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Archbold Boys Soccer Wins Sixth Straight




Jeremy Lerma, shown Sept. 10 against Ottoville, converted a penalty kick for Archbold’s fourth goal against Maumee, Saturday, Sept. 19.– photo by Mario Gomez

Jeremy Lerma, shown Sept. 10 against Ottoville, converted a penalty kick for Archbold’s fourth goal against Maumee, Saturday, Sept. 19.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Archbold boys soccer team (6-2) notched its sixth consecutive shutout in a road match at Maumee (3-4-2), Saturday, Sept. 19.

Despite playing all but the first five minutes of the match shorthanded with ten players due to a red card infraction, the Streaks managed a 4-0 win.

Kaiden Bedsole gave Archbold an early lead when he scored in the fourth minute from 10 yards in the middle of the field after a pass forward from Jeremy Lerma.

Just a minute later, Archbold was forced to play with 10 players after a foul in the midfield area was booked as a red card offense.

Sean Stewart, head coach, reorganized the Blue Streaks’ formation in an attempt to protect the one-goal lead.

After a scoreless remainder of the first half, Archbold struck again two minutes after halftime.

Lucas Yoder headed in a serve from Josh Kidder at 8 yards after Kidder outmaneuvered several defenders to get free on the right side.

With six minutes remaining, defender Kegan Ott gave AHS some additional insurance with a powerful upper 90 goal from 25 yards on the left side, with Lerma again assisting.

Josh Kidder, shown against Ottoville, earned two penalty kick awards in Archbold’s 4-0 shutout at Maumee, Saturday, Sept. 19.– photo by Mario Gomez

Josh Kidder, shown against Ottoville, earned two penalty kick awards in Archbold’s 4-0 shutout at Maumee, Saturday, Sept. 19.– photo by Mario Gomez

Less than a minute later, Lerma converted a penalty kick for the 4-0 final.

Kidder earned the PK opportunity by getting fouled in the penalty area– his second PK award of the match.

“After the early red card, the boys did a great job of focusing on what they needed to do to beat Maumee short- handed,” said Stewart.

“After stumbling in the first two matches of the season, these players have turned things around and really gelled as a team.

“That should serve us well as we begin the second half of the season.”

Archbold led both the shots on goal and corner kick tallies, 7-2.

AHS goalie Elijah Robison garnered two saves while Panther goalie Jacob Frank grabbed three.

Archbold (5-0-1) won the junior varsity game 3-0 with goals by Clay Gerig, Connor Hagans, and Logan Garrow.

The JV knocked off Anthony Wayne 1-0, Tuesday, Sept. 15, with Gerig providing the game winner.


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