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    North downs Andrews-Osborne

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    Max Patrick’s game-tying penalty kick in the first half provided North with all the momentum it would need to down host Andrews-Osborne on Thursday, 4-1.

    The Rangers, who won their third straight game to improve to 5-2 overall, went on to score three goals in the second half to win the nonconference game.

    “We are clicking on all cylinders right now thanks to our defense,” Patrick said. “They are really playing well and winning every ball and finding our midfield and we are finishing our shots very well also. I’m very proud of the guys so far. We just have to keep working hard so we can go far in the playoffs.”

    Dom Kostura was fouled in the box to set up Patrick’s penalty kick. He buried in the upper right corner to tie the game.

    Luka Dedic scored two goals in the second half to extend his multi-goal streak to three straight games. Kaden Kocin also scored for the Rangers and Patrick and Kostura both had assists.

    A red card left the Rangers shorthanded for the final 10 minutes of the game but the defense held strong and Mate’ Dedic protected his net. He finished the game with eight saves.

    “We really just packed the middle after the red card and it helped us win the ball in the middle and we could win the ball easier and counter out,” Patrick said. “It was a great team win and very exciting to get extend our win streak to three games.”

    North travels to Bedford on Saturday.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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