Tecumseh opened its season with a 7-1 win against visiting Lincoln on Thursday, Aug. 23, and followed with an outstanding outing in Adrian at Lenawee Christian School on Saturday to pick up this year's Bronson Mansfield Cougar Cup championship.
The Indians defeated Saint Mary's Catholic Central after going scoreless in regulation for the championship. The teams were forced into a shootout and Tecumseh went 3-1 to win 1-0. Scoring for Tecumseh were Ryan Wallich, Christian Howe and Scott Corley. Wallich also had two saves in goal during the shootout.
To start their day, the Indians tied LCS 1-1. The Cougars were awarded a penalty kick at the 15:52 mark and converted the opportunity into a goal. Tecumseh came back in the second half with Corley converting a penalty kick to tie the contest. Wallich was in goal and finished with 10 saves for the Indians.
In game two of bracket play the Indians defeated Clinton 4-2. The two-goal win advanced the Indians into the championship game. Corley led Tecumseh with three goals while Castorena added two goals. Tim Montrief faced three shots on goal and he recorded one save. The Indians took 32 shots at Clinton's goal.
In its previous match against Lincoln, the Indians won 7-1 with 23 shots on goal to the Railsplitters' 16. Wallich recorded 10 saves in goal while Corley scored five goals and added two assists.
Tecumseh went to the halftime break with a 3-1 lead on Corley goals. Castorena assisted on one of the netters and added his own goal after the game resumed. Tim Montrief also scored one of the Indians' goals.
The Indians' JV team finished its opener against Lincoln with a 1-1 tie. Kyle Braunschneider scored Tecumseh's only goal on an assist from C. J. Trip.
Tecumseh’s varsity (4-0-1, 2-0 SEC) hosted Chelsea on Tuesday evening and shut out the Bulldogs with a 2-0 final.
Tecumseh hoisted Lenawee Christian High School’s Cougar Cup last Saturday after winning in the final on penalty kicks. PHOTO SUBMITTED