On Saturday Cory Rawson’s undefeated boys Soccer team picked up loss #1 when Ottoville defeated them 5-0. On Tuesday the Hornets picked up loss #2 to another Putnam County League team when host Continental got the win 4-1. Braxton Stegbauer led the Pirates with a hat trick and put in the first goal 12 minutes into the game off a Hunter Varner. Stegbauer put the Pirates up by 2 three minutes later when he scored his second goal. Pirates 2-0. The Hornets halved the Pirates lead with 22:38 left in the half. Pirates 2-1 at half. The second half was all Pirates as Stegbauer picked up his third goal of the day when he converted a penalty kick with 18:53 left. Pirate Collin Davis finished up the day’s scoring when he put in a pass from Rhettik Bowers. Pirates 4-1 winners.
Braxton Stegbauer led the Pirates with 3 goals while Collin Davis added 1 goal. Hunter Varner and Rhettik Bower both had an assist.
Goalie Jayden Pitney picked up the win with 2 saves. The Pirates had 11 shots on goal to the Hornets 3. Continental took 5 corner kicks to the Hornets 1.
Continental improves to 4-3-1 and will host PCL rival Ottoville on Friday night. Cory Rawson falls to 6-2.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter