JM fit to be tied; Lourdes defense dominates again

The Rochester John Marshall boys soccer team earned a 2-2 overtime tie at Apple Valley in a non-conference game Tuesday night.

JM (1-0-1) scored the first and last goals in the game, which was tied 1-1 at halftime.

JM's Ker Atak scored the first goal nearly 20 minutes into the game on a pass from Elsadek Elnimeiry. Apple Valley tied it about a minute before halftime.

Apple Valley grabbed a 2-1 lead in the second half on a deflection in front of the JM net. The Rockets tied it with 13 minutes remaining when defender Greg Lucas scored from 30 yards on a pass from Atak.

JM goalie Pascaul Venter kept Apple Valley scoreless the rest of the game.


"I think as the game went along we could've escaped with a win; I think Apple Valley was a bit lucky to get the tie," said JM coach Tony Birch. "But we're pleased with the result."

JM will entertain Owatonna on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at JM Stadium.

Another shutout for Lourdes

Another strong defensive performance by the Lourdes boys soccer team resulted in a second straight shutout for goalie David Kurland Tuesday night.

Lourdes scored a 3-0 win over La Crescent at Watson Fields on a pair of goals by Tim Macken and one by Ben Passe.

"For a young defense, they are playing excellent soccer right now," said coach Tom Kane.

Passe scored the first goal at 7:50 of the first half, assisted by Mark Lembach. Macken scored both his goals in the second half, with the last one coming in the final five minutes on a rare assist by goalkeeper Kurland.

Kurland punted the ball after a save and it went over the defenders and Macken ran to it and kicked it into the net.


Lourdes outshot La Crescent 21-5.

Kane wasn't sure what to expect, because La Crescent had beaten St. Thomas Academy 5-0 last week, a team the Eagles downed 2-0 in the season opener.

"The guys played really well from the start and dominated the game," Kane said.

Lourdes plays in Byron on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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