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Mitchell soccer teams blanked by Aberdeen Central

ABERDEEN--The Mitchell soccer teams ran into a pair of offensive juggernauts on Tuesday in Aberdeen. The Mitchell girls' soccer team lost to Aberdeen Central 9-0, while the boys' team was blanked 12-0 against the Golden Eagles. The Mitchell girls...

Mitchell's Seemela Novak, left, kicks the ball up the pitch past Aberdeen Central's Nico Jung, center, during the first half of Tuesday's match at Swisher Field. American News Photo by John Davis taken 8/23/2016
Mitchell's Seemela Novak, left, kicks the ball up the pitch past Aberdeen Central's Nico Jung, center, during the first half of Tuesday's match at Swisher Field. American News Photo by John Davis taken 8/23/2016

ABERDEEN-The Mitchell soccer teams ran into a pair of offensive juggernauts on Tuesday in Aberdeen.

The Mitchell girls' soccer team lost to Aberdeen Central 9-0, while the boys' team was blanked 12-0 against the Golden Eagles.

The Mitchell girls fell behind 4-0 at halftime and could not contain Aberdeen Central's Deborah Wills, who netted five goals.

"She was just nailing the ball," Mitchell coach Jason Wear said. "She is known for shooting long shots and we kind of gave her the opportunity."

Wear also noted how the Golden Eagles are easily one of the top teams in the state and the Kernels are still going through growing pains.

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"It is basically a work in progress," Wear said. "It is something we are going to continue to work on."

Mitchell goalie Caroline Titze recorded 19 saves.

The Kernel boys' soccer team surrendered 11 goals in the first half against the Golden Eagles. Mitchell's Luke Novak had 29 saves, while Trevor Lambert added seven saves. Novak had a shot on goal.

"We had some heavy first touches on a turf surface that led to too many turnovers," Mitchell boys' coach Ken Novak said about the defeat.

The Mitchell teams will play at Sturgis and Spearfish this Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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Mitchell's Kelby Escobin, left and Aberdeen Central's Lane Schopp, right, go after the ball during the first half of Tuesday's match at Swisher Field. American News Photo by John Davis taken 8/23/2016

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