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Marquette Senior High School boys soccer just keeps rolling with shutout wins in last week

Marquette's Connor Johnson, front left, and Liam Jeevar, behind him, battle the Kingsford defense for a loose ball in a high school soccer game played Thursday in Marquette. (Photo courtesy Mary Sysko)

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — Marquette improved its season record to 5-0-1 with back-to-back shutouts during the past week.

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Marquette 6, Houghton 0

In Houghton last Saturday, the Redmen won 6-0 margin for the third straight game, this time doing it in wet and rainy conditions.

Senior Connor Johnson scored two goals, each assisted by junior Axel Vermaat.

“We were missing some key players … out with injuries,” MSHS head coach Dan Salmon said. “The rest of the team rose to the occasion and took on longer shifts.”

With Johnson opening the scoring about 10 minutes into the game, senior Lewis Goff’s penalty kick and strikes by sophomore Max Dawson and junior Nick Lindberg added up to a 4-0 lead for the Redmen by halftime. Dawson’s score was assisted by senior Brett Wittler.

Johnson and junior Harrison Anthos rounded out the scoring in the second half as senior Liam Jeevar faced just three shots in the Marquette goal.

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Marquette 5, Kingsford 0

At Marquette on Thursday, the coach probably wasn’t thinking about the Redmen’s 31-0 scoring edge in their past five games.

“Even with a 5-0 win, we have things to improve on,” Salmon said. “We had a lot of chances to put the ball in the net and came up short.”

Jeevar stopped one shot in goal in the first half and Anthos knocked away three in the second half, including a breakaway shot.

Lindberg scored two goals, Johnson had a goal and an assist and junior teammate John Weber added two assists as the Redmen did all their scoring in the first half.

Johnson opened the scoring off a pass from sophomore Ezra Pickard before junior defenseman Cam Larson made it 2-0 off a corner kick from Weber.

Lindberg notched back-to-back goals just a few minutes apart with assists going to Weber and junior Michael Poggi, while freshman Ethan Sandstrom completed the scoring on a goal assisted by Johnson.

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

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