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.

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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.