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Prep Soccer: Harrisburg finishes second at Effingham tournament

Staff Report
updated: 9/1/2021 10:11 AM

Harrisburg wrapped up the weekend, going 1-1 at the Effingham Tournament and finished 3-1 overall, finishing second out of 10 teams.
The Bulldogs split a pair of games Saturday losing to Newton 2-0 and knocking off Effingham St. Anthony 3-0.
Also on Saturday, Harrisburg was without three starters as the Bulldogs' leading scorer Jack Winters was out with a red card, Grant Wilson was double dipping, playing golf at Massac County and Harrisburg was without starting center back Dylan Shackleford.
Harrisburg head coach Jason Butler noted that his squad had just three subs on the bench and the lack of depth would eventually catch up to the Bulldogs.
"We had plenty of chances to equalize, missing two penalty kicks that would tie the game up," Butler said. "All things considered we really played right there with them, getting just as many shots as them if not more and keeping the ball down on their end of the field."
In the 3-0 win over ESA, Adrian Mann got two goals and one assist followed by a goal from Jack Winters and two assist from Winters. The 'Dogs would get yet another shutout from Senior Keeper Jesus Aboyte.
Harrisburg also picked up a 3-2 win over Salem late last week at Effingham when Wilson evened up the match at 1-all with a goal. In the second half, Wilson set up Winters with a rocket past the keeper in the 36th minute.
After a Salem goal to tie game at two, Winters put in the game winner with 13 minutes left to go.
The Bulldogs will host Anna-Jonesboro Thursday and will travel to Mt. Carmel on Saturday.

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