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North Marion edges Trinity in soccer, 2-1

Created on:   Wed, Oct 11, 2017   11:07 PM

Last modified:   Wed, Oct 11, 2017   11:07 PM

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MORGANTOWN — North Marion’s Dylan Parr had a soccer ball at his feet and a wide-open middle as he charged down field to power a one-on-one laser-like kick past Trinity Christian School goalkeeper Fletcher Hartsock and seal a 2-1 win Oct. 11.

The Huskies’ (5-13) insurance goal came with 4:22 left in the second half and broke a tie the host Warriors (3-13-1) forged 18 minutes earlier.

The equalizer came when a pass off the foot of Jack Barnett sliced through the air and was headed by Caleb Shepard past Huskies goalie Brogan Troy.

Shepard “was the first thing I saw,” Baker said. “Since I am left footed, it is difficult for me from the left side to try and get it across and curve it into the goal. So once I saw Caleb, I knew right there he was wide open and I was going to give it to him. He had beaten the defense and was running as hard as he could. It was good I got it off the ground for him.”

Parr had an assist on a pass to Dominick Tiano, which Tiano took to the upright corner of the net for the first score of the game, with under a minute remaining in the first half.

The shots were almost even: Trinity took 13 and North Marion, 15.

Trinity head coach Chad Laskody said this was one of his team’s better games in getting shots on goal and penetrating the opponent’s defense.

“It is something we’ve been working on a lot and getting better and better at,” Laskody said. “We were working the ball, passing amongst each other and feeding it toward the goal. We did that good tonight, we just weren’t always able to finish.”

Shepard led the team by taking five shots. Barnett and Kaylie Laskody added three each.

Parr’s speed helped give him the ability to break through and get out to a lead. He took four shots. Jacob Jackson also had four.

Hartsock made 13 saves while Troy recorded five.

As Trinity prepares for its last regular season game before sectionals, Laskody is looking to reflect and work adjustments in practice.

“We are trying to stress in practice that one or two guys can’t do everything,” Laskody said. “It has to be a team effort and everyone plays their part. On defense, we have to buckle down. I need to put another person back there to hold the line. It is something to grow on.”

Trinity travels to play Ravenswood at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Warriors played Ravenswood on Sept. 23 in a game that ended 1-1.

Although the team is progressing as the season continues, the record is not where anyone hoped to be. But, speaking for the team and himself, Barnett believes the team has the momentum to finish strong.

“I think a lot of us are ready to win,” he said. “We will go in there ready to play and play hard. Harder than ever before. We also have to keep ourselves calm and just always keep trying.”