The Archbold and Liberty-Benton girls soccer teams were both undefeated when they walked onto the pitch for Monday’s nonleague match at L-B.
They left that way, too.
Archbold owned the first half, but Liberty-Benton controlled the second as the Blue Streaks and Eagles played a 2-2 draw.
Archbold, looking to avenge a 1-0 loss to Liberty-Benton in last year’s Division III regional final that ended up being the only blemish on a 20-1 record, is 3-0-2 this season. Liberty-Benton, ranked No. 4 among Ohio’s Division III girls soccer teams, is 5-0-1.
Addison Moyer scored early and Chloe Nofziger late in the first half to put Archbold up 2-0 at the break.
Liberty-Benton tied it during an offensive flurry midway through the second half. Maya Rickle, on an assist from Alexis Rickenbacher, put L-B on the board at the 27:57 mark. Six minutes later, Lexi Nagy tied it off an assist by Chloe Kin.
Liberty-Benton outshot Archbold 13-9. Sophie Aschemeier made seven saves in goal for the Eagles. Reagan Kohler had 11 saves for Archbold.
GOALS: (Arch) Addison Moyer, Chloe Nofziger; (L-B) Maya Rickle, Lexi Nagy. ASSISTS: (L-B) Alexis Rickenbacher, Chloe Kin. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Liberty-Benton 13, Archbold 9. GOALIE SAVES: (L-B) Sophie Aschemeier 7; (Arch) Reagan Kohler 11.
RECORDS: Liberty-Benton 5-0-1; Archbold 3-0-2.
VAN BUREN 3
CONTINENTAL — Alex Hoeffel scored a pair of goals Monday, and Addy Armey and Maddie Burke also scored, as Contintental defeated Van Buren 4-3 in a nonleague girls soccer game.
Angel Brzozowski recorded seven saves as Continental improved to 4-2.
Peyton Sendelbach, Mia George and Grace Hoerig scored for Van Buren (2-2-2). Jewelya Hutchison had six saves for the Black Knights.
goals: (VB) Peyton Sendelbach, Mia George, Grace Hoerig. (Cont) Alex Hoeffel 2, Addy Armey, Maddie Burke. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 15, Continental 12. saves: (VB) Jewelya Hutchison 6. (Cont) Angel Brzozowski 7.
records: Van Buren 2-2-2; Continental 4-2.
VAN WERT 0
VAN WERT — Erin Kaufman scored four goals Monday to lead Ottawa-Glandorf to a 10-0 rout over Van Wert in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer game.
Amiah Lopez scored twice, and Ashley Schroeder, Kelsey Erford, Caitlin Bockrath and Kirsin Siefker each added single tallies for O-G (3-3, 1-2 WBL). Ashton Okuley made four saves in getting the shutout.
Grace Dowler and Nora Doctor combined for eight saves for Van Wert (0-6, 0-3 WBL).
goals: (O-G) Erin Kaufman 4, Amiah Lopez 2, Ashley Schroeder, Kelsey Erford, Caitlin Bockrath, Kirstin Siefker. Assists: (O-G) Lauren Siefker, Claire Inkrott. shots-on-goal: Ottawa-Glandorf 19, Van Wert 4. saves: (O-G) Ashton Okuley 4.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 3-3, 1-2 Western Buckeye League; Van Wert 0-6, 0-3 WBL.
OTTOVILLE — Ottoville trailed after going scoreless in the first half, but a pair of goals in the final 40 minutes propelled the Big Green to a 2-1 Putnam County League win over Continental on Monday.
Nolan German tied the game with 29:53 to play before Joe Miller buried a shot with less than eight minutes to play to give Ottoville the lead and win. The Big Green, who remained perfect in the PCL at 2-0, improved to 5-2-3 overall.
Konnor Okuley scored the Pirates’ (3-2, 1-1) lone goal midway through the first half.
goals: (Cont) Konnor Okuley 1; (Otto) Nolan German & Joe Miller 1. Assists: (Cont) Westin Okuley 1. shots-on-goal: Continental 6, Ottoville 9. saves: (Cont) Trevor Brecht 8; (Otto) Kaiden Trentman 5.
records: Continental 3-2, 1-1 Putnam County League; Ottoville 5-2-3, 2-0.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Continental 1-0.