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PLYMOUTH â€” Down a man, Plymouth's offense stepped up the tempo on Bremen and nearly pulled off the win.
Bremen goalie Pedro Jimenez and the Lions back line also stepped up their play, however, thwarting a total of six shots on goal in a roughly 15-minute span to force a 2-2 draw with the host Rockies in a boys soccer game at Kindt Field Tuesday.
When we lost Oscar (Aguilar) there, and we were 10 men down, that kind of shows the heart of these kids," said Plymouth head coach Josh Martin. "Now, we played hard, we pushed forward, but we didn't play as smart as we would've liked. We tried to stuff the ball into some areas where there was a lot of green jerseys... but I was happy that we responded when we went 10 men down, we tied it up. Obviously we didn't want to overextend and lose the game, but these kids played to win that game."
"Pedro made some key saves," said Bremen skipper Mark Yoder. "They had one shot that was definitely going in if he hadn't gotten a fingertip save through that far post, so that saved us there. He was really trying to get the ball upfield, we just really weren't getting to the ball fast enough with his kicks. He was trying his best of trying to get the ball upfield, and he did a good job of kind of commanding the defense today."