The Sturgeon Bay soccer team beat Northland Pines, 5-1, in a WIAA Division 4 State Semi-final in Milwaukee on Thursday and will play The Prairie School for the State Championship at 11:00am on Saturday.
The Clippers fell behind after an early own goal, but Adison Benzinger tied the match on a free kick from 34 yards (29:10) and took the lead for good on a Carson Dvorak goal (36:50). DJ Lenius added a goal for Sturgeon Bay to make it 3-1 at the half and Spencer Hubbard scored a pair of second half goals for the final margin. CJ Fairchild finished with two assists while Porter Gigstead and Dvorak added an assist each. Sturgeon Bay had 18 shot on goal for the match, while holding the Eagles without a shot on goal in the second half.
Sturgeon Bay (21-4-1)
*3rd State Championship game appearance. Beat University School in 2015 and lost to The Prairie School in 2017. Leading goal scorers Eli Dietzel (31) Owen Stevenson (22) Carson Dvorak (13) CJ Fairchild (11). Outscored opponents 29-4 in postseason.
The Prairie School (17-1-5)
*9th Championship game appearance in 9 appearances, 6 time champion.
(3-0) vs Clippers at State, including 1-0 in 2017 title game. Leading goal scorers Jason Frosch (21) Nicholas Hawkins (20) Max Yde (15) Luis Garduno (11) Cameron McPhee (10). Outscored opponents 29-2 in postseason.
*Teams played to a 3-3 draw in August