Falcons finish third at own invite

by Steve Ottman Falls News Correspondent

The Sheboygan Falls Falcons went 0-2-1 at their own Falcon Invitational Saturday, Sept. 18, to earn a third-place finish in Sheboygan Falls.

Green Bay East edged Falls 2-1 in the final match to win the overall team championship, with a 3-0 record. Falls dropped to 8-4-2 overall for the season.

East went ahead 2-1 in the 37-minute mark of the second half. Karl Huberty scored the lone goal for Falls in the first half. Jimmy Jens had the assist.

The Falcons opened the invite with a 5-0 loss to Howards Grove, before falling near to with Freedom 2-2 in the second game.

Nathan Mutsch and Dustin Rabe scored two goals each in the 5-0 win for Howards Grove.

The Falcons led 2-0 in the in the first half of the second game on goals by Luis Hernandez and Huberty.

Freedom came back to score two goals in the second half for the tie. Falcons players Will Meyer and Huberty had assists.

The Falcons were unable to match up with the Plymouth Panthers in an EWC showdown for first place.

Plymouth (8-0 in the EWC) scored early and often in on the way to a 7-1 victory. With the win, the Panthers claimed sole possession of first place in the EWC. With the loss, Falls dropped to 5-1 in the EWC.

Logan Ryan scored two goals in the first half to pace the Panthers. Zach Fohr also had a goal with two assists for Plymouth.

Meyer scored on a penalty kick in the second half for the Falcons’ only goal.

“We had a very lackluster performance against Plymouth,” said Falcons coach Kris Rusch. “It was a chance to take the conference lead and it slipped away against a better team. We were completely outplayed.”

Rusch noted that the Falcons had many key injuries before and during the game. An EWC game against Kewaskum was postponed Thursday, Sept. 16.

BOYS SOCCER
HOWARDS 5
GROVE
SHEBOYGAN 0
FALLS
FREEDOM 2
SHEBOYGAN 2
FALLS
GREEN BAY 2
EAST
SHEBOYGAN 1
FALLS
SHEBOYGAN 1
FALLS
PLYMOUTH 7


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