SSC takes on Oscoda twice in two weeks
Panthers fight hard in loss to Owls
OSCODA — Wednesday night Standish-Sterling looked to find its first win on the season as it traveled to Oscoda for a Northeast Michigan Conference match-up.
First-half action saw the Panthers control the tempo of the game, but they were unsuccessful in all scoring attempts. An error by goalkeeper Cody Bechtel allowed the Owls to take a 1-0 lead into the second half.
Goals came easy in the second half for both teams as the scoreboard tried its best impression of a car odometer. Two minutes in, the Owls scored on a corner kick. Two minutes later Standish struck back with a goal of its own by Garrett Russell. Following the kickoff, the Owls drove down and put in their third goal of the contest. Standish-Sterling controlled the next fifteen minutes of the game, but was unsuccessful in the strong push. Oscoda then slipped a goal in off the post to put the score at 4-1.
Reluctant to give up, Shay Irving proceeded to take over the game dribbling down and scoring twice in the next few minutes. Unfortunately, Standish-Sterling ran out of time as the game ended 4-3.
Shots-on-goal for the Panthers were accumulated by Shay Irving (four), Tanner Trombley (three), Kevin Schmidt (three) and Garrett Russell (two).
Goalkeeper Cody Bechtel has six saves on ten shots.
STANDISH — Monday night saw a rematch of the closely battled contest between Oscoda and Standish-Sterling.
In a light but solid rain, the Panthers got off to a hot start when Tanner Trombley put in a pass from Shay Irving five minutes into the game. Shortly thereafter, Shay Irving booted a forty-yarder over the head of the Owl goalkeeper to make it 2-0.
The action remained intense for the remainder of the game, although it wouldn’t see any further scoring. The Panther’s shaky defense allowed a few scoring opportunities in the second half, but goalkeeper Garrett Russell would turn all shots away.
Standish-Sterling (0-1, 1-4) receives its first win on the season and plays their next contest Wednesday night against Bangor John Glenn.
SSC Stats: Tanner Trombley – 1 goal/3 shots; Shay Irving – 1 goal/4 shots/1 assist; Kevin Schmidt – 3 shots; Paul Norgan – 1 defensive save; Garrett Russell – 13 saves.