Boys soccer: Marquette falls short in LaVille Regional
By Terry Turner Post-Tribune correspondent October 13, 2012 11:40PM
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:53AM
LAKEVILLE — Michigan City Marquette’s quest for a boys soccer regional title came to an end Saturday evening at LaVille’s Newton Park, with the Blazers losing to a talented Bethany Christian squad 5-2.
Bethany Christian’s Andrew Snyder netted a hat trick, getting the first goal of the match a little under five minutes in on assist from Josh Stolzfus, then adding two more goals in the second half.
The Blazers (16-4) held an aggressive Bruins squad to that one first-half goal, despite the fact they couldn’t get off a shot of their own most of the first half.
Sophomore goalie Patrick Roder played well in the net for Marquette, finishing with six saves.
Marquette’s first goal came at 31:40, and the momentum seemed to swing toward the Blazers.
But three minutes later, Snyder got his third goal on a penalty kick and it squashed the Blazers’ comeback attempt.
“They are a very good team,” said Marquette coach Matthew Fletcher. “They definitely deserved to win the game. When we got to 2-1 we had the momentum, but Bethany Christian kept their composure, they slowed down the game and worked our guys ragged. They did a good job of containing our offensive weapons. Our guys tried their hardest.
“What our guys did all season was great, they had a spectacular season.”
Jack Disser scored for Marquette first, followed later by senior Patrick Cannon, who drew out the Bethany goalie, then drilled the ball into the Bruins (17-5) unprotected net.
“We didn’t give up until the end,” Cannon said. “No one ever thought we could do this.”
“We felt all the work in the off season paid off,” Disser added.