By Mary Granath Posted October 22, 2008
The Lowry soccer field was turned into a battleground on Saturday as Lowry defeated Dayton 6-3. The rivalry match resulted in over 10 yellow cards and two red cards.
“There is a special intensity for Dayton,” stated head coach Steve Swanson, “They have this way of playing that frustrates us and they didn’t frustrate us today.”
The Bucks took the lead early when midfielder Salvador Mendoza scored on a rebound off the Dayton goalkeeper in the third minute. Midfielder Tyler Spriet scored six minutes later and brought the score to 2-0.
Dayton then responded by scoring their first goal of the game in the 15th minute.
Lowry came back moments later when Sterling Snow scored in the 23rd minute on an assist from Cain Avila for a 3-1 lead.
Soon after Snow scored his goal, the first yellow card of the game was handed to the Dayton goalkeeper. Two minutes later Mendoza was given a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The second half began with the same intensity as the first. Mendoza scored once more in the 43rd minute of the game on an assist from Andy Hernandez giving the Bucks a 4-1 advantage.
After Dayton’s second yellow card, midfielder Jordan Sloan scored the first goal of his high school soccer on a penalty shot. After Sloan made the shot the entire team rushed to the field and dog-piled him. This resulted in one yellow card for everyone on the bench.
The Dayton coach then received a red card. Less than five minutes later Sloan received a yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct as well.
Dayton added a goal in the 75th minute. But Lowry answered back when Snow scored his second goal of the game in the 80th minute.
Dayton added on more goal late in the game to finish the scoring at 6-3. However, even though the game was over, Dayton’s goalkeeper managed to receive a red card.