COLUMBUS — Four Van Buren players scored and goalkeeper Marly McCartney recorded a shutout as the Black Knights opened the girls soccer season with a 4-0 nonconference win over Ashland Crestview at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Nichole Miller, Taylor Gilliland, Lisa Simmons and Rachel Wymer scored goals for the Black Knights. Gabbi McCracken added two assists.
Van Buren had a 7-2 edge in shots as Marly McCartney registered two saves to get the shutout.
goals: (VB) Nichole Miller, Taylor Gilliland, Lisa Simmons, Rachel Wymer. Assists: (VB) Gabbi McCracken, Gilliland, Annie Mowrey. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 7, Ashland Crestview 2. saves: (VB) Marly McCartney 2.
records: Van Buren 1-0, Ashland Crestview 0.
CONTINENTAL — McKenna Scott scored on an assist from Paige Lawhorn for the only goal of the match as Continental blanked Wauseon 1-0 in nonconference girls soccer action.
Continental had a 13-12 edge in shots. Ashley Mansfield (6 saves) and Emma Recker (3 saves) combined on the shut out for the Pirates. Torri Bost had eight saves for the Indians.