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Press photo by Scott PagelJared Whitehorn scored Freedom’s first goal of the season against Dieruff on Friday and would add another later in the contest. Press photo by Scott PagelJared Whitehorn scored Freedom’s first goal of the season against Dieruff on Friday and would add another later in the contest.

FHS soccer blanks Dieruff

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Freedom’s boys’ soccer team’s first game of the season on its home turf resulted in a 6-0 victory over Dieruff last Friday.

“Right off the start, right off the whistle, we wanted to make a statement. That was really important for us,” said Patriot midfielder Jared Whitehorn, who scored Freedom’s first goal around the 27:00 mark of the first half.

Less than three minutes later, Whitehorn scored again.

“[The first goal] was a set piece. Will [Tichy] got to the end line, and he crossed it,” Whitehorn said.

Tichy also scored in the first half on a penalty kick to make the score 3-0 at halftime.

“We’re really gelling well, and we’re fighting for each other, and we’re running and training hard,” said Tichy.

Whitehorn scored Freedom’s fourth goal in the opening minute of the second half. Brad Turocy and Wes Young added two more goals to the Patriots’ total.

Derek Bast had two saves.

Freedom coach Matt Reightler has put together a new formation for the Patriots in his first year as head coach.

“[Our preseason scrimmages] were a good way to tune up, and putting out the new formation, they need to play a lot together. We spent a lot of time emphasizing high chemistry,” Reightler said. “We did accomplish those things, and scoring a goal with an outside back.”

The Patriots’ next game will have been played on Tuesday, past Press deadlines, against Allen.

“We want to have teams play up to us,” said Tichy. “Allen will bring a lot of athleticism.”