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Sunday, October 20, 2013Sectional Girls Soccer: Findlay, L-B crush opponents
Amanda Kovaleski achieved a hat trick and five other players scored as Findlay mauled Marion Harding 8-0 Saturday in the Division I sectional girls soccer final at Elmer Graham Stadium.
The Trojans (11-4-2) move on to play Sylvania Northview at 5 p.m. Thursday in the district semifinals at Elmer Graham Stadium.
Skyler Sensel, Kylie Rudolph, Lara Munoz, Tori Sullivan and Jenna Hohman each tallied goals as well for the Trojans, who won their second consecutive sectional title.
Halle McCleave and Rudolph each recorded two assists, while Sensel and Allison Kreinbrink each had one.
Defensively, Alexis Gray had a steal and four intercepts. Olivia Bair and Marissa Wintrow combined for the shutout in net for Findlay, which dominated possession with 27 shots.
Marion Harding ended its season at 4-13.
BLUFFTON -- Samantha Johnson scored twice and assisted on another goal as Liberty-Benton beat Cory-Rawson 8-0 Saturday in Division III sectional final girls soccer action at Bluffton.
Liberty-Benton, ranked fifth in the final OSSCA Division III poll, improved to 15-0-1 and will play Mansfield Christian at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Findlay High's Elmer Graham Stadium.
Jensen Hiegel scored one goal and had two assists, while Jana Fish added a goal and an assist to lead the Eagles offensively. Sydney Wenzinger, Molly Siferd, McKenna Dire and Olivia Stuck also scored goals for L-B.
Kaitlyn Hanrahan recorded two saves for the Eagles. Abby Schultz had eight stops for Cory-Rawson (5-8-4), which managed just four shots on goal.
goals: (L-B) Samantha Johnson 2, Jana Fish, Jenson Hiegel, Sydney Wenzinger, Molly Siferd, McKenna Dire & Olivia Stuck. Assists: (L-B) Kayla Trevino & Hiegel 2, Fish, Monica Barger & Johnson 1. saves: (C-R) Abby Schultz 8; Kaitlyn Hanrahan 2.
records: Cory-Rawson 5-8-4, Liberty-Benton 15-0-1.
VAN BUREN 3
BLUFFTON -- Sarah Theisen and Jill Steinmentz scored four minutes apart in the second half to tie the match as Bluffton came back from a two-goal deficit.
But both missed penalty kicks in a shootout which allowed Van Buren to escape with a 3-2 overtime win over Bluffton Saturday in Division III sectional final girls soccer action at Bluffton's Steinmetz Field.
The Black Knights (10-6-2) advance to play Riverdale in the district semifinals at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Findlay High School's Elmer Graham Stadium.
Brianne Lasley, Rachel Wymer, Madi Endicott, Kami Boney and Gabbi McCracken each converted penalty kick goals for Van Buren.
Molly Moser, Katie Burkholder and Brooke Koontz were each successful for the Pirates (8-7-3).
Nicole Miller and Bailey Hoyng each scored first half goals as Van Buren took the early lead.
Bluffton didn't go quietly, however, as Theisen and Steinmetz tied the score with 23:11 left.
The teams did not score during two overtime periods, which forced the shootout.
Marly McCartney made 10 saves for the Black Knights, while Jaclyn Barnhorst stopped six shots for the Pirates.
goals: (VB) Nicole Miller & Bailey Houng. (Blu) Sarah Theisen & Jill Steinmetz. Assists: (VB) Kami Baney. shots-on-goal: Van Buren 7, Bluffton 11. saves: (VB) Jaclyn Barhorst 6; (Blu) Marly McCartney 10.
records: Van Buren 10-6-2, Bluffton 8-7-3.
FORT JENNINGS 0
KALIDA -- Makenna Vorst scored four minutes into the match and Kalida benefited from a Fort Jennings own goal as the Wildcats defeated Fort Jennings 2-0 Saturday in the Division III girls soccer sectional final at Ottoville.
Kalida (13-1-2) advances to the Lima Bath district where the Wildcats will face Coldwater at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Sarah Verhoff made five saves for Kalida. Erin Osting had six saves for the Musketeers (8-6-4).
CONTINENTAL -- Paige Ordway scored the only goal of the match midway through the first half as Continental held on for a 1-0 victory Saturday in Division III sectional final girls soccer action at Ottoville.
The Pirates (11-2-2) advance to the district semifinal at Lima Bath High School where they will battle Lima Central Catholic at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Emma Recker came up huge for Continental in goal with 12 saves. Megan Hoehn made seven saves for the Titans (9-4-5).
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