Oakville soccer tastes victory against rival Mehlville after four year losing streak.

Oakville soccer tastes victory against rival Mehlville after four year losing streak.

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Rival Defeat: Luke Miller (12) plays Austin Glover (11) a through ball under pressure from MHS defenders.

In the past four years, Oakville varsity soccer has lost to Mehlville every time; however, Tuesday Oct. 11, OHS beat MHS in overtime 2-1.

Overall, the game was even throughout. MHS scored early and Oakville equalized late in the second half. MHS and OHS maintained a stalemate until late in the second half of overtime.MHS missed an opportunity and OHS’s shift in equilibrium led to the winning goal by Jared Swierk (12) with two minutes left. Swierk placed the ball top ninety in the far post after being played the ball into space.

“It was a good team effort, and the goal just happened.” said Swierk.

OHS’s success against MHS is indebted to the defense’s consistancy and the leadership of sweeper Clay Stocker (12). The tigers kept their defense fortified and made sure to guard MHS’s key players.

“We knew who the top scorers were from Mehlville, so we marked them; it got them off their game game.” said goal keeper coach Sara Guenther.

Although the tigers let in a goal early on, their effort to equalize paid off.

“Our constant energy led to our success.” said forward Srdjan Sarcevic (12). “We settled down, and in over time we were the better team.”