Whitko boys soccer suffers close loss to Central Noble

ALBION — It is sometimes hard to explain how a team can dominate an entire half and still come up short for the game. That, unfortunately, is exactly what happened to the Whitko Wildcat boys soccer team Monday night. The Wildcats took on the home standing Central Noble Cougars and, after a first half that ended in a 1-1 tie, Whitko played an aggressive second half, with several scoring opportunities that went just wide. However, a long Central Noble shot with less than two minutes left in the game sent the Wildcats to a 2-1 defeat.The host Cougars got on the scoreboard first when junior Daniel Tieman knocked a shot in with 23:35 left in the first half to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. The Wildcats knotted the score with 7:24 left in the first half when freshman Devin Goggin connected on a rebound shot that the Central Noble goalie couldn’t hang on to. Goggin put the ball past the keeper, beating him to the far right corner.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 18 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.