Saturday, September 9, 2017
East Lansing High School
East Lansing Trojans get a much need win at Mason. It was evident from the start in this game that both wanted this game very badly. East Lansing struck first when Junior Kai Francisco connected with a nice pass to Ansumana Lebbie at the top and middle of the box who beat the Mason Goalkeeper (Sam Spitzley) cleanly. The first half would have both team going back and forth and neither team able to score another goal in the first half.
With East Lansing leading 1-0 starting the second half they wasted no time in scoring there second goal seven minutes in, as Kai Fransico again made a great pass to the far side of the field to find Petrus Martin who finished his shot beautifully in which the Keeper had no chance of a save. East Lansing clearly found its sync and pace as as a team on both sides of the ball on this Saturday afternoon. They would finish their scoring with a goal in the the sixty-eight minute of the game when the Bulldog Keeper was not able to get a handle on two successive saves. With a loose ball in the box Tawfeek Shetiah would find the ball having rebounded to his feet were he touched the ball past the off balance Mason keeper.
East Lansing had a shut out in hand with less then thirty seconds left in the game. With about 10 seconds left a foul was committed by a Trojan player to give Mason a free kick from about 40 yards out. With the long free kick taken by Mason and contact of body’s in the air inside of the goalie box the ball flew by the East Lansing Keeper to ruin what would have been a great effort for a shut out. However the that does not take away from the effort and hard work of the Trojans back line and two keepers on this beautiful September afternoon.
East Lansing will be home next Monday (Sept. 11 @ 6:30 pm) facing off against the Everett Vikings. The Trojans will then travel to Lansing Eastern on Wednesday (Sept. 13 @ 5:30pm) game to be played behind the Don Johnson field house and past high school track. On Saturday, September 16 the East Lansing Trojans will host its second and last Varsity and Jv Boys Soccer Invitational at “Archer Stadium” soccer complex.
EL Record (3-4-1, 0-1-0 CAAC)
Mas Record (4-4-1, ??? CAAC)
Scoring & Assist
EL> 25 min.> Ansumana Lebbie & Kai Francisco
EL> 47 min.> Petrus Martens & Kai Francisco
EL> 68 min.> Tawfeek Shetiah & n/a
Mas> 79:37min.> Evan Joneson & n/a
Goalkeepers: ShotsonGoal – Saves – GA – PK
EL> Elijah Sheridan> 1st Half>>> 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
EL> Ben Maves >>>>2nd Half>>> 3 – 2 – 1 – 0
Mas> Sam Spitzley>>1st & 2nd> 6 – 3 – 3 – 0
Mason HS (Mason)