Archbold, OH

Blue Streak Soccer Club

U-11 Boys

The Blue Streak U-11 boys soccer team had a busy week last week. Traveling to Whitehouse, Thursday, May 8, they tied Anthony Wayne 2-2. Goals scored: Matt Sevey and Jackson Waidelich.

The Blue Streaks hosted Liberty Benton, Saturday, May 10. All nine players scored in the 21-1 victory. Luke Fisher scored 4 goals; Oscar Calderon, Jeremy Lerma, and Waidelich scored three each; Joshua Liechty, Zach Meyer, and Sevey had two each; Zach Belknap, and Elijah Robison each scored one.

Archbold (7-0-2) hosted Defiance, Sunday, May 11 and won 12-0. Goals scored: Calderon, 4; Liechty, and Sevey, two each; Lerma, and Meyer, one each.

U-10 Girls

The U10 girls team split games last weekend. The girls traveled to Oregon for a rematch from a loss earlier in the season, Friday, May 9. Alicia Hernandez and Madison Kohler kept pace offensively for the Streaks. After two periods the score was tied at 2. The next two periods the Streaks played catch-up, with Hernandez adding two goals in the third, but the Streaks fell short 7-4.

Next was an aggressive and larger Sylvania team, Sunday, May 10. Sylvania found the net first, but a penalty put Hernandez in a situation to tie, and the kick was successful. Hernandez added two more goals and Kohler added two.

Sydney Ranzau, typically a defensive player, found net from an outside corner shot that caught the goalie by surprise. Results from that goal seemed to add a missing spark, because that led to an impressive defensive showing from Mim Beck, Neila Kinsman and Mckenna Lantz.

At goal, Cassi Wyse made it tough on Sylvania, shutting them out for the second and third periods. Brooke Hines kept Sylvania honest with some impressive assists at wing. The Steaks ended with a hard-fought 6-4 win.

Next are road games at Findlay and Anthony Wayne.

U-14 Girls

The U14 girls team traveled to Swanton, Sunday, May 4 to take on the Strikers. Archbold dominated, shooting at the goal 25 times and connecting with six. Two goals each were scored by Becca Gerig, Jesse Fidler and Sierra Nofziger. Mindy Rupp had a great assist in the first half.

Team defense was once again very tough. Cassidy Wyse, Kassidy Garrow, Carly Wyse, Bree Deskins, and Meggie Yoder kept the Strikers away from the goal and Megan Arend turned away two shots for a 6-0 victory.

The team traveled to Milbury to take on ESSL, Saturday, May 10. The Streaks were short-handed, with only 11 players available. ESSL defeated Archbold the last three times they played by one goal each game.

The girls came out with determination and played a very disciplined game. The passing and teamwork were great. The first half was scoreless, but halfway through the second, Lauren Kindinger scored, only to have it disallowed by an offside call.

In the next minute, Carly Wyse crossed the ball over in front of the goal to Krista Leupp, who put it in for the only score of the game.

Arend made some big saves to shut out ESSL 1-0. Mindy Rupp and Kindinger used their speed to control the ball, and Nofziger passed well form the middle. Gerig did a great job containing ESSL’s best player, and the defense was once again superb.

The Blue Streaks are 5-2 with three games left.

Boys U-14

The boys U-14 soccer team traveled to Wauseon, Friday, May 9, defeating the Indians 3-2. After a scoreless first half, Nathaniel Rodriguez scored from the left side in the 39th minute. Wauseon answered with a goal less than a minute later.

In the 43rd minute, winger Jacob Ott sent a hard cross in from the right side that Caleb Liechty netted to put Archbold ahead again. Wauseon tied the score at 2 in the 63rd minute.

With only three minutes remaining, Blake Drewes launched a soaring free kick from near midfield that Rodriguez banged in for the winning goal after outracing several defenders.

The Streaks hosted Sylvania Pacesetter TIA, Sunday, May 11, dominating 12-1. Micah Bernath, Drewes, Jarett Lerma, and David Bontrager each chipped in two goals while Liechty, Seth Yoder, Nathan Wachtmann, and Clayton Lehman also scored for Archbold.

In the assist category, Yoder had two while Wachtmann, Alex Hurst, Ben Eggers, and Liechty garnered one each.

The wins improve Archbold to 3-2- 3. They host the Napoleon Wildcats, Friday, March 16, 7:15 pm.

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