The Dowagiac soccer team defeated Cassopolis and Michigan Lutheran to win its own Chieftain Invitational Saturday. (Leader photo/Provided)
The Dowagiac soccer team defeated Cassopolis and Michigan Lutheran to win its own Chieftain Invitational Saturday. (Leader photo/Provided)

Dowagiac wins own Chieftain Invitational

Published 9:37am Sunday, September 8, 2013

Nick Foote scored in the 52nd minute to lift the Dowagiac soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Michigan Lutheran in the title match of the Chieftain Invitational Saturday.

The Chieftains advanced to the finals of the round robin tournament with a 5-0 win over Cassopolis. The Titans blanked the Rangers 6-0 to reach the title match.

Lutheran took a 1-0 halftime lead against Dowagiac on a goal by Zach Burkhardt.

The Chieftains tied the match at 1-1 on a goal by Jeremiah Guernsey in the 50th minute. Foote recorded the winning goal two minutes later.

The Tigers held an 18-9 advantage in shots on goal against Dowagiac. Nate Stewart came up with six saves for the Chieftains.

Against Cassopolis, Tony Solis, Antonio Reynaga and Guernsey all scored first half goals for Dowagiac. Aubrey Huston and Nick Carpenter scored in the second half.

Cassopolis’ Gary Cooper had a total of 27 saves in the two matches.

 

Chieftain Invitational

Cassopolis…0

Dowagiac…5

Halftime score

Dowagiac 3, Cassopolis 0

 

First half

D – Tony Solis 9th minute

D – Antonio Reynaga 13th minute

D – Jeremiah Guernsey 19th minute

 

Second half

D – Aubrey Huston 41st minute (Guernsey assist)

D – Nick Carpenter 48th minute

 

Shots on goal

Cassopolis 3

Dowagiac 29

 

Saves

Cassopolis 21 (Gary Cooper)

Dowagiac 3 (Nate Stewart)

 

Cassopolis…0

Lutheran…6

Halftime score

Lutheran 2, Cassopolis 0

 

First half

ML – Jonah Kubath 7th minute

ML – Kubath 18th minute

 

Second half

ML – Matthew Barbott 34th minute

ML – Kubath 36th minute

ML – Barbott 40th minute

ML – Kubath

 

Shots on goal

Cassopolis 3

Lutheran 27

 

Saves

Lutheran 1 (Jordan Briney)

Cassopolis 6 (Gary Cooper)

 

Lutheran…1

Dowagiac…2

Halftime score

Lutheran 1, Dowagiac 0

 

First half

ML – Zach Burkhardt 22nd minute

 

Second half

D – Guernsey 50th minute

D – Nick Foote 52nd minute

 

Shots on goal

Lutheran 18

Dowagiac 9

Saves

Lutheran 5 (Briney)

Dowagiac 6 (Nate Stewart)

 

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