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Maumee Boys Drop Soccer Games To Northview, Swanton

Maumee senior midfielder Andrew Studenka (No. 2) and sophomore forward J.P. Wagner (No. 7) chase the ball down during an August 13 scrimmage at Rossford. Both played key roles during Panthers games against Northview and Swanton last week. MIRROR PHOTO BY JOE NEGRICH

BY ANDY ROWER MIRROR SPORTS — Northview’s boys soccer team scored all seven of its goals during the second half of its 7-0 shutout victory at Maumee on August 27.

Senior Brad Biggs scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick just 1:58 into the stanza, assisted on a goal by sophomore Tony Saggese about a minute later and then scored again on an assist from senior Eli Humeniuk later in the 43rd minute.

Panthers juniors Lucas Baril and T.J. Carney and sophomore J.P. Wagner did everything they could to keep the Wildcats from adding to their newfound lead over the next 5:00, but sophomore Grant Kopan eventually added a fourth goal on a Saggese corner kick in the 48th minute.

Biggs next completed a hat trick by scoring on an assist from freshman Adam Pyle in the 49th minute before sophomore Jonah Meyer-Crothers scored a rebound goal on a Saggese miss in the 51st minute.

While the contest’s next 22:00 saw additional shot attempts from Northview’s Biggs, Saggese, junior Malik Sarsour and sophomore Logan Crandall and Maumee juniors Nick Glovier and Colin Wedge, it ended up being a scoreless stretch.

This defensive battle between Wildcats senior Matt Mahoney, sophomore Andrew Krolak and freshmen Landon Elliott and Kevin Tetreau and the Panthers’ Carney and Wedge eventually came to an end when Crandall tacked Northview’s seventh and final goal on after a Krolak corner kick in the 75th minute.

The Wildcats’ Humeniuk, Meyer-Crothers, Saggese and Tetreau outshot the Panthers 8-1 in the opening half, but Maumee managed to keep Northview off the board with solid defensive play by Wedge, junior goalkeeper Isaac Tolbert, seniors Andrew Studenka and Khoal Williams, junior Joey Yeager and freshman Jackson Becker.

The Wildcats’ junior keeper Andrew Beazley did not face a shot on goal on the night and got plenty of extra defensive support from juniors Maurice Torrico and Ryan Tussing.

Tolbert and freshman Diego Barboza each posted three saves.

Swanton 2, Maumee 0

Four days later, the Panthers fell to 1-2-2 with a 2-0 loss to visiting Swanton.

Despite getting strong defensive play from Becker, Carney, Glovier, Tolbert, Williams and junior Aidan McGann, the Bulldogs were able to score a goal in each of the afternoon’s halves.

Studenka, Wagner and Wedge all made good attempts for Maumee’s offense, despite the loss.

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