In the three games of the Fond du Lac Invitational, the host Cardinals earned one win, one loss and one tie.
On Friday night, Fondy beat Marshfield 2-1 with Jordan Moehn and Elliot Pieper scoring for the Cardinals.
Saturday morning, Fondy and Maine (Ill.) West tied 0-0, and in the afternoon, Kettle Moraine Lutheran beat Fondy 2-1. Brennan Davies scored for the Cardinals in the 59th minute, only for Kettle to score the winner with 2 minutes remaining in the 70-minute game.
Taylor Schubert made four saves against Marshfield and had three against Maine West, with Fondy (4-4-1) playing an admittedly defensive style.
“I didn’t think we were very sharp [Friday] night. We had a lot of opportunities to score and we didn’t finish those chances, but we got the result,” Fondy coach Greg Winkler said. “Against Maine West we had a game plan and stuck to it. I thought we did exceptionally well against them.
“We had a couple opportunities to score in that game, but I was real happy with the tie. Third game we were back to playing the way I don’t want them to play.”
WLA won both games of the Viking Invitational in shootouts Saturday.
The Vikings and Lakeside Lutheran played to a scoreless draw in the first contest, with WLA converting three penalty kicks to just one for Lakeside. Caleb King made three saves in the evenly played game.
In game two, Wisconsin Lutheran outshot WLA 6-1, but that one WLA shot was a goal by Richie Schultz, who beat two defenders before sliding his shot past the goalie.
In the second shootout, WLA (5-1-2) missed its first two before converting its next three. Wisco alternated makes and misses in their first four shots, and on the final attempt, King made the save to give WLA the win.
“The last two years, we had prolific offenses and we won both games rather easily,” WLA coach David Haag said. “This year with our young team and with battling some injuries, both games were a real battle.”
Haag said defenders Trent Rieder, Ben Loehr and Jacob Schraufnagel played every minute of both games.