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Tuesday, October 02, 2012Prep soccer: St. Marys knocks O-G boys out of first place in WBL
With 13:38 left in the first half, the rebound of a St. Marys shot bounced toward Rodriguez and the Roughriders forward banged it into the net for the only goal in a 1-0 Western Buckeye League win over Ottawa-Glandorf.
The loss was the first of the season and knocked O-G, ranked seventh in the state among Ohio's Division II boys soccer programs, out of first place in the WBL standings. The Titans are 11-1-0 overall, 6-1-0 in the WBL. St. Marys, which knocked off Lima Bath earlier this season when the Wildcats were Ohio's No. 3 ranked team, remained undefeated at 10-0-3 overall, 5-0-2 in the WBL.
O-G outshot St. Marys 16-9. Roughriders keeper Luke Leffel made nine saves to get the shutout, though. O-G goalie Tyler Ellerbrock made three saves.
KALIDA -- Summer Holtkamp scored twice and Brittany Kahle also added a goal as Kalida remained unbeaten with a 3-1 Putnam County League girls soccer win over Ottoville.
With the win, Kalida improved to 11-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the PCL. They can clinch the PCL crown with a win at Continental on Oct. 9.
Jackie Gardner recorded two assists and Kahle had one as Kalida outshot the Big Green 25-2.
Monica Sarka scored for Ottoville (7-3-1, 1-1-1).
Rachel Beining had a busy night in goal for the Big Green with 18 saves. Sarah Verhoff had one for the Wildcats.
UPPER SANDUSKY 0
BLUFFTON -- Megan Dulle ended a scoreless draw lasting into the second half to boost Bluffton over Upper Sandusky 1-0 on Monday in girls North Central Ohio Soccer Association soccer.
Abbey Hesley saved all four on goal to help the Pirates improve to 4-8 overall and 2-1 in the NCOSA after the shutout.
Upper Sandusky falls to 6-7 overall and 1-4 in the NCOSA.
goals: (Blu) Megan Dulle. Assists: (B) Jill Steinmentz. shots-on-goal: Bluffton 10, Upper Sandusky 4. saves: (Blu) Abbey Heslep 4.
records: Bluffton 4-8 overall, 2-1 North Central Ohio Soccer Association; Upper Sandusky 6-7, 1-4.
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