In a game the Mid-Prairie boy’s soccer team had circled on their calendar since a previous meeting, the Golden Hawks tied #6 West Liberty 1-1 in Wellman Monday night. Mid-Prairie dropped the previous match up with the Comets in a golden goal format 3-2. The Hawks would get the first goal in the match up when Wyatt Cady got a goal on the counter attack in the 15th minute. Head Coach Pat Cady spoke after the match about the goal.
“We kind if notice that they were pretty flat across the back, and when we tried to play some balls, we noticed that Wyatt [Cady] was too close to the middle when he was starting his runs, so about seven or eight minutes before he scored, I had yelled out, and told him to start out wider on his runs and come across at more of an angle, and that’s what opened it up for him,” Cady said. “We got a good ball that went through, and Wyatt was able to get their quicker and put a good little flick on the ball and put it in the back of the goal for the first goal of the game.”
West Liberty evened the score in the 29th minute with a penalty kick goal on a handball in the box as Rafael Ibarra put it in the back of the net. The rest of the game was a defensive stalemate with Mid-Prairie mounting the best scoring chance in the 73 minute when Wyatt Cady sent a ball off the far post and ricocheted away. With the tie the Hawks are now 5-2-1 on the season and will next be in action Thursday at Monticello.