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SOCCER

Trojans beaten

By Ledger staff reports | May 08, 2017

The Fairfield Trojan boys’ soccer team suffered a 5-4 nonconference home loss to Oskaloosa on Thursday night.

The contest was tied 4-4 after regulation and both overtime periods.

Oskaloosa then outscored Fairfield (6-4, 4-2 Southeast Conference) in penalty kicks, 3-2.

After the first 30 minutes of the game, Fairfield led 3-0 on three goals by Brayden Miller.

By halftime, the lead had shrunk to 3-2.

“We started the second half very flat and made crucial mistakes on the defensive end,” said Trojan head coach Felisto Guezimane. “Osky took advantage of that and tied the game.”

Trojan Shawn Spurrier tallied with about 10 minutes left in the contest and Oskaloosa tied things up about five minutes later.

Miller and teammate Chaysten Titus converted their overtime penalty kicks.

“In my personal opinion, we gave that game away,” Guezimane said. “We had total control of the game, scored three goals early, but got too comfortable and relaxed. We made four big mistakes in the back and paid the price. We just can’t seem to close out games, which worries me.

“We’ve had three or four games now that we could have won with ease, but we keep teams in the games and it finally caught up to us.

“We have to work harder if we have any aspirations of going deep in the playoffs.”

 

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