Ranked fifth in the latest Division III Ohio Soccer Scholastic Association Coaches poll, Archbold won a pair of games last week to up its record to 14-0, 5-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
The Streaks defeated Liberty Center 4-0 to clinch at least a share of the NWOAL title. Swanton is right behind at 4-1 with one league game remaining for each team.
Archbold also defeated Napoleon 5-0 in a non-league contest.
Archbold has not allowed a goal in its five NWOAL contests, scoring 25 goals in the five wins.
AHS has 10 shutouts overall, outscoring its opponents 68-9 this season.
AHS 5, Napoleon 0
It was a two-man wrecking crew when the Streaks welcomed Napoleon (2-6-5) to Spengler Field, Monday, Oct. 2.
Regan Ramirez and Emie Peterson provided all the offense the Blue and Gold needed, scoring two and three goals, respectively, to lead the charge.
Ramirez scored the opening goal of the game less than two minutes in. She scored her second goal with 22:22 left in the first half for a 2-0 lead.
In the second half, E. Peterson put the exclamation mark on another Archbold victory, scoring three times for the hat trick for the 5-0 final.
Chloe Nofziger, Kamryn Hostetler, Brooke Kohler, and Macy Peterson assisted on four goals.
AHS 4, LC 0
The Streaks traveled to Liberty Center (8-3-2, 4-2- 1 NWOAL) for an NWOAL matchup, Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Archbold had its chances to score, but the score was still 0-0 at the half.
“It was definitely tough that first half,” said Jennifer Kidder, AHS assistant coach.
“We were not winning the 50-50 balls. We weren’t being physical.”
Nofziger finally broke the ice, scoring the first goal of the game 2:05 into the second half when she flipped a shot over the outstretched arm of the LC goalie.
Hostetler added to the lead with 29:53 to play.
Andi Peterson dashed any chance for the Tigers to come back, scoring the third goal of the game with 4:17 left.
E. Peterson also got in on the fun, scoring with 21 seconds left for the 4-0 final.
“Field conditions were a little bit different than we were used to, so I think it took us some time to adjust to that,” said Kidder. “We talked about the adjustments that needed to happen. They made them, and it paid off.”
“We definitely clinched a piece of that league title, but (the girls) are hungry and they don’t want to share. So one more game in the way, and hopefully we’ll be checking that box.”
Archbold can clinch an outright league title, its first since 2014, with a win over Evergreen at Spengler Field, tomorrow, Thursday.