|9/18/2020 10:46:00 AM|
'Cats have interesting back-to-back games against Monticello
Chisago Lakes 0, Monticello 0
When the Wildcats played the Monticello Magic at home on Tuesday, September 8, both teams had their chances to get that one goal they needed to win. But the Magic had two goals called back due to offsides infractions and the Wildcats hit a pipe and the crossbar in the second half. When it was all over, the teams settled for a 0-0 tie.
“We came out pretty hard,” said Wildcat head coach Matt Koehn. “That was definitely a hard-earned tie. Our defense bent but didn’t break. Lucas Heiland, Augie Brown, Aidan Lugar, and Ryan Bjorklund played really strong in the back for us. Monticello had a lot of speed and creativity up front and we were up to the challenge. Part of Monticello’s game plan was to double and triple team Braydon Burds every time he touched it, so they made sure he didn’t get much of a clean look. He had to battle hard all game for anything he got. Our goalkeeper, Collin Dunleavy, made some great saves late in the game. He played a stellar game.”
Monticello 4, Chisago Lakes 0
The rematch with Monticello two nights later, at Monticello, started off with a downpour. Monticello scored once in the first half and stretched the lead to 2-0 early in the second half. They added two late goals to make the final score Monticello 4, Chisago Lakes 0.
Wildcat head coach Matt Koehn said “They got some really good bounces and we didn’t clear the ball when we needed to. We didn’t really come out with the intensity we needed to. It has been an extremely difficult schedule for us so far, playing Monticello and St. Francis twice.”
The Wildcats (2-3-1) should be able to get their record over 500 in the next two games. They will head off to Becker tonight to take on the Bulldogs (0-5-1) at 7 p.m. And next Tuesday, September 22, they will host the Cambridge/Isanti Bluejackets at 7 p.m. at