Hat trick sparks L-B shutout

Prep Soccer Roundup

FINDLAY — Savannah Richards scored three goals Saturday to fuel Liberty-Benton’s 5-0 win against Upper Sandusky in North Central Ohio Soccer Association play.

Richards and Alexis Rickenbacher both scored in the first half to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead at the break. Taylor Rickenbacher joined Richards in scoring in the second half.

Maya Rickle and Olivia Christiansen each added an assist for the Eagles (8-3-2, 3-1 NCOSA).

The Rams (4-6-2, 1-2-1) were held in check all day, without getting a shot on goal.

Cortni Brown stopped 12 shots for Upper Sandusky.

Landaverde lifts Rams

MARION — Upper Sandusky’s Lupe Landaverde scored a goal in the first half and then he added another in the second half for good measure as the Rams shut out Marion Harding 2-0.

Both goals were unassisted.

Upper Sandusky (3-10-1) led in shots on goal (14-10) and in corner kicks (6-4).

Anson Hill made 10 saves in net for the Rams, while Carson Greashaber made 12 for the Presidents (1-9-1).

Little Giants upend Fliers

CLYDE — Despite taking a 1-0 lead into halftime against Fremont Ross, Clyde couldn’t hold the lead, losing 2-1 to the Little Giants.

Sam Alexander’s goal off an assist from Jordy Roberts gave the Fliers a 1-0 lead. However, Fremont Ross scored twice in the second half, including the game winner on a free kick.

Hayley Robinett, recorded two steals, two interceptions and a pair of clears for the Fliers, while MJ Overmyer stopped 4 of 6 shots in net.

Clyde breaks free, holds on against Ross

CLYDE — Kyle Baker scored the go-ahead goal in the second half, Brock Newsome followed it with his second score and Clyde held on from there Saturday to beat Fremont Ross 4-3.

Clyde twice got game-tying goals in the first half, with Lukas Cziesla converting a long-ball pass from Victor Guzman into a one-tough finesse shot to make it 1-1, and Newsome adding a penalty kick later in the period.

Baker snapped the 2-2 tie in the second half by getting behind the Ross defense.

The Little Giants soon drew a red card and had to play the rest of the game with 10 players.

The Fliers took advantage, with Newsome driving down the right flank, stopping suddenly to let a defender race past before firing a shot to the upper left corner of the goal.

Fremont Ross cut the deficit to a goal later in the second half, but Clyde’s defense held from there to preserve the win.

Guzman ended with two assists and Newsome had another for Clyde. Jared Norman stopped 10 of the 13 shots he faced for the Fliers.