Clippers Win Opener
Posted on August 15, 2012 by Chad Michaels
The Sturgeon Bay soccer team opened the 2012 season with a 6-3 win at Fox Valley Lutheran on Tuesday. Reid Stevenson scored 3 goals, Will Kitchens added 2 and Erik Elliot also scored for the Clippers. David Van Dreese had 8 saves for Sturgeon Bay. The Clippers play their home opener vs Saint Mary Central at 6:30 on Thursday.
Door County Advocate Summary (http://www.doorcountyadvocate.com/article/20120815/ADV02/308150147/Soccer-Big-opener-Clippers):
Soccer: Big opener for Clippers
Sturgeon Bay opened the high school boys soccer season with a bang.
The Clippers beat Fox Valley Lutheran, 6-3, Tuesday in Appleton in a nonconference game featuring two teams that qualified for the Division 2 state tournament last season.
?They?ve been to state each of the past three years, so this was a pretty big win for us,? said Clippers coach Todd Maas. ?When our seniors were freshmen, they lost to FVL in a tournament 11-1. I think the kids are a little bit jacked up.?
Reid Stevenson scored three first-half goals for the Clippers, who led 3-2 at halftime. Goalkeeper David VanDreese had assists on two of the goals by clearing the ball with booming punts across midfield to Stevenson, who then beat the defense down the field.
?That doesn?t happen very often. That?s crazy,? said Maas. ?But it?s nice to see, because we can use that as an offensive set.?
The Clippers padded their lead in the second half with two goals by Will Kitchens and one by Eric Elliott.
?We played some very good ball at times and we were a little sloppy at other times,? said Maas. ?We missed four open shots on goal, so we have some things to clean up. But overall, I?m very happy.?
Sturgeon Bay had 16 shots on goal to FVL?s 10. VanDreese had eight saves.
Alec Noffke, John Keith and Jason Malkowski scored goals for the Foxes, with two of them coming off of penalty kicks.
Sturgeon Bay opens the Packerland Conference season at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at home against St. Mary Central.
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