Panthers hold on to capture regional title

by Greg Ceilley
of The Review staff


DYLAN KOEHN of Plymouth watches his shot narrowly miss the net as Brown Deer goalie Nathan Gonzalez defends in Saturday’s regional soccer finals. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley DYLAN KOEHN of Plymouth watches his shot narrowly miss the net as Brown Deer goalie Nathan Gonzalez defends in Saturday’s regional soccer finals. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers held off a late comeback by Brown Deer to earn a 3-2 win in a Division 3 boys soccer championship game here Saturday afternoon.

Sixth-seeded PHS improved its record to 16-2-2 and made it six wins in a row. The 14th-seeded Falcons, who upset No. 3-seeded Shorewood in the semifinals Thursday, finished 4-14-2.

“I couldn’t be happier today [Saturday]. We played well, we created many opportunities to score and we won,” said Panther head coach Rommy Herrera.

“We knew coming to the playoffs every game is a final and we need to play smart and tough. Finals are usually won not by the best team but the team that makes less mistakes.”


CLAYTON LAUTENSCHLAEGER (15) of Plymouth and Brown Deer’s Kyle Schroeder (20) battle for the ball as Falcon goalie Nathan Gonzalez gets set to receive it in Saturday’s regional soccer finals. The Falcons’ Liam Mc- Guire watches. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley CLAYTON LAUTENSCHLAEGER (15) of Plymouth and Brown Deer’s Kyle Schroeder (20) battle for the ball as Falcon goalie Nathan Gonzalez gets set to receive it in Saturday’s regional soccer finals. The Falcons’ Liam Mc- Guire watches. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley The Panthers advance to the sectional semifinals Thursday at Waukesha Catholic Memorial which is ranked No. 2 in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Associaton D-3 poll. The game time wasn’t determined yet at press time.

PHS built a seemingly commanding 3-0 lead after Clayton Lautenschlaeger’s goal in the 78th minute, with only 12 minutes left in regulation. Garrison Pierce assisted on the tally.

The Falcons roared back on goals by lightning-quick junior forward Cameron Williams to cut Plymouth’s lead to 3-2 with 4:06 remaining.

The Panthers did a nice job of keeping possession most of the time down the stretch and Brown Deer was unable to mount any scoring threats.

“I have to give credit to Brown Deer because they have a good team and they never stop trying to win the game. I was happy to see so many people watching our game at home on Saturday,” said Herrera.

PHS took a 1-0 halftime lead on Dylan Koehn’s goal, assisted by Jacob Welsch, at the 22:57 mark.

Lautenschlaeger made it 2-0 with a goal in the 60th minute on an assist from Alex Kelly.

PHS led 8-5 in shots on goal. Panther senior goalie Saunders Gentine made a diving save on a penalty kick by Williams at the 19:32 mark which kept the score at 0-0. Saunders finished with three saves. Falcon goalie Nathan Gonzalez had five saves.


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