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Marshall soccer stumbles at home

September 10, 2012
Marshall Independent

With a 4-2 loss to Chanhassen on Saturday at Mattke Field at the Regional Events Center, Marshall soccer still finds itself searching for the first win on the season.

Chanhassen stormed out to an early lead, scoring three goals before half time.

But following the intermission, the Tigers would cut the lead down to a goal after two scores by Trevor Johnson.

"Trevor has been leading the way offensively for us, scoring four goals this week," Marshall head coach Pat Johnson said. "He has also passed the ball well, he's setting up scoring chances and he's getting to loose balls in the midfield.

Bryce Johnson and Ethan Hart had the assists on Trevor's goals.

The Tigers had just 20 minutes to score again, after Johnson's second goal, if they hoped of earning any point from the match.

It was not to be, however, as Chanhassen netted a direct kick free kick passed goalkeeper Jackson Luther to make the score 4-2 at full time. Luther was in net in place of Sathira Wijisekara, who was injured earlier in the week.

"Chanhassen is a AA program, and they brought more speed than we have seen yet this year," Johnson said of his opponents. "We were just hoping to stay with them, and take advantage of our opportunities. We knew they would bring skilled players, and we found out we had little home field advantage, as they play home games on turf as well."

The Tigers (0-5, 0-2 South Central Conference) will be back on the pitch Tuesday as they travel to New Ulm. Marshall follows up a game with the Eagles by traveling to Edgerton on Thursday to face Southwest Minnesota Christian.



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