In a battle of two teams with conference championship aspirations, Mt Vernon defeated the Bears in comeback fashion 3-2. After a slow start, Shelbyville found its feet midway through the first half and began putting their stamp on the contest. A great combination in the midfield led to sending Evan Witte towards goal, who slid the ball across for Trae Hassebroek to finish an easy tap in. Nick Amos had a massive first half, tallying 7 saves and positioning himself well to cut off any Marauder through ball.
Within 2 minutes into the second half, Witte pounced on a loose ball in the box to give Shelbyville a 2-0 lead. However, Mt Vernon pulled one back shortly after and stole momentum for much of the remainder of the contest. The Bears were unlucky on several occasions, missing the goal by inches on attempts from Hassebroek and Tim Clark. Throughout the season, winning the ball out of the air has been a struggle for the Bears, but Cameron Baker stepped up in a defensive mid role to challenge (and win) nearly every Marauder aerial service. Shelbyville falls to 4-3 (1-1) and has a quick turnaround, traveling to HHC foe New Castle on Thursday.