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Movie choice didn't help Marquette's soccer chances with Mountaineers

September 9, 2012
The Daily News

ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Major tactical error by Marquette Coach Matt Tebo prior to Tuesday's boys soccer match with Iron Mountain.

Tebo played the 1995 movie "Grumpier Old Men" on the team's bus trip from Marquette to Kingsford Commemorative Field. Everybody knows the 1993 "Grumpy Old Men" was a far better flick with Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Ann-Margaret.

Not even Sophia Loren could save "Grumpier Old Men" and, apparently, inspire Marquette.

During my post match interview with Tebo, one of the Marquette players told the coach he wasn't impressed with the movie selection.

I will credit Tebo for praising the Mountaineers in beating his Redmen. He also threw down the gauntlet, telling the Mountaineers to enjoy this one and expect a battle in the rematch.

Iron Mountain Coach Rob Bogaudo laughed when hearing Tebo's comment, and agreed the next match-up should be a dandy.

The Moutaineers, deadlocked 2-2 after regulation and overtime, posted a 5-4 advantage in penalty kicks to beat the Redmen for the first time in program history. That's quite an accomplishment with Marquette the measuring stick for any U.P. soccer program.

And now that Kingsford outlasted Iron Mountain on Thursday, who knows what will happen when the U.P. tourney arrives ...

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