Boys soccer ends regular season on high note

Caledonia’s Logan Larson heads the ball away from a P-E-M/Dover-Eyota player Monday night while teammate Henry Russert looks on. ~ Brady Ambrose

Caledonia’s Logan Larson heads the ball away from a P-E-M/Dover-Eyota player Monday night while teammate Henry Russert looks on.
~ Brady Ambrose

After struggling through most of the regular season the Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove boys soccer team and coach Dustin Moburg got things going in the right direction as they won two of their final three matches of the regular season last week.

On Oct. 1 the Warriors hammered St. Charles 10-0 and followed that with a 2-1 win over Holmen Thursday at home. On Saturday the team lost to Kasson-Mantorville 2-0 to end the regular season with a 3-9 overall record.

In the win over St. Charles, Moburg said, “Passing and man marking was great in this game. The movement of the ball by our players was fantastic. It was great to see chances open and for the players to see the chances. Goals and shots were spread through the team. A good game was played by all!”

Caledonia had five different players score in the game with Justin Inglett and Josh Nord each scoring the hat-trick with three goals in the game. Henry Russert added two goals, and Nate Roble and Aaron Goetting each scored once. Caledonia outshot St. Charles 29-2 with Nick Strabley recording two saves.

The Warriors Then avenged an earlier loss to Holmen and edged the Vikings 2-1 Thursday at home. Devin Schiltz and Alex Marschall scored Caledonia’s goals. “The team looked great. We made adjustments as a team and kept up the communication. The goals were fantastic! The team play, the give and gos, and the man marking were all much improved. We need to keep this momentum going and push through playoffs,” Moberg said.

But the Warriors then dropped the season finale after K-M edged the Warriors 2-0 at CHS. “Field conditions were tough,” Moburg said. “It was almost like playing in a marsh.”

The Warriors faced a tall order in the first round of the class A tournament when they traveled to Rochester Lourdes Tuesday to take on the #1 seeded Eagles with the winner advancing to Thursday’s quarter-finals.

 

– Brady Ambrose

 

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