The Trucker boys’ varsity soccer team notched their sixth win by beating the Omro Foxes last week.
“During a 24-game season, the breaks of the game have a tendency to even out,” said Coach Roger Lupien. “Tuesday’s soccer match with the Foxes of Omro was a classic example of getting a good break.”
After completing a weather-shortened game at Waupaca on Monday, Clintonville traveled to take on Omro. Neither team got off to a fast start; with the Truckers finally beating the Foxes goalie on a short shot from freshman Josh Schroeder.
After Omro evened the score with a goal of their own, Clintonville took a 2-1 half-time lead when Forward Paul Kenfield’s throw-in was headed past the keeper by junior Blake Hauser with four seconds left in the period.
The second half started out with Omro pushing the ball up the field and generating a penalty kick due to a defensive take-down in the box. Initially, the Omro shooter scored the tying goal. However, a second Omro player crossed the 18-yard line too soon, which wiped out the score. With that huge break, goalie Bobby McCoy stopped the re-kick with a tough save.
Clintonville scored the decisive goal with five minutes left in the game, when Kenfield scored an unassisted goal on a cut shot that totally fooled the Omro goalie.