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Knights pour it on in second half vs. Seneca

Times Observer Photo by Steve Younger Eisenhower Knights Jace Lang and Austin Guiher try to take possession of the ball away from a Seneca player during Saturday’s Region 4 boys soccer game in Russell.

RUSSELL — The Eisenhower Knights played poor hosts to the visiting Seneca Bobcats on Saturday morning, defeating them 7-0 in Region 4 play.

Both teams were aggressive from the start to start the game, but it was the Knights who struck the back of the net first at the 14-minute mark when Bryceton Wilkins set up teammate Caleb McMillen to score the first of his two goals on the day. The goal came off a perfectly placed corner kick that McMillen tapped in for the game’s first score.

It took only one minute for the Knights to strike again as Auston Hannold would score the first of his three goals in the game after taking a pass from Logan Degnan at midfield and outraced the Bobcats to the net before making a perfect kick to put the Knights up 2-0 at halftime.

The second half appeared to be a matter of ball control, as the ball changed ends back and forth until the 27-minute mark when McMillen struck again for his second goal of the game putting the Knights up 3-0.

It would take five minutes for Hannold to score his second goal on a center shot putting the Knights up 4-0.

The next 10 minutes would decide the game, and it was the Knights who took over. Hannold struck again for his third-and-final goal on a nice assist from Wilkins. Then, just 27 seconds later, Degnan found the net to put the knights up 6-0 with 12:04 remaining.

Wilkins finally got into the scoring column after playing a great game passing when he struck the back of the net with just three seconds remaining.


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