Swanton misses Nelson in 7-1 loss to Woodmore


By Max Householder - mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com



Riley Bellner of Swanton boots the ball upfield during Monday’s game against Woodmore. Playing without their usual goalie, the Bulldogs fell hard to the Wildcats 7-1.

Riley Bellner of Swanton boots the ball upfield during Monday’s game against Woodmore. Playing without their usual goalie, the Bulldogs fell hard to the Wildcats 7-1.


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Aricka Lutz of Swanton, left, and Caydie Buchanan of Woodmore square off while trying to gain possession of the ball during Monday’s non-league girls soccer match.


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Playing without the services of goalkeeper Frankie Nelson, who was out with an illness, Swanton could not keep up with Woodmore in girls soccer Monday. The Bulldogs fell to the Wildcats by a 7-1 final.

The visitors built a 4-0 lead by halftime.

Autumn Beaudoin got the Wildcats on the board with a goal from the left side 3:26 in. Then, from the opposite side at the 30:08 mark, Macey Bauder found the back of the net.

An Alayna Hahn goal with 26:53 left in the first half made it 3-0 Woodmore.

Jayden Hendricks had a quality look for Swanton a little over two minutes later. She lofted a shot on goal but it was saved by Wildcat keeper Sophia O’Neill.

Sidney Gillig then added another goal for the Cats at the 18:26 mark, making the margin 4-0.

Swanton kept Woodmore out of the net for a good portion at the beginning of the second half, but that changed when Olivia Heidebrink scored with 26:41 left for a 5-0 advantage.

The Dogs, however, answered back 1:23 later. A nice right-to-left crossing pass from Averie Lutz set up Megan Haselman who finished it off, trimming the deficit to four.

But, Woodmore would add two more goals in the final 15 plus minutes, ending any hope of a Bulldog comeback.

Swanton fell to 4-6-1 after the defeat. The Dogs are at Springfield on Monday, Sept. 28. Their next Northwest Ohio Athletic League match is Thursday, Oct. 1 at home versus Wauseon.

Riley Bellner of Swanton boots the ball upfield during Monday’s game against Woodmore. Playing without their usual goalie, the Bulldogs fell hard to the Wildcats 7-1.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/09/web1_Bellner-near-midfield.jpgRiley Bellner of Swanton boots the ball upfield during Monday’s game against Woodmore. Playing without their usual goalie, the Bulldogs fell hard to the Wildcats 7-1. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

Aricka Lutz of Swanton, left, and Caydie Buchanan of Woodmore square off while trying to gain possession of the ball during Monday’s non-league girls soccer match.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/09/web1_Aricka-takes-on-Buchanan.jpgAricka Lutz of Swanton, left, and Caydie Buchanan of Woodmore square off while trying to gain possession of the ball during Monday’s non-league girls soccer match. Max Householder | AIM Media Midwest

By Max Householder

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