Ships take crown at Sheb. Falls Invite

Ships take crown at Sheb. Falls Invite

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Ships take crown at Sheb. Falls Invite

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The Manitowoc Lincoln boys soccer team went 2-0-1 to win the Sheboygan Falls Invite at Saturday, with Ben Henry leading the way for the Ships with two goals in three games.

Goalkeeper Drake Nickels helped Lincoln stay in all three games, earning a pair of clean sheets.

In Game 1 against Port Washington, the game remained level at 0-0 until a flurry of second half goals results in a 2-1 win by the Ships. Michael Olson scored off an assist by Mike Jaeger in the 27th minute before Henry notched his first goal of the invite four minutes later assisted by Adam Vandenhouten.

Against the host Falcons, Nickels would make three saves in net to preserve the nil-nil draw.

Lincoln (11-3-1, 2-3 Fox River Classic Conference) put their shooting boots back on for Game 3 against Howards Grove, taking a 2-0 lead into the half behind a pair of goals scored within a minute of each other. Connor Becka fed Henry in the 16th minute to give the Ships the early lead and then in the 17th Mitchell Belisle scored off a Jacob Gottshall pass.

The scoring ended in the 50th minute when Sander Hansen found Jacob Lemke to put the game on ice.

Lincoln returns to action of Tuesday when it travels to take on Pulaski.

Kiel Invitational

Roncalli ended up taking the consolation championship, going 2-1-0 for the day in an eight-team field.

In Game 1, the Jets (7-7) faced last years state finalists in Winnebago Lutheran Academy and fell by a narrow 2-1 margin. Roncalli trailed 1-0 at halftime and were down 2-0 with two minutes to go before clawing back on a Devin Veith scored on a Ben Brotz assist.

New Holstein was up next in Game 1, and the game was deadlocked after regulation with Reed Waldhart scoring on a penalty kick after being dragged down in the box. Penalties were how the game was decided and Jets goalkeeper Zach Berres was huge in helping Roncalli prevail 4-2 in PKs.

The consolation championship turned into a rout with the Jets scoring five times in the first 16 minutes of the game. Waldhart would score twice including off a corner kick from his brother Dean Waldhart. The man of the match though was Veith, who tallied three goals in three minutes for the hat trick. A final score for the game was not submitted to the Herald Times Reporter.

No results were submitted to the Herald Times Reporter for host Kiel.

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