Penalty kicks push Panther boys soccer to win over LionsSteady rain makes Medomak Valley-Belfast affair a wet one
Waldoboro — The Belfast boys soccer team learned an important lesson Friday afternoon, Sept. 13 in its trip to face Medomak Valley in a battle of winless high school squads: To keep its hands down.
A pair of handballs in the box resulted in two penalty kicks buried by freshman Zidane McMurrin, which was all the offense the Panthers needed as the hosts secured a 2-1 win.
The game originally was slated for played Sept. 12, but was moved to Sept. 13 due to severe weather conditions. Despite the initial postponement, steady rainfall was a factor throughout much of Friday's game.
Both of McMurrin's goals came in the first half at the 22:51- and 12:51-marks, respectively, while David Flood scored the lone goal of the game for Belfast in the second half, on an assist from David Flood.
Medomak Valley (1-2) held a 25-19 edge in shots and 7-4 advantage in corner kicks. Lion keeper Sam Kulikowski made 19 saves for the visitors (0-2-1), while Noah Beck played in net for the Panthers.
McMurrin also tallied three goals against Oceanside to start the season, two of which were on penalty kicks.
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