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Randleman picks up third win of season

Kaitlyn Mullins

Wednesday night the Providence Grove Patriots hosted the Randleman Tigers for a PAC-7 soccer match up.

Randleman claimed the first touch on the ball as they passed it backwards hoping to push up on the play. The Tigers started strong as they wasted no time easily surpassing the Patriots’ defenders. Providence Grove allowed the Tigers to take some early attempts at the goal, but they were saved by goalie Nicolas Swaim. Providence Grove made a run at the goal, but were unsuccessful. Eight minutes into the first half Robert Morales swung back and kicked the ball into the back of net scoring the first goal of the night for the Tigers. Providence Grove tried to respond as they got the ball back hoping to set up a clean pass. The Patriots took a good run with good control of the ball, but were stopped by Randleman’s defenders. Randleman was able to maintain control of the ball for most of the first half as they took more attempts at the goal. As the clock was winding down in the first half, Liam Mowers tapped the ball in for the Tigers making it a 2-0 match. Providence Grove came up short in the first half as the Tigers led 2-0 at the half.

Providence Grove took first touch at the ball in the second half. Once again the Tigers stepped in with good communication as they took control of the ball. Providence Grove let the Tigers dribble around them as they made their way to the goal. Not even seven minutes into the second half Morales scored his second goal of the night putting Randleman up 3-0. Being down by three the Patriots knew they had to step their communication up in order to set up plays. A slide tackle from Quinton Ahmad led to a yellow card for the Patriots. Providence Grove used communication to get down the field with the ball as they took an attempt at the goal but didn’t make it. Halfway through the second half Francisco Nunez took a deep shot as it darted into the back of the net, giving the Tigers a 4-0 lead over the Patriots. Keeping up their momentum were the Tigers as Liam Mowers put a header into the net, but the referee called it no good. Towards the end of the second half Providence Grove was able to take more shots at the goal, but Randleman’s non-starters was able to hold them off to gain the shutout. Randleman gained their third win of the season as they shutout Providence Grove 4-0.

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