You go through growing pains as a first-year varsity sport and Evergreen went through some of those Tuesday, Aug. 20 against Swanton in Northwest Ohio Athletic League boys soccer at Pifer Field. Following a 90-minute delay for weather, Swanton dropped the Vikings by way of a 6-0 decision.
It took just 10 minutes for the Bulldogs to take control as Hayden Callicotte scored twice and Jon Byczynski once for the Bulldogs, giving them a 3-0 lead with 30 minutes still left in the first half.
Riley Hensley made it 4-0 with nine minutes to go in the first, hitting a shot from about 18 yards out.
Swanton outshot the Vikings 14-0 in the half.
Evergreen goalie Jon Burnep kept the score at 4-0 with a number of athletic saves and got help in front of the net from Kaden Sanford who twice cleared Bulldog shots in the first 30 minutes of the second half.
Cole Mortemore broke into the scoring column with 3:44 left to give Swanton a 5-0 lead, then a minute later, Hensley set up Callicotte for his third goal on the evening with 2:10 left for a 6-0 advantage.
Hensley had three assists for Swanton, Callicotte one and Zach Wernsing one.
Swanton then added a 17-0 win over Waite Thursday. Hensley tallied seven goals, Byczynski three and Mason Koback two. Mason Sullivan and Wernsing each had a pair of assists.
Swanton has road games this week as they visit Liberty Center Thursday in NWOAL play and Maumee on Saturday.
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