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Top-seeded Fulton soccer team opens district play with win over Osage

Top-seeded Fulton soccer team opens district play with win over Osage

November 1st, 2011 in News

OSAGE BEACH - The No. 1 seeded Hornets started Class 2, District 11 play off on a good note with a 3-1 win over No. 4 seeded School of the Osage on Monday night.

Senior forward Jake Pierce scored a pair of goals on the day. His first goal came just eight minutes into play on a crossing pass from junior forward Zach Thomas. Sophomore forward Trevor Neal scored unassisted in the 18th minute of the first half, leading Fulton to a 2-0 halftime lead. Pierce scored his second goal on an unassisted effort from 10 yards out in the 32nd minute of the second half.

The Hornets (17-6) were outshot on goal 17-15 by Osage, but edged the Indians out in corner kicks by a margin of 5-2.

"Honestly, it wasn't our best game (offensively), but we scored when needed to and made things happen when we needed," Fulton head coach Brad Oestreich said.

Senior goalkeeper Sam Mayne turned away all but one shot, a breakaway goal 27 minutes into the second half.

"Sam played his best game of the season," Oestreich said. "He was like a wall back there; they couldn't get it past him."