by Dave DeMars
Sept. 11 was a perfect day for a soccer match, but the Sartell Sabres boys had their hands full against a strong St. Cloud Tech team. In the end the Sabres showed their pluck as they tied the Tigers 3-3 near the end of the game.
Tech came out of the chute roaring like their namesake tigers. In the early going of the first period, it was all Tech and the strong Tiger effort surprised the Sabres. By the end of the first period the Tigers had taken a 2-0 lead into half. But the match consists of two periods and if the Tigers wanted to claim the victory, they needed to win both periods. Coming out in the second period, the Sabres showed why one should never give in or give up. The Sabres found their legs and Lukas Spanier scored the Sabres’ first goal early in the second period.
But Tech answered back and slipped a scoring shot into the net making it a 3-1 game. It would have been easy for the Sabres to call it a day, but Sartell refused to back down. Connor Kalthoff was able to nail one ball to the back of the net to make it 3-2 and the score seemed to pick up the Sartell team. Shortly before the end of the game, Dylan Michaud got a chance to kick from the corner. Ordinarily a difficult shot to score on, Michaud found Spanier on the end of the corner kick and Spanier was able to pop it into the back of the net to even the score 3-3. The score would be enough to hold for the remainder of the game and give Sartell a 3-3 tie with the Tigers.
Author: Dave DeMars
Born and raised in Wisconsin – a “Happy Days” high school experience. Attended UW-River Falls and followed their motto – “Where the free spirit prevails.” Four years in the Army Security Agency (Spies), 31 years teaching English and directing plays. Other jobs – gandy dancer, counselor at mental institution, snowmaker, apple picker, concrete finishing, janitor, furniture mover, appliance sales, insurance sales, media sales, real estate, and writer. I am skeptical to a fault and like all human being I am more oxymoron than I am anything else. I blog at http://www.curmudgeonstwist.net/