APPLETON, Wis.-The Marinette Marines took on a tough fight against the heavily favored Xavier this Thursday.
Xavier pulled a 5-1 victory against the shorthanded Marines by the end of the game.
Marinette took the lead five minutes into the game after a long free kick from Jimmy Sculler that a Xavier defender knocked to striker Kody Schreiner. He fired a goal into the right side of the net after a couple of steps.
Xavier was able to turn the tables, after the Marines failed a corner kick, allowing their opponent to tie the game.
Missing a golden opportunity was not all of it. The Xavier got a penalty kick after a push was called against one of Marinette’s players. This enables the Hawks to take the lead.
Seven minutes to the end of the first half, a red card was given to Minette, which according to Coach Pholmann, rattled his players a bit. They had to play the rest of the game with 10 people against Xavier’s 11.
The game had a long interruption at halftime, as one of the referees fainted, and they had to replace him.
Pohlmann got his team in full throttle when Xavier got a 4-1 lead but was not able to score any goals. Xavier took the last goal in the final minutes, ending the game at 5-1. This made the game to be Minette’s final game of the season.
Pohlmann said it was a really good game. His team played a brilliant first half. He said that his team played very well this season, and he would take this record had it been offered before the season.
The Minette Marines got 8-8-2 at the close of their season.
Weston Storming, Dakota Patton, Jake Anderson, Schreiner and Federico Finamore, Minette’s seniors, have that game as their final one.