Bulldog boys defeated by top-ranked Green Bears


By Max Householder - mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com



Swanton goalkeeper Ethan Hensley makes a save Wednesday during a Division III district semifinal matchup with the top-ranked team in the state, Ottawa Hills. The Bulldogs fell to the Green Bears 9-0.

Swanton goalkeeper Ethan Hensley makes a save Wednesday during a Division III district semifinal matchup with the top-ranked team in the state, Ottawa Hills. The Bulldogs fell to the Green Bears 9-0.


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Mason Sullivan of Swanton kicks one upfield during Wednesday’s district semifinal.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

OTTAWA HILLS – Swanton surrendered five first half goals in what resulted in a 9-0 loss at the hands of Ottawa Hills – the state’s top team in Division III – in a boys soccer district semifinal Wednesday at the Green Bears’ home field.

The Green Bears had three different players score two goals each.

Ottawa Hills went up 3-0 by the 17:45 mark of the first half as John Kight scored on a centering pass from Donovan Bridges, Drew Hoffman converted a third chance opportunity, and Sergei Federov scored with the help of a Kight pass.

They would lead 5-0 at the half behind goals from Kight and Jack Silk in the final 16 minutes.

Swanton’s best chance at a goal came less than two and a half minutes into the contest. At the 37:33 mark, Riley Hensley handled one in front but his shot traveled just to the left of the goal.

Just 2:15 into the second half, Chase Lorenzen fired one from the left side that found the top right corner of the net to extend the margin to 6-0. Lorenzen later scored the game’s final goal.

Other second half goals for Ottawa Hills were by Truman Talbot and Federov.

Swanton finishes the 2019 campaign at 11-6-1.

Swanton goalkeeper Ethan Hensley makes a save Wednesday during a Division III district semifinal matchup with the top-ranked team in the state, Ottawa Hills. The Bulldogs fell to the Green Bears 9-0.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/10/web1_Jix-makes-save.jpgSwanton goalkeeper Ethan Hensley makes a save Wednesday during a Division III district semifinal matchup with the top-ranked team in the state, Ottawa Hills. The Bulldogs fell to the Green Bears 9-0. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Mason Sullivan of Swanton kicks one upfield during Wednesday’s district semifinal.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/10/web1_Sullivan-boots-one.jpgMason Sullivan of Swanton kicks one upfield during Wednesday’s district semifinal. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

By Max Householder

mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010