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Coudersport blanks Dutch soccer 2-0

September 23, 2011

Photo by Becky Polaski St. Marys Area's Dalton Gennocro, 6, right, holds off a Coudersport player while chasing down the ball during the first half of Thursday afternoon's soccer match at St. Marys Area High School.

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer team was shut out 2-0 by the Coudersport Falcons on Thursday afternoon in a match played at the St. Marys Area High School soccer field.
"We were outplayed today. We didn't play as a team like we've been in the couple recent games and it showed out there. They outplayed us the whole game. They looked like the better team," said St. Marys coach Russ Micale.
The first half of the game was a defensive struggle, as the match remained scoreless throughout the first half. The teams traded shots from the start and St. Marys ended up with nine attempts, while Coudersport had five. Each team had one corner kick.
Coudersport got on the board for the first time less than three minutes into the second half as Tyler Schroeder put the ball past St. Marys Area keeper Brett Lanzel with 37:34 remaining.
The Dutchmen had a chance to even the score when Michael Fox was awarded a penalty kick with 28:42 left in the game; however, Fox's shot stayed low and was stopped by the Coudersport keeper.
Coudersport added their final goal when Jenn Kane scored with 12:18 remaining to put the Falcons up 2-0.
Both teams had seven shots and two corner kicks during the second half.
With the loss, St. Marys is now 4-3 on the season and will host the Punxsutawney Chucks on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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