Bulldogs outkick Truckers
Results from New London, Clintonville soccer games
By Scott Bellile
New London’s boys’ soccer team defeated Clintonville’s team 10-0 in a faceoff at Bulldogs Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3.
New London co-team captains Parker Sullivan and Joey Messina had a strong evening, scoring many of the Bulldogs’ assists and goals. Parker kicked in the first goal at the 17:52 mark with the assist by Jason Sanderfoot.
“This is not the same team Clintonville beat two years ago,” Clintonville coach Roger Lupien said. “Their skill level is most impressive, as is their speed on the front line. I thought [Clintonville goalie] Bob McCoy made some outstanding saves, or the game would have been over earlier.”
New London coach Joe Messina did not respond to an email requesting comment before the Press Star went to print.
Results from New London and Clintonville’s other games of the week are below.
New London 6, Seymour 2
NEW LONDON – Three Bulldogs carried the team on their home field Sept. 1, scoring a trio of goals in the first half against Seymour and another three in the second half.
New London scoring: Joey Messina. Parker Sullivan. Messina. Sullivan, assist by Jason Sanderfoot. Messina, assist by Sullivan. Sanderfoot, assist by Messina.
Clintonville 4, Central Wis. Christian 1
WAUPUN – Lupien said his players took some time to get going on Sept. 1 because of the one-hour-forty-minute bus ride and the hot, humid weather.
Central Wisconsin Christian scored in the first three minutes, but Clintonville came through 23 minutes in with a series of four goals started by Juan Santiago.
“One of the good things about this team is their persistence, and they actually started to pick up the pace as the game wore on,” Lupien said. “Santiago’s goal to tie things before half-time was a big boost.”
Central Wisconsin Christian’s goalie was strong, Lupien said, but the Truckers’ second goal, kicked by Ben Wespetal, seemed to change their opponents’ play.
“Wespetal’s goal giving us the lead seemed to deflate our hosts,” Lupien said, “plus the heat really slowed everyone down.”
Clintonville shots on goal: 14
Saves (Bob McCoy): 6
Scoring: 23:11 Juan Santiago. 52:20 Ben Wespetal, assist by Derek Miller. 86:01 Josh Schraeder, off a corner kick by Bryce Persha. 87:30 Bryce Persha, corner kick.