Trojans fall to Academy of Holy Angels 2-0 In Class A State Soccer Quarterfinals
FARMINGTON - The Worthington Trojans boys' soccer team was on the losing side of a hard-fought 2-0 contest in the Class A state soccer quarterfinals to the Academy of Holy Angels Stars at Farmington High School on Wednesday evening.
FARMINGTON – The Worthington Trojans boys’ soccer team was on the losing side of a hard-fought 2-0 contest in the Class A state soccer quarterfinals to the Academy of Holy Angels Stars at Farmington High School on Wednesday evening.
The Stars, champions of Section 3A and with a record of 18-0-1 coming into the game, lived up to their ranking of third in the state by scoring opportunistically once in each half to move on to the state semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 30 against the winner of the Bemidji-Mahtomedi game. The Trojans, champions of Section 2A and the Big South Conference and ranked 10th in the state, ended their season with a record of 17-3.
The Trojans started strongly and actually dominated much of the first 10 minutes of the game, but were not able to convert on a few excellent early opportunities. The Stars picked up the pace and scored on two header-goals, one at the 21:40 mark of the first half and the second in the 26th minute of the second half. Worthington had chances of its own in the second half, including an unsuccessful penalty kick with 30 seconds left in the game, but was not able to score.
Worthington coach Juan Flores commented, “It just wasn’t our night – it was not our game today.” Flores gave credit to the Stars for being a good team, but complimented his entire team, including 16 seniors who played their last game for the Trojans, for playing hard and giving a great effort all season.
More information on this game will be in the Saturday edition of the Globe and on dglobe.com.