County soccer teams earn respect


Beavercreek boys and girls soccer teams seeded No. 1

By John Bombatch - jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com



The defending Division I state champion and still undefeated Beavercreek girls varsity soccer team is a top seed in the D-I sectional tournament.

The defending Division I state champion and still undefeated Beavercreek girls varsity soccer team is a top seed in the D-I sectional tournament.


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Sophomore Ryan Donohue and the rest of the undefeated Carroll boys varsity soccer team is ranked second in the Division I sectional tournament seedings.


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Beavercreek High’s boys varsity soccer team, the 2018 state champions, is a top seed in the boys Division I sectional tournament.


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A Greeneview player battles with Xenia’s Alyssia Echols for the ball during a game earlier this season. Greeneview is the girls No. 3 seed in Division III; Xenia is 14 seed in D-I.


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GIRLS SOCCER

Division I

North I Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 18 Piqua vs. No. 9 Fairmont, 7 p.m.

No. 4 Carroll vs. No. 19, 7 p.m.

No. 7 Bellbrook vs. No. 13 Tecumseh, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Piqua-Fairmont winner vs. No. 3 Springboro, 7 p.m.

Carroll-West Carrollton winner vs. Bellbrook-Tecumseh winner, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 1 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 2 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 14 Xenia vs. No. 15 Wayne, 7 p.m.

No. ll Fairborn vs. No. 12 Sidney, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 2 Centerville vs. Xenia-Wayne winner, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Troy vs. Fairborn-Sidney winner, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 5 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 3 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 16 Stebbins vs. No. 17 Springfield, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Northmont vs. No. 10 Miamisburg, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 1 Beavercreek vs. Stebbins-Springfield winner, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Butler vs. Northmont-Miamisburg winner, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 2 Bracket winner, 7 p.m., site TBA

Division II

(No local teams involved)

Division III

North 1 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 13 Greenon vs. No. Southeastern, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 3 Greeneview vs. Greenon-Southeastern winner, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Preble Shawnee vs. No. 24 Tri-County North, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 2 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 5 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 15 Mechanicsburg vs. No. 18 Yellow Springs, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 7 West Liberty-Salem vs. Mechanicsburg-Yellow Springs winner, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Catholic Central vs. No. 27 National Trail, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. North 4 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA.

BOYS

Division I

North 1 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 2 Carroll vs. No. 8 Piqua, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 20 West Carrollton vs. Carroll-Piqua winner, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Springfield vs. No. 15 Fairmont, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final, 7 p.m. at Beavercreek HS

Winner vs. South 3 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 2 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 13 Xenia vs. No. 16 Fairborn, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 1 Beavercreek vs. Xenia-Fairborn winner, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Butler vs. No. 14 Wayne, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final, 7 p.m. at Centerville HS

Winner vs. South 5 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

Division II

North 2 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 2 Bellefontaine vs. Urbana, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Bellbrook vs. No. 9 Greenville, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 7 Benjamin Logan vs. Bellefontaine-Urbana winner, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Milton Union vs. Bellbrook-Greenville winner, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final

Winner vs. South 1 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

Division III

North 2 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 4 Greenon vs. No. 20 Madison, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Yellow Springs vs. No. 17 Legacy Christian, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Miami East vs. No. 14 Greeneview, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 22 Dixie vs. Greenon-Madison winner, 7 p.m.

Yellow Springs-Legacy Christian winner vs. Miami East-Greeneview winner, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final at Bellbrook HS

Winner vs. South 2 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

GREENE COUNTY — The 2019 high school sectional soccer tournament brackets were released over the weekend, and the schools from the Greene County area are very well represented.

Of the 15 combined area boys and girls soccer programs involved in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association sectional tourneys, eight have a seeding of seventh or better.

Beavercreek High, with its boys program claiming a state crown in 2017 and the girls winning a Division I title last season, is ranked as the top seed in both sectionals. The ‘Creek boys (9-1-3) are the top seed in the D-I North 2 Bracket, and will have a first-round bye before taking on the winner of either 13th seeded Xenia or 16th seeded Fairborn on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Carroll’s boys team, currently undefeated at 12-0-2, is the No. 2 seed in Division I. The Patriots open play on Tuesday, Oct. 15 against No. 8 Piqua.

Bellbrook is a No. 3 seed in Division II. The Golden Eagles (9-5-1) will host No. 9-seed Greenville for their opening round on Oct. 15.

Yellow Springs (8-4-2) is the other boys program to earn a top-10 seeding. The Bulldogs, seeded sixth in Division III, will face a familiar foe in Metro Buckeye Conference foe Legacy Christian (seeded 17th) in their Oct. 15 opener.

The area’s other seeded boys team is Greeneview, in at No. 17 in D-III. Cedarville did not field a boys soccer team this season.

Among the girls teams, Beavercreek’s defending champion squad will begin Division I postseason play on Oct. 17 after a first-round bye. The Battlin’ Beavers are unblemished at 14-0-0 this season.

Greeneview is the area’s next highest girls soccer program seed. The Ohio Heritage Conference leading Rams (8-1-0) are in at No. 3 in Division III. After a first-round bye, Greeneview will begin tourney play against either Greenon or South Charleston Southeastern on Oct. 17.

