Truckers nab 11th win to end regular season
The Clintonville soccer team ended last week on a higher note than it began it, capping the regular season with a 3-1 victory over Wautoma on Thursday, Oct. 15.
“It was a mixed week for our team,” Clintonville coach Roger Lupien said. “We lost our focus and composure during [Oct. 13’s] 1-0 loss to Freedom. [On Oct. 15], we played under control, moved the ball with speed, played solid defense and won 3-1.”
Clintonville’s Juan Santiago and Josh Schroeder scored two early goals in the first 10 minutes. Bryce Persha knocked in the team’s third in the 65th minute.
Lupien said he was satisfied with “a nice team effort” that pushed the Truckers to their 11th win of the regular season. He said the midfielders performed well, and he believes his offense would have scored more goals hadn’t Wautoma’s goalie made some excellent stops.
“Jordan Koeppen, Ben Wespetal and Cesar Elias did a great job, both on offense and coming back to help our defensive group,” Lupien said. “Outside midfielders Juan Santiago and Bryce Persha both stepped up and scored big goals.”
Clintonville will host a Division 3 regional match Thursday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. against conference rival Waupaca. The winner will then play the winner of the New London versus Antigo game on Saturday, Oct. 24, at a time and location to be determined.
Clintonville saves: Bob McCoy, 5. Konnor Raddant, 1.
Shots on goal: 14
Scoring: 4:37 Juan Santiago, assisted by Garrett Kuss. 10:09 Josh Schroeder. 65:23 Bryce Persha, assisted by Marius Gessner.