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Elgin soccer ends with strong showing against tough rival

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    Ryder Michael, #21, looks to pass downfield. Photo by Shaun Conner

The Elgin boys’ varsity soccer team took on the Georgetown East View Patriots on Tuesday evening, March 10.

The Wildcats were looking for some momentum to take into the offseason as district play was winding down. Little did both teams know this would be the last game they play this year.

Elgin started the game strong, doing what they do best: controlling the midfield and their strong defensive line. The first half was evenly matched and both teams went back and forth trying to get through the others defense. As time was winding down in the opening period, East View received a direct free kick from a hand ball by Elgin. From 25 yards out, the Patriots were able to send a beautiful kick into the top right corner of the net to take a 1-0 lead into the half.

It was much the same in the second half until the ‘Cats were able to put a passing sequence together capped of by a brilliant pass from Richie Aguirre, #8, that allowed Israel Martinez, #2, to score the game’s tying goal.

With time winding down, East View showed why they are a top team in the district, putting another two shots on goal to win the game 3-1.

Due to safety precautions regarding the coronavirus, Elgin’s remaining game would be cancelled and the both teams’ season ended that night.

Elgin finishes the season with a 2-9 district record, scoring eight goals and allowing 26.