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Lynchburg-Clay girls 6th in OSSCA Div. III state poll

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

In the second installment of the 2023 Division III Ohio State Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA) state rankings, the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs are ranked in the top 10 for the second consecutive week.

This week, the Lady Mustangs are ranked sixth overall in Division III with a 4-0-3 record at the time of the vote (they’ve since moved to 4-0-4 overall).

Last week, LCHS was ranked eighth in the state.

As for the top 5 in the Division III state rankings, in first for this week is Cincinnati Country Day School with a 6-1-0 record, followed by Akron Manchester (9-0-0), Ottawa-Glandorf (8-0-0), West Liberty (9-0-0) and Columbus Grandview Heights (6-0-2).

This past Saturday, Lynchburg-Clay and Grandview Heights tied 2-2 in a non-conference game.

Following sixth-place LCHS are Doylestown Chippewa, Cincinnati Mariemont, Warren Champion and Wickliffe completing the top 10.

From 11th to 15th places are: Xenia Legacy Christian Academy, Worthington Christian School, Kirkland, Ashland Mapleton and Cincinnati Madeira.

Other teams to receive votes were: Archbold, Bishop Rosecrans, Poland Seminary, North Adams, Pemberville Eastwood and Springfield Greenon.

Through eight games this season, Jade Massey leads LCHS with 30 points, with 13 goals and four assists. As a team, LCHS has 24 goals, with Aubrey Slack having four goals, Autumn Wilkin having three, Brya McClain with two and with one goal each are Haidyn Wolfe and Miranda Smith.

Massey leads LCHS with four assists, while Slack and Samantha Merry each have two assists. Having one assist this season in the first eight games are: McClain, Wolfe, Savannah Bell, Addison Downing, Lainie Lunsford, Jayden Maxwell and Allie Waits.

Caitlyn Collins has collected 35 saves in eight games at goal for LCHS.

Next for LCHS is an away game on Wednesday, Sept. 20 against the Peebles Lady Indians at 6:30 p.m. in SHAC action, where LCHS is 1-0-1 in conference games.