PREP BOYS SOCCER: Strong first half lifts Marshall in 3-0 win over CMCS
MARSHALL — After earning a tight 3-2 victory over Waseca on Saturday, the Marshall boys soccer team looked to keep the momentum going against Central Minnesota Christian on Tuesday. Thanks to a pair of first-half goals, Marshall commanded the pace to earn a 3-0 victory at Mattke Field.
Marshall coach Roberto Esparza said he was pleased with their overall effort and felt they did a good job of attacking on the offensive end.
“I think everybody played well and we were expecting more of an attack from CMCS but they were more on the defense so we took the opportunity to attack more,” coach Esparza said.
CMCS had some chances to get on the board in the opening minutes, but weren’t able to capitalize. Marshall, meanwhile, took advantage of its offensive opportunities, as Lucas Kayser drilled a shot into the top corner to give them a 1-0 lead with 25 minutes left in the first half. After some back and forth play, MHS pushed its advantage to 2-0 when Bryan Esparza found the back of the net with 11:18 left in the frame and took the lead going into halftime.
Marshall kept up its offensive momentum in the second half, as Mohamed Mohamed joined the scoring action 11 minutes into the frame to make it 3-0. MHS would then have several chances to add to its lead, but weren’t able to capitalize en route to the 3-0 victory.
Marshall (4-2) will face St. Peter on the road next Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.