-girls-soccer-vs-OG-DS1.jpgOttawa-Glandorf’s Lilly Haselman heads the ball over Shawnee’s Bri Ridenour during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.
Ottawa-Glandor’s Alexa Fortman and Shawnee’s Chloe Cleaves collide in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-girls-soccer-vs-OG-DS2.jpgOttawa-Glandor’s Alexa Fortman and Shawnee’s Chloe Cleaves collide in the first half during action at Shawnee soccer field Thursday.
Shawnee’s Ava Schaff bounces the ball off her thigh as she and Ottawa-Glandorf’s Makenna Siefker battle for control also on the play Monday as Indian teammate Lily Cleaves (22) looks on.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/09/web1_Shawnee-girls-soccer-vs-OG-DS3.jpgShawnee’s Ava Schaff bounces the ball off her thigh as she and Ottawa-Glandorf’s Makenna Siefker battle for control also on the play Monday as Indian teammate Lily Cleaves (22) looks on.
Indians record 1-0 win

By Ken Kurz

sports@limanews.com

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