BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhound boys soccer team outscored three opponents 11-7 in Saturday’s FMHS Invitational, but came away with just one win.
Sophomore Austin Sexton scored four goals on the day, but the Hounds dropped an early morning 2-1 loss to Holy Trinity Catholic, before shutting out Central Lee 8-0 in the second game and then falling to Burlington Notre Dame 5-1.
The Hounds got behind 1-0 against Holy Trinity when the Crusaders’ Audrae Vincent scored the only first half goal for either team at the five minute mark off a corner kick that bounced around and found the net. FMHS Junior Reuben Eid scored at the 10-minute mark in the second half when he lifted a shot over the head and outstretched arm of Crusaders’ sophomore goalkeeper Reed Fehseke.
The Crusaders got the lead back quickly when Vincent scored again at the other end of the pitch at the 13-minute mark. Junior Javier Trejo had four saves in the contest.
The Hounds had an easier run of things against Central Lee with Sexton getting the first goal of the game on an assist from junior Brody Rung. Then junior AJ Nolting scored unassisted 10 minutes later and followed up with another goal at the 26-minute mark with a double assist from Eid and Sexton, to give FMHS a 3-0 lead at the half.
Sexton then put up two very quick goals in the second half, the first just 1:30 into the half on assists by Miguel Trejo and Eid and then just :30 later on an assist from Eid.
Freshman Will Larson got in on the scoring at the 7-minute mark to put FMHS up 6-0 with assists by junior Justin Bowker and Sexton. The game then went scoreless for a full 18 minutes before Junior Kelly Russell scored unassisted. Junior Miguel Trejo got an assist from Javier Trejo with under a minute left to set the final score.
Senior goalie Carson Donaldson had four saves in the game.
The Hounds would only get one goal in the last game against the Nikes when Sexton took a pass from Justin Bowker and found the back of the net.
Donaldson, who had 13 saves in the match, gave up goals at the 5:30, 7:00, and 20:00 minute marks in the first half and two more in the second half, the first of which came just one minute into action.
Knoxville won the championship downing Holy Trinity in the title game.
The Hounds are 1-2 on the season and host Notre Dame again on Tuesday at the sports complex. Holy Trinity stands at 2-1 on the young season.