Marquette Red Bulls Under-16 soccer team wins tourney in Wisconsin

The Marquette Under-16 Red Bulls of the Superiorland Soccer Association opened their season by winning the FC Menasha Classic Soccer Tournament held May 20-21 in Menasha, Wis. Team members include, front row from left, Liam Jeevar, Kobie Guidebeck, Evan Phillips, Logan Alexander, Ryan Baldwin, Tanner Cain, Willie Noble, Cross Lakenen, Finn Whalen, Joe Lagrou and assistant coach Paul Lagrou. Top row from left, head coach Dan Salmon, Nicolaas Vermaat, Hunter Sides, Michael Johnson, Jackson Holdwick, Elijah Shevy, Tommie Carey, Erik Salminen, Trevor Salmon, Aidan Pascoe, Drew Wyble and assistant coach Maarten Vermaat. (Submitted photo)

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Under-16 Red Bulls boys soccer team opened its season by winning the FC Menasha Classic Soccer Tournament May 20-21 in Menasha, Wisconsin.

The Superiorland Soccer Association team finished a 3-0 weekend with a 1-0 victory over KASA of Kimberly, Wisconsin, in the championship game.

Drew Wyble was credited with an unassisted goal in the second half for the only score of the game as Tommie Carey and Liam Jeevar teamed up for the shutout in the Marquette net. Carey stopped six first-half shots and Jeevar two in the second half.

The game was shortened due to wet field conditions from an overnight rain

“This was a good start to the season,” Red Bulls head coach Dan Salmon said. “As always, our defense sets the tone and it starts with our stopper position of Wyble, (Nicolaas) Vermaat, (Logan) Alexander and (Joe) Lagrou.”

Marquette opened the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Evan Phillips scored in the first half with an assist going to Ryan Baldwin, while Hunter Sides added a second-half tally with that assist credited to Kobie Guidebeck.

Vermaat manned the Bulls’ net in the first half but didn’t face a shot, while Jeevar took over after intermission and faced a single shot.

Marquette’s second game was an 8-1 blowout of the host city’s Menasha Flash, though the halftime score was a much more competitive 2-1. Carey notched three goals and Elijah Shevy two, while Jeevar, Vermaat and Trevor Salmon added one apiece.

Eight players each had one assist, including Jeevar while he was playing in goal during the first half. Other helpers were credited to Shevy, Guidebeck, Ryan Baldwin, Finn Whalen, Aidan Pascoe, Jackson Holdwick and Tanner Cain.

Jeevar tended goal in the first half, making three stops, while Salmon didn’t see a shot while in net during the second half.

The Red Bulls’ next tournament is June 10-11 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.