Bobcat boys downed by Dowling Catholic, 3-1

DES MOINES — It was a night and day afternoon for the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team, as it fell 3-1 to Dowling Catholic on Friday night.

Marshalltown head coach Chris Fuchsen said Jose Torres had “an absolute beautiful goal” in the third minute of the game. Torres, the lone scorer for the Bobcats (5-9), picked up a turnover and pulled the trigger, curling his shot up and around Maroon goalkeeper Alex Perlinger.

Fuchsen said the Bobcats controlled most of the first half, until the 25th minute when Dowling Catholic (7-8) earned its first goal. With about a minute left in the first half, the Maroons capitalized on a penalty kick to take a 2-1 lead into the half.

The Maroons controlled the entire second half, scoring again midway through. A penalty kick off a red card of Salud Sanchez sailed over the goal, avoiding a fourth goal for Dowling Catholic.

Each team took seven shots, and MHS goal Omar Alviso, making his first varsity start of the year, had four saves. Each team had two corner kicks.