Trevor Salmon scores every Marquette Redman goal in 5-3 win at Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN — It was all Trevor Salmon all the time for the Marquette Senior High School boys soccer team on Thursday evening in Iron Mountain.
Salmon, a senior, scored all five of the Redmen’s goals in a 5-3 victory over the Mountaineers, twice scoring the tying goal and finally netting the game winner in the second half.
Salmon had assists from four teammates, while his first goal of the second half and second of the night came unassisted on a penalty kick.
“It was definitely a tough contest playing on their home field,” MSHS coach Dan Menze said. “Last year, they were able to clip us and win this game, so we knew they would be hungry for another win.
“After a few mistakes in our defensive zone, the Mountaineers were able to capitalize on them and build a 3-1 lead with 20 minutes remaining. While we got one goal in the first half, their goalie was playing near unbeatable until the last 15 minutes, where we, mainly Trevor Salmon, finally cracked the code and was able to score four unanswered goals and come away with a great win.
“Really proud of the resilience of this young group of kids.”
IM opened the scoring with its only goal of the first half before Salmon responded on an assist from junior Connor Johnson to make it 1-1 at halftime.
The Mountaineers scored the first two goals of the second half before Salmon made good on his penalty kick, then tied the game on a goal assisted by sophomore Nick Lindberg.
Salmon knocked in the game-winner with an assist going to freshman Max Dawson before he added insurance with his final goal that was assisted by sophomore Axel Vermaat.
Marquette sophomore goalkeeper Harrison Anthos made Salmon’s performance stand up as he faced seven shots.
Next up on Salmon and the Redmen’s agenda is an exhibition at home against the Northern Michigan University men’s club team at 5 p.m. Wednesday. That’s followed by a game at Traverse City Central on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.