Panthers shut out by Black Knights, 2-0


By Max Householder - [email protected]



Delta’s Adrianna Dunning works the ball up the field Monday in a non-league contest against Van Buren. The Panthers fell to the Black Knight by a final score of 2-0.

Delta’s Adrianna Dunning works the ball up the field Monday in a non-league contest against Van Buren. The Panthers fell to the Black Knight by a final score of 2-0.


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Sophia Schneider of Delta, left, goes for the ball as Anna Durliat possesses for Van Buren.


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Ella Demaline of Delta advances the ball upfield Monday in a game against Van Buren.


Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Delta was within one goal for much of the contest but could never manage to make it even, and Van Buren was able to pull away for a 2-0 win in non-league girls soccer action Monday.

The Black Knights had some chances early on that were denied by the Panthers, including Abbey Haley’s free kick from 20 yards out that was saved by Delta’s Emma Deffenbaugh at the 28:36 mark of the first half.

Van Buren took the lead with 27:25 left in the half when Erica Coffey helped guide a corner kick into the net.

Delta looked to respond just under three minutes later, but an Adrianna Dunning shot on goal from the left side was saved by the Black Knight goalkeeper.

In the second half, Van Buren’s Belle Miller was presented with a breakaway chance at the 36:30 mark, however, it was turned away by Deffenbaugh.

At the 29:26 mark, Ella Demaline’s free kick attempt from approximately 25 yards away was stymied when she booted it into the wall formed by Van Buren, then her follow-up attempt sailed over the net.

Perhaps the best opportunity of the game for the Panthers came with 23:24 remaining. Dunning got behind the Black Knight defense and their goalie strayed away from the net, but the shot missed to the left by maybe six feet.

For good measure, Miller drove one into the back of the net with only two minutes remaining, sealing the win for the Black Knights.

Delta dropped to 9-4 with the loss. The Panthers welcome Evergreen Thursday before closing the regular season at Toledo Christian on Saturday.

Delta’s Adrianna Dunning works the ball up the field Monday in a non-league contest against Van Buren. The Panthers fell to the Black Knight by a final score of 2-0.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_Dunning-with-ball.jpgDelta’s Adrianna Dunning works the ball up the field Monday in a non-league contest against Van Buren. The Panthers fell to the Black Knight by a final score of 2-0. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Sophia Schneider of Delta, left, goes for the ball as Anna Durliat possesses for Van Buren.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_Schneider-v.-Durliat.jpgSophia Schneider of Delta, left, goes for the ball as Anna Durliat possesses for Van Buren. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Ella Demaline of Delta advances the ball upfield Monday in a game against Van Buren.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2022/10/web1_Demaline-upfield.jpgElla Demaline of Delta advances the ball upfield Monday in a game against Van Buren. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

By Max Householder

[email protected]

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010.

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010.