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Rangers shut out Tell City

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By LARRY GOFFINET

Sports Editor

 

LINCOLN CITY—Forest Park took 51 shots on goal to Tell City’s two to beat the Marksmen 10-0 in the boys soccer sectional first round Wednesday.

The Rangers took 28 shots in the first half and scored five goals.

Tell City held them scoreless for 8:16 until Dakota Begle scored on a header.

Begle kicked in their second goal seven minutes later.

Ben Englert and Cole Henke added goals 44 seconds apart to build the Rangers’ lead to 4-0 with 8:01 left in the first half.

Tell City’s only really good chance to score came with 23:43 left in the game, when Grant Bolin took a shot. But Forest Park’s goalie made the save.

Tell City goalie Reed Goffinet made 35 saves, including two nice ones in a row early in the second half.

The rest of Tell City’s defense added six saves. But the Rangers kept peppering shots at the goal, as the game was played on their offensive half of the field most of the time.

“That’s a good team,” said Tell City Coach Austin Fischer. “They have a good program up there.

“We had a very young team and I felt like we stayed as positive as we could. It was definitely a learning year.”

The Marksmen had trouble controlling the ball for several seconds at a time with passes or dribbles.

“We’ve got a young team and their touches aren’t that great yet,” said Fischer. “That’s definitely something we need to work on in the offseason.”

Tell City finished the season 1-13, scoring 10 goals for the season and getting shut out eight times.

Forest Park advanced to the championship game with a 10-3-3 record.