After a shaky first half in Fergus Falls at Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, the Detroit Lakes girls soccer team pulled out a 2-0 win.
The Lakers struggled to find the back of the net against the Comets’ defense in the first 40 minutes.
“It was a tough first half,” Detroit Lakes head coach Ben Aastuen said. “We held most of the possession, but we couldn’t find an opening to bury a goal.”
Aastuen said the Lakers maintained possession in the second half as well. This time they were rewarded with a goal from Abby Larson. She would score again on a crossing pass from Addison Lowell.
After starting the season with a 4-0 shutout loss at home to Alexandria, Detroit Lakes is now 5-1. Elle Bettcher has back-to-back clean sheets for the Lakers.
Boys fall to Lumberjacks
It was another tough day on the pitch for the Detroit Lakes boys soccer team. Former Section 8AA power Bemidji came to town and left with a 7-0 win.
Isaac Stone scored in the 23rd minute before Nick Rautio made it 2-0 three minutes later. Just 10 minutes into the second half, Max Harris buried a pass from Noah Johnson before Brodie Price scored on a penalty kick.
Stone scored his second of the game in the 58th minute to take a 5-0 lead before John McNallan scored Bemidji’s second penalty kick of the game. Price capped off the five-goal half in the 70th minute to make it 7-0.