The Knights of Farmington defeated the Hawks of Hillsboro on 10/6 in a boys Varsity soccer match by a score of 4-2. Hillsboro led 2-1 at half, but Farmington’s three unanswered goals in the second half earned them the victory. “We were holding their strong offensive line off for as long as we could,” said Head Coach Sam Nansel.
It looked to be a promising game for the Hawks as Colton Leonard opened the scoring for Hillsboro at just over a minute into the first half with an unassisted goal.
Nearing the end of the first half, Farmington answered back with a goal at minute 36. However, it was Patrick Lee scoring his first Varsity goal, in added time with an assist by Elliot Puhse, that kept the Hawks on top going into the break. “Elliot set up an amazing opportunity for the goal on his pass and it felt really good to get my first varsity goal,” said Lee.
Three quick consecutive goals from Farmington coming at minutes 69, 71, and 73, dashed Hillsboro’s chances of picking up the win. Nansel added, “When they got their second goal to tie the game, they had all the momentum and got two more quick goals off it.”
Goal Keeper AJ Krasnesky had a tough outing but played all 80 minutes, stopping nine of the 13 shots he faced. Krasnesky said, “We lost focus and our communication broke down and that led us toward those quick three. We will have to work on both communication and connecting passes for the next game and just look forward.”
Hillsboro will again be away on 10/8 as they travel to St. Pius and look to get back in the win column. The Hawks are now 3-9 on the season.