Varsity Boys Soccer Caps Undefeated Season By Claiming 13th Straight U.P. Championship

Varsity Boys Soccer Caps Undefeated Season By Claiming 13th Straight U.P. Championship

Varsity Boys Soccer (9-0-1)

Marquette 7, Houghton 0

 Marquette’s Evan Sysko (14 pink) dribbles the ball up the field vs. Houghton.

On Saturday (10/17/20), Marquette faced Houghton in the only game of the U.P. Championships.  Kingsford and Iron Mountain were unable to participate in the event as a result of the switch to virtual learning for schools in Dickinson County.  The game was played on a frost covered field in the snow in Marquette.

Senior Connor Johnson got the scoring started with an assist credited to junior Nick Lindberg.  Sophomore Max Dawson scored the first of his three goals off an assist from sophomore Nick Asmus.  First half scoring then wrapped up with a goal from Lindberg which was assisted by Johnson.  Senior Liam Jeevar faced two shots in net.

In the second half, Marquette continued rolling with another Max Dawson goal assisted by Asmus.  Sophomore Ezra Pikard scored an unassisted goal from a corner kick to make it 5-0.  The sixth goal came from Johnson assisted by Dawson and then Dawson finished the scoring with an assist going to junior Zane Phillips.  Jeevar faced one shot in net in the second half.

The win capped an undefeated season for MSHS, which went 9-0-1 and outscored their opponents 63-4 during the campaign.  The win marks the 13th straight U.P. Championship for Marquette.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“We build our team around our defense and our primary goal is to not get scored on. With that in place and working, the offense came to life and put a lot of goals in this year. It made for a great winning combination and it shows.  With the uncertain season as it unfolded and games being canceled, we were just happy to make it to the end as a healthy group and still be playing games“

Front Row (L to R): Axel Vermaat, Nick Asmus, Evan Sysko, Camden Larson, Ezra Pickard, Michael Poggi, Max Dawson, Harrison Anthos, Assistant Coach Paul Lagrou.
Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Dan Salmon, Volunteer Coach Trevor Salmon, Hayden Byma, Lewis Goff, Enzo Stabile, Liam Jeevar, Carter Beres, Nick Lindberg, Ben Gostomski, Zane Phillips, Owen Goymerac, Connor Johnson, Brett Wittler, John Weber, Assistant Coach Collin Lake.
Not Pictured: Ethan Sandstrom
Varsity Boys Soccer Gets 8-1 Win Over Sault Ste. Marie On Senior Night

Varsity Boys Soccer Gets 8-1 Win Over Sault Ste. Marie On Senior Night

Varsity Boys Soccer (8-0-1)

Marquette 8, Sault Ste. Marie 1

 Junior John Weber (black jersey) heads a ball past Sault Ste. Marie defenders in the first half as teammate Hayden Byma defends.

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team hosted Sault Ste. Marie on Friday (10/9/20) and picked up a 8-1 win.  With the victory, Marquette improves to 8-0-1 on the season.

First half goals were scored by sophomore Ezra Pickard, senior Brett Wittler, junior Nick Linberg, and sophomore Nick Asmus.  Assists were credited to junior Axel Vermaat on the first two goals, Asmus, and sophomore Max Dawson respectively.  Senior Liam Jeevar tended net in the first half not facing any shots.

Junior Michael Poggi scored the fifth goal and first of the second half on a penalty kick.  Junior Camden Larson scored the sixth goal with an assist going to Wittler.  Ben Gostomski a senior, scored the seventh goal assisted again by Wittler and Dawson finished the scoring with another assist going to Vermaat.  Junior Harrison Anthos tended net in the second half facing two shots.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“It was a special night and the team really came together in honoring the seniors on their last home game.  I am really proud of them all. Very fitting though for senior Brett Wittler to have the best game of his season tonight.  He really stepped it up.”

Senior Shoutout:

Friday’s game marked the last regular season home game for six members of the Class of 2021.  Congratulations to these soccer student-athletes and the success that they have achieved while playing for MSHS!

  • #7 – Ben Gostomski – Striker/Center Midfield
  • #9 – Connor Johnson – Striker/Center Midfield
  • #11 – Brett Wittler – Forward
  • #21 – Lewis Goff – Attacking Midfield
  • #23 – Liam Jeevar – Goalkeeper
  • #32 – Carter Beres – Center Back

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will travel to Iron Mountain next Tuesday, October 13, for their final road trip of the regular season.  Match start time in Iron Mountain is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST).

