The Fond du Lac boys soccer team controlled most of its game on Thursday, but it was a set piece that set up the lone goal in its 1-0 home win against Appleton East.
In the 32nd minute, the Cardinals had a free kick from about 30 yards out and Casey McArdle sent it into the middle of the penalty area where Joe Schorse rose above the crowd to head in the only goal.
Fondy goalie Jared Quimby needed to make only three saves to keep the shutout.
“We’ve played two games in a row where we look like we’re starting to understand what we’re supposed to be doing out there,” Fondy coach Greg Winkler said, adding that his team dominated the first 60 minutes of the game.
Two Rivers 2
Two Rivers scored once in each half in Campbellsport.
Cameron Green got the Raiders on the board at 23 minutes, then Brock Gospodarek scored at 57 minutes for a 2-0 Two Rivers lead.
Kam Sippel scored, unassisted, for the Cougars (2-4, 1-1) at 67 minutes.
“We came out pretty uninspired,” said Campbellsport coach Geoffrey Baumann. “They outhustled and outworked us.”
Lakeside Lutheran 1
Dustin Gering gave Mayville an early 1-0 lead on a deflected shot and 5 minutes into the second half Bryce Hanke knocked in the game winner off a pass from Austin Keller.
Logan Wild made 15 saves for the Cardinals.
“They played as a team and everyone contributed,” Mayville coach Dale Amundson said of his players. “We played very well against a really talented team.”
CWC 2, Columbus 1
After a mistake on a corner kick put the Crusaders behind at halftime, CWC’s Jared Regnerus tied the game with his left foot in the second half and Cody Zonnefeld beat the Columbus goalie just inside the post on a square pass from Luke Jansen.
CWC outshot Columbus 9-1.
“We grew up as a team tonight and made some strides by learning how hard you need to play to be successful at the varsity level,” CWC coach Gregg Zonnefeld said.
CWC improved to 3-1 on the season.
New Holstein 1
New Holstein’s Joe Baldwin scored the game’s only first-half goal, but Plymouth scored in the 56th and 62nd minutes to earn the EWC win.
Athly Sabish made 10 saves for the Huskies (3-4, 0-2) but it wasn’t enough.
“We should be really proud of how we played tonight,” New Holstein coach Nate Laabs said. “We fought really hard and really put a lot of pressure on them. It was just one short, bad stretch that led us to come up on the wrong end of things.”
Laabs added that Mike Pasineau had his best game of the season in midfield.