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Notre Dame edges Northview for district soccer title


FINDLAY — Kassidy Rejent had only scored one goal all season long, but her second tally proved to be a big one Saturday, as it gave fifth-ranked Notre Dame a 1-0 victory over Northview in a Division I girls district soccer final played at Findlay High School.

Rejent, a sophomore center-midfielder for the Eagles (16-1-2), cashed in on her scoring opportunity from the inside the 18-yard box with five and a half minutes remaining in the second half. Her shot from right of center deflected in off a Wildcats player.

Eagles senior goalkeeper Leah Kirk made five saves in her shutout.

“Kassidy’s not one of our main scorers, but she was in the right place at the right time,” third-year Notre Dame coach Chip Smith said. “I think Northview was so focused on stopping some of our other goal scorers, like Dani Johnson, that they might have forgotten her.

“It’s a huge win for the school and the program and the kids. It really means a lot because this is our first district championship.”

The win sends Notre Dame to a regional semifinal against Anthony Wayne 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lake High School. The two teams played to a 2-2 tie in their regular-season meeting.

“When our staff took over three years ago, we laid out some things we wanted to do,” Smith said. “By year three we wanted to win a district title. We also got it last year, but we lost in the district final 1-0 to Anthony Wayne.”

Northview closed its season at 8-7-5.

Maumee blanks Lake 5-0

MILLBURY -- Maumee moved to 13-5-1 on the season with a 5-0 victory over host Lake Saturday in a Division II girls district soccer final.

Maddy Woolford had a three-goal hat trick to pace the Panthers, and Panther teammates Olivia Dameron added two goals.

Maumee advances to a regional semifinal 7 p.m. Tuesday at Findlay High School, where it will face the winner of Saturday’s district final between Celina and Lima Bath.

Lake’s Flyers closed their season at 12-8-0.

Oak Harbor defeats Woodmore 5-0

Oak Harbor got goals from five different players Saturday in taking a 5-0 win over Woodmore in a Division III district final at Lake.

Scoring for the 10th-ranked Rockets (17-1-1) were Paige Velliquette, who notched her team-best 32nd goal of the season, Maddy Rathbun, Alexa Weis, Tessa Tyburski, and Ally Croy. Goalkeeper Ivy Martin posted her 10th shutout of the season

The loss closed Woodmore’s solid season at 18-2-0.

Oak Harbor will play in a regional semifinal 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ottawa Hills High School, where it will meet the winner of Saturday’s district final between Kalida and Continental.

L-B edges Riverdale 1-0

FINDLAY -- Sam Johnson’s 15th goal of the season was the difference Saturday as fifth-ranked Liberty-Benton (17-0-1) edged Riverdale 1-0 in a Division III girls soccer district final played at Findlay High School.

The Eagles advance to play Smithville in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Tuesday at Ashland. Riverdale ended 13-4-1.



Anthony Wayne blanks Ashland

FINDLAY -- The second-ranked Anthony Wayne Generals moved to 15-0-4 on the season Saturday night, blanking Ashland 4-0 in a Division I district final played at Findlay High School.

Ben Conkin scored two goals for AW, and A.J. Witte and Jacob Bores had a goal apiece.

The Generals will meet St. John’s Jesuit in a regional semifinal Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Central Catholic.

Maumee defeats Rossford 3-0

Maumee moved to 12-5-1 on the season Saturday after scoring all three of its goals in the second half of a 3-0 win over Rossford in a Division II boys district soccer final played at Central Catholic.

Alex Wagener broke the ice for the Panthers, and teammates Cody Jozwiak and Andy Stead added goals for the final margin.

Maumee moves on to a regional semifinal 7 p.m. Wednesday at Findlay High School, where the Panthers will face the winner of Saturday district final between Elida and St. Marys Memorial.

Rossford finished its season at 15-4-0.

Ottawa Hills defeats Archbold

Max Isenberg tallied both goals Saturday to lift Ottawa Hills (12-7-0) to a 2-0 victory on its home field against Archbold in a Division III boys district soccer final.

The Green Bears advance to a 7 p.m. regional semifinal Wednesday at Tiffin Columbian High School, where they will face the winner of Saturday district final between Kalida and Lima Central Catholic.

Archbold closed its season at 12-4-3.



Central Catholic defeats Tiffin Columbian

FINDLAY -- Central Catholic defeated Tiffin Columbian 25-19, 25-23, 25-14 Saturday night to win a Division II district volleyball final at Findlay High School.

Kristin Murrell led the Irish in kills with 15, Olivia Morrison had 18 digs, and Maty Lehman added 32 assists.

Central will play in a regional semifinal 6 p.m. Thursday at Ontario High School against the winner of Saturday’s district final between Defiance and Celina.

Archbold rallies to beat Otsego

BOWLING GREEN -- Archbold rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games Saturday night to take a 22-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-21, 15-13 victory over Northern Buckeye Conference champion Otsego in a Division III district volleyball final at the Stroh Center.

The Blue Streaks advance to meet seventh-ranked Coldwater in a regional semifinal 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake High School.

Archbold (14-11) lost its bid to win the Northwest Ohio Athletic League title after forfeiting eight matches earlier in the season for using an ineligible player. Ostego finished its season at 19-5.

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