Soccer Stung by Dutchtown in Quarterfinal, 2-1
The Jesuit soccer team put together an impressive late season and postseason run to the quarterfinals as a No. 5 seed, but that didn’t make Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Dutchtown Griffins any less painful.
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In a playoff round that saw every higher-seeded home team win, well, Jesuit was one of the four teams that fought hard but lost on the road. Jesuit’s Noah Relan opened scoring in the 42nd minute, but the rest of the second half favored the home team. Dutchtown scored its equalizer in the 46th minute and then took the lead with a goal in the 58th minute. The Griffins were able to hold onto that lead through the final whistle.
After the game head coach Hubie Collins expressed his disappointment for the team, but not in the team. “The players left it all on the field and put forth maximum effort,” he said. “Dutchtown’s goalkeeper had an excellent night, making four or five great saves in the last 15 minutes that allowed the Griffins to retain their one-goal lead.”