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Whitewater defeats Starr’s Mill in 4-2 penalty shootout

Photo by Michael Cuneo.

By Michael Cuneo –

The Whitewater boys’ soccer team defeated Starr’s Mill 2-1 (4-2 on Penalties) on Feb. 4 in a penalty shootout to decide the winner of the Southside Charity Classic.

The match was tied through 90 minutes, with both sides seeing one goal in regulation. Whitewater goalkeeper Cade Spurlock showed his class throughout the night, stopping a number of attempts from a well-conditioned Starr’s Mill side.

Whitewater senior Ian Brunet opened up the scoring in the match on a breakaway run and shot that was deflected by Starr’s Mill goalie Marcelo Quinones-Vilela before landing in the back of the net.

The Panthers responded quickly, moving the ball down the pitch and executing a perfect cross into the box where junior Ali Othman headed the ball into the back of the net.

While both teams showed the ability

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune