Boys Varsity Soccer · Titans fall to Blackhawks 3-1 in Sectional Semi-final

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The Titans boys soccer team traveled to Sheridan tonight for their first round match up with the host Balckhawks. Taylor got off to a sluggish start, surrendering a goal in the opening two minutes. The Titans settled in after that and had some opportunities to score. They just couldn’t capitalize. The score remained 1-0 for much of the rest of the 1st half. Sheridan scored again with about 11 minutes to go in the first to make the score 2-0. They scored their last goal with under a minute to play. They sent a corner kick into the box and the Titans didn’t communicate very well and could not get a good clear out. Sheridan got on the ball and put it in the back of the net to give them a 3-0 lead at the half. The Titans came out playing better in the second half. They had more possession and were able to get better balls going forward. However, they again, couldn’t capitalize.

Taylor had a chance to swing the momentum with about 17 minutes left in the game. Sheridan was awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box. Owen Shimer came up with a save on the PK attempt to keep the score 3-0. Two minutes later, Taylor had a golden opportunity to score but couldn’t find the back of the net. It wasn’t until there were around 11 minutes left that Taylor final got on the scoreboard. Truman Howerton took a drop ball after a stoppage of play. The ball popped straight up in the air and came right back down to him. He headed the ball toward the middle of the box where Sivert Karlsen got on the end of it and slotted it home past the keeper. This made the score 3-1. That ended up being the final score. Shimer went the whole way in goal for the Titans and had 13 saves. The loss ended the season and brought the Titans final record to 1-15. Coach Wiley was extremely proud of how the team played tonight and all season. He gave a special thank you to the four seniors for all of their time and dedication to the program.!