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City High Soccer Finds Scoring Touch Against Xavier
By Susan Harmon, Correspondent
IOWA CITYEarly season soccer matches include performances that are all over the map. Even Siri can't quite pinpoint what's going on as teams try to mesh different players together and discover the best positions for different players.
The City High boys' team split two games at the Muscatine tournament over the weekend, squandering scoring chances in its loss to the Muskies. However, the Little Hawks found their scoring touch Tuesday against Xavier in a definitive 6-1 victory at City High.
"We played well and we had so many chances, but it was one of those things where everything goes wrong," City High coach Jose Fajardo said of the opening-match loss. "We made a mistake at the end and they scored. We were rushing too much. We didn't play the way we like to play. Today showed what we can do."
"The forwards have been struggling to score goals, so it's good to play good and see the ball go into the net," sophomore Collin O'Meara said.
City High (2-1) dominated possession throughout the 80 minutes and was able to mount attack after attack. City's goals were scored by O'Meara (2), Peter Larsen, Rasmus Schlutter, Adam Nicholson and John Havugarurema.
"Last year early in the season we had a game where things clicked," Larsen said. "And I think this is our game where things clicked, and we put things together."
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