The Miami Trace boys soccer team hosted the Unioto Shermans in a non-league match Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The Panthers defeated Unioto, 3-2.
Blake Pittser got the Panthers on the board first with a successful penalty kick at the 19:40 mark of the first half.
The Panthers held a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Miami Trace’s Brett Lewis lofted a shot over the Shermans’ keeper with 28:50 to play in the game.
Ryan Smith scored for Unioto with 22:11 remaining to be played
Pittser scored again for the Panthers, an unassisted goal at the 18:26 mark.
Smith scored again for Unioto with 11:46 to play in the game. Like his first goal, this, too, was unassisted.
“We are proud to have dominated statistically in shots and corner kicks,” Miami Trace head coach Josh Thoroman said. “It tells the tale that we beat them to the ball and that we out-worked them.
“We failed to score on many really good oppourtunities,” Thoroman said. “We will work on that.
“This is a really good win for us in the Southeast District,” assistant coach Sean Sweeney said. “This should help us as coaches vote to seed the teams for the Sectional tournament.”
Miami Trace had 23 shots on goal to 12 for Unioto.
Fouls called were nine against Miami Trace and five against Unioto.
The Panthers had seven corner kicks to none for Unioto.
Tim Kinzler had 10 saves for Miami Trace.
Gage Stout had nine saves for Unioto.
Miami Trace will host Wilmington Thursday at 7 p.m.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1
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