Conor Diedrich goes airborne in an attempt to head the ball on Campbellsport’s side of the field. Diedrich scored one of Ripon’s goals in a dominating 8-1 victory.
Conor Diedrich goes airborne in an attempt to head the ball on Campbellsport’s side of the field. Diedrich scored one of Ripon’s goals in a dominating 8-1 victory.

   Nothing is better for Ripon Tiger boys’ head soccer coach Steve Nankervis than beating Berlin.

   Except for maybe winning in a dominating fashion.

   That was the case for the Tigers Tuesday as they poured it on their rivals for an 8-1 road victory.

   The game marked the second-straight conference contest in which Ripon (2-1 conference, 5-1-2 overall) scored eight goals; it also defeated Campbellsport 8-1 last week Thursday at home.

   “It’s huge,” Nankervis said of the win. “It’s another conference win against a team we should beat for sure. It was another statement win, saying we can definitely score goals like my plan was at the beginning of the year.”

   Ripon got on the scoreboard first in the 14th minute, when Jordan Whitrock beat a couple players and had around a 10- to 12-yard shot that he put in the net.

   It didn’t take long for the Tigers to add to their total as Jordan Whitrock penetrated again two minutes later and took a shot, which Berlin’s goalkeeper got his hands on. But Conor Diedrich was there to put in the rebound.

Read the full story, which includes information on how Ripon fared in the Berlin Tournament last week Saturday, see the Sept. 12, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.