The Marshall Redhawks grabbed a non-conference home win Saturday afternoon, defeating the Allegan Tigers 4-1. After a fairly even first 20 minutes, the Redhawks (ranked seventh in Division 2) took control and dominated possession and opportunities the rest of the match.
Sophomore forward Jake Lyon scored the game’s first goal in the 22nd minute for Marshall. About five minutes later, junior midfielder Carter Peek found the back of the net, giving Marshall a 2-0 halftime advantage. In the 49th minute, Reed Shivley pushed the lead to 3-0. Allegan’s lone score came from senior forward Jake Orr in the 74th minute. Three minutes later, Lyon struck again for his second of the game and sixth of the season, pushing Marshall to the 4-1 final.
The Redhawks improve to 13-2-0 overall with Allegan dropping to 5-5-1. Both have league matches ahead; Marshall hosts Hastings Tuesday and travels to Jackson Northwest Thursday for Interstate 8 play. Allegan heads to Plainwell Monday and Sturgis Wednesday for Wolverine Conference action.
Listen back to Saturday’s game below: