Laker boys shut out Wolves
Senior attacker Wyatt McConkey scored two first period goals and junior Kale Omang added a third in a 5-0 victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tuesday night at Rotary Soccer Park.
McConkey scored his first off a feed from Gabe Anderson and chipped his shot over the Wolves’ keeper. McConkey’s second strike came in the 20th minute on a break to the left post off a through pass from Kobe Braukmann.
Jackson Carlblom fed Omang, who worked hard in the middle of the box to get an opportunity and put the ball past the Wolves’ freshman keeper Izak Taylor. Taylor made a number of astounding saves to keep the deficit three goals by halftime.
Junior midfielder continued to find the scoresheet with a goal nine minutes into the second half on an assist by McConkey.
Sophomore Joshua Brahmer set up freshman Austin Miller with the Lakers’ final tally from inside 18 in the final minute.
Keeper Trey Seebold recorded his third shutout of the season in net and DL added a pair of second half goals to polish off the win. He made four saves and cleaned up balls that got into the penalty area with relative ease all night.
DL outshot W-H-A 15-4 and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The victory snaps a two-game slide and the Lakers have a record of 3-5 at the midway point of the regular season.
The Wolves are still searching for a victory at 0-6 and have been outscored 48-1.
DL has three straight home games coming up beginning Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. against East Grand Forks (1-4) in the first of two meetings this year.
The Lakers go for the season sweep of Crookston next Tuesday and face the 7-2 Moorhead Spuds, Thursday, Sept. 21, before finishing the season on the road three of the final four games.
DL is 2-3 in Lakes to Prairie Conference games, currently in fifth place. The Lakers are 3-5 against Section 8A opponents and sit in sixth place in the 10-team standings.