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Incoming freshman Tennyson and team earn national runner-up finish

Soon-to-be UW freshman Joey Tennyson helped Shattuck-St. Mary's to a national runner-up finish in the U.S. Youth Soccer Boys Under-18 National Championship Series over the weekend. Oregon's EastSide United Liverpool Red bested Shattuck 1-0 in Sunday's national title game in Overland Park, Kan.

Eastside held the 1-0 lead at halftime, but Shattuck was not without chances. In the first half, Tennyson served to teammate Adam Glanzer off a set piece in one of Shattuck's best opportunities. Glanzer flicked it past Eastside's keeper but was called offside. Shattuck outshot Eastside 16 to 12 in the game.

Tennyson and Shattuck reached the championship game after defeating North Carolina's Triangle United SC 4-0 in the final game of group play last Friday. Shattuck beat EastSide 1-0 in the opening game of group play before losing to Pennsylvania's Yardley Makefield Soccer Xplosion 3-1 last Thursday.

Tennyson's squad finished in a three-way tie for first place in the four-team group with a 2-1 record, along with EastSide and Yardley Makefield. EastSide and Shattuck advanced to the final as each scored more goals, allowed fewer and had a better goal differential than YMS.

Shattuck finished its national runner-up season with a 44-6-5 overall record.

Tennyson is one of 11 new players for the Badgers this season. A Milwaukee, Wis., native, Tennyson transferred to Shattuck-St. Mary's after playing his freshman year at Pius XI High School.


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