Scoring a Big Victory


The Madison Area College soccer team defeated Milwauke Area Technical College 5-1, on Sept. 20

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer

The wins are piling up as the WolfPack soccer team continues its hot start to this season. The WolfPack defeated the MATC-Milwaukee Stormers on Friday evening at Warner Park by a score of 5-1. It’s the first time the WolfPack has scored five goals since Oct. 21, 2009, against the MATC Stormers at a regional tournament.

“We had the advantage in numbers,” said coach Corey Sims

“We had the advantage of playing these guys before so we knew what to expect.”

Indeed, the WolfPack  had a big advantage in substitution numbers and were able to use them to keep control of the ball for most of the game. The WolfPack jumped to an early 2-0 lead off of goals by forward Marcos Meneses. The first goal showed his tremendous speed as he raced past the Stormers defense. The next goal by Meneses was on a hard shot that barely got passed the diving goalie for the Stormers.

The WolfPack didn’t let off the gas and by halftime the score was 3-1 thanks to a goal by midfielder Ittay Rivas that came out of a jumble of players in front of the net after a cross field pass. He was able to secure the ball in the crowd and delivered a strong shot to score before the half.

The first possession of the second half for Madison College was a put back after a missed shot by midfielder Eric Paeschke. Another goal was added late in the game by midfielder Bryan Ibanez with a point blank shot that darted passed the keeper.

When asked after the game why the team had such a big win Marcos Meneses said, “We’ve been working on a lot of things in practice and picking up after our mistakes. … It really showed we’ve been putting our effort in to practice tonight.”

Madison College traveled to Carthage College on Sept. 22, and dropped a 3-1 match.

After Carthage took a 1-0 lead, the WolfPack rallied to tie the score on a goal by Eric Paeschke. Paeschke score at the 24:03 mark off of an assist from Parvis Samadzada.

Carthage, though, scored twice more in the first half to take control of the game. Carthage had more opportunities to score throughout the game, taking 20 shots compared to just eight for the WolfPack.

Madison College has one more  away game before playing its final home match. The WolfPack plays Kishwaukee College on Sept. 28 in Malta, Ill., and then hosts Anoka-Ramsey Community College at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Warner Park.