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Ada boys shut out Otsego Knights in tourney opener

Ian Dellifield scores twice in 'dogs 4-0 win

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada boys soccer team blanked visiting Tontogany Otsego 4-0 in a Div. III sectional semifinal match Wednesday evening at the park.

The victory upped the Bulldog record to 9-8. Otsego fell to 0-16 with the defeat.

Bulldog senior Ian Dellifield scored two goals to pace the victorious offense.

Senior Jacob Poling tallied his 33rd goal and dished out a pair of assists. Sophomore Carter Conley also netted one goal and passed out two assists.

Sophomore keeper Grant Preston also was credited five stops as he and the defense recorded the shutout win.

Bulldogs well represented with all-NWC boys' soccer honors

Jacob Poling, Tyler Jameson 1st team • Isaac Williams, Ian Dellifield 2nd team • Brendan Jameson HM

By Cort Rynolds
DELPHOS - Ada senior scoring ace Jacob Poling was voted first team All-Northwest Conference in boys soccer this week by the league coaches.

Ada junior defensive ace Tyler Jameson also was named first team All-NWC. 

Poling scored 32 goals overall this season to help the Bulldogs finish a strong second in the NWC at 4-1.

Junior midfielder Isaac Williams and senior Ian Dellifield both earned second team All-NWC honors. Sophomore defender Brendan Jameson also earned honorable menton all-league honors.

Senior Jonathan Schriner of league champion Bluffton (5-0) was voted NWC boys Player of the Year. 

Four Ada girl kickers earn All-NWC 

Brenna Hissong, Ella Marshall on 1st team • Lauren Mullins on 2nd team • Hailey Robirds HM

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Ada senior Brenna Hissong repeated as a first team All-Northwest Conference soccer player in voting conducted by the league coaches.

The consistent and powerful Hissong was a four-time all-league honoree as a defender and midfielder.

Freshman center-midfielder Ella Marshall also was named first team All-NWC in her first season.

Junior wide midfielder Lauren Mullins earned second team all-conference honors.

Junior defender Hailey Robirds was named honorable mention all-league.

The Lady Bulldogs finished 2-4 in NWC play, good for fifth place in the league.

Two Ada spikers earn all-league notice

Megan Light on 2nd team • Kirsten Poling honorable mention

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Two Ada spikers were named to the All-Northwest Conference volleyball team in voting conducted by the league coaches recently.

Senior middle Megan Light was named second team All-NWC. The 5-11 Light led the Lady Bulldogs in kills and blocks. She was a first team all-league pick the last two seasons.

Junior setter Kirsten Poling earned honorable mention all-league. She topped Ada in assists and was among the team leaders in blocks and digs. 

Ada finished 2-6 in the NWC, good for seventh place in the tough nine-team league. 

Ada girl kickers blanked in sectionals 

Seniors Brenna Hissong and Kylie Shafer played their last game for the Ada

By Cort Reynolds
MANSFIELD - The Ada girls soccer team lost 6-0 at powerful Mansfield Christian in the first round of the Div. III sectionals Tuesday evening.

Ada finished its season 4-12 after the defeat. The Lady Flames improved to 13-3-1 with the victory and advanced to the sectional finals.

Mansfield Christian led 5-0 at intermission.

"It's a tough ending," said Lady Bulldog first-year head coach A.J. Wahlie. "We knew it was going to be a big ask. There was a lot to manage in this game, but the group believed because we've managed a lot in in a lot of other games.

Soccer tournament brackets

Here are tournament brackets for Ada High School boys' and girls' soccer teams.