Card girls earn tie; boys fall to Tigers

WASECA – The Fairmont Area and Waseca girls soccer teams battled to their second tie of the regular season during a key South Central Conference game on Tuesday night in Waseca.

Sierra Schultz and Kayley Shoen produced goals for the visiting Cardinals during each respective half, while Katelynn Miller and Brittany Miller did likewise for the Bluejays to produce a 2-2 deadlock.

Ironically, Waseca and Fairmont Area played to a 1-all tie a week ago at Kot Soccer Complex in Fairmont. The Bluejays are unbeaten in 10 games this season, with both ties literally coming from the feet of the Cardinals.

The speedy Schultz staked Fairmont Area to a 1-0 lead by converting Lexi Johnson’s assist into the conference clash’s first goal.

Katelynn Miller, however, countered before intermission to produce a 1-all tie.

Shoen then used her speed to convert a Logyn Cone assist into the go-ahead goal for the Cardinals during second-half action.

Brittany Miller supplied the equalizer with less than 3 minutes left in regulation to force a 10-minute overtime session. Neither team scored during the extra frame.

Fairmont Area netminder Alex Christianson made 20 saves, while Waseca goalie Linsey Johnson matched her counterpart’s save total.

Fairmont Area (4-3-2, 2-1-2 SCC) faces New Ulm at 4 p.m. Thursday at Martin Luther College field in New Ulm.

Waseca (8-0-2, 3-0-2) plays host to St. Peter on Thursday.

Fairmont Area and Waseca played to a scoreless tie during junior varsity action Tuesday in Waseca.

Haley Burmeister made four saves for the Cardinals, who generated six shots on goal.

Boys Soccer

Marshall 4, Fairmont Area 1 – The Tigers scored two goals in each half to down the Cardinals 4-1 in nonconference boys soccer action on Tuesday night at Mattke Field in Marshall.

The Cardinals got on the board first, thanks to a centering pass off the foot of Ben Timmerman. Brock Johnson gained control of the ball in the Cardinal end and sent a pass skipping to Joe Nordquist, who kicked it out wide to Timmerman.

Timmerman then sent a centering pass toward the goal and Johnson found the back of the net before Marshall goaltender Jackson Luther could stop it at the 31:55 mark in the opening half.

Marshall’s Megan Vogl tied the game with an assist from Sebastian Landry with 23:51 left in the half.

The Tigers’ Samuel Duran then scored an unassisted goal to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead with 9:30 remaining.

Duran then tallied his second goal in the second half, at the 27:04 mark, to extend the Tigers’ lead.

Marshall’s Nestar Pedroza completed the Tiger scoring punch in the victory with an unassisted goal with 15:38 left in the game to go up 4-1.

The Cardinals had a chance to add another goal late in the game with a Sam Havnen penalty kick, but his attempt sailed just over the Tigers’ goal with 2 minutes left.

The Cardinals’ Trason Arens stopped 17 of Marshall’s 21 shots on net.

Marshall goaltender Jackson Luther made 11 saves on 14 of Fairmont Area’s shots on goal.

Fairmont (2-8, 1-4 SCC) hosts New Ulm in a South Central Conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kot Soccer Complex.