Varsity Boys Soccer Begins Season With Two Wins, Loss at Petoskey Northmen Classic

Varsity Boys Soccer Begins Season With Two Wins, Loss at Petoskey Northmen Classic

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team (2-1) traveled downstate today (8/19/22) to compete in the Petoskey Northmen Classic.  After dropping their first game on the day, the team battled back to win the next two contests to finish 2-1 on the day.

Game 1:  Marquette 0, Petoskey 3

  • In game one versus Petoskey, Marquette struggled to find their footing and suffered a 3-0 loss.  Petoskey scored in the first half on the Marquette keeper Edan Hautamaki who faced 4 shots. Hautamaki left the game in the second half with an injury and Isaac Johnson tended net allowing two goals on four shots.  The final goal being a penalty kick for Petoskey.
  • From MSHS Head Coach Dan Salmon“For our first game of the season I thought we played alright. It took some time to adjust to the turf and the fast play but we managed.”

Game 2:  Marquette 3, Marshall 1

  • In game two, Marquette faced Marshall High School.  Max Dawson got the goal scoring started with an assist going to Ezra Pickard.  That combo struck again before the half for the 2-0 lead.  Marshall scored in the second half to cut the margin to one before Dawson and Pickard again hooked up for the third time with a final score of 3-1.  Hautamaki faced two shots in the first half and four shots in the second half.
  • From MSHS Head Coach Dan Salmon“Hunter Sandstrom and Indigo Catalano played some phenomenal defense in this game. Max and Ezra were unstoppable on the offensive side.”

Game 3:  Marquette 4, Lake Orion 3

  • In the final game of the day, Marquette faced off against Lake Orion.  Dawson again started the scoring with a penalty kick in the first two minutes of the game.  Just one minute after that, Dawson scored another goal from Isaac Johnson for a 2-0 lead.  Lake Orion then went on a scoring run putting in three unanswered goals for a 3-2 halftime lead.  In the second half, Dawson and Pickard hooked up again to tie the game at three goals apiece.  With eight minutes to go in the game, Dawson scored his fourth goal of the game with an assist from Kaleb Chipelewski.  Keeper Hautamaki first six shots in each half.
  • From MSHS Head Coach Dan Salmon“Max Dawson put an explanation point on the day with four goals in this game. We leaned on him heavy and he came through.”

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer team returns to action tomorrow, August 20, when they host Traverse City West for the squad’s first home match of the season.  Kickoff from the Kaufman Sports Complex is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.