Rams knock off ranked Bobcat boys in overtime

PLEASANT HILL – A refuted handling call inside the goal area Tuesday doomed the Marshalltown boys’ soccer team against Southeast Polk.

The Rams (9-3-1) were awarded a penalty kick in overtime following the whistle and they took advantage for a 1-0 victory.

“It was a suspect hand ball,” Marshalltown coach Chris Fuchsen said. “It was a fairly even match, but it was just a tough way to go down.”

Each team took eight shots, and Marshalltown (10-2) only put three on goal. Bobcat goalkeeper Kreighton Miller tallied five saves in the loss.

The Bobcats next play in the Nevada Tournament on Saturday. They will play three games total and start the day with a 9 a.m. match against Nevada. The host Cubs received votes in the latest Class 1A state poll.