Boys Soccer: Flyers tie with Oldham twice

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BUCKNER – The Franklin County Flyers traveled to Oldham County on Thursday night to play their last game of the regular season. The game ended in a 2-2 tie in front of a big crowd for the Colonels’ senior night.

The Colonels scored the first goal of the game with 28:04 remaining in the first half. Junior Sean Nuerenberger took a hard shot on goal that hit the post, but managed to bounce into the net. The Flyer defense contained the Colonel offense the remainder of the half. The Flyer offense executed well and had several shots on goal, but was unable to score in the first half.

The Flyers started the second half with continued intensity. Less than six minutes into the first half, senior Logan Doris dribbled around several defenders to take a shot and even the score at 1-1.

With 28:14 remaining in the half, senior Matt Crosby gave the Flyers the lead in the game hitting the back of the net on an assist from Doris.

The lead did not last long. At the 22:05 mark of the half, junior Jacob McMurry tied the game for the Colonels when he found himself open to take a shot on goal.

Led by their goalkeeper, senior Nathan Kring, the Flyers’ defense stopped all offensive attacks the remainder of the half. On the Flyers’ last possession of the game, the Colonels fouled Doris just outside the box as time was running out on the clock. With three seconds left, Doris took a free kick and placed it in front of the goal, but the Flyers were unable to put the ball in the net.

“I felt the team played a great game tonight,” Franklin County head coach Zac Donnelly said. “We are playing our best soccer heading into the post season and I really like where we are mentally and physically.”

The FCHS Flyers (9-6-2) begin District Tournament play on Tuesday night against Western Hills in Woodford County.

JV Soccer: FCHS 0, Oldham Co. 0

The Franklin County boys JV soccer team traveled to Oldham County on Thursday night for what became a battle of the defenses. The game ended in a scoreless tie 0-0.

Both teams got off to a slow start offensively in the first half. Sophomore Adam Gehlhausen had several saves in the goal for the Flyers.

“Away games have not been our friend this year,” Franklin County JV Coach Eric Ashcraft said. “We’ve struggled early coming off the bus and today’s game was no different. The boys started off sluggish and it was all Oldham County.”

In the second half it was much the same. The Flyers did have more opportunities on goal but were not able to capitalize and had some off-sides calls.

The Franklin County Boys JV end their season with a record of 10-4-2.

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