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Boys soccer — Flivvers dominate

Hold foes scoreless at Lakeland shootout

The Kingsford Flivvers won the Lakeland Shootout on Saturday. Pictured, bottom row from left, Matthew Bruns, Nathan Arndt, Kobe Gordon, Eli Whittkopf, Ben Backlund, Carrisa Palmcook, Michael Hill Scott, Erick Lindstrom. Top row, Brennan Phillips, assistant coach Al Michaud, Marshall Shorkey, Zacharias Casari ,Wyatt Provencher, Carter Fraker, Zach Hanson, Michael Halley, Daniel Ferreiro, Marcus Michaud, Ethan Gribble, Lucas Bolda, Bryce Quick, Dan Hellman, head coach Jeff Gordon, assistant coach Kevin Hanson.

MINOCQUA, Wis. — Kingsford Flivver soccer shut out every team in the Lakeland T-Bird Shootout. Kingsford beat Amherst in first game 7-0, and host Lakeland Union in game two 4-0.

Against Amherst, the first score came when Kobe Gordon passed to Ben Backlund to Dan Hellman for a 15-foot shot at the 12-minute mark. The second goal came 24 minutes in when Gordon kicked a perfectly-placed corner kick one foot in front of the net and Backlund headed it in for a goal.

The third goal came 29 minutes in when Daniel Ferreiro passed over to Hellman, who passed ot to Backlund for a 10-foot goal.

“Our midfielders Marcus Michaud, Brennan Phillips, Michael Halley and Lucas Bolda controlled the ball in the center of the field most of the game,” Flivvers head coach Jeff Gordon noted.

The fourth goal came in the second half at the 59th minute when Carrisa Palmcook passed to Kobe Gordon who dribbled through two defenders for a pass to Ferreiro for a 12-foot shot in the goal. The fifth goal came at the 61st minute when Kobe Gordon kicked another consistently accurate corner kick one foot in front of the net, and Backlund headed it in for a goal.

The sixth goal came 68 minutes in the game when Hellman passed the ball through a defender to Kobe Gordon for a 15-foot shot in the corner of the net. The last goal came at the 73rd minute when Gordon passed to Hellman over to Zacharias Casari for a goal.

“At this point I had a chance to take out all the starting seven front players and bring in some younger players to get more experience. Our defense played outstanding with Wyatt Provencher, Bryce Quick and Zach Hanson helping keep shots from getting to the goal” said Gordon.

Amherst was limited to two shots on goal, while Kingsford had 19.

“Our goalie had good communication with our defense and had great kicks that went past the center field,” coach Gordon said. “I also stressed team play at practice and it shows in our games with different people assisting and scoring goals. We will win more games this way.”

Kingsford beat Lakeland 4-0 in the second game. Scoring started from a pass from Backlund to Hellman for an 18-foot shot. Second score came when Gordon passed it to Backlund and he passed it back to Gordon for a 25-foot shot in the goal.

The third goal came when Gordon passed to the corner of the net to Hellman for a two-foot tap-in goal. The fourth goal came when Gordon crossed it to Marshall Shorkey for a header. Lakeland had five shots on goal and Kingsford had 17.

“Bench players Palmcook, Ferreiro, and Shorkey stepped up every time their names are called to play. We kept the ball on the opponents side of the field most of the game. Teamwork is why we won first place in this tournament. They were exciting games to coach” said Coach Gordon.

The Flivvers play crosstown rival Iron Mountain at Commemorative Soccer Field tonight at 6 p.m.

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