Flyers blank Zeps to open sectional tournament

Published 1:46 am Wednesday, October 19, 2022

By Jim Walker


You could see it coming.

One of the top soccer programs in Southeast Ohio was facing a first-year program in the Division 3 sectional tournament on Tuesday and it went just as one might think.

The St. Joseph Flyers had 8 different players score as they blanked the Shenandoah Zeps 12-0.

St. Joseph (12-4-1) will host Fairland on Thursday in the sectional title game.

Zachary Johnson had his second straight haul as he scored 4 goals while Landon Rowe again had multiple goals with 2.

Scoring one goal each were Bryson “Smokey” Burcham, Aiden Deborde, Brady “Quinn” Medinger, Blake Medinger, Eric Dutey and Carson Lyons.

Johnson also had 3 assists, Rowe had 2 assists with Wesley Neal, Eli Ford, Blake Medinger and Lyons dishing out one each. Goalkeeper Evan Balestra had one save as Shenandoah had just one shot and it was on goal.

Zeps’ goalkeeper Trevor Efaw had 25 saves.

St. Joseph amassed 52 shots with 37 on goal. They had 6 fouls, 12 corner kicks and 3 off-side penalties.

Shenandoah — a first-year program — had just one shot and it was on goal. The Zeps had no fouls, no corner kicks and no off-side penalties.

Goalkeeper Trevor Efaw had 25 saves for the Zeps (1-11-1).

Shenandoah    0     0     =     0

St. Joseph       6     6     =     12