The Archbold boys soccer team came from behind to tie Bryan 1-1 in its first-ever Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys soccer match, Tuesday, Aug. 27.
The Streaks then dropped their first home contest in nearly three years, 2-1 to Liberty-Benton, Thursday, Aug. 29, in a rematch of the 2012 district championship, when the Streaks prevailed.
Archbold stands 2-1-1 on the season.
AHS 1, Bryan 1
The host Golden Bears struck first midway through the first half when Cole Andres sent a free kick from midfield to Tyler Trubey, who finished the goal from 8 yards.
Archbold gained momentum in the second half with 18 minutes remaining, when junior midfielder Zach Meyer launched a corner kick to senior Andrew Mayer, who headed in the score.
Numerous scoring chances for Archbold in the closing minutes were unsuccessful.
The Streaks out-shot Bryan 9-6. Archbold goalie Emerson Radabaugh got five saves while Bryan keeper Thomas Martin had eight.
Bryan stands 1-2-1, 1-0-1 NWOAL.
Liberty-Benton 2, AHS 1
After a scoreless first half, Archbold got on the board six minutes after the break when Mayer blasted a shot from 20 yards that hit the left post and banked in past the diving Eagles goalie.
Junior midfielder Oscar Calderon assisted Mayer with a long pass from the left.
Nine minutes later, L-B knotted the score when a corner kick by Brian Miller was headed in by Zach Garver.
With just over three minutes remaining, the Eagles’ Peyton Schroeder headed in a looping ball for the decisive goal.
The Streaks’ defeat at Spengler Field was the first since an Oct. 7, 2010, loss to Maumee.
Each team fired six shots on goal, with Radabaugh grabbing four saves and Eagles keeper Dillon Burkett nabbing five.
L-B improved to 2-0 on the season.
Archbold (3-0) dominated the Eagle junior varsity 6- 0. Kyle Ott had a three-goal hat trick while Jared Kidder, Jackson Waidelich, and Andy Bilen also scored.