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Freshmen lead Redmen to big win over Kingsford

Marquette senior Joe Lagrou, left, battles for the ball with an Iron Mountain player in their high school boys soccer game played Tuesday night in Marquette. (Photo courtesy MSHS soccer)

MARQUETTE — Freshman Max Dawson keyed Marquette’s fast start as the Redmen blanked Iron Mountain 6-0 at home on Tuesday evening.

Dawson scored both of the Redmen’s first-half goals and sophomore goalkeeper Harrison Anthos made it stand up by stopping all three shots on net he faced, each coming in the first half.

“There are some games that as a coach you can’t help but smile, clap your hands, and jump for joy,” MSHS assistant coach Collin Lake said. “(Tuesday) was one of those games.

“Offensively, we went with a couple new ideas that seemed to work wonderfully. Overall, everyone played a great game, especially Nick Asmus.”

Dawson’s first goal come off a pass from Asmus, also a freshman, while the second goal was from a combination pass from senior Trevor Salmon and sophomore Nick Lindberg.

Salmon and Lindberg each had second-half goals, with Lindberg’s assisted by Salmon and Asmus. Junior Connor Johnson and senior Eli Wiitala had late goals, while Dawson, sophomore Axel Vermaat and senior Mack Vezina had second-half assists.

The Marquette defense, led by senior captain Hunter Sides, was also credited for limiting the Mountaineers’ scoring chances.

The Redmen improved to 7-5-1 with a home game at 6 p.m. Thursday against Kingsford, a team Marquette lost to the last time the teams met.

“The support from the students, parents, and fans was electrifying (Tuesday),” Lake said. “Hopefully we get that same support Thursday night against a tough Kingsford team.”

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