Indians split DH with Panthers


By Max Householder - [email protected]



Wauseon’s Kasmyn Carroll, right, looks to gain possession of the ball from Shannon Tolbert of Maumee Saturday. The Indians edged the Panthers 1-0 in a non-league contest.

Wauseon’s Kasmyn Carroll, right, looks to gain possession of the ball from Shannon Tolbert of Maumee Saturday. The Indians edged the Panthers 1-0 in a non-league contest.


Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Wauseon’s Braden Vajen and Eli Delgado celebrate a goal during the game with Maumee Saturday. Maumee came out on top by a final score of 2-1.


Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Gavin Gerig of Wauseon gets to a ball on a breakaway in the first half of Saturday’s game.


Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Aizlynn Coronado of Wauseon and Maumee’s Evelyn Boyett go for a ball in the open field during the first game of a girls and boys doubleheader with the Panthers Saturday.


Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Wauseon split a girls-boys soccer doubleheader against Maumee Saturday, with the girls holding on for a 1-0 win while the boys were beaten 2-1.

In the first game of the day, the Wauseon girls struck gold just before halftime and that was all the scoring they needed. Abby Smith put the ball in the back of the net with 1:02 before halftime.

Maumee, especially as the game got closer to being over, began to get desperate and put pressure on the Indians’ defense.

Evelyn Boyett had a breakaway around five minutes into the second half, but her shot pushed wide left of its intended target.

She again got behind the Wauseon defense with under a minute to go but like the earlier attempt, it missed to the left.

The girls next play host to Bryan Tuesday in NWOAL action.

Wauseon boys stymied by Maumee

In the boys matchup, the visiting Panthers went ahead 1-0 at the 28:11 mark of the first half.

However, the Indians responded shortly after. Less than a minute later, Wauseon’s Eli Delgado sent a ball in towards the goal from the right side, and after the initial shot was punched away by Maumee’s goalkeeper, Braden Vajen was able to score on the rebound.

The Panthers reclaimed the lead for good with under 13 minutes remaining. A Jaxson Greenlese corner kick was headed in by Zachary Gronau, giving Maumee a 2-1 lead.

All the scoring in the game came in the first half, but not for a lack of trying.

At the 35:01 mark of the second half, Vajen fired a missile from the left side that was corraled by the keeper. Later, with just under 20 minutes remaining, a Benicio Torres free kick for the Indians was punched away by the Panthers’ netminder.

Delgado looked to score with 4:18 to go when he got to a ball played deep, however, he was met by the keeper who made the save.

The Wauseon boys are next in action when they travel to Bryan this Thursday for a league matchup.

Wauseon’s Kasmyn Carroll, right, looks to gain possession of the ball from Shannon Tolbert of Maumee Saturday. The Indians edged the Panthers 1-0 in a non-league contest.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_-5-MAU-v.-Carroll.jpgWauseon’s Kasmyn Carroll, right, looks to gain possession of the ball from Shannon Tolbert of Maumee Saturday. The Indians edged the Panthers 1-0 in a non-league contest. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Wauseon’s Braden Vajen and Eli Delgado celebrate a goal during the game with Maumee Saturday. Maumee came out on top by a final score of 2-1.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_Vajen_Delgado-celebration.jpgWauseon’s Braden Vajen and Eli Delgado celebrate a goal during the game with Maumee Saturday. Maumee came out on top by a final score of 2-1. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Gavin Gerig of Wauseon gets to a ball on a breakaway in the first half of Saturday’s game.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_Gerig-upfield.jpgGavin Gerig of Wauseon gets to a ball on a breakaway in the first half of Saturday’s game. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Aizlynn Coronado of Wauseon and Maumee’s Evelyn Boyett go for a ball in the open field during the first game of a girls and boys doubleheader with the Panthers Saturday.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_-12-WAU-v.-21-Mau.jpgAizlynn Coronado of Wauseon and Maumee’s Evelyn Boyett go for a ball in the open field during the first game of a girls and boys doubleheader with the Panthers Saturday. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

By Max Householder

[email protected]

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010.

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010.