Allen East made their first venture into the OHSAA Division III Boys Soccer tournament by traveling to Continental to take on the Pirates in a Sectional Final game. The Mustangs first year program played a limited Varsity schedule and fielded 11 players. Mustang fatigue played a factor in the Pirate dominated second half.
The Pirates opened up the scoring in the first half with a Derek Troyer score from a Sam Bowers pass at he 33:52 mark. 42 seconds later the Pirates scored again as Zach Schwarzman (the Pirates second leading career scorer) put another tally in the net. Schwarzman finished out the half by heading in a pass from Troyer at the 2:46 mark. Pirates 3- Mustangs 0 at half.
With 28:09 left Pirate Chris Potts scored. Schwarzman finished off a hat trick at 24:22 with another header from a Ronnie Rayle corner kick. Caleb Baker found the back of the net at the 19:01 mark. Derek Troyer scored on a header from a Caleb Baker corner kick at the 12:14 mark. Caleb Baker put in a corner kick with 10:28 to play while Austin Mossison finished off the scoring on a floater over the goalis with 7:56 to play. Final Pirates 9 Mustangs 0.
The Pirates advance to the Kalida District semifinal where they take on Fort Jennings on Wednesday, October 22 at 5pm.
–Photos by Kelly Sarka
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter