One goal enough for Bobcat boys against East

DES MOINES – The Class 3A No. 10-ranked Marshalltown boys’ soccer team needed just one goal to defeat Des Moines East on Tuesday evening.

Abel Chavarria’s tally off an assist from Kevin Martinez gave the Bobcats a 1-0 win over the Scarlets at James Cownie Soccer Park. It was the second straight victory for MHS, which improved to 8-1 on the season.

The Bobcats had two more shots (7-5) and two more shots on goal (4-2) then East and Kreighton Miller recorded his fourth shutout of the season with two saves on the night. East is now 6-4 on the season.

Marshalltown travels to Newton on Thursday and to South Tama County on Friday. Friday’s varsity match with the Trojans starts at 4:30 p.m.