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October 23, 2013

H.S. boys soccer: East Juniata stunned by No. 11 seed Millville

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The Tigers held a 6-2 edge in shots on goal and 5-1 advantage in corner kicks in the opening half, but still found themselves trailing.

"I'd like to think we dominated the action in the first half but had nothing to show for it," Troutman said.

Sheaffer made a great stop on Kenny Cowperthwait's shot early in the second half. Despite again playing in Millville's end of the field, East Juniata could not come up with a clear shot on goal and was frustrated in its attempts to tie the score.

Opportunity reared its head again with 19:06 remaining in the match. Bower beat his defender to a loose ball and passed it to Chase Laubach, who drilled the ball into the left corner of the goal just over the outstretched arms of Sheaffer for the all-important second goal.

"Our confidence got a tremendous boost when we scored that second goal," Whispell said. "One thing I can say is that we may not have the most talented team but I know we have the best-conditioned and our legs were fresh in the second half. We really worked on conditioning this year and it has paid off."

The Tigers were unable to generate any type of offense the rest of the way and the Quakers ended up with coming off the field a surprising but happy winner.

"We did not have many clear shots on goal but we had enough of chances," Troutman said. "However, we never really tested their keeper."

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