SERMS holds off RMS for win

Stephanie King

It was cold and windy Wednesday as the RMS Tigers took on the SERMS Wildcats in a middle school boys’ soccer match-up.

Defenses were strong early as neither team could score during the first fourteen minutes of the game. Both teams had several good looks at the goal, but the wind caused some problems and forced the shots just wide of the net. SERMS would be the first to break the 0-0 tie when Yane Jaimes sent a shot into the back of the net at the 16:07 mark of the first half. Jaimes would find the back of the net again forty seconds later to put the Wildcats in front 2-0. RMS tried to find and answer and at least cut the lead to one by halftime. Unfortunately, the Wildcats would not let them score. SERMS would take a 2-0 lead into the half.

This one was a back and forth battle once again in the second half of play. RMS stepped up their offense and were able to find better looks at the goal. SERMS defense was still strong, but the Tigers began to find openings midway through the half. With thirteen minutes left to play, Brady Mowers delivered the Tigers’ first goal of the game off a penalty kick after a handball on SERMS. The Tigers pressured the ball as the clock was winding down and had great look at the goal with about twenty seconds left. The goal would have tied the game and sent it to overtime, but the SERMS keeper made the save to secure the win for the Wildcats.

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