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Blue Streak Soccer Club

Boys U-11

The Archbold Boys 11 and Under soccer team had its fifth game, Saturday, Sept. 20 against Valentis Athletica. The Blue Streaks started out sluggish in the first half on an 81-degree sunny day.

AJ Short scored first for Archbold. Valentis had several breakaways and went past Archbold’s fullbacks, who were left alone against three Valentis players. Valentis scored three goals before Archbold gave its full effort. Seth Mayer finished a goal for the Blue Streaks before the half finished.

In the second half, Archbold kept the ball mostly near the Valentis 18- yard line. Once the Streaks penetrated into the penalty area, they had no luck moving the ball over the goal line for a score. Valentis had a few breakaway drives toward goalie Kyle Kinsey, but fullbacks Alex Weaver and Kyle Ott kept them from scoring. With no new goals for either team in the second half, Valentis Athletica won 3-2.

The Blue Streaks travel to Toledo to play Glass City, Thursday, Sept. 25.

Girls U-12

The Girls Under 12 team traveled to Wauseon to play its first game of the season, Thursday, Sept. 18. Rebecca Schmucker started out her season with a powerful left-footed kick from left wing to score for Archbold. Jensyn Garrow made three goals. Jordin Stuckey, playing midfield, drove the ball up into the Indians’ penalty area and shot to score her first goal of the season. Helping Stuckey in midfield was Bailey Grieser.

Meridith Short, goalie, shut out Wauseon in the first half. Demetria Martinez and Hannah Yoder made their debut, playing left wing and midfield positions, respectively. Later in the second half, Wauseon caught Archbold sleeping and scored its lone goal. Alexa Coressel countered with a goal for Archbold for a 6-1 win.

Archbold hosted a rescheduled game, Saturday, Sept. 20 against Oregon Crew. The starting offense was Korey Arend, Mara Beck, and Coressel. However, it wasn’t until later, when Arend substituted back in as right wing, that she made the ball soar into the goal.

Brooke Hines guest-played on offense and in midfield. With Ashley Short in goal, M. Short and Lauren Stuckey’s defense kept Oregon Crew at bay in the first half. In the second half, Garrow made several shots on goal, but was unable to penetrate through the goalie.

The defense continued its steady control with A. Short and Stuckey, and M. Short in goal. Archbold won 1- 0. The team is coached by Tara Short and Jason Lovejoy.

Boys U-14 The Archbold Blue Streak Soccer Club Boys U-14 team traveled to Wauseon, Sunday, Sept. 21, falling to the Indians 2-1 and dropping their season record to 1-1-1.

The Streaks scored first when center midfielder David Bontrager punched in a goal with wing Ryan King assisting in the 17th minute. In the second half, with less than 10 minutes remaining, Wauseon scored two goals within three minutes of each other to snatch the victory, despite Archbold’s control of the tempo of the match and shots-on-goal advantage.

Anchoring a solid defensive performance for the Blue Streaks were goalie Zach Zimmerman, Bryce Tinsman, Ben Eggers, Alex Hurst, Brodie Ranzau, Caleb Liechty and Nathan Wachtmann.

The team hosts Findlay, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2:30 pm.

Boys U-18

The boys U-18 team hosted the Maumee Valley Country Day junior varsity team, Saturday, Sept. 20, winning 3-2. In the seventh minute, the visitors were called for pushing in the penalty area, resulting in a penalty kick for Archbold. Aaron Bontrager converted the PK to the right side of the goal for a 1-0 lead.

Maumee responded with the tying goal just four minutes later. In the 20th minute, Lucas Burnett headed in a goal off a corner kick from Bontrager to give the Streaks a 2-1 halftime advantage.

Five minutes after the break, Austin Short assisted Bontrager on his second goal of the night, a shot from the left side after sidestepping a defender. Maumee scored its final goal with 11 minutes remaining for the 3-2 final.

The Blue Streaks stand at 4-1 and are on the road Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. against the Eastwood JV.

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