Middletown's trip to South Carroll ended in a 1-0 defeat Tuesday evening.
Striking just five minutes into the match, the Cavaliers followed up a rebound for a close-range finish. Down 1-0 on the road, the Knights didn't hang their heads and instead nearly got the equalizer. Jeff Meek put a shot just over the bar, Bradley Coblentz clanged his one-timer off the post, and both Zach Fontenot and Josh Greene had shots cleared off the line by defenders.
The way both teams played, it was a surprise the scoreline finished the way it did. Nonetheless, the defeat to the defending 2A West Region Finalist drops MHS to 1-3-1. The challenge ahead doesn't get any easier, with defending 3A State Semifinalist Linganore coming to the valley on Thursday. The Knights continue to improve and can use your support as they face a very strong Lancer side. Good luck Knights!
MHS JV 2, SCHS 1. Goals: Connor Smith (2), Assists: Justin Hohl (2).