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Boys Soccer: Farmington handles Red Wing

Red Wing's Mike Cordes dribbles the ball upfield past a Farmington defender during Tuesday's Missota Conference match in Red Wing. The Wingers came up short, losing to the Tigers 6-1. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Trailing 3-1 at halftime, Red Wing’s plan was simple: win the second half. The Wingers pushed, and that ended up working to Farmington’s benefit. 

The Tigers put in a pair of goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half on the way to clinching a 6-1 Missota Conference victory Tuesday in Red Wing.

“He had to try and force a lot of plays,” said Wingers’ head boys soccer coach Brian Quigley. “We tried to force it and they were able to capitalize on it.”

Farmington sprang out to a 2-0 lead after first-half goals from Robin DeCastro and Jake Spindler.

In the midst of an aggressive, physical game with the Tigers, Red Wing got a golden opportunity to put one on the board as Teagan Olin got knocked to the ground in front of the net, getting awarded a penalty kick.

As he stepped up to the ball, Olin already had a game plan.

“I wanted to fake him out,” Olin said. “I was pretty calm getting ready for it.”

With a quick head fake, Olin was able to tap the ball in the net with ease, cutting the deficit to one with 11 minutes left in the first half.

“I just gave the goalie a look up,” Olin said, showcasing the play fake that got him the goal. “That penalty kick went really well, exactly how I wanted.”

It took just six minutes for Farmington to regain the momentum with another goal by Spindler in the 35th minute. Then five minutes into the second half, the Tigers went up 4-1 on a goal by Rafael Romero.

In the final five minutes of the game, Farmington tacked on two more scores, leaving the Wingers in a whirl.

“We played them really well in the beginning,” Olin said. “A lot of their goals, it was like, ‘How did that happen?’ … We were getting discouraged and anxious, and they were eating off that.”

Red Wing drops to 0-2 in Missota Conference play and 5-2 overall while Farmington improves to 6-2-2 and 2-0 in the Missota.

The Wingers return to conference competition on Thursday, hosting Chaska before ending their three-game home stand Saturday against Kasson-Mantorville.

Joe Brown

Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.

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