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Howland, Boardman defenders star in tie

By Robert Hayes-Tribune Chronicle, 09/11/19, 7:00AM EDT


BOARDMAN — Both the Spartans and Tigers have been two of the Mahoning Valley’s elite teams so far this fall, and last night’s defensive duel between Boardman and Howland proved just that.

The end result was a 0-0 draw at Boardman High School, which left both teams feeling like they had their opportunities, but didn’t score.

“Both teams battled hard,” Howland coach Dan Daniluk said “Both defenses held up well all night long. You know, you’re always looking for one team to make a mistake, and capitalize on it.

“Neither defense made a mistake tonight, so it was a traditional 0-0 in a soccer battle.”

The Tigers (5-1-2) had more than their fair share of chances to score in the first half, but the Spartans seemingly thwarted every opportunity Howland had. The second half was more of an even battle between the two teams, but neither team could find the net at the right time.

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