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The 2021 Mosinee boys soccer team. (Submitted photo)

Zaleski Sports

MOSINEE – The Mosinee boys soccer team won its fifth-straight game, edging Medford 3-1 in a Great Northern Conference matchup at Edgewood Field on Tuesday.

Mosinee scored an own goal in the fourth minute and the Indians’ defense held for the rest of the half behind the play of Josh Ivey, Cole Kowalski and goalkeeper Keaton Wieloch.

With five minutes to go in the half, Mosinee won a direct kick, and after an intital stop, Garret Donohue got the ball to Toren Holtz, who headed in a goal to give the Indians a 2-0 lead at intermission.

In the second half Mosinee's strong midfield play led to a foul and direct kick just outside the Medford box. Toren Holtz took the kick and surprised everyone, including the Medford keeper, with a bullet that skipped across the ground and into the goal.

The game was firmly in Mosinee's hands when Mosinee was hit with a red card with around 30 minutes left in the match. Mosinee was forced to play with 10 men from that point forward and in the 51st minute, Medford scored its only goal, but the Indians were able to shut them down from there.

Mosinee is now 8-2 in the Great Northern Conference and finishes its regular-season schedule with a game at Rhinelander on Thursday and at home against Lakeland on Oct. 14.

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