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Early Success and Exciting Challenges Mark Fannett Metal Boys Soccer’s 2023 Season Kickoff

Fannett Metal traveled south on 75 to take on the Rockets of James Buchanan to kick  off their 2023 soccer season with a 4-0 victory.  Jack Beamont scored a hat trick and Parker Lantz tallied  the other goal.  Daxten Detwiler, Finn McGee, and Parker Lantz all had assists for the Tigers.  The  defensive unit of Riley Martin, Tucker Seibert, Drew Goshorn, Evan Wingert and goalie Landon Arnold  had 6 saves to all combined for the shutout.  Broc Hostler played nice game for the tigers and overall  everyone contributed to this win starting off the season.  Tuesday, August 29 – Fannett Metal Boys soccer team traveled to Windber to take on the Ramblers in ICC  cross division matchup and escaping with a 2-1 victory in the pouring rain.  Windber got on the  scoreboard first scoring at the 32:27.  Fannett Metal then started to pressure hard up top which led to a  penalty kick being called at the 12:52 left in the 1st half.  Daxten Detweiler scored the PK and then 2  minutes later Detweiler found Hayden Daihl on the left side of the box which he calmly put in a nice far  side corner shot.  After this scoring it was a played evenly throughout the second half with FM defense  playing very strongly stopping all Windber’s counterattacks.  Landon Arnold had 5 saves for the Tigers.    The Tigers will be hosting the Warriors of Everett on Thursday at 5:00.  Thursday, August 31 – Boys Varsity play at 5pm and Girls Varsity at 7pm.   Friends of Fannett-Metal  Athletics (FOFMA) through a grant donated lights for the soccer field.  ​ The Tigers are under the direction of head coach, Greg Best, and assistants Travis Seibert and Tom Otis. 

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