Two powers face off


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From left in front row are Kayla Richards, Xavier Monnin, Reid Vance, Kyleigh Huffer, Macie Robinson, Raelyn Parsell, Karma Williams, Chloe Burba, Derek Cline. Back row from left are Coach Lenny Cline, Ethan Pequignot, Coach Troy Vance, Hayli Hamilton, Rachel Davis, Ashlyn Shaner, Ethan Parker, Austin Parker, Andrew Monnin, Corbin Knief, Cole Overbey and Coach Ray Davis.

From left in front row are Kayla Richards, Xavier Monnin, Reid Vance, Kyleigh Huffer, Macie Robinson, Raelyn Parsell, Karma Williams, Chloe Burba, Derek Cline. Back row from left are Coach Lenny Cline, Ethan Pequignot, Coach Troy Vance, Hayli Hamilton, Rachel Davis, Ashlyn Shaner, Ethan Parker, Austin Parker, Andrew Monnin, Corbin Knief, Cole Overbey and Coach Ray Davis.


On Oct. 26 at the Ben Logan HS soccer stadium, two perennial powers faced off to claim the junior high soccer tournament championship in the Tri-County area (Logan, Shelby and Champaign counties). LCS Elite came into the game with a 12-game winning streak, while Bellefontaine had gone 16 games without a loss. The Lakers faced the Chieftains twice early in the season and lost 9-1 and 5-2, but somehow everyone knew these teams were going to be more evenly matched for the big game. The Lakers struck first off a one touch pass from Kayla Richards to Ethan Pequignot, who then one touched a spitting defender pass to Reid Vance. Vance broke away from the Chieftain defenders and shot a screamer into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. BMS equalized the game off an assist from Jacob Shell to Caitlyn Shumaker who found the goal for a 1-1 halftime score. After some halftime adjustments, the Lakers scored early on an assist from Ethan Parker to Cole Overbey’s goal for the 2-1 lead. The Chieftains fought back and scored on a corner kick where Nate Hecker hit the back of the net on an assist from Pierce Wall for the 2-2 tie. With only 8 minutes left in the game, Overbey scored his second goal of the night on an unassisted run through Bellefontaine’s defenders that gave the Lakers the 3-2 win. This makes the fifth time in the past seven years the Lakers have made it to the championship, winning it four times. Coach Davis said, “This was the best win I have had the pleasure of being a part of as a coach, in the 30 years of coaching many sports. The entire team knew they were the underdogs, but they played their hearts out and won!”

From left in front row are Kayla Richards, Xavier Monnin, Reid Vance, Kyleigh Huffer, Macie Robinson, Raelyn Parsell, Karma Williams, Chloe Burba, Derek Cline. Back row from left are Coach Lenny Cline, Ethan Pequignot, Coach Troy Vance, Hayli Hamilton, Rachel Davis, Ashlyn Shaner, Ethan Parker, Austin Parker, Andrew Monnin, Corbin Knief, Cole Overbey and Coach Ray Davis.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2015/10/web1_IMG_4088.jpgFrom left in front row are Kayla Richards, Xavier Monnin, Reid Vance, Kyleigh Huffer, Macie Robinson, Raelyn Parsell, Karma Williams, Chloe Burba, Derek Cline. Back row from left are Coach Lenny Cline, Ethan Pequignot, Coach Troy Vance, Hayli Hamilton, Rachel Davis, Ashlyn Shaner, Ethan Parker, Austin Parker, Andrew Monnin, Corbin Knief, Cole Overbey and Coach Ray Davis.

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