Washington Evening Journal
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The pair of Southeast Conference boys soccer games for the Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team this weekend couldn’t have gone any different.
The Panthers started the conference year with a 1-0 shut out of Keokuk at home on Thursday. Two days later in the Fort Madison tournament, they were blanked 10-0 by the hosting Bloodhounds.
Mt. Pleasant was in a stalemate with Keokuk through one half of play. The Panthers were knotted up 0-0 with the Chiefs at the break, with both teams struggling to get any shots on net.
Mt. Pleasant’s Dillon Malone finally broke the scoreless tie in the second half. Malone scored the Panthers’ only goal of the year so far, netting it unassisted.
Malone had three of the Panthers’ six shots on goal in the win. Logan Lee had three saves for the shutout in net.
Fort Madison showed it had more firepower than their neighbors to the south. The Bloodhounds had 13 shots on goal, 10 more than Keokuk had two days before, and 10 of those 13 found the back of the net.
The Bloodhounds scored seven goals in the first half, and three in the second.
Mt. Pleasant is now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in SEC play. They’ll travel to Fairfield today.