Leading 1-0 at halftime, the Two Rivers boys soccer team’s offense exploded with four goals in the final 10 minutes to earn a 5-0 home win over Campbellsport on Tuesday.
It didn’t take the Raiders long to get on the board as Cameron Greene scored the game’s first goal 11 minutes into the contest.
“I was really hoping we would score soon (after the start of the second half) because I was nervous about being up by just one,” Two Rivers coach David Anschutz said.
With things going back and forth, the momentum seemed to turn 10 minutes into the second half when Two Rivers goalkeeper Erik Wiegand made a pair of diving saves within a matter of seconds — the first on a penalty kick and the second on the rebound attempt. Wiegand finished the game with 11 saves.
“It was an amazing save,” Anschutz said. “It could have tied the game up but instead I think it really got our guys charged up to really push it. He saved the game from being a tie.”
Twenty minutes after Wiegand’s pair of saves Tyler Shallow tallied the Raiders’ second score of the game and added his second goal just 40 seconds later to start Two Rivers’ scoring barrage.
Greene scored his second goal two minutes later and Peter Gesch notched the game’s final goal with 40 seconds remaining in the contest.
“Even though we won big it was close until the last 10 minutes,” Anschutz said. “Once we started scoring they just couldn’t stop us. It was an exciting game.”
Two Rivers (10-5, 7-2 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) will next play at New Holstein on Thursday.
Manitowoc Lincoln 1, Pulaski 1 (2OT)
Host Pulaski scored on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute but the Ships answered seven minutes later on a goal by Jacob Gottshall on an assist by Connor Becka.
“It was a hard-fought game for us coming against a great team in our conference,” Manitowoc Lincoln coach Chris Callen said.
Drake Nickels was in net for the Ships and made 10 saves.
Lincoln (11-3-2, 2-3-1 Fox River Classic Conference) next will host Ashwaubenon on Thursday.