Archbold, OH

Blue Streak Soccer Club

Boys U-14

The Archbold Blue Streak Soccer Club Boys U-14 team hosted Defiance, Tuesday, Sept. 30. Stopper Ben Eggers scored first with a goal off the cross bar in the 10th minute after a corner kick from Caleb Liechty. Thirteeen minutes into the second half, the Streaks added to their lead when striker Ryan King scored after a crossing pass from the right by Andrew Mayer. Alex Hurst assisted in feeding the ball forward to Mayer. Goalie Zach Zimmerman led the Archbold defense in securing the 2-0 shutout.

Archbold traveled to Swanton, Sunday, Oct. 5 and gained a 7-0 victory. King led with two goals; Mayer, Liechty, Seth Yoder, Bryce Tinsman, and Hurst chipped in a goal each. Yoder notched two assists; Liechty, Devin Shannon, Zimmerman, Tinsman, and Eggers each garnered one. Shannon posted the shutout in his first outing as goalkeeper.

The U-14 team stands at 3-2-1 on the season and hosts Swanton in a rematch, Saturday, Oct. 11, 1 pm.

Boys U-18

The Napoleon junior varsity traveled to Archbold, Monday, Sept. 29 for a boys U-18 rematch. Two brothers teamed up to get the Streaks got on the board in the 22nd minute when Nate Rodriguez sent a cross in from the left corner that Bobby Rodriguez headed in for the goal. Ten minutes later Napoleon responded with an Alex Gebers goal. Less than a minute later, freshman Adrian Ramirez put the hosts back on top 2-1 with a goal fed by Aaron Bontrager.

The Streaks pulled away ten minutes into the second half when Lucas Burnett scored with a powerful shot from just inside the 18-yard penalty area. With eight minutes remaining, Ramirez and Bontrager teamed up again to seal the 4- 1 victory when Bontrager blasted a goal over the keeper’s head on a breakaway set up by a Ramirez pass from midfield.

Archbold hosted the Defiance JV at Spengler Field, Saturday, Oct. 4. Nine minutes into the game Ramirez slid across the goal line as he sent a crossing pass in to Burnett, who punched in the goal. Archbold controlled the tempo throughout the first half, allowing no shots on goal.

Four minutes after the break, B. Rodriguez crossed a ball from the left that Ramirez landed in the net. The Streaks’ stingy defense, led by defenders Josh Cuellar, Garrett Waidelich, and McCaylen Croninger, preserved the 2-0 shutout.

The two wins improve Archbold’s record to 8-1. The team travels to Liberty Center, Saturday, Oct. 11 for a 2 pm rematch with the Tigers.

U14 Girls

The U14 girls soccer team made its longest road trip of the year by traveling to Port Clinton, Saturday, Sept. 27. The Streaks came out strong, scoring three goals in the first half. Lauren Kindinger had two goals and Jesse Fidler had one. The strong defense of Cassidy Wyse, Ella Weaver, Meggie Yoder, and Bree Deskins kept Port Clinton from getting any shots. In the second half, the Streaks added two more goals by Fidler and Becca Gerig to win 5-0.

The team traveled to Swanton, Saturday, Oct 4. In a game totally dominated by Archbold, the Streaks won 5-0. The offense-minded Streaks out-shot Swanton 30-0. Scoring for Archbold were Kindinger, three; Gerig, one; and scoring her first goal of the season, Olivia Deskins.

Anthony Wayne came to Woodland Park, Sunday, Oct. 5 for a game that promised to settle first place in the league between the two undefeated teams. The Streaks came out strong with many good shots in the first half, but were only able to score on one. Gerig connected with the left corner of the goal to give the Streaks a 1-0 halftime lead.

Anthony Wayne had the speed to match Archbold and the battle continued in the second half. Archbold had some good shots but was unable to score again. Anthony Wayne scored on a ricochet that bounced off one of the players and tied the score. The game ended in a 1-1 tie, so the two teams remain tied for first place. Amanda Lovejoy made many great stops in the goal.

The two teams play again, Thursday, Oct. 16. The Streaks are 5-0-1.

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