FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison boys’ soccer team split two matches this week.
On Friday night, the Hounds took on Central Lee in Donnellson and quickly found themselves down 1-0, but Austin Sexton took a center from AJ Nolting to tie it up at 1 just nine minutes into the first half.
The Hawks would score two more goals at the 18:30 and 25:30 marks to take a 3-1 lead into the half.
Central Lee would score quickly again to start the second half sliding one in past Chance Decker with just two minutes gone for a 4-1 lead. Things would get slightly out of hand with two more Hawk goals before freshman Dayton Davis took a kick from Sexton to set the final score at 6-2
On Tuesday, the Hounds got off to a very quick start just :30 into their 5-0 shutout of the Mediapolis Bulldogs.
Senior Brody Rung took a pass from the left wing just left of center from Will Larson, about 20 feet out and lifted a shot into the top of the goal for a quick 1-0 Bloodhound lead.
Reuben Eid would score on an assist from Nolting at the 18:30 mark before Austin Sexton slid a shot pass Mediapolis’ keeper into the right bottom corner of the goal with eight minutes left in the first half.
Eid would score again in the second half just five minutes in and Larson would round out the scoring for Fort Madison with a shot off an assist by Reiburn Turnbull.
Decker had three saves in the shutout.
The Hounds are 3-5 on the season and will travel to Mt. Pleasant on Monday night.