The Archbold Blue Streak U10 girls soccer team opened play at home against Evergreen, Saturday, Sept. 8.
Maci Peterson put the girls up 1- 0. After the Vikings scored, Peterson came right back to give Archbold a 2-1 lead, but the Vikings evened the score at 2 after one period. The Vikings scored a goal in the second period, and Gracie Mayer scored to even the score at 3. Peterson scored again off an assist from Mayer for a 4-3 lead.
The Vikings scored three goals for a 6-4 lead. Peterson scored again to close the gap to 6-5 at the end of two. Evergreen scored twice in the third for an 8-5 lead going into the fourth. Mikayla Welch tightened the goal posts as she held the Vikings scoreless in the fourth as Peterson scored twice and Tamia Rose scored to tie the match at 8 when the final whistle blew.
Other members of the team contributing to the win were Regan Ramirez, Kaylin Baker, Montana Stamm, Natalie Rose and Delaney Garrow.
The girls played the Northwood Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 15. Ramirez scored first and Peterson scored twice for a 3-1 lead after one. Ramirez and Peterson each scored in the second period for a 5-2 lead at halftime.
Ramirez scored twice and Mayer scored once to make it 8-6 going into the final period, where T. Rose scored for a 9-6 victory.
The Streaks came out and continued the scoring pace against Glass City, Sunday, Sept. 16. Peterson continuing her scoring streak, scoring three times in the first to give the Streaks a 3-1 lead. Glass City scored a goal and Ramirez scored for a 4-2 Streak lead at intermission.
The third quarter had a lot of scoring. Peterson scored twice, N. Rose scored, and Glass City scored three goals to give Archbold a 7- 5 lead going into the final period. The Streaks topped off the win with Peterson scoring twice more for a 9-5 win.
The Streaks (2-0-1) are coached by Stewart Rodgers and Shawn Ramirez.
After a month of hard training in preparation to make the jump to Division I, the Archbold Blue Streak boys 15U soccer team opened the season against the Toledo Celtics, a traditional D-I powerhouse team, Saturday, Sept. 8.
After several exchanges of possession, Austin Welch scored his first goal of the night at the nine-minute mark off an assist from Connor Wyse. Five minutes later, Welch took a ball off his chest, and in the terms of Stewart Rogers, coach, kicked a “25-yard screamer into the top corner” for his second goal of the night.
The Celtics scored their first goal but Welch came right back for his third of the night from 18 yards out. The rest of the half saw some great shots being exchanged and good goalie play by Caleb Wooley.
Gerson Calderon scored a goal off of an assist from David Hissong and Welch early in the second half. At the 50-minute mark Welch scored his fourth goal on a penalty kick to make it a 5-1 final. A great defensive game was played by Jack Fisher, Alex Short, Keegan Ott, Jarred Kidder and Jeremy Rupp. Other contributing members were Connor Hagans, Kyle Ott, Jonah Waidelich, and Logan Garrow.
The Streaks played their home opener against the Ohio Extreme, Saturday, Sept. 15. Jonah Waidelich wasted no time, taking a pass from Welch and firing it into the upper corner for a 1-0 lead. Minutes later, Hissong took his own corner kick off an assist from Kidder to score and give Archbold a 2-0 lead at intermission.
Kyle Ott scored on a breakaway and Hissong scored two straight goals, giving him the hat trick off an assist from Connor Wyse and Calderon. Hissong took a corner kick and Welch tapped it in, followed by Kyle Ott scoring back-to-back goals for a hat trick off assists from Rupp and Welch for an 8-1 win.
The Blue Streaks took on The Edge club under the lights, Sunday night, Sept. 23, Down 2-0 at the half, the Streaks had a lot of scoring opportunities just miss in the second half.
Kyle Ott got Archbold on the scoreboard with a penalty kick, but couldn’t get another goal to even the score to fall to 2-1 with a 2-1 loss.