2018-09-12 / Sports

Archbold Boys Soccer Raises Record To 6-1


SonSon Nafziger passes the ball to a teammate in Archbold’s 6-1 win over Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 6.– photo by Mario Gomez SonSon Nafziger passes the ball to a teammate in Archbold’s 6-1 win over Springfield, Thursday, Sept. 6.– photo by Mario Gomez The Archbold boys soccer team got back to business after the Labor Day weekend and posted a pair of wins.

The Blue Streaks, ranked ninth in Division III in the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association poll, defeated Springfield 6-1 and fought Mother Nature in a 3- 0 win over Riverdale to run their record to 6-1.

AHS 6, Springfield 1

The Streaks hosted the Blue Devils (3-5) in a nonleague contest, Thursday, Sept. 6.

In the first half, goalkeeper Noah Cheney booted a punt from his own goal box that Springfield could not get a foot on.

Andrew Hogrefe found the ball and moved past a defender before drilling a shot past Blue Devil keeper Carion Tyler for a 1-0 lead with 28:47 left in the first half.

The Streaks had plenty of chances but couldn’t finish with clean shots and led 1-0 at halftime.

“It was part lack of finishing and part lack of just finishing that nice final pass,” said Sean Stewart, AHS head coach.

“We had a lot of chances and put some on frame, but in all honesty, a lot of those did not really threaten.

“We just needed to be more clinical, more clean, which is something we’ve needed to be all year.”

Eight minutes into the second half, Elijah Zimmerman scored.

Thirty seconds later the Blue Devils answered, as Josh King found Cheney out of position and scored.

Archbold then scored four unanswered goals.

Josh Kidder scored on an indirect kick with 22:58 left, then Hogrefe and Kidder scored two more for a 5-1 lead.

Josiah Magallanes scored the final goal for the 6-1 final.

“I was happy with the pressure that we put on,” said Stewart.

“They’re a good program. They play some really good schools and they play them well, so it’s a good measuring stick for us and it prepares us for that style of futbol.”

Cheney, Hogrefe, Zimmerman, Devin Witte, and Trey Theobald had assists.

Cheney stopped four shots.

JV: Springfield won 7-0.

AHS 3, Riverdale 0

The Streaks traveled to Riverdale (3-3-1), Saturday, Sept. 8, for a non-league contest.

Weather was less than favorable with rain throughout causing standing water in areas of the already-bad field.

Zimmerman scored the only goal of the first half with 26:48 to play.

Kidder gave AHS a 2-0 lead just 1:35 into the start of the second half.

Javier Peche, an exchange student from Spain and Archbold’s newest team member, scored his first high school goal on an assist from Clay Gerig for a 3-0 lead that would end up being the final score.

Cheney stopped 10 shots for the shutout.

JV: Riverdale won 1-0.

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