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A tense game against Rochester Lourdes ends in stalemate for boys soccer

Last Saturday, Spartan soccer played the Rochester Lourdes in a close and dynamic match, resulting in a draw. It was their third game of the week following their wins against Breck and Providence. So far in the season, the Spartans have won or drawn every game except for a match against rivals Providence, which they lost 1-3, putting their record at 3-1-2.

The game began with both teams having goalscoring opportunities, but neither scored until 20 minutes into the first half when the Lourdes gained a point on the Spartans. The rest of the first half continued like the beginning had, ending with a score of 0-1. Both teams were equivalently matched heading into the second half.

We had three games this week. And we’re just all drained.

— Mas Kouakou

The second half mirrored that of the first. The Spartans could get the ball all the way down to the penalty area with skillful passes and hard work from the midfielders and forwards, but the scoring attempt either didn’t reach the goal or the opposing goalie blocked the ball.

Senior Forward Lucas Schanno said, “I mean, the forwards all pretty much got a lot of chances and wish we could have definitely buried a lot more [goals] than we did.”

Nonetheless, 16 minutes into the second half, the Spartans received a penalty kick, and Captain Orion Kim stepped up and scored, setting the score at 1-1. In the remaining time, the game panned out without major plays, ending the match in a draw.

After the game ended, the team agreed they lacked passion and energy. Junior striker Mas Kouakou said, “We had three games this week and we’re just all drained.”

After a restful weekend, The Spartans will try to regain their footing Tuesday at 5 p.m. against Minnehaha at Minnehaha Academy.

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