Bluffton’s Andrew Lovett (21) blocks Riverdale’s Coby Miller (11) from the ball Thursday night at Bluffton. Bluffton won the game, 3-1. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

Findlay High goalie Kevin Kuhn pitched a second-half shutout and the Trojans got excellent offensive balance over the final 40 minutes of play in chalking up a 4-1 boys soccer win over Springfield on Thurday in a nonleague match at Elmer Graham Stadium.

Findlay’s Jacob Gangle and Springfield’s Trevor Tabb traded unassisted goals in the first half.

Findlay controlled the game from there, with Ryan Montooth scoring on an assist from Carson Dale to break the deadlock early in the second half. Logan Johnson scored to put the Trojans up 3-1, and Trent Land converted an assist from Andrew Allsop for an insurance goal.

Findlay won its third straight, ran its unbeaten string to four consecutive matches and improved to 5-4-1 overall. Kuhn made two saves in goal; Springfield’s Carson Tyler had 10 saves for the Blue Devils (5-7-0).

Brady Shenise spearheaded Findlay’s defense with 20 intercepts and seven steals. Nolan Clouse had 11 intercepts and three steals and Devin Snyder 10 intercepts and four steals.

FINDLAY VARSITY 4, SPRINGFIELD 1

GOALS: (Spr) Trevor Tabb. (Fin) Jacob Gangle, Ryan Montooth, Logan Johnson, Trent Land. ASSISTS: (Fin) Carson Dale, Andrew Allsop. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Springfield 8, Findlay 24. GOALIE SAVES: (Spr) Carson Tyler 10; (Fin) Kevin Kuhn 2.

RECORDS: Springfield 5-7-0, Findlay 5-4-1.

FINDLAY JV 1, SPRINGFIELD 0

GOALS: (Fin) Nick Simmermeyer. ASSISTS: (Fin) Keegan Faulkner. SHOTS-ON-GOAL: Springfield 4, Findlay 3. GOALIE SAVES: (Spr) Joshua Sloan 1; (Fin) Jack Kenny 4.

BLUFFTON 3

RIVERDALE 1

BLUFFTON — Riverdale struck first but Bluffton scored three unanswered to earn a 3-1 nonleague boys soccer win Thursday.

Jon Shriner scored the first two Bluffton goals, one in each half, to give his team a 2-1 lead. Andrew Heldman put the game away for the Pirates (6-0-2) with a goal off a Tayton Kleman assist.

Drew Frey had the lone goal for the Falcons (3-4-2).

goals: (Blu) Jon Shriner 2, Andrew Heldman; (Riv) Drew Frey. Assists: (Riv) Coby Miller; (Blu) Jude Spallinger & Tayton Kleman. shots-on-goal: Riverdale 2; Bluffton 10. saves: (Riv) Ethan Shane 9; (Blu) Clymer 0.

records: Riverdale 3-4-2; Bluffton 6-0-2.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Bluffton, 1-0.

VAN BUREN 3

ADA 0

VAN BUREN — Hunter Stone scored a pair of goals and just one save was required of goalkeeper Saige Warren as Van Buren handled Ada 3-0 on Thursday in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association boys match.

Thomas Piccirillo found the net and Brady Losiewicz contributed a pair of assists for the Black Knights as they improved 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the NCOSA.

Drew Hadley stopped eight shots in goal from the Bulldogs (5-3, 1-1 NCOSA).

goals: (VB) Hunter Stone 2, Thomas Piccirillo 1. Assists: (VB) Brady Losiewicz 2. shots-on-goal: Ada 1; Van Buren 11. saves: (Ada) Drew Hadley 8; (VB) Saige Warren 1.

records: Ada 5-3, 1-1 North Central Ohio Soccer Association; Van Buren 8-1, 2-0 NCOSA.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Van Buren, 2-0.

LIMA SHAWNEE 1

OTTAWA-GLANDORF 0

LIMA — Lima Shawnee’s Brayden Ward netted the only goal of the game Thursday as the Indians defeated Ottawa-Glandorf 1-0 in a Western Buckeye League boys soccer game.

Ethan Alt recorded nine saves for Ottawa-Glandorf 7-2-1, 3-2 WBL).

Landon Hoehn had three saves for Lima Shawnee (9-1-1, 5-0 WBL).

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