Boys’ soccer team takes home a win while girls tie SLP

Matt Muenzberg, Sports Editor

With quite a few late chances, the girls’ soccer team failed to pull out a win Tuesday night against St. Louis Park, tying their second game this season. This came after the boys’ team beat SLP 2-0 in game one of the doubleheader.

The girls’ scored just 17 minutes into the game when sophomore defender Kelly Pannek redirected a beautiful cross from junior midfielder Dana Buckhorn into the back of the net. The Red Knight’s looked like they would have the lead going into the break, but senior Oriole forward Hannah Geressu tied the game with six seconds left in the half, giving St. Louis Park the momentum.

BSM brought some heat in the final 20 minutes, but strong efforts by senior midfielder Peggy Renier and Buckhorn went wide of the SLP goal. The game went into extra time, but the score held, sending the girls’ home disappointed.

The boys’ team got off to a slow start––literally––with the long grass at St. Louis Park’s stadium creating a slower than usual pace. They finally broke through with goals in the second half from seniors midfielder Dan Lundberg and forward Johnny Mulvahill, bouncing back with a 2-0 win after losing their first game on Saturday.