Boys Soccer Starts Season Strong


Joey Bonadonna, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

November 2, 2019: that was the date of the last Tritons boys’ soccer game. After a longer wait than usual, that changed on September 17, 2020. The boys played and won their first 2020 regular season game against Kaukauna on Thursday night, 4-0. 

A season ago, the Tritons’ season came to an end with a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Seymour in the sectional final of the WIAA playoffs. 

After an unorthodox off-season with COVID-19, the team was able to get a win against a Ghosts team that finished below .500 last season.

The scoring started early for the Tritons with a goal from senior Leonardo Rodriguez, assisted by Christian Martinez. Then, later in the first half, senior Sam Limoni scored off a John Sack corner kick. 

In the second half, Rodriguez scored again off a Martinez pass. The scoring was capped off late on a penalty kick from sophomore Emmett Lawton.

This weekend, the Tritons got back onto the field at a tournament in Kiel with three games, finishing with two wins and a draw. The Tritons tied their first match with Menomonee Falls, 1-1, with a goal from junior Adam Brada. 

Next, the Tritons got another win over Kiel, 2-0, with Martinez and Lawton both notching a goal. 

Finally, the weekend finished with a win over St. Mary Catholic. After being down 1-0 at half, the Tritons rattled off four unanswered goals, with two from Brada, one from Josh Macias and one from Lawton.

This week, the Tritons will have a home match against N.E.W. Lutheran on Tuesday, in which the Blazers will open their season, and the Tritons will come in at 3-0-1.