Wauseon Ties Delta in Boys Soccer, NWOAL Title Still Up for Grabs
The Wauseon Indians and the Delta Panthers battled to a 1-1 tie on Delta’s home pitch in a crucial NWOAL match that may have a major effect on who becomes league champion. The Panthers and the Evergreen Vikings, who meet in the final league contest of the season, began the day with 3-0 league records.
With the tie against Wauseon, Delta drops to 3-0-1 but moves ahead of Evergreen, who lost 5-4 at Archbold and falls to 3-1. However, the Blue Streaks’ win takes their record to 4-1 and puts them in first place.
If Delta wins their remaining two league games, they will be crowned champions. If Evergreen wins out, they would gain at least a tie for the title with Archbold, provided the Streaks win their final league game against Bryan.
In yesterday’s Wauseon/Delta match-up, the Panthers got on the board first with a goal from Max York at the 28:06 mark of the first half. Later in the half, at 15:39, Wauseon evened the score with a goal from Gavin Gerig.
At approximately 8:15, the Indians had a golden opportunity to take the lead when Braden Vajen was awarded a penalty kick on the Delta net with only Panther goalie Brody Roth defending. Vajen drilled a shot to the far-right side where a fully stretched-out Roth was able to knock it down. There was no scoring in the second half.
Pictured: Delta’s Max York and Wauseon’s Benico Torres battle for control of the ball.
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