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North Marion’s boys’ team was in a situation it hasn’t been in all season, and it took advantage of it.
Dylan Leary scored in the first half to give the Huskies their first lead of the year and they didn’t squander it, as North Marion won its first game of the year, 2-1.
“These guys have had a couple close games, a couple bad bounces,” first-year coach Matt Gilpin said. “The big thing for us was that we got the first goal.”
Leary scored his second goal of the game with about 30 seconds left in the first half to stretch the lead to 2-0.
North Marion had several more good opportunities, but sailed a handful of shots over the net.
“We’ve got to put it on the net. We’re putting it over,” Gilpin said. “We should have had three or four more.”
Goalkeeper Angelo Bombadiere nearly had a shutout. With just over 10 minutes remaining, he had the ball in his hands and there was a collision, but the referee ruled that he didn’t have control of the ball.
Still, Gilpin said Bombadiere (as well as Leary) played well.
“They were my players of the game,” Gilpin said.
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