Boys Soccer: Wingers dealt a blow in loss to Chaska
Down 1-0 after the first half, the Red Wing boys soccer team experienced a seismic shift that changed the course of Thursday’s Missota Conference match against Chaska.
As the Hawks came charging down, Wingers goalkeeper Andy Tarr slid into an offensive player and was issued a red card, taking the stone-wall goalie out for the rest of the game and forcing Red Wing to play a man down. With the advantage, Chaska tacked on four second-half goals on the way to a 5-0 victory.
Faced with some unforeseen adversity, the Wingers put junior Carson Anderson in net and he was able to step up to the challenge, according to head coach Brian Quigley. Anderson came up with 12 saves in the second half while Tarr had another 12 saves in the first half.
“He was playing great on the field, then with the emergency with Andy out, Carson did an amazing job,” Quigley said. “The goals that were scored were not his fault, just breakdowns here and there with having only 10 players out there. To have a kid who doesn’t really play a lot of goalie, and just the face he loves playing the field, to step up in that situation showed some great leadership.”
Red Wing controlled nearly 60 percent of the play, according to Quigley, but could only muster five shots in the loss.
“We did play some of the fastest and best soccer we’ve played all season, even with one man down,” Quigley said.
The Wingers (5-3, 0-3 Missota) take on Section 1A opponent Kasson-Mantorville at home Saturday. Red Wing has been strong in section play this season with a 5-0 record.