Boys soccer | Century celebrates first win
RED WING — A pair of sophomores scored a pair of goals each and led Rochester Century to its first win in boys soccer this season on Thursday.
Connor Watson scored twice in the first half and Matt Christianson tallied twice in the second half as Century won its first game. The Panthers, now 1-4, hadn't scored in their first four games.
"It was a night of firsts for us," said Century head coach Hal Houghton. Century goalkeeper Nathan Marks also got his first shutout.
Houghton said that Ben Mackey and Muhuyadin Aweys both also played strong games for Century.
Century plays at Lakeville South at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Century 4, Red Wing 0
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Century:Connor Watson 2 goals; Matt Christianson 2 goals, 1 assist; Billy Smith 1 assist; Bill Ndumbe 1 assist; Tristan Trejo assist. Goalie: Nathan Marks 4 saves.
Red Wing: Goalie: Payton Anderson 5 saves.
JM stays hot as it beats East
John Marshall won its third straight game Thursday, slipping past Mankato East 3-1 in Big Nine Conference boys soccer.
The Rockets, who moved to 3-0-0 in the Big Nine, scored two goals in the first half. The got their first two minutes into regulation when Sybastyen Hildman converted off an assist from Mason Tynsky. Tynsky then scored eight minutes later off a Jordan Somphanith pass.
East made it a 2-1 game when it converted with 11 minutes left in the half.
JM finished its scoring with Troy Vinnegan converting a crossing pass from Tynsky in the second half.
JM is 3-2-0 overall and plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Albert Lea.
John Marshall 3, Mankato East 1
Mankato East: No stats submitted.
John Marshall: Jordan Somphanith 1 assist; Sybastyen Hildman 1 goal; Troy Finnegan 1 goal; Mason Tynsky 1 goal, 2 assists. Goalie:Jack Gallaugher 9 saves.
Spartans draw with Owatonna
OWATONNA — Mayo played sound defense and settled for a 1-1 overtime tie with Owatonna in a Big Nine Conference boys soccer game Thursday.
Both teams scored in the second half, and the two five-minute overtime periods were scoreless. Mayo is now 3-0-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the conference.
Mayo opened the scoring in the 13th minute of the second half. Senior Aaron Bruinsma received a cross from senior captain Jonny Loera and headed the ball into the net at the far post of the Huskies net.
At the 25th minute of the second half, Owatonna's Ryan Guenther received a free kick at the far post of the Spartans goal and converted it into the tying goal.
"I think in this game tonight the Spartans had the edge in ball possession, penetration and shots at goal," said Mayo head coach Charles Abboud.
Abboud said notable among the players were Loera as a striker, Zack Reeves and Ajay Basnyat in midfield, and Tristan Wentworth and Austin King in defense.
Mayo plays at Farmington at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Mayo 1, Owatonna 1, OT
Mayo: Jonathan Loera 1 assist; Aaron Bruinsma 1 goal. Goalie:Liam Claton 2 saves.
Owatonna: Ryan Guenther 1 goal. Goalie:Tyler Ackerman 7 saves.