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for 80 per­cent of the match and moved the ball well in the back, but they didn’t get a lot go­ing in the at­tack­ing end.

Kent, which has switched to a 3-4-3 for­mat, ben­e­fited from the strong play of in­side mid­field­ers Drew Baker and Felipe Men­doza.

Kenny Fowler, Tyler John­ston and Ryan Argo shored up the de­fense.

In the opener at Cr­is­field, Kent’s lone goal was scored mid­way through the first half on a short cor­ner kick by Sant­myer that made it 1-1. Taiwo had the as­sist.

Cr­is­field’s strik­ers were too quick for the Tro­jan de­fend­ers “as they broke through our line” to score twice be­fore in­ter­mis­sion, Jones said.

Sant­myer, who led the Tro­jans last sea­son with nine goals, is pro­jected to con­tinue that pace.

Jones said Taiwo and Adolfo Diaz also will fig­ure into the at­tack.

Key de­fend­ers grad­u­ated, so ju­nior var­sity call-ups Fowler and Ryan Argo are team­ing with John­ston to “hold the new back line in check,” Jones said.

The cen­tral mid­field is strong with Baker, Men­doza and Jack­man.

“But our out­side play­ers are new to the de­mands of those po­si­tions so we will need to ex­er­cise some pa­tience as those play­ers de­velop,” Jones said.

Six­tos is a sea­soned keeper. His backup is ju­nior Jeremy Gra­ham.

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