Streaks run away from Wauseon


By Max Householder - mhouseholder@civitasmedia.com



Kaiden Bedsole of Archbold handles the ball while on his way to his first goal of the game at Wauseon on Thursday. Bedsole, as well as teammate Jeremy Lerma, each had hat tricks in the Blue Streaks 8-0 shutout of the Indians.

Kaiden Bedsole of Archbold handles the ball while on his way to his first goal of the game at Wauseon on Thursday. Bedsole, as well as teammate Jeremy Lerma, each had hat tricks in the Blue Streaks 8-0 shutout of the Indians.


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Wauseon’s Aaron Spieles, left, and Jared Kidder of Archbold fight hard for a loose ball near midfield in Thursday’s contest.


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Archbold’s Austin Welch sends a pass down the left sideline from his midfield position.


Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Riding hat tricks by midfielders Kaiden Bedsole and Jeremy Lerma, the Archbold boys soccer team won on the road at Wauseon on Thursday, 8-0.

“I thought we did a really nice job of taking control early,” said Archbold coach Sean Stewart of his team’s performance. “Kaiden Bedsole really set the tone for us and was rewarded with a hat trick. Jeremy Lerma really dominated the middle of the park along with Austin Welch. I thought our entire offense was really clicking and we stuck to our plan of playing the ball on the ground and building up the right way.”

Just 1:25 into the contest, Bedsole notched his first of three goals on a hard hit ball from the right-side.

He also scored the second goal of the game at the 34:33 mark of the first half after Josh Kidder’s throw in, putting the Blue Streaks up 2-0.

Prior to that, at the 37:17 mark, Josh Kidder got his foot to a ball that was airborne. However, Wauseon goalkeeper Lucas Blanchong stopped the shot.

Archbold then added goals from Lerma with 29:15 remaining, and Kidder with 26:52 left, pushing the advantage to 4-0. A nifty goal was made by Bedsole with 23:35 remaining as he headed the ball in off a pass to center from A.J. Short.

Lerma added the last two goals of the half which allowed the Streaks to go into the locker room with a 7-0 cushion.

They did not waste much time in the second, scoring on Connor Hagans’ goal with an assist from Andrew Hogrefe with 23:33 remaining to equal the game’s final tally.

Wauseon did have a pair of scoring chances around the 22 minute mark.

First was Canidate Vickery whose penalty kick sailed high. Then, with 22:02 remaining, Orlando Uribes got in close but Archbold keeper Elijah Robinson made the save.

Archbold’s defense, which has not allowed a goal in 10 straight games, was on point all game long.

“Our defense continues to shine. Defending is always a team effort, and the boys have shown that they are very committed to that,” said Stewart. “Ten consecutive clean sheets is a real accomplishment that doesn’t happen without great effort and great leadership in the squad.”

The Streaks, however, did give up a goal on Saturday at Ottawa Hills, still earning the win by a final of 5-1. Wauseon lost 7-1 at Maumee.

Kaiden Bedsole of Archbold handles the ball while on his way to his first goal of the game at Wauseon on Thursday. Bedsole, as well as teammate Jeremy Lerma, each had hat tricks in the Blue Streaks 8-0 shutout of the Indians.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/10/web1_Bedsole.jpgKaiden Bedsole of Archbold handles the ball while on his way to his first goal of the game at Wauseon on Thursday. Bedsole, as well as teammate Jeremy Lerma, each had hat tricks in the Blue Streaks 8-0 shutout of the Indians. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Wauseon’s Aaron Spieles, left, and Jared Kidder of Archbold fight hard for a loose ball near midfield in Thursday’s contest.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/10/web1_Spielesv.Kidder.jpgWauseon’s Aaron Spieles, left, and Jared Kidder of Archbold fight hard for a loose ball near midfield in Thursday’s contest. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

Archbold’s Austin Welch sends a pass down the left sideline from his midfield position.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/10/web1_Welch-pass.jpgArchbold’s Austin Welch sends a pass down the left sideline from his midfield position. Max Householder | Fulton County Expositor

By Max Householder

mhouseholder@civitasmedia.com

Max Householder can be reached at 419-335-2010

Max Householder can be reached at 419-335-2010