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Late Jefferson City goals sink Hornets

Late Jefferson City goals sink Hornets

September 14th, 2011 in News
Fulton junior midfielder Jakob Hull heads a shot in the first half of the Hornets' 2-0 loss to Jefferson City on Tuesday night at the high school sports complex.

Fulton junior midfielder Jakob Hull heads a shot...

Photo by Ryan Boland

The Fulton Hornets soccer team got outshot 8-2 in the first half and spent, by the count of head coach Brad Oestreich, about 70 percent of that period on defense.

And yet the Hornets still found themselves in a scoreless tie with the visiting Jefferson City Jays at halftime Tuesday night.

"I think a lot of the boys came into the game thinking that if we can come out of here with a 0-0 tie against Jeff City, we'd be doing pretty well," Oestreich said. "But when we got into the second half, they realized that if they stuck in there, they could make something happen."

The Hornets never did make that leap and were burned by two goals from Jays senior back Sergio Celada in the last 20 minutes of play in a 2-0 loss.

For the game, Jefferson City outshot Fulton 15-5 and seldom needed defensive stops in its own end of the field.