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Tigers win two-straight ahead of battle with Winterset

Clint Cole - DCN: Jacob Hutzell of A-D-M knocks the ball out of the air against Nevada on Monday in Adel. Hutzell scored the game’s only goal on a penalty kick in the 19th minute en route to a 1-0 win against the Cubs.Buy Photo
Clint Cole - DCN: Jacob Hutzell of A-D-M knocks the ball out of the air against Nevada on Monday in Adel. Hutzell scored the game’s only goal on a penalty kick in the 19th minute en route to a 1-0 win against the Cubs.

Hutzell’s penalty kick goal lifts A-D-M over Nevada

By Clint Cole

Sports Editor

They were both tight, one-goal games, but the Adel-DeSoto-Minburn boys’ soccer team has won in it’s last two contests. They defeated Newton on May 1 by a score of 2-1 and then beat Nevada at home on Monday by a score of 1-0.

The only goal of the game came on a penalty kick scored by Jacob Hutzell in the 19th minute to give the Tigers their insurmountable 1-0 lead.

The 19th minute saw two penalty kicks, back-to-back. Jonny Reel was knocked down in the box and a yellow card was issued against the Cubs. Hutzell took the first penalty kick, which was saved by Nevada goalkeeper Payton Alderson, but on the rebound, the Cubs committed another foul in the box, and this time Hutzell would not be denied, slipping it into the back of the net off the left post.

Darold Baker played all 80 minutes in goal for the Tigers and made six saves, pitching the shutout for the Tigers. It was the Tigers’ third shutout of the year.

The Tigers’ next match will be against Raccoon River Conference opponent, Winterset on Thursday at A-D-M Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.

A season ago, the Tigers lost 4-3 to Winterset on the road. The Huskies lost their last game to West Central Valley on May 1 and have a 3-7 record so far this year.

Newton

With a 5-5-1 record, the Tigers played a tight game that went to overtime on the road against Newton. Jonny Reel was the hero for the Tigers, scoring the game-winner in overtime to lift his team to a 2-1 victory on the road.

Seven minutes into the overtime period, Noah Bardwell hit Reel with a lob that went over the Newton defenders and Reel put the past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net to end the game.

Robbie Sloss had the Tigers’ other goal, which opened the scoring eight minutes into the second half and put the Tigers up 1-0. The Tigers gave up the tying goal in the 71st minute before going to overtime.

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