Shiners down JCD, tie OA

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The Rising Sun Shiners remained unbeaten in Ohio River Valley conference play with a 5-0 win over Jac-Cen-Del on Friday, Sept. 9th in Osgood.

The Shiners took a 1-0 halftime advantage on a goal by Bryant Housemyer.

The speedy senior striker added three more second half goals and classmate Angelo Gallegos added the remaining goal. Tristan Brown, Nick Koons and Housemyer had assists.

The win improved Rising Sun to 4-0 in ORVC play with road matches at Shawe (Wednesday) and Southwestern (Friday).

Class A soccer rankings came out on Monday with Rising Sun ranked 15th after being ranked 11th last week. Oldenburg Academy had been ranked 16th an moved to 13th this week.

The two teams proved to be evenly match as the two met Monday evening at Rising Sun. The match ended in a 1-1 tie.

Assistant coaches Aaron Hopkins and Mark Boetticher coached the Shiners as head coach Mike Seipel was at Parent Teacher Conferences.

Rising Sun had a first half chance on a penalty kick but Oldenburg keeper Adam Mullen made the save with 28:01 left in the first half.

Shiner keeper Matt Martini made a save with 13:51 on the clock and started a counter attack with Housemyer’s shot stopped by Mullen.

Oldenburg broke through on a direct kick that Martini lost in the sun and Ben Kraus put in the rebounded shot with 9:07 until halftime.

The goalies kept busy as Mullen made a shot off the foot of Tristan Brown in the closing minutes of the half. Meanwhile Martini came up with a save off a corner kick as the half ended.

Martini had numerous second half saves including a stop off a corner kick just three minutes into the second half.

Both teams came out strong in the second half with shots by Housemyer and Jake Bovard going just wide.

Martini (11 saves) came up with another corner kick save and started a counter attack on a throw out to Tristan Brown, who took the ball the length of the field to score with 19:31 remaining.

Both teams had free kick attempts throughout but the two defenses managed to clear the ball out of trouble.

Rising Sun’s record moved to 7-1-1 with its only loss to Class A number one ranked Lawrenceburg. They will put their first place on the line to Southwestern on Friday. The Rebels have one conference loss and were a 3-0 winner over Shawe on Monday.