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PHS Boys Soccer Wins Sixth Straight

Canidate Vickery dribbles the ball down the field.–photo by Mario Gomez

Canidate Vickery dribbles the ball down the field.–photo by Mario Gomez

The Pettisville boys soccer team defeated Swanton 9-1, Monday, Sept. 18 at Swanton.

Pettisville started slow in the first half and had three early injuries, but was able to regroup and improve its play to earn the win.

Detric Yoder recorded the hat trick, scoring three goals. Eli Grieser and Canidate Vickery each scored two, while Connor Wyse and Ben Morris each scored one.

Recording assists were Landon Roth with two, while Blake Eyer, Mitchell Avina, Grieser, Justin Rupp, and Preston Stevens each had one.

PHS 2, Liberty Center 1

Pettisville beat Liberty Center 2-1, Thursday, Sept. 21, at LC.

Neither team scored in the first half. Liberty Center (5-2) opened the scoring in the second half on a missed clearance by a Pettisville defender that ricocheted off the Tiger forward, allowing him to get behind the defense for a wide open shot on goal.

Pettisville quickly responded with a counterattack to Detric Yoder, who beat two LC defenders.

Pettisville was nursing injuries to three starters, but with 10 minutes left inserted Wyse into the game for the first time to generate some midfield build.

He quickly broke down two Tiger defenders and threaded a pass to a wide- open Yoder for the game winner.

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