Wildcats give up 10 goals in pair of losses
Published: Thursday, August 29th, 2013
The Custer High School soccer team took it on the chin in a pair of games last week, giving up 10 goals in a pair of losses.
Last Saturday the team made its home debut against Vermillion, and things looked promising when the Wildcats scored 20 seconds into the game when Rowdy LeFebvre angled a pass behind the Vermillion defense to David Hernandez, who faked left before putting the ball past the Tanager goalkeeper.
Unfortunately for Custer, Vermillion scored four minutes later and used long passes and the wind at their back to keep Custer pinned in their own end. By the time the first half was over, Vermillion was ahead 4-1.
Things got worse for Custer when the Wildcats’ overly-aggressive play cost them two penalties, the first when Sloan Shorb was called for a penalty in the box that led to a free kick. Wildcat goalkeeper Mattâï¿½ï¿½Lepke made the initial save, but the ball bounced around and Vermillion was able to knock it into the net.
Shortly thereafter, it was Hernandez who was called for a penalty for shoving a Vermillion player. The Tanagers converted on the penalty kick, making the final score 6-1 in favor of the visitors.
Last Thursday the team headed north to Sturgis, where they were defeated 4-1.
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