Video Stream Link for 10/9/20 Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Sault Ste. Marie

Video Stream Link for 10/9/20 Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Sault Ste. Marie

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Varsity Boys Soccer Mercies Iron Mountain 9-1

Varsity Boys Soccer Mercies Iron Mountain 9-1

Varsity Boys Soccer (7-0-1)

Marquette 9, Iron Mountain 1

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team battled the Iron Mountain Mountaineers on a cold and wet Thursday evening.   Marquette followed-up the 1-1 draw from the first meeting between the two teams by defeating Iron Mountain 9-1 in a mercy rule shortened win with 10 minutes to play.

Sophomore Nick Asmus lead the way with 4 goals.  Senior Connor Johnson added 2 goals while junior Nick Lindberg and sophomores Ezra Pickard and Max Dawson each had one goal apiece.  Lindberg also had 3 assists on the evening while junior Axel Vermaat chipped in with 2 assists in the contest.

Senior Liam Jeevar faced 4 shots in net.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“We had this game circled on the calendar after tying them in the season opener 1-1.  We felt the score of that game didn’t reflect who we were as a team.  Tonight’s score does.”

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will be back at home next Friday, October 9, when they host Sault Ste. Marie for Senior Night.  Match time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EST from Hart Stadium at MSHS.

Varsity Boys Soccer Defeats Kingsford 7-1

Varsity Boys Soccer Defeats Kingsford 7-1

Varsity Boys Soccer (6-0-1)

Marquette 7, Kingsford 1

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to Kingsford on Thursday evening for the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams.  Marquette kept its undefeated season rolling with a 7-1 win over the Flivvers.

Marquette opened the scoring with a Connor Johnson (senior) goal off a Nick Lindberg (junior) assist.  Junior Axel Vermaat made it 2-0 off a pass from freshmen Ethan Sandstrom just before halftime.

Lindberg opened the scoring in the second half off of a pass from Max Dawson (sophomore).  Making it 4-0 was Vermaat again from a Hayden Byma (junior) pass which came in from a sophomore Ezra Pickard corner kick. Johnson then scored his second of the night from Sandstrom before sophomore Nick Asmus notched the final two goals. The first Asmus goal was assisted by John Weber (junior) and the second by Lindberg.

Kingsford’s goal was scored by Cedric Henricksen when Marquette lead 6-0. Senior Liam Jeevar faced 10 shots in net. 

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“Kingsford played us tough tonight and I am happy on how we responded. Cam Larson played some exceptional defense while Axel Vermaat added some solid offensive play.  Connor Johnson’s second goal was pure effort – trapping a high ball while fending off a defender then putting it in with his left foot. It was the play of the game” 

Marquette’s Cam Larson (6 in white) steals the ball from a Kingsford player.

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will be back at home next Thursday, October 1, when they host Iron Mountain.  Match time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EST from the Kaufman Sports Complex in Marquette.

Varsity Boys Soccer Extends Win Streak To Five; Defeats Kingsford 5-0

Varsity Boys Soccer Extends Win Streak To Five; Defeats Kingsford 5-0

Varsity Boys Soccer (5-0-1)

Marquette 5, Kingsford 0

The Kingsford Flivvers traveled to Marquette on Thursday evening for the third match-up of the year between the two teams.  After taking the first two games by identical 6-0 margins, MSHS again dominated this contest and pulled away for a 5-0 win.

Senior Connor Johnson got the scoring started off of an Ezra Pickard (sophomore) pass.  Junior defenseman Cam Larson then put MSHS up 2-0 off a corner kick from fellow junior John Weber.

Later, junior Nick Lindberg notched back-to-back goals just minutes apart to put Marquette up 4-0.  The first was assisted by junior Michael Poggi and the second one by Weber.  Freshman Ethan Sandstrom put the fifth goal of the first half in off an assist by Johnson.

Senior Liam Jeevar faced one shot in the net in the first half while junior Harrison Anthos faced three shots in the second half, including a big stop on a breakaway shot to help preserve the shutout.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“Even with a 5-0 win, we have things to improve on.  We had a lot of chances to put the ball in the net and came up short.”

 Connor Johnson and Liam Jeevar (In red) battle for a loose ball as the Kingsford defense looks on.

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will finish up the regular season series with Kingsford when they go on the road to take on the Flivvers on Thursday, September 24.  That game will be feature a 6:00 p.m. EST kickoff time.

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

Show your school spirit at upcoming home athletics events by purchasing an MSHS face mask with the Marquette “Block M” logo on it!

Masks are available for $10/mask and come in both black and red (see picture below).  Material is a breathable 100% polyester with sublimated logo and elastic ear straps (one size fits all).

All proceeds to go benefit MSHS boys and girls athletics teams.

To purchase, contact the MSHS Athletics Department at atiseo@mapsnet.org or 906-225-5362.

