Wingers fall in final five minutes to ChanhassenA late goal gave Chanhassen all the scoring it needed to sink the Red Wing boys soccer team 1-0 Thursday in Red Wing.
By: Chris Harrell, The Republican Eagle
A late goal gave Chanhassen all the scoring it needed to sink the Red Wing boys soccer team 1-0 Thursday in Red Wing.
Tempers flared in the physical battle between struggling teams near the bottom of the Missota conference. The officials gave out four yellow cards in the game, two yellows to each team and numerous other fouls were called.
The Wingers’ two yellows led to a red card for freshman Angel Fernandez, who will have to sit out the first round of section playoffs Tuesday, after an altercation with a Storm player. The incident came with less than two minutes remaining in the game, shortly after Chanhassen scored its lone goal. It marked the second time Fernandez received a red card this season.
“It was a physical game,” Red Wing senior Peter Correll said. “Both teams were going at it. It got a little out of hand at the end but that happens in close games.”
Red Wing (4-8-2, 1-6 Missota) fought a stiff wind to a 0-0 halftime tie in its last home game of the regular season. Ball possession was close to even between the two teams in the first half and an equal number of chances were created. The first promising scoring attempts didn’t come until late in the second half.
The Storm scored its lone goal with 3 minutes, 27 seconds remaining in the game after a set piece found its way through the Red Wing defense. Chanhassen’s Grady Wellman netted the goal.
The Storm put seven shots on goal to Red Wing’s five. Sophomore Andy Tarr made six saves and sophomore Teagan Olin led the Wingers with two shots on goal.
“It’s tough to lose like that in the last game at home, especially senior year,” Correll said. “We expected to get more offense going. We had a number of chances but we just didn’t capitalize.”
The five shots for the game frustrated Red Wing head coach Matt Quinn.
“I feel bad for the seniors,” Quinn said. “The game was frustrating because we worked hard in the first half. It was frustrating because we didn’t get more shots off. We gotta shoot.”
The Wingers will find out whom and where they play in the first round of sectional playoffs after seeding concludes Sunday. The game will be played Tuesday.