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Neighbors Growing Together | May 25, 2017
SOCCER

Trojans defeated by Mt. Pleasant

By By Andy Krutsinger, GTNS | May 01, 2017

The Fairfield Trojan and Mt. Pleasant Panther boys’ soccer teams had their rematch on Thursday after a thrilling game earlier this year that saw Fairfield win in penalty kicks.

The script was flipped at East Lake Park in Mt. Pleasant as this time the Panther defense guided Mt. Pleasant to a 2-0 win.

The windy conditions left both teams scoreless at the half.

Trojan Dallas Peebler had the first quality chance of the game when he forced Panther keeper Nathan Rauenbuehler out of the net, but he couldn’t get a good angle on the shot and it went wide left.

The two teams continued to fail to convert chances throughout the next thirty minutes.

Mt. Pleasant’s Kyle Medina had a deep shot go just over the crossbar with 21:30 remaining in the half.

Fairfield had a good scoring opportunities from Brayden Miller and Leone Gichure-Marira with just under 15 minutes remaining but both shots sailed high and it remained scoreless.

The defenses held until halftime but the Trojans had one more quality attempt in the first half. Shawn Spurrier sent a rocket towards the net at 4:40 but Rauenbuehler made a nice save too keep it even.

The first goal of the game was finally tallied when Cade Warner sent a deep ball from outside the box towards the net and scored.

Spurrier nearly had the answer shortly after the Panthers made it 1-0. He sent a high screamer towards the top of the net that would have found its way in but Rauenbuehler made the save of the night, leaping up to swat the shot and grabbing it before it could hit the ground.

On the other end, Mt. Pleasant made Fairfield pay for the missed opportunity. With 35 minutes remaining, Payton Kelly launched a deep shot towards the top left corner of the goal.

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