MANSFIELD — Zoe Horne scored off a free kick with 18 minutes remaining to propel Van Buren to a 2-1 Division III district quarterfinal victory over Mansfield Christian on Wednesday.
The No. 7-seeded Black Knights (9-5-3) advance to meet top-seeded Riverdale (12-2-3) in the district semifinals 5 p.m. Wednesday at Findlay High School.
Van Buren’s Hannah Missler scored the game’s first goal at the 11:52 mark in the first half but Mansfield Christian (14-4) tied it up on an Audrey Martin goal just 28 seconds into the second half.
goals: (VB) Hannah Missler & Zoe Horne. (MC) Audrey Martin. Assists: (VB) Mady Parker. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 5; Mansfield Christian 7. saves: (VB) Jewelya Hutchison 6; (MC) Taleah Favers 3.
records: Van Buren 9-5-3, Mansfield Christian 14-4.
LIBERTY CENTER 2
LIBERTY CENTER — Ottawa-Glandorf built up 3-0 lead but had to hold on to defeat Liberty Center 3-2 in Wednesday’s Division III girls soccer district quarterfinal.
The Titans (5-9-4) advanced to meet Liberty-Benton (12-3-2) in the district semifinals 7 p.m. Wednesday at Findlay High School.
Kelsey Erford, Caitlin Bockrath and Lauren Siefker each scored for O-G before Constance Roell put in both Liberty Center (11-4-2) goals — the last with 24:18 remaining.
goals: (O-G) Kelsey Erford, Caitlin Bockrath & Lauren Siefker, (LC) Constance Roell 2. Assists: (O-G) Bockrath & Claire Inkrott. shots-on-goal: Ottawa-Glandorf 8; Liberty Center. saves: (O-G) Kadie Hempfling 6; (LC) Riley Miller 4.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 5-9-4; Liberty-Benton 11-4-2.
ALLEN EAST 0
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Riverdale removed all doubt by scoring five second-half goals to roll over Allen East 7-0 in Wednesday’s Division III district quarterfinal girls soccer match.
The top-seeded Falcons (12-2-3) advanced to meet Van Buren (9-5-3) in the district semifinals 5 p.m. Wednesday at Findlay High.
Gabi Rodriguez and Reygan Frey each scored twice for Riverdale while Danielle Searfoss, Haley Frey and Brandi Borkosky also had a goal.
Rodriguez also had an assist to tie the Riverdale record with her 16th of the season.
The Mustangs, who managed one shot on goal, finished their season at 8-9-1.
goals: (Riv) Gabi Rodriguez & Reygan Frey 2, Danielle Searfoss, Haley Frey & Brandi Borkosky. Assists: (Riv) Rodriguez, Frey, Borkosky & Haley Beltz. shots-on-goal: Allen East 1; Riverdale 16. saves: (Riv) Katy Miller 1.
records: Allen East 8-9-1; Riverdale 12-2-3.
ASHLAND CRESTVIEW 0
Savanah Richards scored two goals and assisted on two others and Liberty-Benton notched a school-record 11th shutout of the season while defeating Ashland Crestview 5-0 on Wednesday in a Division III girls soccer district quarterfinal.
Goalkeeper Sophie Aschemeier made six saves as the Eagles recorded the shutout, improved their record to 12-3-2 and advanced to face Ottawa-Glandorf (5-9-4) in a 7 p.m. district semifinal next Wednesday at Findlay High School.
Taylor Young, Maya Rickle and Kacey Durliat joined Richards in scoring for L-B, while Maddie Parmelee, Chloe Kin and Alexis Rickenbacher each had an assist.
The Eagles outshot Crestview 19-6. Dakota Fletcher made 14 saves for the Cougars (10-7).
goals: (L-B) Savanah Richards 2, Maya Rickle, Taylor Young & Kacey Durliat 1. Assists: (L-B) Richards 2, Maddie Parmelee, Chloe Kin & Alexis Rickenbacher 1. shots-on-goal: Crestview 6, Liberty-Benton 19. saves: (Crest) Dakota Fletcher 14; (L-B) Sophie Aschemeier 6.
records: Crestview 10-7; Liberty-Benton 12-3-2.
FORT JENNINGS 0
CONTINENTAL — Alex Hoeffel scored two goals on Wednesday and Continental goal keeper Angel Brzozowski pitched a shutout in the Pirates’ 3-0 win over Fort Jennings in a Division III district quarterfinal girls soccer matchup.
Maddie Burke also scored for Continental (9-8-1), which will face top-seeded Kalida on Oct. 25 in the district semifinals at Ottoville. Kalida won the regular-season match between the Putnam County League schools, 4-0.
Fort Jennings had a slight edge in shots, but Brzozowski came up with seven saves. Vanessa Wallenhorst also had seven saves for Fort Jennings (5-12-1).
GOALS: (Con) Alex Hoeffel 2, Maddie Burke. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Continental 11, Fort Jennings 12. GOALIE SAVES: (Con) Angel Brzozowski 7; (FJ) Vanessa Wallenhorst 7.
MILLER CITY 0
KALIDA — Rachael Basinger and Hannah Warn scored a goal apiece as Kalida blanked Miller City 2-0 on Wednesday in a Division III district quarterfinal girls soccer match.
Goalkeeper Bailey White needed to make only two saves as Kalida outshot Miller City 22-2 and advanced to take on Continental (9-8-1) next Wednesday in a district semifinal at Ottoville.
Natalie Koenig made 19 saves for Miller City, which finished its season with a 5-12-1 record.
goals: (Kal) Rachael Basinger & Hannah Warn. shots-on-goal: Kalida 22, Miller City 2. saves: (MC) Natalie Koenig 19; (Kal) Bailey White 2.
records: Miller City 5-12-1, Kalida 9-4-4.
LIMA CENT. CATHOLIC 1
OTTOVILLE — Lima Central Catholic edged Ottoville 1-0 on the Big Green’s home pitch in a Division III girls soccer district quarterfinal match.
The Thunderbirds (10-6-2) advance to play second-seeded Coldwater (9-6-2) in Wednesday’s 7 p.m. district semifinal at Ottoville.
Ottoville finished the season at 12-3-2.