Roughriders Survive To Stay Unbeaten

St. Marys' Dylan Engel fights for the ball during Tuesday's Western Buckeye League match against Kenton. Engel ended his night with two goals.
Sports Editor

The undefeated St. Marys Roughriders had to fight for this win.

In a grueling Western Buckeye League match that saw Zach Lemmerman pick up a red card, with three yellow cards issued late in the match and keeper Keegan Liette making a trip to the hospital, it was physical soccer at its finest.


And the Roughriders got the Kenton Wildcats' finest play of the season.



But being 6-0 makes life much tougher as the season wears on, and it will also makes that unbeaten team fight to go 7-0, which the seventh state-ranked Riders did, surviving a 4-3 victory from Kenton on Tuesday night.


The Roughriders (7-0-0, 3-0-0 WBL) got on the board first with a pass from Lemmerman from right inside the left goal box to Dylan Engel as he deflected it in the next at the 33:10 mark for a 1-0 lead.

St. Marys added another goal to its lead when Caleb James connected on a penalty kick at the 25:06 mark.


Usually, a 2-0 lead is enough for the Roughriders to hold onto with their defense, but the Wildcats crawled back with two goals of their own to tie game before the half.


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