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Prep Soccer Roundup: Upper Sandusky girls down C-R, 3-0

RAWSON — Trudy Daughenbaugh set the tone by scoring on a pass from Sierra Carey just 22 seconds into the match to lead Upper Sandusky to a 3-0 girls North Central Ohio Soccer Association win over Cory-Rawson on Thursday.
Jaime Calvin’s corner kick went into the goal unassisted with 17:50 left until halftime. Grace Miller added the final tally just five minutes later on Miller’s second assist.
Upper Sandusky (5-2-1 overall, 2-0-1 NCOSA) outshot Cory-Rawson 12-5. Makenna Searls had five saves to get the shutout for the Rams. Hannah Bixler had nine saves for the Hornets (1-2-2, 0-1-1).

VAN BUREN 7
BLUFFTON 1
BLUFFTON — After falling behind 1-0 early, Van Buren scored seven unanswered goals to remain unbeaten with a 7-1 win over Bluffton in girls North Central Ohio Soccer Association action.
Lisa Simmons netted three goals and Josie Masters added two to lead Van Buren (5-0-1, 1-0-1 NCOSA). Junior Gabbi McCracken finished with three assists en route to establishing a new school record with 43 for her career.
Van Buren managed 18 shots on goal to just two for Bluffton (2-4, 2-2). Goalkeeper Jadyn Barhorst made 10 saves in goal for the Pirates.

goals: (VB) Lisa Simmons (3), Josie Masters (2), Gabbi McCracken, Nichole Miller; (Blu) Katie Burkholder. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 18; Bluffton 2. saves: (VB) Marly McCartney 1; (Blu) Jadyn Barhorst 10.
records: Van Buren 5-0-1, 1-0-1 NCOSA; Bluffton 2-4, 2-2.

ALLEN EAST 8
ADA 0
HARROD — Allen East rolled to a win in its Northwest Conference opener by blanking Ada 8-0.
The Mustangs improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the NWC with the win. The Bulldogs fell to 0-5 and 0-1.
Boys Soccer
RIVERDALE 1
LIBERTY-BENTON 0
Ethan Melroy’s first-half goal was the extent of the scoring Thursday as Riverdale topped Liberty-Benton 1-0 in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association match.
Melroy, a freshman, scored his first career varsity goal on an assist from Corbin Knedler to end the Falcons’ six-game losing skid to the Eagles.
Chad Pever tallied three steals and five intercepts, Joe Lauck added four intercepts, Kyle Evans grabbed two steals and four intercepts and Nathaniel Hughes contributed three steals and three intercepts for Riverdale.
Austin Clark stopped all five shots he faced in goal for the Falcons (3-0-1, 2-0 NCOSA), while Connor Oldaker recorded four saves for the Eagles (0-3-1, 0-1 NCOSA).

goals: (Riv) Ethan Melroy 1. ASSISTS: (Riv) Corbin Knedler 1. shots-on-goal: Riverdale 5, Liberty-Benton 5. saves: (Riv) Austin Clark 5. (L-B) Connor Oldaker 4.
records: Riverdale 3-0-1 overall, 2-0 NCOSA; Liberty-Benton 0-3-1, 0-1.

UPPER SANDUSKY 6
TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 0
UPPER SANDUSKY — Taylor Emerick found the goal twice and assisted on another score as Upper Sandusky remained unbeaten with a 6-0 victory against Tiffin Columbian in North Central Ohio Soccer Association action.
Brandon Miller recorded a pair of goals, while Sam Duress and Cameron Brady each added a score and Aaron Pirc and Alec McMillan tallied an assist a piece for the Rams (6-0-1, 2-0-1 NCOSA).
Clay Musgrave stopped all seven shot attempts he faced for Upper Sandusky, while Eric Schermer made five saves for Columbian (2-4, 1-2 NCOSA).

goals: (US) Taylor Emerick 2, Brandon Miller 2, Sam Duress 1, Cameron Brady 1. Assists: (US) Aaron Pirc 1, Alec McMillan 1, Emerick 1. shots-on-goal: Tiffin Columbian 7, Upper Sandusky 19. saves: (TC) Eric Schermer 5, Alex Charlton 1. (US) Clay Musgrave 7.
records: Tiffin Columbian 2-4 overall, 1-2 NCOSA; Upper Sandusky 6-0-1, 2-0-1.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Tied, 1-1.

KALIDA 2
VAN BUREN 0
KALIDA — Luke Langhals assisted Michael Schroeder on one goal and Austin Swift added another score as Kalida blanked Van Buren 2-0 in a nonconference matchup Thursday.
The Wildcats (4-0-1) held an 8-3 advantage in shots-on-goal.
Brent Hovest saved two attempts for Kalida, while Nathan Maynard recorded five saves in net for Van Buren (2-2).

KALIDA 2, VAN BUREN 0
goals: (Kal) Michael Schroeder 1, Austin Swift 1. Assists: (Kal) Luke Langhals 1. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 3, Kalida 8. saves: (VB) Nathan Maynard 5. (Kal) Brent Hovest 2.
records: Van Buren 2-2; Kalida 4-0-1.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Kalida 2-1.
CONTINENTAL 1
FORT JENNINGS 0
CONTINENTAL — Tyler Brecht’s second-half goal was all Continental needed as the Pirates edged Fort Jennings 1-0 in a Putnam County League match.
Trevor Williamson stopped six shots for Continental (5-1, 2-0 PCL), which outshot Fort Jennings 8-6. Kyle Hellman had seven saves for Fort Jennings (1-4-1, 0-1-1 PCL).

goals: (Cont) Tyler Brecht 1. shots-on-goal: Fort Jennings 6, Continental 8. saves: (FJ) Kyle Hellman 7; (Cont) Trevor Williamson 6.
records: Fort Jennings 1-4-1 overall, 0-1-1 PCL; Continental 5-1, 2-0.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Fort Jennings, 1-0.

OTTAWA-GLANDORF 1
CELINA 0
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf’s offense produced just one goal, but it was enough as the Titans held off Celina 1-0 on Thursday in boys Western Buckeye League soccer.
Austin Williams scored the game’s only goal off an assist from Brad Croy with 15:34 left in the first period.
O-G keeper Jacob Ellerbrock made four saves in goal to preserve the win.

goals: (OG) Austin Williams. Assists: (O-G) Brad Croy. shots-on-goal: Ottawa-Glandorf 7, Celina 4. saves: (O-G) Jacob Ellerbrock 4; (Cel) Braden Conn 6.
records: Celina 2-1 overall, 1-1 WBL; Ottawa-Glandorf 5-0, 2-0.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Tied, 1-1.

OTTOVILLE 10
ADA 0
ADA — Jared Fanning scored three goals, and three Big Green players added two each Thursday as Ottoville dropped Ada 10-0 in a nonconference boys soccer game.
Brant Landin, Brendan Siefker and Logan Kemper scored twice for Ottoville (4-0-2), and Nick Moorman also scored. The Big Green outshot Ada (1-5) 17-5.