Fairfield boys’ soccer nips Panthers
MOUNT PLEASANT — For the second time in as many games, the Fairfield boys’ soccer team rallied from an early deficit. This time, the result was a 2-1 victory over Mount Pleasant on Thursday.
Senior Roan Bachar scored both goals for visiting Fairfield, and junior teammate Austin Lauderman added an assist.
“We had another comeback last night, but it looks to be a trait that I don’t particularly like,” said Fairfield head coach Felisto Guezimane. “The lack of focus and concentration at the beginning of games continues to let us down.”
The Trojans surrendered Mount Pleasant’s first and only goal within five minutes of the start before answering with two first half goals of their own. Bachar equalized the score midway through the half from a corner kick by Lauderman, and the Trojans later took the lead when Bachar converted on a penalty kick with a low shot to the right left corner of the goal.
According to Guezimane, the Trojans controlled the tempo in the second half, playing a “smart game and protecting the lead.”
“Spencer Peterman had a few good saves and a big one just seconds from the final whistle that would have tied the game and send it into overtime. Jonah Marks came off the bench and gave us a good performance,” Guezimane said. The coach added Bachar, Nathan Barker, Mason Carnahan and Solomon Constance all had standout performances Thursday.
The Trojans (5-4, 3-1 SEC) are back in action Saturday at a tournament hosted by IMS. Games begin at 10 a.m.