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Temple drops Defenders, 6-0 in OCSAA semi-final

Alex Hawley ahawley@civitasmedia.com

October 25, 2013

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio —The high seed prevails.


The third seeded Ohio Valley Christian soccer team was defeated 6-0 by the second seeded Crusaders of Temple Friday afternoon, during the first OCSAA state semi-final at Ohio Christian University.


The Crusaders got on the board in the opening minute of the game with a goal by Darrien Davis. in the 15th minute Nick Standridge scored for TCS, Jacob McClelland scored in the 22nd minute, while Caleb Walters scored in the 26th minute on a penalty kick to make the score 4-0 at halftime.


Just three minutes after the halftime Davis scored again for the Crusaders, and five minutes later Standridge scored his second goal of the game. Neither team was able to score over the final 32 minutes of play and Temple advanced to the final with a 6-0 win.


The Crusaders outshot the Defenders 21-to-7, out corner kicked the Defenders 5-to-4 and held a 15-to-5 advantage in shots on goal. T.G. Miller had all five of Ohio Valley Christian’s shots on goal.


Marshall Hood had eight saves for OVCS, while Micah Sanders had three. Jordan Spencer saved five shots for the the Crusaders.


Ohio Valley Christian advanced to the consolation game to face the loser of Hearts for Jesus Christ and Elyria First Baptist on Saturday.