The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team controlled possession for most of the second half for two goals en route to a 2-1 win over UW-Platteville Sunday afternoon.
The Pioneers (4-3-1, 1-2 WIAC) got on the board first when senior Anthony Heller emerged from a scramble in front of the box with his second goal of the season in the 19th minute.
The Yellowjackets (6-2, 1-1 WIAC) failed to allow the Pioneers an insurance goal and turned up the defensive pressure for the remainder of the contest.
UWS controlled possession for most of the contest after the UWP goal. The ’Jackets broke free on its first shot of the second half when Eric Nilsen took a quick pass from Alex Young in the 65th minute to tie the game at 1-0.
After a shot in the 79th minute by Alberto Rivero of UWS hit the cross bar, the ball remained in the UWS third of the field. In the 83rd minute, Logan George took on a pair of Pioneer defenders as a foul was called on UWP. The foul was called inside the penalty box to set up a penalty kick attempt for George.
On the penalty kick attempt, George went left and the Pioneer goalkeeper went the other way for the go-ahead goal. The Pioneers sought to equalize in the final minutes but were unsuccessful.
UWS host Finlanda at 4 p.m. Wednesday.