Chain of Lakes boys’ soccer rematch against Melrose
The Chain of Lakes boys’ varsity team had a rematch against Melrose Monday, Sept. 23, in Paynesville, looking for revenge from an earlier 0-2 loss at Melrose. This time the Roosters did score twice, but unfortunately came away with the same two-goal loss, 2-4. Jordan Roos (Paynesville) scored both goals, the first on a header off of a corner, coming all the way down the field from his goalkeeper position. The second goal came late in the game once he was on the field as an attacking forward.
The Roosters then got back on the winning track as they traveled to Glenwood for a game Tuesday, Sept. 24, against Minnewaska. The boys got on the scoreboard quickly as Ben Scheierl (Paynesville) scored off of a throw-in from Roos at the 10-minute mark. Near the end of the first half, Trevor Meed (Paynesville) scored from Ben Friederichs (Paynesville) to send the team into halftime with a 2-0 lead. The second half was dominated by COL, but they could not score a third goal, leaving the field with a 2-0 win.
Thursday, Sept. 26, the Roosters
hosted St. Cloud Cathedral in Paynesville. After a rough first half in which Cathedral scored first, COL put two goals on the board at 37 and 39 minutes, both scored by Friederichs, the first on an assist from Meed and the second unassisted. This seemed to open the gates and the goals continued to come in the second half, the first from Jose ‘Chilo’ Viera (ROCORI) at 51 minutes, assisted by Meed, who then scored his second goal two minutes later on an assist from Uriel Rodriguez (ROCORI). Trevon Mattson (ROCORI) then finished the scoring with a goal at 62 minutes with an assist to Sergio Jimenez-Coria (ROCORI), giving the Roosters a 5-1 win and bringing their record to 7-3 on the season. Johnathan Ward (ROCORI) played the entire game in goal.
The boys will finish off their season with home games on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Richmond’s Centennial Park versus Minnewaska at 5 p.m. The final game will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at Paynesville’s Ampe Park, 11 a.m. versus Melrose.
Chain of Lakes girls’ soccer team suffers first loss of the season
Thursday, Sept. 26, Minnewaska scored first on a counter attack with the shot just out of reach of goalkeeper Esmae Heveron (ROCORI) to go up 1-0. Ten minutes later, Minnewaska would score again on a controversial no offside call to take the lead into halftime 2-0. COL held a 13-5 shooting advantage at that point with nothing to show for it.
COL came out determined in the second half, scoring three minutes into the second half to cut the lead to 2-1 on a shot by Abby Mooney (ROCORI) as she redirected a pass from Katelyn Parsons (ROCORI). COL continued to put pressure on Minnewaska with a number of opportunities. Twenty minutes before game end, COL would tie the score at 2-2 with a goal by Alexandra Stahlberg (ROCORI) with Parson’s assistance. Minnewaska would score the final goal three minutes before the end to go up 3-2 on a breakaway that got past COL keeper Luca Rosemeier (ROCORI). This survived a flurry of shots in the final minutes, including a shot that was saved on the goal line by the Minnewaska keeper. COL out-shot Minnewaska 39-12. The girls are 8-1 for the season. Their final game will be played Saturday,
Oct. 12, at Paynesville’s Ampe Park, 10 a.m. start time, versus Melrose.
Chilo vs Melrose
Chain of Lakes girls’ soccer #5 Alexandra Stahlberg goes for a take-away from Minnewaska. Submitted photo.