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April 11, 2014

Reds suffer slim losses to Fairfield, Mount Pleasant

CENTERVILLE —The Centerville Big Reds soccer team has suffered two close losses in overtime to start their season.

On Monday, the Reds lost 3-2 in overtime to Fairfield at home. On Tuesday, the Reds traveled to Mt. Pleasant where they would fall in overtime 1-0.

Fairfield’s Solomon Constant scored first on Monday to take an early 1-0 lead.

Centerville’s Nick McCann would give Centerville a 2-1 lead with back-to-back goals coming seven minutes apart.

Fairfield would tie the game at 2-2 with a goal by Constant with four minutes left in the game. A scoreless end to the second half would send the game into overtime. There, Constant would nab a hat trick with a goal five minutes into the first overtime period, giving Fairfield a 3-2 win.

“For our first game, I felt the boys played very well,” Centerville coach Tino Terrones said. “A lot of effort was shown in this game. In the beginning of the season, I was a little worried if we were going to play together to be a scoring threat. Well, we didn’t have trouble in that area, as seniors Nick McCann and Garrett Moorman, along with junior Michael Bieber created many opportunities to score. We are still a little off on putting the ball on goal. I was happy with the amount of shots our boys attempted. As the season continues, this will improve.”

Centerville (0-2) will be at home against Albia at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

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