CLINTON — The Prince of Peace soccer team saw their season come to an end Tuesday night at the hands of Dubuque Wahlert and their senior midfielder Mike Rupp.

Rupp struck first in the 24th minute as the ball bounced into the penalty area to provide the early advantage for the Eagles. Rupp claimed the only score in the first half.

He found the net again in the 48th using a similar ball into the penalty area by forward Louie Oswald.

The Eagles created several other quality chances on the Irish net in the final half but three sailed high and wide and three others were thwarted by Irish keeper Sean Mulholland.

With the loss, the Irish complete their season with a 9-6-2 record

“I think Wahlert was clearly the better team in this match,” Prince of Peace head coach Brandon Connell said. “Without Ben Carr in the lineup we struggled to link the defensive and offensive thirds of the field and our wing play was nonexistent. Wahlert's pressure on the ball was top notch. They did a great job of limiting our vision in the midfield and also did well committing to win the ball early.

“Sweeper Dan Schnier, fullback Andy Schnier and Mulholland were our top performers today,” Connell added. “So many of our guys had career seasons this year, and we're very pleased with that. We graduate six seniors - very solid footballers - who have taken excellent care of this program. We'll miss this bunch and we're very proud of their efforts.”

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