Lake to Lake soccer team: disappointing startThursday, April 22, 2010 By Tyler Mathes
Chilton's Lake to Lake U18 soccer team kicked off their season with a five to one loss at Brillion. Their next game, which will be played at home against Manitowoc Lutheran, will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The U16 team also took a loss, losing four to nothing against Two Rivers last Sunday. It was a physical game with two yellow cards handed out during the game to Chilton players. Manitowoc Lutheran is the team's next opponent. The game will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in Manitowoc. “I think that as a team we need to have a better understanding of the rules, especially the offside rule. Also, our passing was terrible; we need to make an improvement on that in practice,” said John Mortimer when asked about how he thought the game went last Sunday. Members of the U16 team include Tristan Gault, Josh Geiser, Keaton Harel, John Motrimer, Jordan Petrie, Nathaniel Pleshek, Zachary Schmitz, Brady Thiel, Tyler Mathes, James Wise, Phillip Buelow, Marcus Chaussee, Jordan McAllister and Michael Ott. This new concept of having two teams, U16 and U18, is different from what they have done in past years. The reason for the splitting is due to the larger participation in the Lake to Lake soccer program. Splitting into two teams has had its advantages and disadvantages, however. If there were only one team this year playing time would be minimal and there would be more people quitting. But by separating, both teams are running low on players, the U18 team has to bring players up from U16.