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Mayo shuts out Austin

By Post-Bulletin staff

sports@postbulletin.com

ROCHESTER — The Austin boys soccer team stayed close to Rochester Mayo for the first half on Tuesday night.

The visiting Austin Packers had a penalty kick and a few other offensive opportunities in the first half of the Big Nine Conference game at Mayo Stadium.

It was only a 1-0 deficit at halftime for the Packers, but then the Mayo Spartans scored four goals in the second half for a 5-0 win.

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"We had a good first half and moved the ball around pretty well to create some scoring opportunities," Austin coach Jens Levisen said. "We missed a penalty kick, but the guys were aggressive on the offensive end in the first half."

Mayo (10-4, 6-2 Big Nine) rode outstanding performances by Abdelrazzak Sabrie and Charlie Hannon to the win. Sabrie scored four goals and assisted on the fifth. Hannon had the other goal.

"After playing so well in the first half, things didn’t connect in the second half," Levisen said. "They took advantage of different mistakes we made, and scored four goals."

Austin (5-8-2) plays its last home game of the regular season on Thursday night against Mankato East.

Report compiled by Scott Kolb

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