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Boys' soccer

IMS suffers first conference loss

Apr 18, 2013

WEST POINT — The eighth-ranked IMS boys’ soccer team suffered its first Southeast Iowa Super Conference loss on Tuesday evening, falling 2-0 at No. 10 Holy Trinity.

“West Point is always a competitive and challenging place to play, and tonight was no different,” IMS head coach Marcus Miller said.

Both teams worked to possess the ball and create scoring opportunities early in the match. IMS defenders Justin Boller and Cody Miller, along with Kirby Shetler and Michael Hershberger, shut down Holy Trinity’s scoring chances until just before halftime, when the Crusaders sneaked one past IMS goalie Joel Shetler.

IMS created scoring chances in the second half, but failed to get any past Holy Trinity goalie Eion Powers, who made 12 saves in the contest.

Holy Trinity added a second goal 10 minutes into the second half to take a 2-0 lead. Senior Marcus Knight and sophomore Tanner Kelch both scored goals for the Crusaders (5-1, 4-0 SEISC), and Knight also had an assist. Junior Dylan Menke also assisted a goal.

IMS midfielder Peyton Thompson played a strong match both defensively and offensively, as he controlled the middle of the field.

IMS (2-2, 2-1 SEISC) hosts Burlington-Notre Dame tonight at 6 p.m.

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