2017-09-14 / Sports

Flushing soccer drops fourth straight

By Austin VanDaele


Flushing Keeper Nathan Hall makes a save during Monday’s game against Swartz Creek. 
Photo by Todd Boone Flushing Keeper Nathan Hall makes a save during Monday’s game against Swartz Creek. Photo by Todd Boone FLUSHING — Gabe Rodriguez recorded the Raiders’ lone goal during a 2-1 loss against Swartz Creek on the pitch Monday. The score was tied at 1-1 entering the second half before Swartz Creek pulled away. Rodriguez’s goal was assisted by Jake Long, but that would be all the offense Flushing would see during its fourth straight loss.

Last Thursday, the Raiders faced off with Lapeer in a rescheduled game from earlier in the season and lost 5-0. Lapeer scored within minutes into the first half to apply pressure on the Raiders and then continued to add to its total for the remainder of the half. Trailing 4-0 entering the second half, Flushing gave up one more goal before time expired.

Just a day earlier, on Wednesday, the Raiders suffered a 4-0 loss to Linden, again falling behind 4-0 in the first half.

“The team is in a rough patch finding themselves,” said Flushing coach Andy Rishmawi following the losses.

Flushing hosts Goodrich today at 6 p.m. and will be at a tournament at Groves High School Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. The Raiders then head to Brandon on Monday and host Holly Wednesday.

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