Sep. 24—FERGUS FALLS — The Willmar boys soccer team dominated for the Central Lakes Conference victory on Thursday.
“We pretty much controlled the play from start to finish,” said Willmar head coach Jeff Winter. “It actually could have been worse. Their goalie made some real nice saves.”
Willmar had 22 shots.
The Cardinals are now 8-0 in the CLC and 10-0-1 overall. Fergus Falls fell to 1-5-1 in the conference and 1-6-1 overall.
Senior midfielder Abdullahi Mohamed had three goals, senior striker Jairon Martinez Coto had two goals and senior midfielder Jemil Osman and senior defender Jordy Contreras each had one for the Cardinals.
Willmar’s next match is 7 p.m. Monday at St. Cloud Apollo.
Willmar 7, Fergus Falls 0
Willmar (10-0-1)…………………….. 4 3 — 7
Fergus Falls (1-6-1)………………. 0 0 — 0
FIRST HALF — (1) W: Jemil Osman (Jairon Martinez Coto) 16th minute … (2) W: Abdullahi Mohamud (Martinez Coto) 19th minute … (3) W: Martinez Coto (Mohamud) 21st minute … (4) W: Mohamud (Jordy Contreras) 39th minute.
SECOND HALF — (5) W: Mohamud (Contreras) 46th minute … (6) W: Martinez Coto, 49th minute … (7) W: Contreras, 65th minute.
SHOTS ON GOAL — W: 22. FF: 1
GOALIE SAVES — Willmar: Andrew Ziebarth, 1 save … Fergus Falls: unavailable, 14 saves
St. John’s Prep 2
Minnewaska grabbed an early lead then hung on for a victory over St. John’s Prep at Lake Field in Collegeville.
Blake Nelson and Ethan Quelle scored first-half goals for the Lakers, who opened the second half with a goal from Aaron Feigum. The Johnnies then got two quick goals immediately after Feigum’s score from Cheque Gomez and Andres Cervantes.
Minnewaska then attacked hard from that point on, getting six big scoring opportunities in the final 20 minutes, Lakers head coach Ted Hill said. Damon Uhde scored at the 60th minute to make it 4-2 Minnewaska.
Minnewaska’s next match is against St. Cloud Cathedral at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Cloud’s Whitney Park.
Minnewaska (5-3)…………………… 2 2 — 4
St. John’s Prep……………………… 0 2 — 2
FIRST HALF — (1) M: Blake Nelson (Konner Hanson), 5th minute … (2) M: Ethan Quelle on a PK, 18th minute
SECOND HALF — (3) M: Aaron Feigum (Nelson), 44th minute … (4) SJP: Cheque Gomez, 46th minute … (5) SJP: Andres Cervantes, 47th minute … (6) M: Damon Uhde (Tate Reichmann) 60th minute
SHOTS ON GOAL — M: 21. SJP: 12
GOALIE SAVES — M: Hunter Kloos, 10 saves … SJP: Jacob Auer-Loew (2 goals allowed, 20th minute) 0 saves; not available 17 saves.
Willmar 3, Fergus Falls 2
Ellary Lange scored with two seconds left to lift Willmar past Fergus Falls at Hodapp Field.
Lange took a pass from Sam Christoffer .
Christoffer ran with space in the middle and passed it to Lange on the left side, who floated a shot over the goalkeeper.
“It was a fantastic shot,” Willmar head coach Amanda Broman said. “Not many could save it.”
Christoffer opened the scoring with the only goal of the first half. Tyra Skjeret tied it up at the 54th minute mark for the Otters on a penalty kick. Jaida Reiman then scored for Willmar on a PK at the 62nd minute mark.
Fergus Falls tied it up at 2-2 when Vanessa Vaughn scored at the 72nd minute. Then came Lange’s goal.
“It was exciting to be a part of,” Broman said. “It’s not often you see a game decided with a buzzer-beater.”
Willmar is host to St. Cloud Apollo at 5 p.m. Monday at Hodapp Field. It’s Senior Night for the Cardinals.
Fergus Falls (3-3-1) …………….. 0 2 — 2
Willmar (6-2-1) ……………………. 1 2 — 3
FIRST HALF — (1) W: Sam Christoffer (Ellary Lange) 13th minute
SECOND HALF — (2) FF: Tyra Skjeret on a PK, 54th minute … (3) W: Jaida Reiman on a PK, 62nd minute …. (4) FF: Vanessa Vaughn, 72nd minute … (5) W: Lange (Christoffer) 79:58