Marquette soccer blanks Flivvers

MARQUETTE — After a scoreless first half, Marquette’s Max Dawson found the net in the second half, leading the Redmen to 3-0 win over Kingsford in boys soccer Thursday.

Dawson, a junior, recorded a three-goal hat trick to bring his goal total to 27 this season.

Marquette was called for a hands violation in the box that would have given Kingsford a penalty kick in the first half, but the ruling was reversed after the referees conferred.

“It’s hard to compete with a team that’s running 27 players and they switch out six players a shift,” said Flivvers coach Jeff Gordon. “Our team stepped up and played hard and had several shots at the goal but we just couldn’t put one in the net.”

The loss puts Kingsford’s season record at 8-4-1, with three of the losses coming against Marquette.

“Teams that play us don’t realize that half of our team are freshmen because they all play like upperclassmen,” said Gordon.

The Redmen improved to 15-1.

“It has been a rough week with kids out for various reasons,” Marquette coach Dan Salmon said. “Although some players are still out, we were able to regroup and get back in the win column.”

Iron Mountain handed the Redmen a 1-0 setback at Commemorative Field in Kingsford on Tuesday evening. The loss halted a 29-game unbeaten streak that had stretched back to 2019.


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