UW-Rock soccer tops UW-Baraboo
The sun was shining on the UW-Rock County soccer team at the right time Wednesday.
Two second-half goals lifted the Rattlers to a 2-0 victory at UW-Baraboo in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference match.
Johnathan Fillion, a Janesville Parker High graduate, got the Rattlers’ first goal with a long shot at the 75-minute mark.
“It was definitely a tale of two halves,” said Rattler coach Grant McNall. “The field was east to west, and we had the sun in our eyes the first half.”
Baraboo attempted several long shots with the ball difficult to see, but Rattler keeper Kyle Williams did not allow a goal.
“He kept us in the game,” McNall said.
The table turned in the second half.
“Johnathan Fillion was the starting keeper at Parker and long-range kicks are his specialty,” McNall said. “He was playing defense and was left alone. They lost it in the sun.”
Two minutes after Fillion sent in his long kick, Elkhorn graduate Pete Meylik had a closer shot after Baraboo was called for a hand-ball. Meylik was able to get it over the keeper’s reach for the second goal.
The Rattlers, 2-1 in the WCC, plays at UW-Waukesha on Tuesday.
ROCK 2, UW-BARABOO 0
UW-Rock 0 2—2
UW-Baraboo 0 0—0
RC—Johnathan Fillion (unassisted), 75:00; RC—Pete Meylik (unassisted), 77:00.
Saves—Kyle Williams (RC) 7; Colin Scanlon (B) 3.