Riders, Indians End In 0-0 Tie

St. Marys' Sydney Cisco chases the ball that was passed to her as she attempts to put it in the back of Shawnee's net on Tuesday.
Sports Editor

With chance after chance in the second half, the St. Marys Roughriders girls' soccer team narrowly missed a chance at a win against one of the top teams in the league in Shawnee, ending in an empty 0-0 tie at Roughrider Field on Tuesday in a Western Buckeye League showedown.


No opportunity was closer for the Riders than the penalty kick that keeper Bailey Fenwick-Miller almost connected on with 2:02 left in regulation.

After a Shawnee defender was called for excessive contact on Sydney Cisco in the goal box, Fenwick-Miller came on for the penalty kick.

Between the foul call and Fenwick-Miller’s attempt, however, Indians’ keeper Nikole McPheron was hit with a yellow card after an official claimed she threw the ball at him when he asked for it, prompting a change at keeper prior to the PK.

With Arianna Gronas set to defend the goal, Fenwick-Miller shot the ball toward the net, but drilled the top of the crossbar instead, keeping the scoreless tie intact.

The sixth-ranked Roughriders in Division II doubled Shawnee’s shot on goal attempts, 16-8, plus numerous other opportunities on the Indians’ side of the field.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Evening Leader.