Soccer: Mountaineers offense overwhelms Marinette with 28 shots in 3-0 win

MARINETTE, Wis. — Iron Mountain dominated Marinette 3-0 in high school girls soccer Saturday.

The Mountaineers (2-1) took 28 shots while holding the Marines to no shots.

“This was a game that we had complete control over and, fortunately, we didn’t need more goals than what we had,” said Iron Mountain coach Zack Frorenza. “We’ll get into games where the chances are much harder to come by and we’ll need to be able to capitalize better than we were able to today.

“We did catch a few bad breaks with shots going off the post and out but we also had a good amount of shots miss the net completely and you have to make the goalie make a save. Luckily we have a group that is willing to put in the work to get things like this corrected.”

Riley Poupore scored an unassisted goal in the first half.

In the second half, Hanna Ellis scored on a pass from Poupore. Brianna Hoffman added an unassisted goal.

“We played a really strong possession game and our team was able to keep the ball on our attacking third for the majority of the game,” Frorenza said. “We were putting balls into dangerous spots and making our opponent work real hard on defense.”

He said the Poupore-to-Ellis goal was the result of a “really nice stretch of passing.”

“Our success pressing them up high forced them into playing very conservatively on their goal kicks and clearance attempts from their penalty area,” Frorenza said. “We just kept winning back possession deep in their territory and kept the pressure on them. I was real pleased with our desire to win as many loose balls as we did. We did just about everything as well as we could have except for finishing on our chances.”

The Mountaineers host Houghton on Tuesday in a UP Soccer Conference match.