Bill Daily had a hat trick and Anthony Seliskar scored twice and assisted on another to help the Buckeye Valley boys soccer team win convincingly 9-0 over visiting Galion in MOAC action Wednesday in Delaware.
“We told them before the game to make sure that we’re still playing our game,” Barons coach Eric Staley said. “Don’t try to change our style … and that’s what we did.”
Nathan Holst led Milan Milenkovski to his first career goal with about 23 and a half minutes left in the game.
Caleb King and Brendan Miller each scored once and assisted on another and Nathan Chwalik rounded out the scoring for the Barons.
“I was glad to have the opportunity to get the bench emptied and experiment a little – move some guys around and play some positions they don’t normally play,” Staley said.
King stopped three shots in goal for the Barons in the first half and Trent Slavik minded the net in the second.
Miller, Brennan Perrine and Dalton Spencer each assisted on first-half goals for BV (6-4, 2-2).
Stephen Thompson stopped 16 shots for the Tigers (0-8, 0-5), who are playing their first season of varsity soccer. Lucas Conner stopped three shots in goal in relief.
“More than anything, I’m glad Galion has a program,” Staley said. “Their giving more guys an opportunity to represent their school by playing a varsity sport.”
Next up, BV hosts Cleveland Max S. Hayes in non-league play Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Olentangy scored a pair of first-half goals and the defense took over down the stretch, blanking visiting Orange on the way to a 2-0 win Wednesday in Lewis Center.
Elise Harder and Emma Brown accounted for the Braves’ tallies while Allison Martin assisted on both goals.
Erika Brehm anchored the defense with nine saves in the Olentangy goal.
Alyssa Menzo had one save in net for the Pioneers.
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