WAUSAU – The Pacelli soccer team opened its 2021 season with a 2-1 loss to Wausau Newman Catholic in a Central Wisconsin Conference matchup on Monday.
Luis Sandoval and Peyton Heinz scored in a span of 3½ minutes midway through the first half to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.
That lead held until Pacelli’s Max Grabiec scored with 4:04 remaining in the game.
Grant Hinker had seven saves in goal for Pacelli.
Pacelli returns to action Tuesday at the Portage County Youth Soccer Fields at 5 p.m. against Northland Lutheran.