Marauders rally from 3-0 deficit to edge rival New Palestine on penalty kicks

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New Palestine — It happened again. It wasn’t in quite the same fashion as their previous two meetings, but the Mt. Vernon boys soccer team once again managed to break the heart of its Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Palestine.

Unlike the defensive struggles of the recent past, however, this Tuesday evening match was a shootout from the start. After host New Palestine settled into the drivers’ seat by netting three goals in the first half, Mt. Vernon responded with three of its own in the second to knot the wild rivalry game at 3-3.

An additional 14 minutes of extra play couldn’t settle anything, so the game was sent to penalty shots. A short six kicks later (MV 4, NP 2), and the Marauders wound up with the same result they had in the previous two meetings of these teams, a slaying of a devastated Dragons squad.

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