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Solidly In Second

TL Mustangs win fourth straight, look to rematch with MLC Lions

Senior Mark Poland scored five goals last Friday, leading Trout Lake to its fourth consecutive Greater Columbia B League soccer victory, an 8-3 win against visiting Sunnyside Christian.

The Mustangs (4-2 in GCB, 10-2 overall) also got two goals from senior Peter Schmid and one from junior Dale Dick.

Trout Lake netted three goals in the first 13 minutes of play--Dick opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and Poland followed with a pair of net-finders in the ninth and 13th--to go on top, 3-0, and led, 4-1, at halftime.

Sunnyside sliced that lead in half 10 minutes into the second half on Micah Koopmans' second goal, but that was as close as the Knights (0-5, 5-7) would get.

Poland made sure of that, knocking in his third and fourth goals a minute apart, in the 51st and 52nd minutes, to increase Trout Lake's lead to 6-2.

Koopmans got his hat trick in the 60th minute to halve the lead to 6-3, but Poland and Schmid countered in the 64th and 67th minute respectively to close out the scoring.

Trout Lake opened the week with a 4-1 victory at Riverside Christian on Oct. 12. Last Friday, the Crusaders lost, 4-0, to the league-leading Moses Lake Christian Lions.

Trout Lake visits Moses Lake this Friday for the third and final regular-season meeting between the two teams.

The Lions (6-0, 9-2) swept two from the Mustangs during an Oct. 1-2 series in Trout Lake.

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