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Tom Mix, Published August 23 2012

South tops Davies in boys soccer

FARGO – Fargo South senior midfielder Jacob Weiler has a full schedule this time of the year.

When he isn’t patrolling the pitch for the South boys soccer team or in class, Weiler can be found booting field goals for the Bruins football team.

Thursday night, Weiler scored a goal and added two assists, helping the Bruins to a 4-1 road win over crosstown rival Fargo Davies in an Eastern Dakota Conference soccer match.

“It was a lot of fun,” Weiler said. “There were a lot of people out here to watch, and it was overall a really great game.”

Weiler assisted on both of Isaac Kehson’s goals. The first Kehson score gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead early in the first half, and the second proved to be the game winner that broke a 1-1 tie in the second half.

Davies senior forward Idris Tshibangu scored in the 60th minute to tie the game, but the Bruins (4-0-1, 2-0-1 EDC) proved to be too much for the Eagles (0-2-2, 0-2-0).

“If we work our game through Jacob, then usually a lot of good things happen for us, whether it is Isaac scoring goals or we go to the outside and get crosses in,” Fargo South head coach Dean Hashbarger said.

Weiler’s schedule doesn’t get any less congested with the win either. He’ll swap shin guards for football pads when the Bruins host Bismarck Century at 5 p.m. today.

“The football team is looking really good this year, and that is just really fun to play with my buddies,” Weiler said. “There is a lot of support between both teams. We go to their games and they come to ours. That translates in the hallways and the field as well.”

Josh Weiler scored South’s third goal in the 79th minute. The last 20 minutes of the second half belonged to the Bruins and was capped by Jacob Weiler’s score.

“We started out OK, but we seemed to lose the connection between our forwards and midfielders,” Hashbarger said. “We tried to let to kick the ball down to our forwards and let them do all the work … Once we got everyone back into it then we played well.”

Davies started the second half out strong and kept South goalkeeper Carter Schweitzer busy with 13 shots on goal.

“After giving a goal right away at the beginning of the game, we kind of dug deep and stuck in there,” Davies head coach Nick Christianson said.

FIRST HALF: 1, FS, Kehson, (Ja. Weiler), 12:54.

SECOND HALF: 2, D, Tshibangu, (Lancaster), 60:32. 3, FS, Kehson, (Ja. Weiler), 71:33. 4, FS, Jo. Weiler, (Kehson), 79:31. 5, Ja. Weiler, (Kehson), 83:33

SAVES: D, Boe 4-3–7. FS, Schweitzer 3-3–6

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