The Sartell Sabre boys soccer team tied for third place with Waconia in the Class A state tournament Oct. 29 in the Twin Cities Metrodome.
The score was 2-2. In the second half of the game Sabre Cullen Chisholm slammed home a goal, followed 15 minutes later by another goal from Sabre Ben Veitch. However, Waconia – scoreless until that point – quickly caught up with a goal two minutes after Veitch’s goal and then five minutes later with another goal by Waconia.
Colin Johnson, Sartell goalie, had nine saves.
The reason the game was declared a tie is because under Minnesota State High School rules, if a game is played out time-wise with a tie, that tie must stand if the game is a third-place game.
Earlier in the tournament week, Sartell beat Rochester Lourdes, 1-0, at St. Louis Park High School. But on Oct. 28, the Sabres lost, 2-1, to St. Paul Como Park. Kempton Schneider scored the lone Sartell goal in that game, as well as the goal in the game against Rochester.
The Sartell Sabre girls also lost their state championship bid when they lost to the Blake Bears, 3-0, at Musky Stadium Oct. 24.