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Liquid Football Settles For Draw Against Ypsy Yetis

SALINE, Mich- Liquid Football (1-1-2) tied Yspi Yetis (0-4-1) 2-2, giving the Yetis their first points of the season in their home opener.


Liquid Football is coming off a big win against the Michigan Jaguars, 4-2, at home at Gabriel Richard Catholic High School. A win against Yetis would propel Liquid up the table. 

Meanwhile, the Yetis are on a four-game skid, most recently losing to Futsal Factory 1-0 at Dexter High School just a few days before their match against Liquid.


Liquid Football was expected to win this match on paper, but the Yetis had other plans. They weren’t about to disappoint their fans on their home opener. Liquid Football dominated the first half, but the pace of play was very slow. It allowed for quick counterattacks from Yetis and allowed them to stay in the game. Despite many opportunities from Liquid, they couldn’t find the back of the net, and the first half ended 0-0. 

The Yetis came out of halftime inspired and scored in the first minute of the second half. After a turnover in the defensive third from Liquid, the ball ends up at the feet of Gustavo Lira, whose shot goes past Liquid keeper Esmail Haidan, and it is 1-0 Yetis. 


Liquid seemed to wake up after that and scored the equalizer off a free kick 25 minutes after having most of the possession. Atou Dia won the cross, which was sent into the far post. It was all tied up in the 70th minute. 


Three minutes later, the Yetis responded. Lira played a perfectly weighted through ball to Joe O’Sullivan for the tap-in, making it 2-1 Yetis. 

Ten minutes later, Liquid equalized again. After a scramble in the box, the ball fell to the feet of Dylan Wismont, who powered it past the Yeti keeper, who had been excellent all game.

For the last ten minutes, Liquid had all the momentum and was putting pressure on the Yetis, but they couldn’t convert their opportunities.


When the final whistle blew, Yetis secured their first points of the season. As for Liquid, it was a result that other people around the league could remind them that they were the ones who were the first to drop points to the Yetis. It also was a missed opportunity since everyone around them at the table dropped points, so it would have been huge to win so that they could have jumped up the table.


Liquid’s next chance to get back on track is against the undefeated Cedars FC (2-0) away at Fordson High School in Dearborn. Cedars are currently in fourth place because they have only played two games, but they are a very good team with a good coach. The game will be on Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m.



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