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The last two trips to Mid-Prairie for the Clear Creek Amana boys soccer team each ended the same way, with 2-1 overtime victories.
A third straight 2-1 win over the Golden Hawks seemed unlikely late in the second half of Monday’s meeting but that’s exactly what the Clippers got.
Clear Creek Amana (2-1) scored twice in the final 18 minutes to escape with a 2-1 win over Mid-Prairie (1-2) in a non-conference contest in Wellman.
“I told my team to expect a close game based on the results from previous years,” Clear Creek Amana coach Tim Benson said. “I think next time I will tell them we won by a lot the last time we were here and see if we can improve the results, but we'll take the win however we get it.”
Nick Ives gave Mid-Prairie a 1-0 lead with a goal with 21:30 left in the first half.
The score remained 1-0 until Wyatt Sedlacek got the equalizer from 40 yards out with 17:24 left in the game.
Freshman Trevor King provided the go-ahead goal on a cross from the right side in the 70th minute to give the Clippers a 2-1 lead.
“I am really proud of how the guys battled and really dominated the second half after getting down,” Benson said. “They didn't give up and in the end made enough plays to come out ahead.”
The win was the second straight for Clear Creek Amana after a 2-0 loss to Class 1A top-ranked Dyersville Beckman in the season opener.
West High Drops Second Straight
Linn-Mar scored two goals in less than five minutes in the first half and never let West High back in the game in a 2-0 win in Marion.
The loss was the second straight for Class 3A third-ranked West High and dropped the Trojans to 3-2 on the season and 0-2 in Mississippi Valley Conference play.
Linn-Mar improved to 2-4 and 1-1 in MVC contests.
Noah Martin broke a scoreless tie when he headed in a Danny Peak cross following a corner kick in the 12th minute.
Less than five minutes later Peak scored on his own, sneaking a low shot past West High keeper Zach Frisbie in the 16th minute.