Saturday, October 1, 2022

West Geauga edges Chagrin Falls in key conference match

Frankee Flesher’s second-half goal proved to be the difference in West Geauga’s 2-1 Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division showdown featuring two state-ranked teams at Chagrin Falls on Thursday.

With the win, West Geauga improved to 8-0 while the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season in falling to 5-1.

“I think the difference-maker tonight was that we put together an all-in performance from start to finish,” West Geauga coach Kori Jesenovec told the News-Herald. “The biggest thing is, we stress fitness at the beginning of the season so that when we come into the season, we can play soccer.”

The two goals scored by the Wolverines also were the first allowed by the Tigers this season.

Nikki Ehrbar broke Chagrin Falls’ scoreless streak with her goal off a corner kick near the midway point of the first half.

The Wolverine lead was short-lived as Peyton Gellin converted a penalty kick four minutes later to tie the match at 1-1.

West Geauga remained tied with Kirtland—a 4-2 winner at Berkshire on Thursday—for first place in the CVC Chagrin Division. The Tigers dropped one game back.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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