TRAVERSE CITY - Marquette Senior High School recorded its second soccer shutout in less than 24 hours, defeating Traverse City Christian 3-0 early Saturday afternoon.
The Redmen (7-2-3) were held scoreless in the first half, but had all of their goals before the second half was 15 minutes old.
"We came out and controlled the first seven minutes of the game, but then we let up and it looked like (Traverse City) would score first," MSHS coach Matt Tebo said.
"We came out after halftime and took control again, and this time we didn't let up on the pressure.
"We had to correct some small mistakes and errors in communication."
Marquette got on the board about four minutes after intermission when sophomore Andrew Banitt made a steal, broke through TCC's defense and easily scored after knocking the ball past the goalie.
About three minutes later, senior teammate Marty Gray played the ball up the left side of the field before passing to sophomore Hunter Shaneberger in front of the goal for another relatively easy chance.
The scoring ended in the 14th minute as senior Chad Ross lofted the ball above the TCC defense to Gray, who had yet another one-on-one chance against the downstate goalie.
The Redmen finished with 18 total shots, five on goal each half, while Marquette goalie Tony Lackey had 11 saves, eight of them in the second half.