GLANDORF, OHIO – Ottawa Glandorf may have started slow in their WBL home opener against Van Wert but they didn’t stay that way in the second half as they put in 5 of their 7 goals in a 4:57 span of the second half en route to a 7-0 victory.
Van Wert goalkeeper Camryn Nouza allowed just a pair of first half goals to Amanda Sahloff (16:12), and Rachel Warnecke (3:32) despite being under a constant barrage of shots by the Titan offense that dominated the Cougars zone in the opening 40:00.
If there is a team at home that can quickly find a second gear on their home turf, it has been the OG girls soccer program the past handful of years, and tonight was no exception. With 22:25 remaining in the contest, Senior Forward Alex Verhoff scored the first of her two goals in the game as she blew a line drive past Nouza to push her teams advantage to 3-0.
Despite losing a ton of talent from a team that finished with a 20-2-1 record, as WBL Champions and as State Runner-Ups, this years Titan squad proved they can score a host of goals in a hurry as Dani Ellerbrock’s goal with 7:29 remaining began the OG offensive barrage that was yet to come.
Veronica Knott (6:15), Devon Warnecke (4:23), and Verhoff again (2:32 on the games only penalty kick) finished off the scoring for the home team.
OG (5-1, 1-1 WBL) will have a pair of tough road games at Anthony Wayne (Thursday), and at Findlay (Saturday) before returning home on Monday to take on WBL foe Celina (in a game that can be heard on www.zsportslive.com as it happens at 7pm).
Van Wert drops to 1-4 overall, and 0-2 in Western Buckeye League play. In their 6th season in the league, the Cougars now sport a record of 5-40-2.