The Sturgeon Bay soccer team has now advanced to the sectional final after beating Lourdes Academy/Valley Christian 8-2 on a frigid night at Clark Field. Temperatures were in the 30s and the wind chill was around 20. Crews worked hard before the game to clear the snow off the pitch for hours.
It was even for about the first third of the game. Carson Dvorak started the scoring by putting in a goal in the 19th minute. The Knights answered five minutes later when Peter Chartier put one in the back of the net from just outside the box.
Twelve minutes past and Sturgeon Bay really turned it on. Dvorak scored his second goal of the game and then Spencer Hubbard scored 1:09 later. With just three seconds left in the half Eli Dietzel put in the fourth goal and the Clippers led 4-1 at the half. Owen Stevenson and Ben Luders scored two goals apiece in the second half before Lourdes/Valley Christian put in a goal late to make the final score 8-2.
The 2-seed Clippers will now travel to Kohler on Saturday to take on the number 1 seed Oostburg. The Flying Dutchmen prevented Kohler from hosting the sectional final game by beating them 4-1. Oostburg has not lost a game this season and has one tie. They've won 10 straight games. You can listen to the sectional final on 103.3 The Clipper and DoorKewauneeHighSchoolSports.com starting with the pregame show at 12:30 PM and a 1 o'clock kickoff.