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Mustangs Score Two Goals Tie Bluebirds 1-1

September 5, 2014
Bishop Brossart High School

The Mustangs were able to finally play a game this evening as they traveled to Fort Thomas to take on the Bluebirds. The Mustangs who played their last game on August 20, didn’t look rusty as you might think. Six minutes into the game Joey Hickman sent a nice ball to Nick Dierig whose shot was on target however blocked by the keeper. Nick got a second chance off the deflection and sent the ball just wide of the goal.

In the 33rd minute the Mustangs had another great opportunity when Gabe Roberts sent a perfect ball on frame upper 90 only to be denied by a goal saving punch out by the Highland’s keeper.

The Mustangs dominated the first half in shots, corner kicks, and time of possession. The Mustangs had 7 shots, 5 on goal. The Bluebirds didn’t get a shot off in the first half. The Mustangs also had 6 corner kicks in the first half, but after 40 minutes of play the score was 0-0.

In the 51st minute the Bluebirds got on the scoreboard first on an own goal by Brossart. The Mustang player was attempting to clear out a ball and accidentally blasted the ball in the side netting for the 1-0 lead.

The Mustangs again had many opportunities in the second half, but the Highland’s keeper did his best for the home team as he made 10 saves on the night. With 12 minutes remaining in the match, Highlands got off one of their rare shots that was on frame that Jeff Paulin made an incredible punch out to give the Mustangs a chance for a tie.

Then in the 71st minute when it looked like Highlands might win for the second year in a row off an own goal, the Mustangs struck with a Jon Henn pass to Nick Dierig that Nick sent low and hard past the keeper for the equalizer.

The Mustangs defense was impressive as they smothered the Birds who only had 6 shots on the night all coming in the second half. The Mustangs offense had a few more opportunities, but fell short and Mustangs leave Fort Thomas with a tie.

The Mustangs had 15 shots, 10 on goal, to 6 shots for Highlands and 4 on goal.  The Mustangs had 8 corner kicks to only 3 for Highlands. The fouls were about even.

The 1-1-1 Mustangs will next take on the Holy Cross Indians who are 3-1-2 at Pendry Field this Thursday. Game time is 5:00p.m.

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