Marshals drop district game to Calloway County

Junior defender Tommy Robertson holds off Calloway County’s Oscar Avila (24) late in the first half. Robertson scored the Marshals only goal in the 2-1 loss to the Lakers.

Thursday’s home opener at Colburn Field did not go the way the Marshals had planned in their 2-1 loss to district rival Calloway County. The Marshals held a six-game win streak over the Lakers before Thursday’s loss.

Just over ten minutes into the game, a corner kick by junior Isaac Reynolds was perfectly placed for junior Tommy Robertson to head into the goal to put the Marshals on the board 1-0 and they would
take the one goal lead into halftime.

It was an equal first half on shots taken with five each but the Lakers held the edge on shots on goal with four while the Marshals had two.

The Lakers came out of the half on a mission and scored two quick goals just over four minutes in. The first by Jude Bazzell and Bo Stom added the second.

Though a nice night for early season soccer, the intensity of the game and efforts of the players led to rampant cramping on both teams in the second half.

The Marshals had some opportunities to tie the game up in the second half but just couldn’t find the back of the net with some unlucky deflections off the goal post.

Marshall goalkeeper Steven Claborn had a busy night with 10 saves. Two keepers combined for two saves for Calloway County. Hunter Williams had one save in the first half and Landon Houk had one in the second half.

It was the first loss for the Marshals who are now 3-1 while the Lakers improve to 3-1.

The Marshals will be tested again tonight when they take on powerhouse Trinity-Louisville (2-0) in a 7:00 game at Colburn Field.

Marshall County senior Hayden McMillen battles Calloway County’s Bo Stom for control of the ball in Thursday’s home opener at Colburn Field.
Marshall County’s Colton Snyder gets wrapped up by Oscar Avila who was called for a foul on the play.
Isaac Reynolds is double-teamed by Calloway County players Canaan Bassell (19) and Bo Stom (5).
Freshman Lincoln Colburn (19) defends Calloway County’s Canaan Bazzell (19).