Area Boys Soccer: Late goal lifts Flyers to victory
COLLEGEVILLE — Riley Perry broke through the defensive line and netted the winning goal for the Little Falls Flyers who opened their season with a 2-1 victory over st. John’s Prep in a Granite Ridge Conference match Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Alex Loukinen opened the scoring for the Flyers with a shot from 25 yards out at the 25-minute mark of the first half. The Johnnies answered five minutes later for a 1-1 tie at halftime.
Ben Rekstad picked up the win in net for Little Falls.
Little Falls 1 1 -- 2
St. John’s Prep 1 0 -- 1
First half: LF-Alex Loukinen 25:00; SJP-Wenner 25:00
Second half: LF-Riley Perry
Goalkeepers: LF-Ben Rekstad
Conference: LF 1-0. Overall: LF 1-0. Next: Little Falls hosts St. Cloud Cathedral 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Lake Region 2, Willmar Christian 1
BAXTER — Jake Borders and Trey Ogren netted goals for the Lake Region Christian Hornets who opened their season with a 2-1 win over Willmar Christian in a Minnesota Association of Christian Schools match Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Hornets’ goalkeeper Josiah McGaffey collected nine saves to earn the win.
Willmar Christian 0 1 -- 1
Lake Region 0 2 -- 2
Second half: LR-Jake Borders (Phil Imdieke, Soren Benson); LR-Trey Ogren (Borders)
Goalkeepers: LR-Jossiah McGaffey (9 saves)
Conference: LR 1-0. Overall: LR 1-0. Next: Lake Region at Chisago 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.