Trojans close regular season strong
All it took was a simple centering pass to open the floodgates.
Brayden Miller found Solomon Constant, who put in the go-ahead goal just minutes into Fairfield’s soccer game Friday against Keokuk at Trojan Stadium. The goal was the first of six that would find the back of the net for Fairfield, as the Trojans cruised past the Chiefs 6-3.
Constant would score again in the first half on a breakaway goal. By the end of the game he had scored again, giving him another hat trick and 25 goals on the season, which is the fifth most in Iowa.
With the score 2-2, Fairfield’s Benjamin Boender took the ball by himself from nearly centerfield all the way to the goal. Falling to his left, Boender rattled a goal home to give Fairfield the lead. Sheikh Saine would add a breakaway goal, and David Leaford scored as well on a header. Brayden Miller finished with two assists.
“I praised the team for keeping their heads up and fighting,” Fairfield coach Felisto Guezimane said. “This is what we missed at the beginning of the season. We didn’t have this type of intensity. But right now in the second half of the season we’re really putting heart and effort into playing.”
The Trojans (9-8) still have a chance to win the Southeast Conference title. Washington and Fort Madison still need to play again. If Washington wins, the Demons become conference champions. If they lose, it will be a shared title between Washington and Fairfield.
The Bloodhounds and Demons still need to schedule this game because it was originally rained out. Washington plays Mt. Pleasant today in the first round of the playoffs, meaning Washington will soon be playing a regular season game even though they’ve already entered the playoffs.
The winner of tonight’s playoff game will travel to Fairfield on Thursday to face the Trojans in the second round of the Class 2A substate playoffs.