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Marshall gets tripped up by Worthington, 3-0

Photo by Sam Thiel Marshall’s Eli Salisbury controls the ball during their game against Worthington on Friday. Marshall fell to Worthington 3-0.

MARSHALL — The Marshall boys soccer team went toe-to-toe with Worthington on Friday night, but a goal late in the first half followed by two more scores in the second frame was enough for Worthington to earn a 3-0 victory at Mattke Field. The loss was the first on the season for Marshall.

Both teams went back and forth to start, as Marshall’s defensive pressure was able to break up several offensive opportunities for Worthington early on. Worthington was able to get a quality shot on goal with 11 minutes left, but it sailed just over the crossbar. That wouldn’t deter Worthington from continuing to attack, though, as it earned a penalty kick opportunity with about four minutes left in the first half and this time was able to capitalize, finding the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead, which held until halftime.

In the second half, Worthington jumped out to a quick start, as it kept the ball on Marshall’s side of the field for several minutes. Worthington then was able to increase its lead with 27:50 left as a header made it 2-0. Then with 16:30 remaining, Worthington added its third and final goal of the night to seal the victory.

Marshall (2-1-3) will face Worthington again on Tuesday on the road, with the game beginning at 7 p.m.

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