The Fenton varsity boys soccer team showed Lapeer why the Tigers are the ninth-ranked team in Division 2 in the state of Michigan on Thursday.
The Tigers (9-0-1) scored two goals in the first five minutes of its home contest with Lapeer, earning a 5-0 victory. The Tigers also remained unbeaten with the win.
Tyler Hahn and Gibson Lehmann scored goals in the first five minutes of the contest, giving the Tigers an early two-goal lead. If those goals didn’t lock up the win, two other first-half goals by Jack Chapple and Nick Delaney did.
The Tigers were probably more interested in preserving their shutout in the second half than goals, and accomplished that mission. Keepers Trevor Martin and Sawyer Martin shared time in net, sharing the shutout. Offensively, Lehmann scored his second goal of the contest in the final 40 minutes.
Dylan Katzenberger, Will Dickens, Ben Grob, Lehmann and Dillan Hamilton recorded assists.
The Tigers have always scored goals this season, netting at least three in all but two games, but it seems Fenton is getting stronger defensively.
The Tigers allowed goals in their first three games and goals in five of the first seven. However, Fenton has now posted three consecutive shutout. Any way one slices it, the team has been dominant, outscoring its competition by a combined 39-6. The squad has only allowed two goals once all season. That happened in a 3-2 victory against Brandon.