The MS Soccer team had asked for cooler weather and finally got it, along with a drenching drizzle for their away match against Hopkins on Wednesday. Coupled with a large pond in one corner of the field, it was ideal conditions for ducks, muskrats and unfortunately a fast start for the Hopkins Vikings.
Kent City found itself down 2-0 ten minutes into the game after some crisp passing from the Vikings. This was only the third time all season that the team had trailed in a contest and once again it upped the intensity level for the Eagles. Jaret Jaramillo and Carlos Gomez both scored the half ended, but a third Viking goal left them at a 3-2 disadvantage at intermission.
The Eagles tied the score off the foot of Santi Gomez, but the Vikings connected for one last time off a corner kick that lingered too long in front of the net. While disappointed by the result, it was some of the most spirited play of the season for Kent City.
Kent City falls to 8-2 on the year. They take the field next at Lamar Park on Friday against Wyoming JH before concluding their season on Monday, October 15 in a rescheduled game vs. Kelloggsville.