Carroll’s girls program (12-1-1) emerged as the No. 4 seed in Division I, and will open up against winless West Carrollton on Oct. 14. The Patriots could find themselves in a rematch with Bellbrook in the second round. The Golden Eagles (10-5-0) are in the same bracket with Carroll, as the No. 7 seed. Earlier this season, Carroll defeated Bellbrook, 3-1.

Other area programs involved in the sectional tournaments are: Fairborn (No. 11 in Division I); Xenia (No. 14 in D I); and Yellow Springs (No. 18 in D III).

The defending Division I state champion and still undefeated Beavercreek girls varsity soccer team is a top seed in the D-I sectional tournament.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/10/web1_CreekGirls_PS.jpgThe defending Division I state champion and still undefeated Beavercreek girls varsity soccer team is a top seed in the D-I sectional tournament. File photos

Sophomore Ryan Donohue and the rest of the undefeated Carroll boys varsity soccer team is ranked second in the Division I sectional tournament seedings.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/10/web1_CarrollBS4_PS.jpgSophomore Ryan Donohue and the rest of the undefeated Carroll boys varsity soccer team is ranked second in the Division I sectional tournament seedings. File photos

Beavercreek High’s boys varsity soccer team, the 2018 state champions, is a top seed in the boys Division I sectional tournament.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/10/web1_beavercreek27_PS.jpgBeavercreek High’s boys varsity soccer team, the 2018 state champions, is a top seed in the boys Division I sectional tournament. File photos

A Greeneview player battles with Xenia’s Alyssia Echols for the ball during a game earlier this season. Greeneview is the girls No. 3 seed in Division III; Xenia is 14 seed in D-I.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/10/web1_GVGirls12X17_PS.jpgA Greeneview player battles with Xenia’s Alyssia Echols for the ball during a game earlier this season. Greeneview is the girls No. 3 seed in Division III; Xenia is 14 seed in D-I. File photos
Beavercreek boys and girls soccer teams seeded No. 1

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com

GIRLS SOCCER

Division I

North I Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 18 Piqua vs. No. 9 Fairmont, 7 p.m.

No. 4 Carroll vs. No. 19, 7 p.m.

No. 7 Bellbrook vs. No. 13 Tecumseh, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Piqua-Fairmont winner vs. No. 3 Springboro, 7 p.m.

Carroll-West Carrollton winner vs. Bellbrook-Tecumseh winner, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 1 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 2 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 14 Xenia vs. No. 15 Wayne, 7 p.m.

No. ll Fairborn vs. No. 12 Sidney, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 2 Centerville vs. Xenia-Wayne winner, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Troy vs. Fairborn-Sidney winner, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 5 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 3 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 16 Stebbins vs. No. 17 Springfield, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Northmont vs. No. 10 Miamisburg, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 1 Beavercreek vs. Stebbins-Springfield winner, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Butler vs. Northmont-Miamisburg winner, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 2 Bracket winner, 7 p.m., site TBA

Division II

(No local teams involved)

Division III

North 1 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 13 Greenon vs. No. Southeastern, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 3 Greeneview vs. Greenon-Southeastern winner, 7 p.m.

No. 8 Preble Shawnee vs. No. 24 Tri-County North, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. South 2 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 5 Bracket

Monday, Oct. 14

No. 15 Mechanicsburg vs. No. 18 Yellow Springs, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17

No. 7 West Liberty-Salem vs. Mechanicsburg-Yellow Springs winner, 7 p.m.

No. 5 Catholic Central vs. No. 27 National Trail, 7 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21

Sectional Final, 7 p.m.

Winner vs. North 4 Bracket winner, Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., site TBA.

BOYS

Division I

North 1 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 2 Carroll vs. No. 8 Piqua, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 20 West Carrollton vs. Carroll-Piqua winner, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Springfield vs. No. 15 Fairmont, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final, 7 p.m. at Beavercreek HS

Winner vs. South 3 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

North 2 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 13 Xenia vs. No. 16 Fairborn, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 1 Beavercreek vs. Xenia-Fairborn winner, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Butler vs. No. 14 Wayne, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final, 7 p.m. at Centerville HS

Winner vs. South 5 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

Division II

North 2 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 2 Bellefontaine vs. Urbana, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Bellbrook vs. No. 9 Greenville, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 7 Benjamin Logan vs. Bellefontaine-Urbana winner, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Milton Union vs. Bellbrook-Greenville winner, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final

Winner vs. South 1 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

Division III

North 2 Bracket

Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 4 Greenon vs. No. 20 Madison, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Yellow Springs vs. No. 17 Legacy Christian, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Miami East vs. No. 14 Greeneview, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

No. 22 Dixie vs. Greenon-Madison winner, 7 p.m.

Yellow Springs-Legacy Christian winner vs. Miami East-Greeneview winner, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Sectional Final at Bellbrook HS

Winner vs. South 2 Bracket winner, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., site TBA

Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123. Cedarville did not field boys or girls soccer teams this season. Legacy Christian chose not to enter its girls soccer team into the postseason. Complete brackets can be found on the Southwest District website: ohsaa.org/SWDAB-Home.

Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123. Cedarville did not field boys or girls soccer teams this season. Legacy Christian chose not to enter its girls soccer team into the postseason. Complete brackets can be found on the Southwest District website: ohsaa.org/SWDAB-Home.