Tritons soccer advances to state title match
By PRESS TIMES SPORTS
The Notre Dame Academy boys’ soccer team is in a familiar place: the Division 3 state title match.
The top-seeded Tritons hung on to beat No. 4-seeded Rhinelander 2-1 in a WIAA state semifinal at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee on Friday.
Notre Dame Academy lost its previous two trips to the state title match, falling last year to Shorewood 0-0 (5-3 in a shootout).
The Tritons would like to turn their silver ball into a gold on Saturday.
Notre Dame (19-0-4) got on the scoreboard first against Rhinelander (12-3-5) when Emmett Lawton scored just 6:33 into the game.
The No. 1 team in Division 3 added a second goal as Ian Noble scored with an assist from Henry McKenna at 19:18.
The Hodags, making their first ever trip to state, scored on their only shot of goal of the second half. Braden Mork tallied the goal at 68:50.
Arturo Ottum-Cortez tallied two saves the entire game in net for Notre Dame.
The Tritons will play No. 2-ranked New Berlin Eisenhower in the state title match on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Press Times sports editor Greg Bates will be covering the game. Following him on Twitter @gregabates for updates.