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Boys Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision to Putnam in Day 1 of Viking Cup

MACON, Ga. – Putnam County’s Gio Sanchez netted a first half goal as the Eagles (1-1) slid by the Vikings (1-1) 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the FPD Soccer Complex in the first Day of the 2015 Viking Cup.

Down 1-0 at intermission, the Vikings looked poised to make a strong second period showing. But Putnam’s Jesus Sanchez thwarted those thoughts, knocking in a goal in the second period to give the Eagles a 2-0 advantage.

FPD’s lone goal came late in the second period when Kevin Griggs assisted Spencer Ennis for a score.

The Eagles outshot the Vikings 8-6 on the day. FPD keeper Dontez Johnson picked up four saves in the losing bid.

FPD will look to reverse its quick skid on Thursday afternoon, hosting West Laurens at 5 p.m. at the FPD Soccer Complex.

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BOX SCORE:

PUTNAM COUNTY 2, FPD 1

PCO 1-1 — 2
FPD 0-1 — 1

Goals: Putnam 2 (Gio Sanchez, Jesus Sanchez); FPD 1 (Spencer Ennis).

Assists: FPD 1 (Kevin Griggs).

Saves: FPD – Dontrez Johnson 4; Putnam County – 5.

Shots: Putnam 8, FPD 5.

Records: FPD 1-1; Putnam County 1-1.

Next: West Laurens at FPD, 5 p.m., Thursday.