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Packers crank up offense to beat Red Wing

By Post-Bulletin staff

sports@postbulletin.com

After going two straight games without scoring, the Austin boys soccer team got the offense rolling in a 3-0 win over Red Wing on Friday night at Art Hass Stadium.

This was the second win of the season for the Austin Packers. It was also the third shutout for Austin goalie Aaron Rasell.

Henry Darling got the Austin offense started with the first goal of the night at three minutes into the non-conference contest. This would be all the scoring in the first half.

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"It was off a corner kick," Austin coach Jens Levisen said of the initial goal. "Somebody headed it, and the ball bounced out to Will Darling. He passed it out about 20 yards to Henry, and his shot found the upper right corner of the net."

In the second half, Jacob Brehmer got a goal with an assist from Jany Soth at about five minutes in. The Packers players were working the ball down the field, and Soth was on the side when he took a shot. The ball bounced out, but right to Brehmer and he finished it off for a 2-0 lead.

The third goal for the Packers was scored by Henry Darling with an assist from Rob Silbaugh at about 14 minutes into the second half.

"Rob kicked it up from the defense and Henry had a breakaway," Levisen said. "We stepped it up offensively and had 10 shots in the second half. Our passing was better in the second half, and we played a controlled passing game. The defense has been solid all season, but getting that goal early got everybody fired up on offense. That’s the way to do it, the guys played well."

Austin (2-1-2) plays at Owatonna on Tuesday.

Report compiled by Scott Kolb

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