Varsity soccer team scores a close win

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The Switzerland County Pacers varsity soccer team earned a win against South Ripley Wednesday, September 20th with a score of 1-0. Kris Hetrick scored the winning goal on a penalty kick, which came about from a Raider player having a handball in the box. Although the penalty shot was the only score of the game, the Pacers out shot the Raiders 26 to 10. As the Pacers goalie, Aaron Moore turned in another outstanding performance keeping the Raiders from scoring and bringing his shutouts to a season high of six. The Pacers are now 6-6-1 for the season.

“It is great to add another win to the totals. This win should help team confidence going into a long week, coach Tony Spoores said. “We won with two key players out due to injuries.”

The reserve team tried hard but loss to the Raiders 2-1. The Pacers only goal came about by great teamwork from David Dayadharum and Trenton Ricketts. David shot on goal and as the ball bounced off of other players Trenton was there to clean up the trash and score the goal.

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The Pacers varsity soccer team saw action at Southwestern Monday, September 25th. The Pacers started the game with Kris Hetrick scoring his 10th goal of the season with the assist by Justin Barnes. Before the first half ended, Alec McAlpine scored from an assist by Kris Hetrick giving the Pacers the lead 2-0. The Rebels came out the second half and scored two goals to send the teams to a shootout. In the shootout the Pacers made their first 3 out of 4 goals while the Rebels only scored once. This gave the Pacers another victory bringing their record to 7-6-1.

The Pacers soccer team will be in action this week at home on Wednesday and Friday beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, the 30th at 11 a.m.

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The Pacers reserve soccer team saw action at Southwestern Monday, September 25th and earned a win. Aaron Deacon started the scoring for the Pacers with an unassisted corner kick. Caleb McClellan scored from an assist by Alec McAlpine while still in the first half to put the Pacers up by two. The Rebels came out the second half and scored a goal near the five minute mark to go in the game. The Pacers reserve team earned the win 2-1.

The jayvee team is coached by Branden Roeder.