Boys Varsity Soccer
|Anderson High School||4|
|Mariemont High School||3|
The Mariemont Warriors visited Brown Stadium for a non-conference clash on Saturday, 9/9. The first 15 minutes of the contest were fairly even with both teams having fairly equal possession but not creating many threatening chances. That would change 17 minutes into the half when Sam Kunkemoeller pounced on a loose ball and cut in from the left wing to create some space about 25 yards in front of the Warriors net. He cracked a shot that skipped off a defender and took a Redskins bounce as it landed at Brodie Sallows feet and he made no mistake as he buried in the lower right hand corner to give us a 1-0 lead. We would extend the lead 5 minutes later by virtue of a well-designed set piece. Joey Buscani won a free kick in the left corner of the field and tapped it into space for Patrick Dames who put an excellent service into the box and Matt Fickenworth took care of the rest with a missile like header past the keeper. Mariemont bounced right back with score of its own when their striker gathered the ball around 25 yards from goal and cracked a full volley that dipped in just under the crossbar to make it 2-1 and that is how the half would end.
There would be plenty of fireworks in the second half as both teams pressed the action. The Redskins would strike first 6 minutes into the half when Sam found Patrick with a perfectly weighted through ball and Patrick finished it off with a well-placed shot past the Warrior keeper to make it 3-1. Just when the Skins thought they might have a little breathing room Mariemont came roaring back with 2 goals in a span of 10 minutes to equalize it at 3-3! Redskin fans were in for a tense 15 minutes as the clock wound down and it looked like it would end in a draw. Late game heroics were needed and thankfully we were able to provide them for the supporters. It all started with Jack Vogele doing some hard work in the corner and keeping a ball in play, from there he slipped it across the middle to Brevin. Brev took a touch and lashed a shot across the face of the goal and Joey came to rescue when he slammed the game winner into the roof of the net with less than 2 minutes to play. We hung on for a thrilling 4-3 win to move to 6-1 on the season.
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