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Fulton boys soccer’s Holland nets double OT winner at Kirksville

by Robby Campbell | September 21, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

It took 91 minutes to decide the Fulton boys soccer match against Kirksville Tuesday in Kirksville. The Hornets beat the Tigers 4-3 in double overtime.

Luke Holland netted Fulton's game-tying goal in the final minute that sent the match to sudden death, and the winner just 30 seconds into double overtime.

"The trip to Kirksville always seems like it is hard for us," Fulton coach Joel Henley said. "Tonight was no exception. But once again we showed grit, determination, fight, resilience."

The Hornets had to fight back to win the match, as Kirksville scored the first two goals.

Tychique Tshienda scored the Tigers' first on a header off a corner from Camden Perry in the third minute. 12 minutes later, Duncan Simmons bagged an unassisted goal.

At halftime, the score was 2-0, but Fulton responded in the second half with three goals.

Jayden Ayers connected with Christian Mahoro, who scored the Hornets' first goal in the 46th minute. Mahoro wanted more, tying the game while bagging the leveler on a free kick in the 62nd minute.

Connor Hall put Kirksivlle back in front, netting an unassisted score in the 76th minute.

Just four minutes later, Holland responded by tying the game back up in the final minute of regulation; Dalton Jones was credited with the assist.

Holland finished off the match in the 91st minute from a Dominick Tharp assist.

"I can't say enough about the fight that these guys had tonight," Henley said. "They never quit. This is the second time this year they have went down 2-0 and came back from the deficit. We will regroup tomorrow and get ready to face another tough conference opponent in Hannibal on Thursday."

Fulton (7-1-1) will play Hannibal (5-3) at 5 p.m. Thursday in Fulton.

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