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BOYS SOCCER: Monday's roundup, Fannett-Metal suffers crucial defeat to Everett

EVERETT >> Fannett-Metal had been on cruise-control in the last month of the season, riding toward the playoffs thanks to an 11-game winning streak, but Monday the Tigers hit a speed bump.

Fannett-Metal was handed its first loss since September by Sidling-Hill League foe Everett, in a 6-2 decision – the most goals allowed by the Tigers this season. The loss knocked Fannett-Metal (14-3, 9-2 SHL) out of first place in the league with just one game remaining in the regular season.

Mickell McGee and Layton Hoffmann scored for the Tigers, giving Fannett-Metal a one-goal lead after the first half, but the Warriors came out in the second half with momentum, scoring five unanswered goals, beating FM on many one-on-one opportunities.

"We played well in the first half, but we came out on our heels in the second, and it showed," Fannett-Metal coach Greg Best said.

The loss was not all bad news for the Tigers, though. McGee, only a junior, broke the Fannett-Metal school record for career goals with his 55th. The previous record was set in 1997 by Stuart Moats, who had 54 career goals. McGee has 33 goals this season.

Everett 6, Fannett-Metal 2


First half — (E) Andrew Klotz, 5th min., (FM) Mikell McGee, 16th, (FM) Layton Hoffman, asst. Chris Rosenberry, 20th min.

Second half — (E) Tanner Sipes, asst. Westley Snyder, 43rd, (E) Bailey Foor 47th, (E) Foor 64th min, (E) Cruise Moen 76th, (E) Kevin Knox, 79th.

Shots — FM 12, Evt 20; Corner kicks — FM 6, Evt 6; Saves — FM 14 (Jamie Birgfeld), Evt 10.

CHESTNUT RIDGE 5, SOUTHERN FULTON 2 >> Southern Fulton fell to Chestnut Ridge in a Sideling Hill League match, despite second-half efforts from the Indians' leading scorers.

The Lions took a two-goal lead in the first, but Southern Fulton (4-11, 3-6 SHL) came out in the final half ready to score. Chase Varner scored to cut Chestnut Ridge's lead in half in the 12th minute. Benji Voight also scored for Southern Fulton, but the Lions tacked on another three goals in the final 40 minutes.

Chestnut Ridge 5

Southern Fulton 2

Chestnut Ridge23—5Southern Fulton02—2

First half — (CR) A.Miller, asst. A.Frankenberry, 13th min., (CR) K.Holderbaum, asst. Miller 26th.

Second half — (SF) Chase Varner, 12th, (CR) L.Melius, asst. C.Fungaroli, 20th, (CR) C.Amick, asst. Fungaroli, 25th, (SF) Benji Voight, asst. Jeremiah Ashkettle, 26th, (CR) Amick, 32nd.

Shots — CR 16, SF 20; Corner kicks — CR 4, SF 6; Saves — CR 11 (N.Knoster), SF 5 (Juan Mazariegos, Collin Bard, Jesse Stoner).