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Bulldogs Stay Hot with Three Shutout Victories
Issue Date: October 7, 2020
The Peshtigo Bulldogs are on a roll.
The Bulldogs soccer team won its last three games, capped by a comfortable 6-0 win over Algoma on Monday.
Peshtigo opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game with Johnny Conn scoring off an assist from Adam Bauman, who got his own goal 49 seconds later, then assisted a goal for Christian Boyle three minutes later. To cap off the flurry of offense, Omar Farghali scored from Boyle with 35 minutes left in the first half.
The Bulldogs would go over 50 minutes without scoring, a significant total by the standards they set early in the match.
When they did score again, it was a surprising scorer, with starting goalkeeper Seth Davis scoring twice in a three minute period to make it 6-0.
"Seth is a good goalie but he's just as vital on the field, he really does have a lot of skill and he can show it," Peshtigo coach Joe Denny said. "He's got speed and good control on the ball, the placement. He actually placed the ball instead of taking wild shots."
On Saturday, Peshtigo beat Lourdes Academy by a 3-0 scoreline. The Bulldogs started slow, Denny said, but they got a goal before the end of the half from Christian Boyle, with Conn scoring twice in the second half to seal the win.
"At Lourdes, we came out sluggish in the first. Once we got our touches in, we dominated that game too," Denny said. "They had a very good defense. We were still able to find the net. We have an aggressive style and these kids come out to play. I'm really happy with how our team is playing this year."
Thursday's 3-0 win over New Holstein wouldn't give him anything to complain about either, with a trio of goalscorers finding the net for Peshtigo: Omer Farghali scored in the first half and Boyle and Bauman scored in the second.
Denny said it was a competitive match, crediting his defense for the win over an opponent Peshtigo had not seen in four years.
"Last year, they had a really good team. This year, we went in there and held our own," Denny said.
He says this is one of the best Bulldogs teams he's coached in Peshtigo. With many of the players playing together for years, the team has chemistry and the physical ability to match.