ADA — Nick McCracken scored twice as champion Van Buren completed an undefeated run through the North Central Ohio Soccer Association with a 3-0 victory over Ada on Thursday.
Hunter Stone also found the net for the Black Knights (13-1-1, 5-0 NCOSA). Thomas Piccirillo notched two assists and Brady Losiewicz added one.
Goalkeeper Hunter Fleck needed to make just two saves as Van Buren outshot Ada 15-2.
Ace Gamble stopped five shots for the Bulldogs (10-5, 2-3 NCOSA).
goals: (VB) Nick McCracken 2, Hunter Stone 1. Assists: (VB) Thomas Piccirillo 2, Brady Lodiewicz 1. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 15; Ada 2. saves: (VB) Hunter Fleck 2; (Ada) Ace Gamble 5.
records: Van Buren 13-1-1, 5-0 NCOSA; Ada 10-5, 2-3 NCOSA.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Van Buren, 1-0.
RAWSON — Riverdale’s Coby Miller had a goal and an assist while Ethan Shane stopped all five shots he faced in goal as the Falcons beat Cory-Rawson 3-0 in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association match.
Matthew Mason and Taylor Bacon also scored for Riverdale (5-9-1, 3-1-1 NCOSA).
Caleb Camper had six saves for the Hornets (4-11-1, 1-4 NCOSA).
goals: (Riv) Matthew Mason, Coby Miller & Taylor Bacon. Assists: (Riv) Drew Frey, Dylan Hunt & Miller. shots-on-goal: Riverdale 9, Cory-Rawson 5. saves: (Riv) Ethan Shane 5. (C-R) Caleb Camper 6.
records: Riverdale 5-9-1 overall, 3-1-1 North Central Ohio Soccer Association; Cory-Rawson 4-11-1, 1-4.
OLD FORT 0
Cameron Schroeder scored three goals, and Gannon Darrach and goalkeeper Chris Dole found the net for their first time in their careers as Liberty-Benton routed Old Fort 11-0 in nonconference play.
Darrach recorded a pair of goals and an assist, and Dole notched the final goal for Eagles, who outshot the Stockaders 29-1 on their way to raising their record to 9-5-2.
Austin Patrick and Owen Rath each had a goal and an assist for Liberty-Benton.
Rafael Naranjo, Lucas Mattingly and Zac Kiburn each added a goal and Brady Shellhammer, Danny Furiate, Garret Bartel and Noah Aschemeier each recorded an assist.
Dole needed to make only one save, while Coleman Bigelow stopped 18 shots for Old Fort.
goals: (L-B) Cameron Schroeder 3, Gannon Darrach 2, Rafael Naranjo, Owen Rath, Austin Patrick, Lucas Mattingly, Zac Kilburn & Chris Dole 1. Assists: Darrach, Rath, Patrick, Brady Shellhammer, Danny Furiate, Garret Bartel & Noah Aschemeier 1. shots-on-goal: Old Fort 1; Liberty-Benton 19. saves: (OF) Cameron Bigelow 18; (L-B) Dole 3.
records: Liberty-Benton 9-5-2.
ELIDA — Four different players scored goals and state-ranked Elida held on to beat Ottawa-Glandorf 4-2 in the regular season finale Thursday to lock up first place in the Western Buckeye League soccer standings.
Sabastion Kunkleman, Seth Mahlmeister and Jake Taylor all scored for Elida (15-1, 8-1 WBL), the No. 8 team in the boys Division II poll. The Bulldogs entered the night in a battle for first in the WBL with Kenton (13-1-1, 6-1-1).
Mahlmeister and Kunkleman each registered an assist for Elida.
Bryce Schroeder and Evan Balash notched goals for Ottawa-Glandorf (10-3-2, 5-3-1).
Ethan Alt stopped seven shots in goal for O-G, while Elida goalkeeper Caleb Jones had four stops.
goals: (O-G) Bryce Schroeder, Evan Balash; (Eli) Sabastion Kunkleman, Seth Mahlmeister, Jake Taylor, Logan Johnson. Assists: (O-G) Balash, Chad Duling; (Eli) Mahlmeister, Kunkleman. shots-on-goal: (O-G) 6; Elida 11. saves: (O-G) Ethan Alt 7; (Eli) Caleb Jones 4.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 10-3-2, 5-3-1 WBL; Elida 15-1, 8-1 WBL.
ALLEN EAST 0
HARROD — Bluffton wrapped up the outright Northwest Conference boys soccer title with a 4-0 victory over Allen East on Thursday.
Jesse Montel led with two goals as the Pirates improved to 9-5-2 overall, 5-0 in league play.
Allen East (5-10, 2-3) didn’t manage a shot on goal.
goals: (Blu) Jesse Montel 2, Colin Oglesbee & Tristan Smucker. Assists: (Blu) Jackson Steinmetz & Luke Young. shots-on-goal: Bluffton 10; Allen East 0. saves: (Blu) Dakota Clymer 0. (AE) Dalton Clum 6t.
records: Bluffton 9-5-2 overall, 5-0 Northwest Conference; Allen East 5-10, 2-3 NWC.
VAN BUREN 3
VAN BUREN — Lisa Simmons scored all of Van Buren’s goals and Jewelya Hutchison made 18 saves in goal as the Black Knights fought off Elida 3-2 on Thursday in nonconference girls soccer.
Hutchison, Josie Masters, Zoe Horne, Marisa Gilbert and Audrey Nessler each recorded an assist for Van Buren, which boosted its record to 7-5-1.
Jency Jenkins and Jayden Holstein scored for the Bulldogs (11-5), who outshot the Black Knights 20-12. Elida goalkeeper Erika Suever made nine saves.
goals: (ELI) Jency Jenkins & Jayden Holstein 1; (VB) Lisa Simmons 3; Assists: (VB) Josie Masters, Zoe Horne, Marisa Gilbert, Audrey Nessler & Jewelya Hutchison 1. shots-on-goal: Elida 20; Van Buren 12. saves: (ELI) Erika Suever 9; (VB) Jewelya Hutchison 18.
records: Elida 18-5; Van Buren 7-5-1.
FORT JENNINGS 1
OTTOVILLE — Haley Hoersten and Lindsay Schweller both scored a goal while Amber Miller and Kasey Knippen added assists as Ottoville’s girls soccer team edged Fort Jennings 2-1 in a nonleague matchup between the Putnam County schools Thursday.
Brittany Winhover had seven saves for Ottoville (12-2-2).
Jordan Kaskel scored for Fort Jennings (4-11-1), while Vanessa Wallenhorst stopped five shots in goal.