MOUNT VERNON — It was truly a soccer match split in two halves Tuesday.
In the first half, the Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets played nose-to-nose with the Big Walnut Golden Eagles. The Jackets countered every shot against them with solid defensive play. They pursued loose balls. They passed effectively. The cheering section roared with every pass into the attacking zone.
But in the second half, Big Walnut scored quickly. The passes were no longer there. The defense struggled to cover ground. The crowd sat in near silence.
When the horn sounded, the scoreboard reflected Big Walnut’s 2-0 victory. And the air, which was crisp at the start of the match, felt very cold for the Mount Vernon faithful.
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