Derrick Webb

Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.

Western wins first-ever varsity soccer match

Western beat West Union on Thursday, marking the program's first-ever OHSAA sanctioned win.

Derrick Webb, Staff Writer

LATHAM — Thursday night is one that Western’s seniors won’t soon forget — and also one that will live on forever in the school’s history books.

That’s because the Indians (1-0) nailed down their first-ever varsity soccer win, a 3-0 final over visiting West Union (1-1).

“My kids have worked super hard since we started the program three years ago,” Western coach Tim Remington said. “It was nice to get our first win. We have 10 seniors who all contributed and played well. Many freshmen and sophomore contributors as well.”

The win was ushered in by a shutout performance in goal by freshman Logan Thompson, who didn’t know he’d be playing goalkeeper when he woke up Thursday morning.

“Logan was thrust into emergency duty when our starting goalie and another starter were put out yesterday morning with contact tracing,” Remington said. “He did an excellent job and pitched a shutout in his first-ever soccer game.”

While Thompson kept the shutout alive, the Indians received scoring from Sean Kerns, who netted all three of the team’s goals. Kolten Miller passed out two assists while Noah Whitt was credited for the other.

With the program’s first win out of the way, Western will now look for number two. The Indians will get a chance to earn that on Saturday when they host Madison Plains.

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