Red Rocks

Red Rocks

Thursday, October 11, 2012

One down...two to go

Opening day of the 2012 Boy's State Soccer Tournament did not bode well. St. Mary's fell to East champ Shanley 5-1; Bismarck High lost to #3 East seed Fargo South. The Century Patriots took the field heavy favorites over the #4 seed Grand Forks Central (whom they had beaten 3-0 during the regular season.)

Century got on the board first with a nice goal by Forward Alec Rauhauser who punched one in in the 18th minute. Century had another goal disallowed later in the first have for goalkeeper interference. Grand Forks tied it up with a terrific shot just inside the 18 that caromed off the left post and in.

With less than a minute left in the first half Hunter was making a run up the left side and this time he drew a couple of defenders away and allowed sophomore Jacob Richter to go one-on-one on the right side and he promptly buried it for only his second high school goal.

The second half was controlled fairly well by Century but Grand Forks kept working and pushing. Everything changed when Hunter made a hard run diagonally toward the middle. He beat his defender to a well placed through ball from Mason Hanson, took a touch and then slid the ball past the charging keeper and into the net. The 2 goal lead proved to be all they needed.

In the final game of the day, Minot fell to The #2 east team the West Fargo Packers 2-1.

The Championship bracket has Shanley vs. Fargo South at 5:00 and Century vs. West fargo at 7:00. Temeratures are supposed to be warmer that today's high of 43 but windy.

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