OLD FORT – The seniors of the Fremont Ross boys soccer team have never experienced a losing season.
And they never will.
The Little Giants’ 3-1 victory Thursday at Old Fort lifted Ross’ overall record to 8-5-1. With two games next week before playing at least one tournament match, the Little Giants have clinched no worse than a .500 season for the fourth year in a row.
“It’s a great achievement for the seniors,” said coach Alex Coressel. “It’s a good way to wrap up all four years, with winning records.”
Thursday’s victory saw the Little Giant battle not just the Stockaders, but also the field itself.
“It was a sloppy game overall, mostly due to field conditions, it was really rocky and treacherous,” Coressel said.
“We had to charge after the ball after you shoot because you never know where it was going to go. That’s exactly how Michael Harper scored, he happened to be in the right place at the right time both times. It bounced off someone’s leg or off the ground weird, and he was able to tap it in.”
Harper scored the game’s first goal off an assist from Brady Wolfe. Wolfe then assisted on a goal by Alec Slemmer which put Ross ahead 2-0 at halftime. Harper’s second of game came in the second half, giving the Little Giants a three-goal lead.
Old Fort’s lone goal came on an own-goal as the ball bounced off a Ross defender following a Stockader corner kick.
“We had a lot of chances in the first half, we either ended up blowing it over the crossbar or it takes a weird bounce and we’d swing and hit it wrong,” Coressel said. “We had possession for a decent portion of the night but we couldn’t get it in the back of the net, but a lot of that was (because the ball) taking weird bounces.”
Ross will learn its district tournament draw on Sunday before it plays its final two regular season games next week, Tuesday at Findlay and then Thursday at home against Oak Harbor.