Archbold, OH

Archbold Youth Soccer Club

Girls U-11

The Girls U-11 Archbold Blue Streak soccer team played Perrysburg Black at Woodland Park, Sunday, Oct. 21. Archbold’s Jensyn Garrow scored the first goal. With the wind blowing, the soccer ball hit off a player and blew into Archbold’s goal. Archbold was unable to score with a penalty kick in the second half.

Good defense by Meridith Short, Lauren Stuckey, and Ashley Short, as well as goalies Olivia Deskins and Meridith Short, kept Perrysburg from scoring for the 1-1 tie.

The Blue Streaks traveled to Clay Center to play their final game of the season, Saturday, Oct. 27 against AAFC. In the first half, goalie A. Short kept the ball from the Blue Streaks’ penalty box with the help of fullbacks M. Short and L. Stuckey. Halfbacks Mara Beck, Bailey Greiser, and Jordin Stuckey helped move the ball up to offense, but Archbold was unable to get it into the goal.

In the second half, Archbold kept plugging away in the cold, wind, and mist. Rebecca Schmucker helped keep energy in the midfield, while Korey Arend hustled after AAFC. Within the last quarter of the game, the referee called pushing on Archbold in the penalty box, resulting in a penalty shot for AAFC. The ball soared high into Archbold’s goal to result in a 1- 0 loss for Archbold.

Boys U-10

The Blue Streak Boys U-10 team hosted ESSL Arsenal, Sunday, Oct. 21. Alex Short started in goal for Archbold. Michael Weigand scored first for the Blue Streaks. Later, Curtis Wooley drove the ball from his fullback position up to score. In the third quarter, Archbold led 8-4. AJ Short substituted in goal for injured guest player Ian Radabaugh in the fourth quarter. Archbold won 11-5.

The boys played their final game against Pacesetter Crescent Academy, who had previously lost only one game, which was to Archbold. In the first quarter, Pacesetter scored four goals and Archbold scored two. Seth Mayer scored, and AJ Short scored with a defensive pass from Alex Weaver.

In the second quarter, Pacesetter slipped a goal in, and Archbold was unable to get its shots in. No goals were scored in the third quarter. In the final quarter, Archbold scored one goal, but Pacesetter scored another two for a 7-3 win.

Bluestreak goalies Alex Short, AJ Short, and guest player Ian Radabaugh each had multiple saves in goal, but Archbold had trouble keeping up with the hustling of Pacesetter, who had just played in the state soccer tournament.

U-9 players Jared Kidder and Austin Welch helped the U-10 boys, and Jack Fisher returned from an injury.

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