The Decorah boys’ (5-2) varsity soccer teams took to their home pitch to face off against Denver Monday, then headed to Hudson Tuesday to collect a pair of wins. The boys took home a win, beating Denver (1-5) by a 3-0 score and the Pirates (4-3) 2-0.
The boys on the run
With a boys and girls doubleheader, Monday afternoon kicked off with the boys’ game, which was relatively quiet for the first 25 minutes. Each team kept the other clear of the net, until senior Ryan Johanningmeier was able to lure the Cyclone goalkeeper out on a run. He evaded the defender and dribbled the ball into the net for the first point of the match.
After a decent amount of shot attempts from each team in the second, Decorah decided to extend their lead further with a corner kick from senior Zach Jermier in the eleventh minute. Decorah got a head on the ball in the scramble, knocking it into the net to bring the score to 2-0.
The last fifteen minutes saw some devastating pressure from Decorah, with a shot coming nearly if not every minute. All the shots finally paid off when junior Jake Magner positioned himself just outside a scramble with twenty seconds to go, giving a perfectly timed poke into the net, ending the game in the Vikings favor, 3-0.
Another “W” Tuesday
The Decorah boys’ soccer team picked up another win Tuesday at Hudson (4-3) in a 2-0 shutout.
Viking Jake Magner opened up the scoring at the 28-minute mark with a 35-yard bomb off a Bradyn Hook support pass. In the second half, Magner slotted a ball through to Jimmy Valdez for a goal.
Both nights, Brayden Reiser hung the egg for the Vikes. This is Reiser’s fourth shutout of the season and in the last 480 minutes of play, he has only allowed two goals.
Keep it going
Decorah will take to the pitch Monday, May 2, versus Dubuque Wahlert at home at 6:30 p.m.