HTC wins 2 of 3 at FMHS soccer invite

Holy Trinity's Kyle Sheets (21) and FMHS Carson Schroeder position for control of the ball in Saturday's action. HTC won 2-0. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.


FORT MADISON – Nick Pothitakis scored four goals on the day as Holy Trinity downed Fort Madison and Central Lee before falling to Burlington Notre Dame in a shootout at the FMHS Invitational Saturday at the Baxter Sports Complex.

Bailey Merschman held FMHS scoreless in the first game that HTC won 2-0. He had nine saves in the game.  Pothitakis scored both goals for HTC. In the second game, another 2-0 win over Central Lee, Pothitakis scored one goal and Adam Rauenbuehler had the other score. Pothitakis and Quinn Abolt each had an assist in the game and Justin Rempe had nine saves.

In the Championship game against Notre Dame, Rauenbuehler scored both HTC goals, but the Crusaders could only convert one penalty kick in the shootout, by Pothitakis. Notre Dame won all three games on the day in shootout fashion.

FMHS information wasn’t available on Saturday night.

FMHS’ Reece Thele heads the ball in front of a hidden Holy Trinity Catholic player while the Bloodhounds’ Ryan Rees (8) and AJ Nolting (13) try to get position. PCC photo by Chuck Vandenberg.
HTC’s Nick Pothitakis, who had both the Crusaders’ goals in the 2-0 win over Fort Madison, plays defense on Chase Rogers. For more pictures and stats on the game, see Monday’s e-Edition. PCC photo by Chuck Vandenberg.


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