Overtime heartbreak; The Austin boys soccer team’s quest for state ends
Published 10:49 am Friday, October 23, 2015
Just four days ago, the No. 3-seeded Austin Packers soccer team battled through overtime and a shootout to take down No. 2 seeded Northfield in the Section 1A semifinals.
Faced with a similar situation Thursday night against top-seeded Rochester Lourdes, the Packers couldn’t repeat the feat, losing 1-0 off a corner kick in the second overtime.
The two teams played to a 0-0 stalemate through both the first and second halves and the first overtime before Lourdes’ Donovan Buss came through with the header.
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It would have marked the first time since 2009 the Packers made it through to the Minnesota State Class A Boys Soccer Tournament.
The Packers have been in the section title game five of the last seven years, breaking through just once.
Read more about the game here: Boys soccer: Packers downed in OT by Lourdes