Evergreen boys outlast Swanton, 3-2


By Joe Blystone - For the Expositor and Enterprise



Elijah Hernandez of Evergreen wins a loose ball against Swanton’s Arnau Gonzalez in the Vikings 3-2 victory Thursday.

Elijah Hernandez of Evergreen wins a loose ball against Swanton’s Arnau Gonzalez in the Vikings 3-2 victory Thursday.


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Swanton keeper Nic Meisner gets the save as Evergreen’s Nick Rosinski and Swanton’s Brandon Robledo scuffle for the ball.


Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

Bulldog Isaiah Bolyard gets the clean slide tackle from Evergreen’s Brady Kanneman.


Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

Brandon Robledo of Swanton and Nick Rosinski of Evergreen chase after a loose ball in Thursday night’s NWOAL battle.


Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

Evergreen almost got caught looking ahead to Tuesday’s match with Delta.

However, the Vikings used two Tyson Woodring goals and another from Nick Rosinski to hold off Swanton 3-2 Thursday in Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys soccer.

The victory set up a do-or-die match with Delta Tuesday night at Pifer Field.

If the Vikings win, they will share the league soccer title with Archbold pending a Blue Streak victory.

If Delta wins or tie, the Panthers win the title outright.

Woodring scored when goalie Walker Lumbrezer launched a long punt that cleared the Bulldog defense and Woodring raced ahead of the pack after the ball came down to score inside the near post.

Then Woodring and Rosinski worked a back and forth combo play with Woodring taking the last pass and drilling the ball into the back of the net.

Rosinski’s goal came on Konnor Sanford’s crossing pass through the back line in which the high-scoring junior converted.

Swanton countered in the form of Hayden Callicotte both times.

The Bulldogs’ top scorer delivered on a long clearing shot and nailed a bullet inside the top 90 for his first goal.

The second came on a direct free kick, just outside the box.

“Swanton played very deep and we didn’t play wide enough to unlock their defense,” Viking coach Dave Skoczyn said after.

“It was a very competitive match and Swanton played very hard. We didn’t always match their intensity in the first half but I believe the second half was better.”

The loss snapped the Bulldogs three game win streak. Swanton now sits at 6-9-1 for the season.

The Vikings’ record is now 11-4.

Elijah Hernandez of Evergreen wins a loose ball against Swanton’s Arnau Gonzalez in the Vikings 3-2 victory Thursday.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_gonzalez.jpgElijah Hernandez of Evergreen wins a loose ball against Swanton’s Arnau Gonzalez in the Vikings 3-2 victory Thursday. Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

Swanton keeper Nic Meisner gets the save as Evergreen’s Nick Rosinski and Swanton’s Brandon Robledo scuffle for the ball.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_nick-save.jpgSwanton keeper Nic Meisner gets the save as Evergreen’s Nick Rosinski and Swanton’s Brandon Robledo scuffle for the ball. Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

Bulldog Isaiah Bolyard gets the clean slide tackle from Evergreen’s Brady Kanneman.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_Bolyard-slide.jpgBulldog Isaiah Bolyard gets the clean slide tackle from Evergreen’s Brady Kanneman. Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

Brandon Robledo of Swanton and Nick Rosinski of Evergreen chase after a loose ball in Thursday night’s NWOAL battle.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_robledo.jpgBrandon Robledo of Swanton and Nick Rosinski of Evergreen chase after a loose ball in Thursday night’s NWOAL battle. Patty Stambaugh | AIM Media Midwest

By Joe Blystone

For the Expositor and Enterprise