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PHS Soccer Ties Green Bears, Beats Stritch




Pettisville’s Blake Eyer and an opponent go flying in Blackbird boys soccer action.– photo by Mario Gomez

Pettisville’s Blake Eyer and an opponent go flying in Blackbird boys soccer action.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Pettisville boys soccer team, ranked second in Division III by the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association, defeated Cardinal Stritch (0-7-0) 7-0, Monday, Oct. 2.

Pettisville scored early in the third minute with a goal from Eli Grieser. The Blackbirds then found it difficult to score with some missed opportunities, and didn’t score again until the 21st minute.

Pettisville finished with more than 70% of the possession in the game and 20 shots on goal.

Grieser, Detric Yoder, and Garrett Young each scored two goals, while Isaac St. John scored one.

Yoder had two assists. Connor Wyse, St. John, and Grieser each had one.

PHS 2, Ottawa Hills 2

The Birds tied the Div. III second-ranked team in the state, Ottawa Hills, 2-2, Saturday, Oct. 7.

Pettisville controlled the midfield for much of the first half and scored first to take a 1-0 lead into halftime.

The Green Bears pressured the Pettisville defense for much of the second half.

But the defense stayed organized and minimized Ottawa Hills’ scoring opportunities.

The Green Bears (13-0- 2) scored two unanswered goals in the second half, but Pettisville (10-2-2) responded with a game-tying goal in the final minutes.

Yoder scored both PHS goals with assists from Wyse and Landon Roth.


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