CAMBRIDGE - Marietta overcame a 1-0 deficit and two 30-minute lightning delays to beat host Cambridge 4-1 in East Central Ohio League boys' soccer action Tuesday.
Brennan Uhrig scored two goals, and Jacob Holdren, Brent Huck each had one for the unbeaten and defending league champion Tigers, who improved their record to 2-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the ECOL,
"Tonight was a struggle for us," said MHS head coach Todd Morris. "We are battling a determined, upstart opponent, poor field conditions, the weather and had some mental battles within ourselves as well.
"The mark of a good team is facing adversity and finding a way to win when you are not playing your best. We did that tonight. We won. We won ugly, but we won. Winning a conference game on the road is never an easy thing to do, but we got the job done in the end."
Cambridge's Aaron Ruby headed home a corner kick from teammate Eric Fox to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead with 6:32 remaining in the first half.
MHS tied the game with 16 seconds remaining in the half as Holdren knocked in a ball from Skylar Miracle for his first goal of the season.
After a extended halftime due to weather, Marietta seized control in the second half, with Huck converting a penalty kick after a Cambridge handball to make it 2-1 with 17:42 to go in the game, and then 40 seconds later Uhrig extended the lead when he scored with an assist from Holdren.
Uhrig added another goal late in the match to round out the scoring.
Marietta is scheduled to host Warren at Don Drumm Stadium in a non-conference match at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
"I don't think it was a matter of looking past this game and ahead to Warren," Morris said. "I just think it was one of those nights. We will need to be a much more disciplined team if we hope to have success against Warren on Thursday night and going forward as the season progresses."
Marietta 4, Cambridge 1
Marietta 1 3 - 4
Cambridge 1 0 - 1
C: Aaron Ruby, assist Eric Fox, 6:32
M: Jacob Holdren, assist Skylar Miracle, 39th minute
M: Brent Huck, penalty kick, 17:42
M: Brennan Uhrig, assist Holdren,
M: Uhrig, unassisted
SHOTS-Marietta: 13, Cambridge: 8
FOULS-Marietta: 30. Cambridge 15
CORNER KICKS-Marietta: 5, Cambridge: 5
SAVES: Marietta (Eric Pierce) 7, Cambridge (Michael Mercer) 9
Next game is hosting Warren at Marietta @ Don Drumm 7:45 p.m. Thursday
Warren 8, Ripley 2
VINCENT - Undefeated Warren improved its record to 4-0 with an 8-2 triumph over Ripley of Jackson County, W.Va.
Raeli Barnes and Melissa Dickerson led the Lady Warrior scoring parade with two goals and two assists apiece.
Marissa O'Callaghan had one goal and one assist, and Mackenzie Ullman, Raelyn Gardner and Janelle Barth each chipped in with a goal.
Addie Barnes was credited with an assist on O'Callaghan's score.
Ripley score both of its goals in the second half on scores by Kaityln Chinn and Morgan Pierson.
Warren led 6-0 at halftime.
The Lady Warrior booters are slated to host Marietta (1-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Jeff Price-coached Lady Tigers were scheduled to entertain Cambridge at Don Drumm Stadium Tuesday, but the match was postponed.
Warren 8, Ripley 2
WAR-goals: Raeli Barnes (unassisted), Mackenzie Ullman (assist Melissa Dickerson), Dickerson (assist Barnes), Dickerson (assist Barnes),
Barnes (unassisted), Marissa O'Callaghan (assist Addie Barnes),
WAR-goals: Raelyn Gardner (assist Dickerson), Janelle Barth (assist O'Callaghan)
RIP-goals: Kaitlyn Chinn (unassisted), Morgan Pierson (unassisted)
Shots on goal Warren 25. Ripley6
Goalie. Warren Saves Janelle Barth 1. Rachel Grogg 2
Corner kicks warren 12 and Ripley 3
Next game Marietta at Warren at 7 p.m. Thursday