The Tomah High School boys soccer team dropped a 5-2 Mississippi Valley Conference decision to La Crosse Logan Tuesday at Veterans Field.
Tomah fell to 1-8 in the MVC and 1-10 overall.
Logan was clinging to a 3-2 lead with less than eight minutes remaining until a goal in the 83rd minute and a penalty kick in the 84th sealed the outcome.
Tomah’s goals were scored by Noah Nick off an assist from Dylen Pierce, and Tyler Torkelson, assisted by Jayden LeQue.
Eli Szymanski scored a pair of goals for Logan.
Despite the loss, the Timberwolves have shown some spark on the offensive end. They have scored seven goals in their last three matches.
“The last couple of weeks we’ve been working harder on how to improve goal scoring,” Tomah coach Scott Conzemius said. “That, combined with the improved play of our offensive players, has been the spark.”
The Timberwolves have been made more competitive by several recent junior varsity call-ups to the varsity roster.
“The jayvee players have helped our rotation substantially,” Conzemius said. “They give us more depth and provide a spark coming off the bench.”
The Timberwolves are still trying to fix a defense that has given up 32 goals in conference play.
“The first half of the season we knew our team defense would struggle with so many new faces,” Conzemius said.
The Timberwolves return to action Tuesday, Sept. 26 with a home match against Sparta starting at 5 p.m. at Veterans Field. After that, only two more varsity dates remain − Oct. 5 vs. Onalaska and Oct. 10 vs. La Crosse Aquinas.