Varsity Boys Soccer Wins Fourth Straight; Defeats Houghton 6-0

Varsity Boys Soccer Wins Fourth Straight; Defeats Houghton 6-0

Varsity Boys Soccer (4-0-1)

Marquette 6, Houghton 0

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to Houghton this past Saturday (9/12/20) for a wet and rainy game.

Marquette had several chances early and finally got on the board with a Connor Johnson (senior) goal, which was assisted by junior Axel Vermaat at the 10-minute mark.  A few minutes later, senior Lewis Goff converted a penalty kick for a 2-0 lead.  Sophomore Max Dawson then made it 3-0 off a Brett Wittler (senior) pass.  Just before halftime, junior Nick Lindberg blasted in an unassisted goal from 18 yards out.

Marquette would add two second half goals to win the game by a final margin of 6-0.  Second half goals came from Johnson and junior Harrison Anthos; Johnson’s goal was assisted by Vermaat again while the Anthos goal was unassisted.

Senior Liam Jeevar faced 3 shots in net.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“We were missing some key players today out with injuries and ended up losing 3 more during the game. The rest of the team rose to the occasion and took on longer shifts. Johnson really stepped it up and our defense is now riding a 4 game shut out streak. Very proud of these guys.”

 Junior defender Michael Poggi sends in a free kick vs. Houghton.

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will return to home action on Thursday, September 17, when they host Kingsford High School.  The game will be played at the Kaufman Sports Complex with a 6:00 p.m. EST start time.

Varsity Boys Soccer Earns Shutout Win Over Kingsford In Home Opener

Varsity Boys Soccer Earns Shutout Win Over Kingsford In Home Opener

Varsity Boys Soccer (3-0-1)

Marquette 6, Kingsford 0

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team hosted Kingsford in their home opener on Thursday evening and came away with a 6-0 victory.  The win marks the third straight shutout for Marquette as well as an impressive stretch where MSHS has scored 20 goals over the past three contests.

Marquette sophomore Max Dawson converted a penalty kick near the 10-minute mark of the first half to open the scoring.  Sophomore Nick Asmus scored from a Connor Johnson (senior) pass to make it 2-0.  Dawson then finished the first half scoring going end-to-end after taking a pass from junior defender Owen Goymerac.

Senior Liam Jeevar did not face any shots in the first half net duties.

In the second half, sophomore Evan Sysko put MSHS up by four on a combination pass from Brett Wittler and Nick Lindberg, both seniors.  Junior Hayden Byma converted another penalty kick before the evening’s scoring finished with a Lindberg goal.  That goal was assisted by freshman Ethan Sandstrom.  Jeevar faced two shots in the second half.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“Having just played Kingsford two nights ago, we knew they would be playing us hard but our guys stepped it up as well.  Good team play tonight.” 

 Marquette goalkeeper Liam Jeevar makes one of his two saves in the second half.

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will next make a weekend trip to the Copper Country when they take on Houghton High School on Saturday, September 12.  The game is part of a JV/Varsity doubleheader with a JV start time of 10:30 a.m. and a Varsity start time of 12:30 p.m.

Varsity Boys Soccer Pours It On In 6-0 Win vs. Kingsford

Varsity Boys Soccer Pours It On In 6-0 Win vs. Kingsford

Varsity Boys Soccer (2-0-1)

Marquette 6, Kingsford 0

The MSHS Varsity Boys Soccer Team traveled to Kingsford on Tuesday night to take on the Flivers in a U.P. boys soccer contest.   Marquette came out strong and never looked back with a 6-0 win.

It started with sophomore Max Dawson taking a cross pass from senior Nick Lindberg at the 7-minute mark.  Lindberg then found freshmen Ethan Sandstrom just four minutes later for the 2-0 lead.  Lindberg earned another assist after distributing a pass to Dawson for a chip in goal and a 3-0 Marquette lead.  Junior Axel Vermaat finished the first half goal scoring from a corner kick with an assist credited to junior Enzo Stabile.   Senior Liam Jeevar tended net facing 1 shot.

After the half, the Lindberg-Dawson combo struck again with Dawson getting his third goal of the evening and earning the hat trick.  Lindberg finished the scoring off from a Sandstrom pass.  Junior Harrison Anthos took net duties in the second half and stopped all 5 shots.

From Head Coach Dan Salmon:

“Offensively, Nick Lindberg was almost unstoppable tonight.  The combination of he and Max Dawson came up big in every area of the scoresheet.   In addition, our defensive-mids of Evan Sysko, John Weber, Lewis Goff, and Hayden Byma controlled the game with very strong play.”

 Marquette’s Max Dawson (White #25) scores one of his three goals vs. Kingsford.

Next Up:

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team will host its first home game of the 2020 season when they will again take on Kingsford on Thursday, September 10.  Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EST from the Kaufman Sports Complex.