Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Fairborn High School
The Fairborn Boys Soccer team tied Xenia 2-2 in their season finale. The Skyhawks needed to win the game outright in order to share the GWOC South Championship.
Fairborn scored early from a strong wing run and cross from Troy Herald who found Matt Hoffman’s right foot with a nice finish. fairborn led at the half 1-0.
Xenia tied it up in the second half with over 24 minutes to play. Fairborn again took the lead 2-1 on a magnificent shot from Joe Nickel from about 25 yards to the upper left corner “on a rope”. With a little over 20 minutes to play, Fairborn was called for an illegal slide tackle inside the 18 yard penalty box which was highly contested by Fairborn’s fans and their coaching staff. Xenia made the penalty kick to tie the gat me up at 2-2 which turned out to be the final score. Coach Dierker was very disappointed to end a championship game on such a controversial call where he believes it was a great defensive slide tackle and the call changed the outcome of the game and the season.
Fairborn next plays Carroll on Saturday, 21 October, at 7pm at Carroll.
Fairborn’s JV team battled to a 0-0 tie against Xenia’s JV team.