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Wed. November 11, 2009 | Bryan Burns

The Dunedin boys soccer team has arguably the toughest opening-season schedule of all county teams with Palm Harbor University, East Lake and Countryside due up in its first three contests.

To make matters worse for the Falcons, they’ll go into all three matches as well as the rest of their schedule without standout defender Carrington Hogan, who will miss the season after tearing the MCL in his right knee during the offseason.

Hogan had just completed rehabbing an ACL tear in his left leg and was playing a tournament over the summer in St. Petersburg when the new injury occurred. Hogan fell to the turf inside the opponent’s 18 moments after stepping on the field.

"Unfortunately he’s done, and he’s a senior," Dunedin coach David Rowe said. "He had surgery on it a couple months ago. It kills us because we’re struggling to find a sweeper."

Hogan was a Times all-county second team selection and PCAC North County first team pick following his junior year.

The Falcons return just three starters from a year ago.

"We’ll basically learn by trial and error," Rowe said.

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