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MHS soccer teams split with Pierre

Mitchell's Kyah Escobin, left, and Pierre's Morgan Magdanz, right, go for the ball during a high school girls soccer match on Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex. (Eric Mayer / Republic) 1 / 3
Mitchell's Andrew Christiansen collects the ball during a high school boys soccer match against Pierre on Thursday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. (Eric Mayer / Daily Republic) 2 / 3
Mitchell's Dillon Robinson, left, and Pierre's Clayton Alban, right, go after the ball during a high school boys soccer match on Thursday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex in Mitchell. (Eric Mayer / Daily Republic) 3 / 3

Dillon Robinson score the game-winning goal with less than 6 minutes left to break a scoreless tie as the Mitchell High School boys soccer team earned a 1-0 win over Pierre on Tuesday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex.

Robinson scored the goal on a deflection from a shot by Mark Novak.

"This is a well-deserved win and we played beautiful soccer," MHS head coach Ken Novak said. "We played with composure, with possession and we really owned the field."

Mitchell goalie Trevor Lambert recorded the shutout.

Mitchell (2-5-2) plays James Valley Christian at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex.

Kernel girls fall 8-0

In the girls contest, Mitchell fell to Pierre 8-0.

The Governors led 7-0 at halftime and outshot the Kernels 17-6.

"Pierre is a very strong team with some incredible team speed and that combination gave us fits, especially early in the match," MHS head coach Bob Lemon said. "They passed very well, and took advantage of our disorganization on defense. I felt that we did a better job of adjusting to their speed and style of play as the half went on."

Lemon said he was proud of how his team played in the second half as Mitchell held to Pierre to just one deflected goal.

Mitchell (3-6-1) plays Sioux Falls Christian at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex.

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