Tigers can’t catch breaks in 1-1 draw with Wolves

Helping Ripon win the Berlin Tournament for the first time are, kneeling, from left, Dawson Albright, Luis Garcia, LeeRoy Cotton, Tyler Granados, Dylan Schattschneider; standing, Aaron Forslund, Luis Luna Gonzalez, Iffer Long, Conor Diedrich, Stephen Wagner, Ferdi Wagner, Eli Holba, Jordan Whitrock, Logan Gress, Kyle Kirkendall-Jones, Aaron Granados, Dalton Weigel, Limi Ahmedi and Nick Bruesewitz.

It was déjà vu for the Ripon Tiger boys’ soccer team Tuesday when it traveled to Winneconne.

For the second-straight season, it out-shot the Wolves on the road, only to come away with a 1-1 draw with its conference opponent.

The Tigers finished this year’s contest with 15 shots on goal, compared to just four for Winneconne.

“The way I look at it was, the soccer gods [were] frowning upon us today after they smiled upon us Saturday [at the Berlin Tournament] — where a couple of those 50/50 balls that could go in or could just go wide, we were unlucky they went wide,” Ripon head coach Kyle Sackett said Tuesday night. “… We had upwards of 10 to 12 good looks on goal and unlucky that we were only able to put one in the net.”

Among the missed chances for the Tigers against the Wolves were a couple shots by Logan Gress — one of which the Winneconne goalkeeper made a good save on and the other that a defender made a great recovery on.

Ferdie Wagner also put one inches wide of the post.

Ripon’s only goal came off a missed shot as Tyler Granados scored on a second-chance opportunity after the goalkeeper was unable to keep his hands on it.

Read the full story, which includes information on the Tigers winning the Berlin Tournament, in the Aug. 31, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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