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Mount Vernon's Cameron McMahon is held by Worthington Kilbourne's Cameron Gall during Thursday's game.
Mount Vernon's Cameron McMahon is held by Worthington Kilbourne's Cameron Gall during Thursday's game. (Photo by Bill Davis)

By Mount Vernon News
September 16, 2011 10:53 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — At the midway point in their season, the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets finally played to their potential.

The result was a two-goal comeback and a near miss against one of Ohio’s best teams.

Mount Vernon lost, 3-2, at home to Worthington Kilbourne on Thursday. However, the match wouldn’t have been close had it not been for Mount Vernon’s valiant effort as a team in the second half.

Near the midway point in the second half and down by a score of 2-0, nothing had been going right for the Jackets (5-3). They had been out-hustled and were losing man-to-man matchups. However, at the 58-minute mark, Mount Vernon had something they hadn’t had at all in the match — a good scoring opportunity. Seth Badger took the ball up the sideline and passed it to a streaking Travis Kiger up the middle. Kiger had a clear look at the goal, with only the goalkeeper in front of him. Kiger’s shot reached the back of the net, and it was 2-1.

Three minutes later, Kiger fired a corner kick to just the right spot in front of the net. Corey Kester one-timed the ball into the goal to knot the game at 2.

“I’m so proud of my kids,” said Dapprich. “They could have easily given up, being down 2-0. ... We changed our strategy a bit, and they responded.”


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