TOLEDO — Less than two minutes into the game, Pace Thomas scored the only goal Findlay High School would need in a 4-0 shutout of the Panthers on Tuesday in Three Rivers Athletic Conference soccer.
Thomas netted Findlay’s first goal at the 38:03 mark off an assist from Taylor Miles, helping the Trojans’ improve their record to 11-1-2 and 5-1 in the TRAC.
Miles made it 2-0 with 16:17 left in the first half.
Brady Shenise put the ball into the net just 1:02 in the second half on the first of two assists from Todd Federici, the second of which came with three seconds left in the game on a goal by Trent Land.
Findlay had 27 shots on goal, but Trojan keeper Zach Montgomery had an easy night, facing just four shots from Whitmer (2-8-2, 0-3-2).
Eric Johnson and Federici had nine intercepts each for Findlay.
GOALS: (Fin) Pace Thomas, Taylor Miles, Brady Shenise, Trent Land. ASSISTS: Todd Federici 2, Miles. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Findlay 27; Whitmer 4. SAVES: (Fin) Zach Montgomery 4; (Whit) Andrew Sarra (Whitmer) 13.
RECORDS: Findlay 11-1-2, 5-1-0 TRAC; Whitmer 2-8-2, 0-3-2 TRAC.
JUNIOR VARSITY: FINDLAY 12, TOLEDO WHITMER 1
GOALS: (Fin) Andrew McCormick 2, Caleb Frankfurter 2, Trent Land 2, Kevin Kuhn 2, Jan Kozlik 2, Carter Sapp, Jason Tornes. ASSISTS: Mitchell Meyer 3, Spencer Householder 2, Hunter Tichenor, Aiden Copeland; (Whit) Iberhen Sarhan. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Findlay 22; Whitmer 3. SAVES: (Fin) Ben Howard 2, Paul Hansen 0; (Whit) Caleb Chambers 6, Kristian Mendoza 4.
RECORDS: Findlay 10-2-1, 3-0-1 TRAC.
Munoz advances to Div. I sectional
BOWLING GREEN — For the first time in a long time, Findlay High School’s boys golf team will not be competing in the Division I district golf tournament.
Junior Matt Munoz will carry on the Trojans’ tradition, though, after qualifying as an individual from the Division I sectional held at Bowling Green’s Stone Ridge Golf Club on Tuesday.
Findlay finished eighth among the 13 schools in one of two Division I sectionals staged in Northwest Ohio. The top five teams qualified for the Division I district tournament to be played Oct. 13 at Red Hawk Run Golf Course.
The top five golfers from non-advancing teams also qualified for the district, and Munoz posted the top score in that group with an 80.
Sophomore Jordan Goeb carded an 86 and fell one stroke shy of a playoff for one of those individual spots. Freshman Harrison Hall had a 93 and senior Chad Quanrud a 94 for Findlay’s 353 team total. Brock Milum (101) completed Findlay’s lineup.
Toledo St. John’s dominated the sectional at Stone Ridge, posting a 302 team score to beat runner-up Toledo St. Francis (320) by 18 shots. Sylvania Northview (326), Oregon Clay (331) and Sylvania Southview (335) completed the list of teams advancing to the district.
Joining Munoz as individual qualifiers were Matt Hutton (81) of Fremont Ross, Maumee’s Dimitri Hohenbrink (83), Anthony Wayne’s Nathan Ice (85) and Perrysburg’s Cameron Flynn (85).
Sylvania Southview’s Ryan Fries was the medalist with a 31-35–66.
Findlay’s girls golf team will take its shot at earning a district berth today when the Trojans take part in the Division I girls sectional being held at Arlington’s Sycamore Springs Golf Course.
1, Toledo St. John’s 302. 2, Toledo St. Francis 320, 3, Sylvania Northview 326. 4, Oregon Clay 331. 5, Sylvania Southview 335. 6, Anthony Wayne 349. 7, Perrysburg 351. 8, Findlay 353. 9, Maumee 365. 10, Defiance 366. 11, Springfield 373. 12, Toledo Whitmer 374. 13, Fremont Ross 392.
x-Top five advance to Division I district.
INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS — Matt Munoz, Findlay, 80. Matt Hutton, Fremont Ross, 81. Dimitri Hohenbrink, Maumee, 83. x-Nathan Ice, Anthony Wayne, 85, x-Cameron Flynn, Perrysburg, 85.