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Flivvers win home soccer opener

Two first-half goals propel Kingsford in 4-0 shutout of Peshtigo

August 29, 2012
By RON DEUTER - Sports Editor , The Daily News

KINGSFORD - Kingsford, playing its first home game of the season, controlled Peshtigo 4-0 in boys soccer Tuesday at Commemorative Field.

"We played well," Flivvers coach Alex Milinski said. "We're just working on our formation, trying to figure out man-marking a little bit.

"We had a some real good finishes. We've been working on finishing and it's paid off for us."

Flivvers lead 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals by Tyler Metras and Brett Milinski.

Metras finished after Milinski passed to Austin Crosson about eight minutes into the contest. Milinski's tally, with a little more than 22 minutes to play in the first half, came off a feed from Crosson which Milinski sent into the lower right corner.

"Our formation is working a little better now," Milinski noted. "We're always looking to create chances now."

Geno Bianco sent in a high arching shot from outside the box and under the crossbar on the right side for the Flivvers' third goal. That came at around 13 minutes into the second half.

With 18 minutes to play, Bianco sent in a pass from near midfield, and Austin Person booted it in for the final marker.

Milinski says his team, now 2-1-2, is coming along.

"They're ahead of the expectations I set for them at this point," he said. "That's a good thing, and we'll just keep building from there. We don't want to get too ahead of ourselves."

Kingsford used two goalies, with Tyler Schaut working the first half and Forrest Nelson tending net after the break. Nelson made the only save, getting in front of a line-drive attempt midway through the half.

The Flivvers outshot Peshtigo 24-3. Milinski was able to get his whole roster some valuable minutes, and noted he was pleased with the contributions.

Kingsford doesn't play again until Thursday, Sept. 6, against rival Iron Mountain.

"We're trying to gear up for that," Milinski said. "We're just taking it one step at a time. We'll have a pretty intense week of practice coming up, and hopefully we're ready for that."



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