The Sturgeon Bay soccer team had no problem winning their first playoff game knocking off Howards Grove 5-0 at Clark Field. The game was broadcasted on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com. Two-seed Sturgeon Bay did what they needed to against the 15-seed Tigers to pull out a victory. Howards Grove was playing strong defense early in the match until Sturgeon Bay got an easy wide-open net goal after the goalkeeper and defender miscommunicated on a ball. DJ Lenius was able to take advantage in the 25th minute.
Eli Dietzel added a goal in the 33rd minute and the Clippers led 2-0 at halftime.
Sturgeon Bay then added three goals in the span of six minutes in the second half. Dietzel scored again in the 61st minute and Ben Lueders put one past Howards Grove goalkeeper Ben Taylor in the 65th and then again in the 66th minute.
The match was played almost exclusively on the Howards Grove end of the pitch. After the game, Head Coach Todd Maas was a little frustrated his team couldn't get even more goals but was very pleased for the most part with how his team played.
The Clippers advance now to take on number 7-seed Omro on Saturday again on Clark Field. The Foxes trailed 1-0 at the half to 10-seed Kiel but came back for two goals in the second half to advance 2-1. That playoff match can be heard on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com with the pregame show beginning at 6:30 PM and kickoff at 7.