FORT JENNINGS — The Ottoville boys soccer team was on the lookout for a tie for the Putnam County League crown — with Kalida — when they visited the Fort Jennings Outdoor Soccer Complex on a brilliant but windy Tuesday afternoon.
The Big Green accomplished the mission with a 2-0 win, scoring both goals in the second half with the wind.
“These guys have come a long way. We were 4-3 at one point and have played very well since,” Ottoville mentor Eric Gerker noted. “We moved some people around position-wise and we also started to get healthy and that has made all the difference in the world. We only tied a good St. Marys team.”
For Musketeer coach Gregg Luthman, it was a great effort.
“We did some good things all match long, whether it was with the wind or against,” he explained. “We actually had some better opportunities, especially in the first half and early in the second, but we couldn’t get them in the net.”
Despite going against the wind in the second half, the Musketeers (7-8-1, 2-2-0 PCL) had some early opportunities. They were getting tries but the Big Green (11-3-1, 3-1-0) defenders were getting feet in the way, knocking the balls out of bounds but awarding corner kicks (5 in the second half, 6 for the match).
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