Marshall Owls Finish 4th in Class 2

The Marshall Owls finished the 2010 season in 4th Place in Class 2. On Friday, The Owls battled Smithville, but came up short. Smithville got on the board first in […]

The Marshall Owls finished the 2010 season in 4th Place in Class 2. On Friday, The Owls battled Smithville, but came up short. Smithville got on the board first in the 28th minute. Troy Williams received a flighted ball in behind the Marshall defense, controlled it and sent a shot past Marshall goalkeeper Jacob Phillips. Marshall tied the game in the 38th minute on a Penalty Kick by Jon Najera after Smithville was whistled for a trip in the box. After that, Marshall really started to play better. The game would remain 1-1 until late in the game. Smithville got the game winner from Chase Brewer on a rebound after the initial stop was made by Jacob Phillips with 4:25 left in the game. It was an exciting game to watch, unfortunately the Owls came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

On Saturday, Marshall faced Clayton in the 3rd Place game. The Greyhounds took a 1-0 about midway through the first half on an unassisted goal by Charles Harned. The Owls tied it eight minutes later on a goal by Alan Magana. The game would stay 1-1 until Gabe Jacus gave the Greyhounds a 2-1 lead just 1:58 into the second half. Clayton would go up 3-1 in the 57th minute on a goal by Maamoun Hossayrami. Erik Moreno cut the lead to 3-2 in the 59th minute. Harned closed out the scoring in the 72nd minute. Clayton prevailed by the score of 4-2. With the loss, the Owls finished in 4th Place.

The 4th Place finish capped an amazing season for the Owls who finish a school best 24-4. They made their 3rd ever trip to the Final Four, finishing 4th for the third time, and shared their 2nd NCMC title. Along the way they brought a lot of excitement to their families and fans as evidenced by the 7 bus loads of kids at the game on Friday. Great job Owls! And a great job by the Owls’ coaches (pictured above in a photo taken by Steve ‘Ole’ Olson of SGFsoccer.com – Thanks Steve!) Josh Posegate (left) and Kelly Callanan (right).