The unbeaten Van Buren boys soccer team opened North Central Ohio Soccer Association play in grand style Tuesday night, blanking Liberty-Benton 5-0.
The Black Knights (5-0-1, 1-0 NCOSA) outshot the Eagles 16-2 with Jackson Gregory recording two saves in goal. Andrew Thomas stopped five shots for Liberty-Benton (2-2-1, 1-1).
Nick McCracken recorded two goals within a seven-minute span of the opening period and Hunter Stone’s first tally helped stake Van Buren to a 3-0 halftime margin.
Michael Kramer converted a penalty kick and Stone’s second goal closed out the Van Buren scoring in the second half. Brady Losiewicz recorded a pair of assists for the Black Knights.
LIMA BATH 0
GLANDORF — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Derek Crumrine converted on a penalty kick and Ethan Alt made it stand up as the Titans blanked Lima Bath 1-0 on Tuesday in Western Buckeye League boys soccer.
The Titans (3-3-1, 2-2 WBL) held just a 13-12 shots advantage, but Alt turned away eight attempts by Bath (1-6-2, 0-2-1).
Brenten Brock had four saves for the Wildcats.
BLUFFTON — Jonathan Schriner led the way with four goals Tuesday as Bluffton blanked Lincolnview 9-0 in a Northwest Conference boys soccer game.
Taylor Klemen added two goals for Bluffton (7-1, 3-0 NWC). Simon Derstine, Jude Spallinger and Andrew Lovett also scored.
Lincolnview fell to 1-5, 0-2 NWC.
RAWSON — Botkins’ Zane Paul tallied four goals and Xavier Monnin also had a hat trick as the Trojans routed Cory-Rawson 12-1 for a nonleague boys soccer win Tuesday.
Zac Stoodt scored the lone goal for the Hornets, who fell to 3-4 overall. C-R goalkeeper Clayton Skulina made eight saves.
Dean Butcher scored two goals and Zack Ware, Andrew Monnin and Nate Guckes also scored for Botkins.
ALLEN EAST 2
BLUFFTON — Bluffton’s Laykin Garmatter scored all four of her goals in the second half as the Pirates upended Allen East 5-2 for a Northwest Conference girls soccer win Tuesday.
The Pirates (4-2-1, 2-0 NWC) trailed 1-0 at halftime before Garmatter tallied goals in the 53rd, 66th, 71st and 78th minutes. Kayla White also scored in the 73rd minute for Bluffton.
Bluffton’s Julia Mehaffie made five saves.
Julia Meyer had both goals for the Mustangs (4-1, 1-1).