Marshall wins on soccer Senior Night

Friday, October 29, 2004

Seniors Ryan Guthrie and Douglas Hernandez combined for three goals and three assists Thursday during their final regular season home game, Marshall taking a 4-2 non-conference decision from Sacred Heart of Sedalia.

The Owls scored twice in the final three minutes to pull out the victory. A pass from Hernandez set up Guthrie and broke a 2-2 deadlock in the 37th minute of the second half and Guthrie's indirect kick produced a Hernandez goal with a minute left.

Marshall had gone ahead 1-0 on a Guthrie shot less than two minutes into the contest, but the Gremlins tied it when junior Nick Turner stuck in a rebound on senior Heraclio Perez' attempt blocked by senior goalkeeper Cristian Barceñas.

Senior Jace Moore's goal 16 minutes into the second half gave Sacred Heart (16-6) the lead, but the Owls tied the game a minute later when senior José Garcia's bomb from the corner of the penalty box hit the crossbar, goal post and junior 'keeper Michael Bolin's leg before dribbling in.

Marshall held a 16-9 advantage in shots on goal, Guthrie -- the team leader with 22 goals -- unloading six tries. The Owls (9-12-1) face NCMC rival Kirksville to open play Saturday in the Class 2, District 7 Tournament at Moberly, seeking their fourth straight championship.

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