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Pioneers fall in final game
WCHS Pioneer Jerry Mrema has spent a lot of time on the pitch for the Pioneers this year. The Pioneers season ended with a regional berth Tuesday.
Warren County’s soccer team faced its regional opponent Tuesday in Cleveland and in a close, 1-goal contest with the Blue Raiders, the Pioneers fell, 1-0, to end their season.Cleveland scored its first and only goal in the first half. Their right midfielder bumped Pioneer Jacob Morin hard off the ball as fans called for a penalty, but the referee didn’t call it and the aggressive move paid off for the Blue Raiders as they kept possession making an accurate pass to an open man who beat the keeper.The Blue Raiders came close to making it a 2-goal game with a free kick just outside the penalty box but Warren County goalie J.D. Keele made one of many great saves on the night getting hands on the ball and letting the defense clear it.Offensively, the Pioneers just couldn’t get in gear with minimal scoring opportunities as the Blue Raider D was able to contain Warren County forwards James Jackson and F.D. De Santiago. With the Pioneer midfield concentrating on defense, and the usual productivity of Jackson and De Santiago contained, spelled trouble for Warren County.With 15 minutes left, Cleveland made another aggressive move, this time on Jackson.