By Nick Freimuth Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg-Casco Soccer each played exciting matches on their opening day of school. L-C shutout Ashwaubenon 5-0 and Sturgeon Bay fell 5-2 to Green Bay Prebble.
The Clippers trailed 1-1 at halftime. Eli Dietzel scored from an assist by Owen Stevenson on a counter attack to get Sturgeon Bay on the board. Coach Todd Maas said, “The boys played it perfect and were rewarded in the end with a goal. Preble has to many weapons and to good of a team for us to deal with for a full match. They controlled the bulk of possession the second half, patient and methodical at times. Picking us apart and making us pay for our mistakes. They have a great team again this year and it will fun to see how their year progresses.”
DJ Riechel scored the other Clipper goal in the second half on a restart just outside the 18 box about 25 or more out. Maas said, “(Reichel) drove the ball into the box that the keeper and Preble D misjudged and bounced right through and in. There was a lot of traffic in the box, which good for us and we made it work.” The goal brought the score to 3-2 Preble. “We a few other very close goals, just bounced the wrong way. Adison Benzinger hit a great ball from a restart in the first half as well that hits the pipe and bounced out. That really would have changed the game at moment because we would have taken the lead. But that’s the game of soccer. All in all our guys played a good game. I’m very proud of them.”
Sturgeon Bay will host co-conference leaders N.E.W. Thursday and then Friday head down to Racine to take on Prairie School.
Luxemburg-Casco Soccer was dominant against Ashwaubenon Tuesday. Griffin Geib and Carter Sewell each scored twice and Matthew Conway scored a goal in the 5-0 shutout. Sewell also added two assists. Garrett Zuleger made 14 saves for the Spartans in goal. The game was cut short by 13 minutes due to lightning.