Archive for Saturday, October 7, 2000

Free State soccer team ties Olathe East, 1-1

October 7, 2000

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All the scoring occurred early as Free State and Olathe East battled to a 1-1 tie in double overtime Friday at the FSHS field.

"This was a pretty good non-loss for us," Firebirds soccer coach Jason Pendelton said. "Olathe East is a perennial state power."

The Firebirds' goal by Nick Giannakis in the first four minutes was the first goal FSHA had ever scored against O-East.

About a minute after Giannakis scored, Olathe East forged a tie. Then the two Sunflower League teams battled 85 minutes without scoring, although each squad had a goal wiped out by an offsides penalty.

Friday's match marked the return of Free State goalkeeper Justin Howe, who had missed the last seven games with broken bones in a hand.

"He was outstanding," Pendleton said of Howe.

Pendleton also cited defender James Moore as FSHS improved to 7-3-1. Free State is 4-0-1 in its last five matches.

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