GREENFIELD — Miami Trace senior Blake Pittser scored a hat-trick to lead the Panthers to an SCOL win over McClain 3-2 at McClain on Sept. 1.
Pittser scored on a header from a corner kick taken by junior Brett Lewis at the 36:38 mark. Pittser put the Panthers up 2-0 with a 30-yard strike with 21:48 remaining in the half. The Panthers led 2-0 at the half.
McClain answered with a goal approximately six minutes into the second half. Pittser responded two minutes later to put Miami Trace up 3-1 with 34 minutes remaining in the game.
McClain scored again with 16 minutes to go and Miami Trace held on until the end to take the 3-2 victory.
Miami Trace had 16 shots on goal. McClain had 14 shot attempts.
Tim Kinzler had 15 saves for Miami Trace. McClain’s goalkeeper had nine saves.
Kinzler and the Defense post a shutout vs. Clinton Massie:
The Miami Trace boys soccer team played at Clinton Massie on Sept. 8 and came away with a 0-0 draw.
“We outplayed them but we simply couldn’t get a goal” stated Miami Trace assistant coach Sean Sweeney.
Sweeney stated that he and Coach Thoroman were very proud of their defense for earning the shutout.
The Panther defense is led by senior, and team captain, goalkeeper Tim Kinzler.
Junior Preston Huff plays sweeper, junior Adam Ginn plays stopper, junior Matt Fender is the right defender, and sophomore Drew Batson is the left defender.
Miami Trace had 18 shots on goal against the Falcons. Clinton-Massie had eight shots on goal.
The Panthers had six corner kicks to two for Clinton-Massie.
Kinzler had three saves; Clinton-Massie had seven saves.
Miami Trace will host Chillicothe Thursday at 7 p.m. The girls’ match starts at 5 p.m.