Mason City managed to score a goal with barely five-minutes to play, but Clear Lake still posted a lopsided win over the Mohawks Thursday, May 22. The Lions won, 6-1.
Clear Lake wasted no time getting on the board. Jack Abbas converted the first score of the contest in the fifth minute. In the 13th minute, Antonino DiMarco made an assist to Erinie Miszewski, who headed the ball in for another score.
DiMarco scored in the 29th minute off a penalty kick, making it 3-0.
In the 36th minute Jarod Anderson put the ball in play off a direct kick over Mason City’s back line. Miszewski won the foot race and converted the kick for the fourth goal of the half for a 4-0 lead.
In the 48th minute Anderson passed the ball to Abbas, who worked his way into the middle and then back to the outside before striking the ball into the side of the net for his second goal of the night. In the 60th minute Anderson converted a penalty kick for the Lions sixth and final goal.
In the 75th minute of the match Kyle Lang converted his attack on goal to break the Lions’ 10-game streak of not allowing a score.
“If someone was going to break our defense I’m glad it was Kyle. He was a long time member of our North Iowa Soccer Club and Premier team,” said Coach Matt Anderson. “It’s always good to see your former players having success, even when it means the end of a record breaking defensive stand.”
Jacob Hogan recorded four saves in 65 minutes of playing time.
The Lions were back in action Friday against Iowa Falls Alden at home.
CL 7, IF-A 0
Friday night the Lions played their final home contest of the 2014 season against Iowa Falls Alden. The Lions were hitting on all cylinders from the whistle. In the eighth minute MJ Mixdorf made an assist to Jack Finn, who got the first score of the night. Seconds later, in the eighth minute, Antonio DiMarco made an assist to Finn, who collected his second goal of the night.
In the 10th minute Mixdorf made an assist off a direct kick to Jack Abbas, who finished the pass with a header goal. Abbas followed up his score with an assist to Ernie Miszewski in the 12th minute for the fourth goal of the night. Miszewski followed his goal with an assist to DiMarco in the 23rd minute for the halftime lead of 5-0.
Abbas got back into the action in the 50th minute when he converted a penalty kick for a goal.
In the 70th minute of the contest DiMarco sent a ball into the box from just past mid-field. Abbas was waiting for the ball and completed the seventh goal of the night with a header goal.
The contest ended 7-0.
Jacob Hogan spent 61 minutes in the box, recording four saves.
“I challenged the boys before the match to play this game to the best of their ability, as it was the last time the seniors would play on Lions Field. I was pleased with the overall effort and distribution of ball leading to many assists and scores,” said Coach Matt Anderson.
The Lions were slated to play the first round of Regionals at Ames High School on Tuesday, May 27, against Nevada.