The McClain Tigers traveled to Hillsboro High School on Thursday night to take on rivals the Indians in an South Central Ohio League matchup. The McClain Tigers came into the game with four victories in a row under their belt and added to that streak, getting number five with a shutout 2-0 win over Hillsboro.
The shutout win makes the second in a row for McClain and it’s defense as well.
It was all McClain in the game, as Hillsboro was only able to collect a few shots over the two 40 minute periods.
McClain’s Vini Marcelino collected the goal for the Tigers in the first period and it looked like that would be the only score of the night until, with just 36 seconds left, Cody Hardesty added some insurance with a goal off the post and into the back of the goal for another score making it 2-0 in favor of the Tigers and bringing the game to its final score.
“Coming into this match, we knew it would be a good game,” said McClain coach John Chamblin said after the win. “The Greenfield/Hillsboro game always is. Hillsboro tied us at our place so we came over here wanting to win one. We’ve been on a pretty good roll, winning four in a row coming in. The kids are playing well. I knew it would be a battle, but they excelled and battle and played well again and took one home.
“Tonight was our second shutout in a row as well. We had a shutout on Tuesday night, and right now our defense is playing lock-down back there. They work well as a unti and communicate well and I couldn’t ask any more of them.”
The Tigers are now 10-4-1 on the year with the win.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.