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November 17, 2019

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Chisago Lakes 1, Cambridge-Isanti 0
Jamie Mower scored on a give and go with 15 minutes left in the first half and it was all the Wildcat boys’ soccer team needed as they shut out the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets 1-0 Tuesday, September 17 at Cambridge.  “We played well in this one,” said Wildcat head coach Matt Koehn.  “We had more shots than they did, we possessed the ball more.  Our defense did a nice job.  Jacob Docniak played well.  Josiah Modean and Ethan Carlson stepped up to make sure Cambridge didn’t get too many shots  And when our keeper, Dominic Driscoll, got hurt late in the first half, Luke Wille stepped in and provided some solid goalkeeping for us in the second half.”
Chisago Lakes 2, Princeton 1
Jamie Mower picked up a goal and an assist as the Wildcats built a two-goal lead in the first half against Princeton.  Princeton scored the only goal of the second half as the Wildcats hung on for a 2-1 win Thursday, September 19 at Princeton.  “We played well,” said Wildcat head coach Matt Koehn.  “We possessed the ball a lot and sent a lot of balls across the front of their net.  We worked on that in practice and it was good to see it in the game.”

Just four minutes into the first half, Mower put one in the bottom right side of the net to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.  Braydon Burds picked up the assist.  Ten minutes later, Mower fed Zach Hennen, who scored to double the Wildcat lead to 2-0.  St. Francis scored their goal on a Wildcat defensive mistake to cut the lead to 2-1 in the second half.

Koehn said “It was nice to see Ryan Zaruba get a nice scoring opportunity in front of the net.  And Josiah Modean marked their fast kid up front throughout the game and did a nice job.  As the sun went down, the field got slippery with dew.  Both teams were losing their footing in the second half.  Overall, we executed our game plan well.”
Duluth Denfeld 4, Chisago Lakes 2
Playing at Duluth Denfeld last Saturday, the Wildcats had a delayed start due to the weather.  Denfeld scored three times in the first half and once in the second half.  The Wildcats answered with just two first half goals, by Braydon Burds and Luke Wille, and it all added up to a 4-2 loss for the Wildcats.

Wildcat head coach Matt Koehn said “This was a tough section matchup.  Their goalie wasn’t that strong, but we didn’t get many shots on him.  It wasn’t one of our better games.  We could have competed much better than we did.  They did a good job of keeping pressure on us and our whole team got some valuable experience.”

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Tonight, the Wildcats (7-6-0) will take on their biggest rival, the North Branch Vikings (4-6-1), at 5 p.m. at North Branch.  Next Monday, September 30, the Wildcats will head to Cloquet for a 4:45 p.m. game against Cloquet-Esko-Carlton.  After that, the Wildcats have just one game remaining in the regular season.

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