|Lady Wildcats win wild soccer opener|
|Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 AM|
By JIM METCALFE
VAN WERT — The Jefferson’s girls soccer team showed how much their skills have improved in a year as they opened the 2013 campaign with a wild 6-5 victory on a brilliant Monday night at Van Wert High School.
The Lady Wildcats took a 4-2 at the half on goals from junior Adrie Miller (36:21), sophomore Logan Hamilton (23:40), Hamilton again at 18:06 and Hamilton for the hat trick at 17:08.
The Lady Cougars scored theirs at 34:36 on a goal from junior Emily Bair and at 16:41 by senior Hannah Hulbert.
The Cougars got within 4-2 early in the second half on a tally by Hulbert at 38:23 but Jefferson made it 5-3 at 36:21 on junior Kylee Haehn’s score.
A handball in the box at 18:30 gave Haehn a penalty kick and she made it 6-3.
The hosts scored the final two at 13:42 to complete a hat trick by Hulbert and at 5:00 on a ricochet goal by Bair.
The Wildcats won the shots 26-20 (and 23-19 on-goal). Junior goalkeeper Kayleigh O’Conner registered 13 saves for the victors and senior Rachel Gordon 15 for the hosts.
Van Wert visits Ottoville today (6 p.m.).
Jefferson hosts Ottoville 5 p.m. Thursday.
(Longer article in Wednesday’s paper).
Big Green bests Wayne Trace in golf
DELPHOS — Wesley Markward registered a 2-under par 33 on the front 9 at Delphos Country Club Monday morning to pace Ottoville to a 163-179 golf dual victory over Wayne Trace.
Luke Schimmoeller added a 38 for the Big Green (7-0), Matt Turnwald 40, Brendon Schnipke 52, Ryan Kemper 62 and Caleb Hanicq 66.
Corbin Linder led the Raiders (1-1) with a 41, Evan Baughman 42, Luke Miller 46, Alec Vest 50, Brady Stabler 53 and Chris Davis 54.
Ottoville is in a Lincolnview tri-match 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Ottoville goose-eggs Cougars in boys soccer
OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville boys soccer unit went to 2-0 in the young 2013 season with a 3-0 whitewash of Van Wert Monday at Ottoville.
Goals came from Lucas Maag (2) and Drew Williams. Alex Horstman assisted on all three.
The hosts (2-0-0) won the shots on-goal 9-3.
Kyle Bendele registered three saves for the victors.
Ottoville visits Riverdale 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Van Wert (0-1-0) entertains Lima Temple Christian 5 p.m. Thursday.
(Longer article in Wednesday’s paper).
Miller City wins PCL tri-match
DELPHOS — Led by co-medalists Austin Lammers, Davis Lammers and Jared Fuka, all with a 41, MIller City’s golfers downed host Fort Jennings and Leipsic 168-186-192 in a Putnam County League tri-match Monday afternoon on the par-35 front 9 at the Delphos Country Club.
For the Wildcats (4-2), Liz Schimmoeller added a 45, Cody Sheets 46 and Jacob Schimmoeller 49.
For the Musketeers (3-2), Nathan German led with a 44, Alex Sealts and Luke Luebrecht 45s, Ryan Rau 52, Sam Vetter 53 and Nick Von Sossan 57. On behalf of the Vikings (1-2), Logan Selhorst was low man with a 44, Neil Haselman 47, Alex Ellerbrock 48, John Ellerbrock 53, Nick Goedde 59 and Tyler Selhorst 60.
Miller City’s JV player was Trey Hermiller with a 53.
Fort Jennings visits Bluffton 4 p.m. today and in the Wayne Trace Invitational 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lady Redskins open with shutout of Musketeers
FORT JENNINGS — Wapakoneta’s girls soccer team came into Fort Jennings on a brilliant Monday afternoon/evening and left with a 3-0 victory.
The Lady Redskins (2-0-0) scored all three goals in the second half: 38:43:00 (Kylee Duhman), 11:33 (Mackenzie Custer) and 9:50 (Brittany Pequignot).
They outshot the hosts 5-2; goalkeepers Erin Osting (Jennings) and Mikayla Halfhill each had two saves.
Jennings (0-1-0) won the corner kicks 3-2.
“Wapakoneta controlled most of the game. They controlled the middle of the field and collapsed on our midfield and we only got a couple good looks at goal in the game,” Musketeer coach Rodney Wagner noted. “We have some work in midfield and to get our players to move without the ball. I was pleased with our passing and ball control the first half. But we were just exhausted in the second half and Wapak’s pressure took us out of our game.”
Fort Jennings hosts St. John’s 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mustangs roll away with NWC quad
DEFIANCE — Allen East’s boys golfers rolled away with a Northwest Conference quad match, besting Ada, Spencerville and host Paulding 157-185-186-198 MOnday at Auglaize Golf Club.
Braden Goodwin led the victorious Mustangs (3-0, 1-0 NWC) with a medalist-winning 37. He was backed by Parker Frey with a 39, Lucas Herrmann 40, Logan Ryan 41, Kayne Richardson 45 and Zak Thomas 52.
For the Bulldogs (2-3, 1-2), Slade Downey was low scorer with a 41, Gage Dunn 46, Zach Park 48, Connor English 50, Logan Reedy 55 and Steven Gray 63.
For the Bearcats (6-2, 1-0), Mitchell Youngpeter was the low man with a 42, Chance Campbell 43, James Schaad 46 and Parker Campbell 55.
Pacing the Panthers (0-5, 0-4), Brad Crawford had a 48, Ben Heilshorn 49, Justin Adams 49 and Kaleb Becker 52.
Spencerville is in the Springbrook Invitational 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Elida bests Defiance in WBL golf
LIMA — The Elida golf unit bested Defiance 170-181 in a Western Buckeye League match Monday at Tamarac.
Medalist was Elida’s Nate Cellar with a 39, followed by Trent Cutlip’s 40, Jimmie Ebling 42 and Max Stambaugh and Drew Sarno 49.
For Defiance (0-2, 0-1 WBL), Ricky Bolman and Matt Belland shot 43s, Isaac Thomas 47 and Drake Moening 48.
Elida (1-0, 1-0 WBL) hosts Van Wert 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Lady Pirates handcuff Miller City
BLUFFTON — The Bluffton girls soccer crew handed Miller City a season-opening 4-1 loss Monday night at Steinmetz Field.
Freshman Sarah Theisen had a hat trick for the Lady Pirates and classmate Katie Burkholder had the other tally. Senior Jill Steinmetz had a pair of assists and senior Sarah Schriner one.
Blufffton won the shots on-goal 10-8 and the Wildcats the corner kicks 4-2.
Bluffton won the junior varsity contest 4-1.