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Huron blanks Edison 1-0

By JOSH MORGRET • Updated Aug 26, 2019 at 11:54 PM

MILAN — The conditions at Edison on Monday really did not favor either team.

But, the spitting rain, coupled with stout defense by Huron led to a big shutout win.

Trae Bellamy scored in the 37th minute for the game's only goal as the Tigers escaped with a 1-0 win in Sandusky Bay Conference Bay division action.

Each team threatened in the first half before Bellamy scored with 3:51 left from just outside the box.

Huron (2-0-1 overall, 1-0 Bay) then balanced its defense and a need for a second goal well in the second half. The additional goal never came, but the one goal was enough for Huron goalie Tyler Schaffer.

In the 42nd minute, Ian Janssen took a free kick for the Chargers (1-1-1, 0-1). He split the two defenders, but it was stopped by Schaffer. About four minutes later, Edison had a corner kick that was deflected and eventually corralled by Schaffer.

Connor Romall and Kaleb Yoder added shots on goal for Edison, but to no avail. Edison goalie Travin Baughman played well for the Chargers and defended Lucas Weber's shot for the Tigers in the 67th minute to keep it a one-goal game.

"Both teams played well given the conditions," Edison coach Kurri Lewis said. "I thought we had opportunities. I thought we possessed the ball and attacked very well. In the game of soccer, it takes one shot to change everything."

Edison had one more push in it over the last five minutes. First, Sam Lopez's shot went just above the crossbar. Then, in the 78th minute, Janssen, who became the school's all-time leading scorer last week, had a shot land just above the crossbar in the netting, but no goal both times.

In the 13th minute, the Chargers had consecutive corner kicks, but could not find the right angle on both chances. Just before Bellamy's goal, Dylan O'Dell received a pass off of a cross, but his shot for the Chargers was just high.

"I am not surprised we were shut out," Lewis said. "Huron has a very good defense. They run a nice triangle in the middle and we knew that. Coming in, we knew not many goals were going to be scored."

Huron coach Matt Asher noted that stopping Janssen was a big part of the game plan.

"In two games, he already had three goals and four assists," Asher said. "If we shut him down and frustrated him, they were going to have a hard time scoring goals. My midfield knows him really well. They are all friends with him so they knew what to do. That was a good thing because he is such a dangerous player."


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