By Jake Schroer
Crow River News Sports
A season full of struggles continued for the STMA boys soccer team last week. It began with a home game against bitter rival Buffalo.
Buffalo took the first lead and held it until 3 minutes to go in that game. At that point, the Knights tied the game. Officials came together to confirm the goal, as the Knights may have been offsides. The goal stood, and the game headed into overtime.
Neither team could score in the extra time, so the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Coach Darek Dewey felt his boys could have played better.
“We have to continue to work on our passing so that we can keep it consistent through the second half,” he said.
Dewey said both teams needed a section win and a conference win badly, so both teams played very hard. He said that his team thinks no one should score more than two goals against them anymore.
“Unless we have mental breakdowns or whatever, we don’t think that should happen.”
Boys soccer loses to Chisago, Burnsville on road
The boys left home and took a pair of tough losses to Chisago Lakes and Burnsville. In the Chisago Lakes game, the Knights held CL off until the second half, when the Wildcats scored on a corner kick that STMA failed to clear from the zone. The Knights failed to score, leading to a 1-0 loss. Sammy Guillou saved a penalty kick in the loss.
Against Burnsville, Sammy Voss tallied a goal off of an assist by Tanner Sorem. However, Burnsville managed a pair of goals, and took the 2-1 victory. The score could have been worse; Guillou saved a pair of penalty kicks.
The tie and losses dropped the team’s record to 1-8-2 on the season. The Knights played their final home game against North Branch on Tuesday.