VB shuts down Rams

UPPER SANDUSKY — Van Buren scored three times in the first half, and went on to shut out Upper Sandusky’s girls, 4-0.

Hannah Missler got things rolling for the Black Knights, scoring with 26 minutes left in the half. Grace Hoerig added a goal at the 18:48 mark, and then assisted on a VB goal 46 seconds later, scored by Payton Sendelbach.

The match’s final goal came with 37:10 left in regulation, when Rylee Johnson found the net.

Upper Sandusky managed just one shot on goal. Rams’ goalkeeper Cortni Brown made eight saves.

Van Buren had 13 shots on goal, and Black Knight GK Jewelya Huchison had a save.

The Rams fell to 3-4, while Van Buren improved to 2-1-1.

McCarthy has four goals to lift Galion

GALION — It’d be borderline irresponsible to claim that Galion’s Devin McCarthy won Galion’s home match against Upper Sandusky Tuesday by himself.

But his statistics were jaw-dropping.

McCarthy scored all four of his team’s goals in a 4-3 win over the Rams.

McCarthy scored his first three goals during a 20-minute span in the first half, and staked Galion to a 3-0 lead.

That lead held to the break.

Upper Sandusky answered when Luke Amert scored off a Caleb Healea assist with 39:31 left in regulation. But less than four minutes later, McCarthy scored again, putting the Tigers up 4-1.

The Rams got back into the game with back-to-back goals. Ross Swinehart scored off a Gabe Baker assist, and then Jaidyn Thiel scored off another Healea assist.

Anson Hill had six saves for the Rams, who slipped to 2-5-1. The Rams outshot the Tigers 11-10, who improved to 1-1-1.

Stephen Thompson had eight saves for Galion.