MCC soccer blanks third-straight opponent

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — After not shutting an opponent out for its first eight games of the season, the NJCAA No. 13 Marshalltown Community College soccer teams has now held its last three foes scoreless with a 2-0 victory over Century College on Sunday.

The Tigers (10-1) took an early 1-0 lead off the familiar foot of leading scorer Kino Ryosuke in the 22nd minute against the Wood Ducks, then just one minute into the second half Eneko Lasheras found the back of the net to give Marshalltown the 2-0 advantage.

Lasheras has been a regular scorer of late of the Tigers, netting three balls in the last two games, and assistant coach Creighton Jenness said it’s good to see him getting more involved offensively.

“Eneko has played well all season long in the middle and it was nice to see him score a few goals for us this weekend,” Jenness said.

MCC has a tough task of ahead of it on Wednesday, when the Tigers host No. 6 and unbeaten Indian Hills for a game that will likely decide the winner of the ICCAC, considering MCC enters with a 5-1 conference record and Indian Hills sits at 6-0 in the conference.

That game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. first kick Wednesday on the MCC campus.