Boys Soccer Roundup: Huskies hold on in OT

Boys Soccer Roundup: Huskies hold on in OT

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Boys Soccer Roundup: Huskies hold on in OT

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Nathan Schmitz put New Holstein’s boys soccer team in the lead late in the first half, and Jacob Conrad found the back of the net again nearly an hour later into the game to give the Huskies a 2-1 win over Campbellsport in overtime Monday.

Conrad lent an assist on Schmitz’s first-half goal, which came around the 29-minute mark and assured New Holstein a 1-0 lead at intermission.

But Jack Adams put the Cougars on the board off a penalty kick in the 74th minute, and Campbellsport held the Huskies scoreless the rest of the way through regulation to force overtime.

Conrad put the ball into the back corner of Campbellsport’s net in the 84th minute of play on a penalty kick that gave the Huskies (3-2-1, 1-0 Eastern Wisconsin Conference) the win.

“It was a very intense and crazy game,” New Holstein coach Nate Laabs said in a statement. “We were able to control a lot of possession but had trouble putting our shots on target. I was very proud of how my guys fought through today.”

New Holstein registered 21 shots to Campbellsport’s 12. Stephan Clemens tallied six saves inside the Huskies’ net.

New Holstein is scheduled to play at Plymouth at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Plymouth 1, Sheboygan Falls 0

Sheboygan Falls’ boys soccer team put the ball in its own goal late in the game, giving Eastern Wisconsin Conference foe Plymouth an early-season win.

“It was a well fought tough game throughout,” Falcons coach Kristofer Rusch said, calling the game a “heartbreaker.”

Falls, which won the EWC last fall but opens the season 0-1 in the conference after Monday’s loss, had opportunities to score during the game, but couldn’t capitalize.

“We had shots sail just wide of open goals,” Rusch said. “Sometimes the ball just bounces the wrong way.”

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