Hounds Come Close but Defeated in KC by 2-3
After 3 consecutive wins on their home pitch at Donaldson Park, the Hounds lost to KC East Thursday night 2-3. KC East scored their 1st goal in the 12th minute followed by a goal placed by Hound Danner Jacobson and assisted by Mitchell Worthington in the 24th minute. The 35th minute saw a 2nd goal by KC East. In the 2nd half, 2 more goals were scored by each team.
Hound Mitchell Worthington was assisted by senior Michael Fillips in the 48th minute for the final goal of the evening. Goalkeeper Ethan Calfee made a total of 9 saves and the Hounds had 5 corner kicks.
Coach Collins said, “Individually, the boys all played good games. However, they only put it together as a team for 55-60 minutes. That just won’t get the job done.”
The Hounds play Bishop LeBlond in their 3rd conference match on Monday on their home turf at 4pm. They come into the week with an 8-10-0 season record.
Hounds Finish Home Games with Victory
Hounds got their 1st conference win tonight at Donaldson Park in their last home game of the season. This cold evening was the backdrop for a battle tonight. Bishop LeBlond came to Maryville to win bringing with them as many spectators as the Hounds had.
They fought hard and played much better than their first game with the Hounds on October 3rd (which they won 5-3). In the first half, their offense kept the ball and the Hound defenders had their work cut out for them.
Despite this, the Hounds kept fighting taking every opportunity to score with Danner Jacobson, Zac Brod, Dimitri Filopoulos, Ben Smith and Mitchell Worthington attempting to score with every chance they got with a total number of ten shots. The first goal of the evening was scored by Danner Jacobson and assisted by Zac Brod in the 5th minute.
The second half of the game saw much excitement. The Hounds were determined to keep their “undefeated at home” record. They controlled the ball on their side much more in the 2nd half and had some more opportunities. Despite the fact that the Hounds didn’t play their usual elegant passing game because LeBlond knew what they needed to do, a second goal was placed into the net by Zac Brod after a pass from Dimitri Filopoulos in the 43rd minute.
The Eagles refused to give up. Things began to get rough with many fouls and cards being drawn as well as some injuries to players Joe Suchan and Zac Brod. The referee would not allow aggressive moves, calling foul after foul.
Page 2 of 2 - Both Mason Schaffer and Travis Hogue were given yellow cards. Even though senior and junior defenders Schaffer and Liles did their best to defend their regions, the Eagles were given too many corner kicks (12 total) leading to their first goal with a header by Eagle Pierce Jarrett in the 71st minute getting past goalkeeper Michael Holley.
With but a second left in the game, a foul was mistakenly called on Jacob Liles leading to a second goal by LeBlond. To the dismay of the Hounds and the frustration of their fans the score was a tie, 2-2.
The match went into an exciting overtime game until the first goal was scored. The Eagles worked hard to go home with a victory, but their luck ran out when Cody Hermelink sent a corner kick into the box with what seemed to be an own goal but was actually a goal scored by Mitchell Worthington in the 95th minute, bringing a 3-2 win for the Hounds.
Coach Collins stated, “The boys persevered tonight. In soccer, a two goal lead is the most difficult to maintain. Our boys made two untimely errors; one on a free kick and the other on a corner kick. Those errors resulted in goals for LeBlond. The boys kept playing until they finally managed to finish the game.”
The Hounds played their last home game and finished on a high note: undefeated at Donaldson Park and a conference match victory. MHS is now 9-10-0. They play two more games this week. Tuesday, October 22nd, they head for Chillicothe; game starting time at 5:30. Thursday the 24th the Hounds play at Lafayette at 5:00.