Still searching for its first win of the season, the Ripon High School boys’ soccer team wasted no time jumping out to an early lead Tuesday afternoon against Mayville.

   It scored a goal in the third minute and added another around the 24th minute to take a 2-0 lead it did not relinquish as it defeated the Cardinals 2-1 on the road.

   “My philosophy with the guys is always to play each half and win each half,” Ripon head coach Steve Nankervis said. “Obviously, we won the first half; [we] didn’t win the second half, but we did enough in the first half to secure the overall victory. It’s nice to get that first one out of the way; they always say that one is the hardest.”

   The Tigers’ first goal came when one of their defenders, Henry Walheim, played a ball up to Jordan Whitrock. The senior forward then was able to get by his man and find a corner on the far post to beat the Mayville goalkeeper.

   “Very nice goal; very nice assist and a very nice finish by Jordan,” Nankervis said of the scoring play.

   Ripon’s second goal came on a determination play by Dylan Kamin.

Read the full story, which includes information on a 2-0 loss to Plymouth, in the Sept. 5, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.