The Trinity Lutheran boys’ soccer team dropped a pair of matches Saturday in their annual Cougar Cup.

Trinity fell to Franklin County 4-2 in the consolation match after losing to Southwestern (Hanover) 7-0 in the first round.

The Cougars held a 2-1 lead at halftime in the match against Franklin County.

A goal by AJ Goecker put the Cougars on top 1-0, and Andrew Emily added a goal later in the half.

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“That is the first time we’ve had a two-goal lead this season,” assistant coach Justin Vorthmann said. “We played better offensive soccer and took advantage of our early chances.

“We fought hard again in the second half with an undermanned team as we only had one sub.”

The Wildcats tied the match at 2-2 with 22:35 remaining, then added two goals late in the match.

“Late in the second game we had a couple injuries that were not major, but took away a little of our advantage,” Vorthmann said.

In the opening match, Southwestern held a 3-0 lead at the half before scoring four times in the second half.

Tuesday, the Cougars will travel to Southwestern (Shelby), and will close their home season on Thursday against Lighthouse Christian Academy of Bloomington.

The Cougars will then prepare for the Jac-Cen-Del Sectional at Osgood, playing the host school at 7 p.m. Oct. 5.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.