The Ripon High School boys’ soccer team had mixed emotions after its game Tuesday evening.
On one hand, it couldn’t help but look at its missed opportunities.
On the other, it remained right where it wanted to be in the Eastern Valley Conference standings: third.
The Tigers earned a point in the standings with a scoreless tie at home against Fox Valley Lutheran.
“The game was competitive, but frustrating at the same time,” Ripon head coach Kyle Sackett said. “We had our opportunities. We had some good shots and some good looks ... and we just couldn’t capitalize on them. But we played our game and I am proud of the kids again. We got through another shut out and that is the important thing as we are a defense-first team.”
According to Sackett, Ripon (4-2-1 conference, 10-5-2 overall) had a good scoring chance early in the game, but Elias Nelsen’s shot deflected just off the crossbar.
After many more quality looks throughout the game, Ben Pulvermacher also just missed a game-winning goal in the second overtime.
His shot was on mark, but was deflected out of bounds by the Fox Valley Lutheran goalkeeper.
Read the full story, which includes information on a defensive scare and a 1-0 home win over Freedom Monday evening, in the Oct. 3, 2013 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.