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Bulldogs Snag Silver at Antigo Soccer Invite
Issue Date: September 20, 2017
The Peshtigo Bulldogs soccer team finished the Antigo Invite with a 2-1 record, advancing to the championship of the tournament before sustaining a 7-1 loss to Ironwood.
In the championship, Adam Bauman scored a goal with a header, assisted by a Cameron Barrette free kick.
Regular starting goalkeeper Nathan Goneau, who Bulldogs Head Coach Joe Denny has praised this season for his performances, left the game with an injury. This left Breyden Demmith to step into the goal.
Denny said the team was beaten up in the second half, leading him to give bench players more time. He wasn't negative about the team's performance, however.
"I saw a lot of good things from those coming in despite the score," the coach added.
In getting to the championship, Peshtigo beat Antigo 2-1 and Gresham/Bowler 3-2. Damon Jones and Logan Falk scored in the first game, while Jones added two more against Gresham/Bowler and Omer Farghali scored the winner in the second half to break a 2-2 tie.
On Tuesday September 19, the Peshtigo Bulldog soccer team traveled to take on the Kewaunee Storm in a Packerland Conference showdown. After jumping out to a solid 2-0 lead, the Bulldogs surrendered 10 goals, including six after the half. Kewaunee handed Peshtigo their first conference loss, 10-2.
Damon Jones got the Bulldogs on the board first with a goal, with the assist coming from Tye Davis. Davis recorded his own goal to push the lead to 2-0 for Peshtigo. From there, it was all Kewaunee as the Storm scored four goals in the first half to go up 4-2 at the break. Kewaunee poured on six goals in the second half for the win.
"We came out and scored the first two goals of the game within the first ten minutes." Peshtigo coach Joe Denny added, "Then it all went down hill from there. We went into the half down 4-2 and we defensively couldn't stop them. We gave up positioning, our passes were bad and we couldn't get anything going from a team stand points."