Pontus Tavemark scored a pair of goals for the Yellowjackets Saturday.
Photo by Emily Wald
The first two games of the Yellowjacket men’s soccer team’s Super Series were tight contests, with Team Built Different picking up a 4-2 win over Earn It in the first meeting, only to have the script flipped in the second contest.
The teams met again on the afternoon of Oct. 10 in the third and final contest before they enter their best-of-three playoff series, and this one didn’t carry nearly as much drama as the others.
It was the Pontus and Perry show in the first half, with Pontus Tavemark (Taeby, Sweden/ Taeby Enskilden Gymnasium) scoring twice and Blake Perry (Anoka, Minn./Anoka) earning a hat trick as Built Different rolled out to a 5-0 lead in the first half of a match that was over long before it was over.
Perry scored his first goal just 4:15 into the match to make it 1-0. He added another goal at the 10:16 mark to make the lead two. Perry let someone else get into the act in the 32nd minute, as he fed a pass from the left across the box to the right post and Tavemark was there to lift it into the top of the goal to make it a 3-0 lead.
Just under three minutes later, at 33:56 Perry completed the hat trick, giving Built Different a 4-0 lead. Then in the 41st minute, Perry again found Tavemark, and he made no mistake, scoring from about 20 yards out to make the score 5-0 as the teams went into the half.
As the second half unfolded the two teams played a tight, tactical game. But as the game clock passed the 70-minute mark, Built Different found another gear and once again increased its lead.
Perry got things going again, this time sending a crossing pass towards defender Scott Wilson (Ladybank, Scotland/ Bell Baxter) who elevated, sending the header into the goal to push the Built Different lead to 6-0 at 70:09. Mason Tynsky (Rochester, Minn./John Marshall) increased the lead to 7-0 at 78:51, then 1:16 later the lead went to 8-0, with Superior native Blake Hanson (Superior, Wis./Superior Senior) scoring on a header from the left of the goal.
The teams enter the playoff portion of their schedule Saturday, October 17. Match time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.