Class 1A boys' soccer: Lourdes rolls in rematch

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ
  • Updated: October 30, 2012 - 5:10 PM

When a disqualification gave Rochester Lourdes a chance to avenge its only loss of the season, the Eagles never let up.

Lourdes defeated Duluth Marshall 5-0 in the Class 1A boys' soccer semifinals Monday at the Metrodome, atoning for the lone flaw in the Eagles' 21-1 record.

"We had a different attitude and we showed them what we got this season," Lourdes senior Karl Krecke said.

Duluth Marshall had advanced after would-be opponent Prairie Seeds Academy was disqualified for an ineligible player.

The Hilltoppers (10-6-4) were overmatched from the beginning this time around. The Eagles scored in the game's fifth minute and led 3-0 at halftime. Alan Schembri-Wismayer scored the first two goals, followed by another from Johnny Lawson.

Starting the second half, Duluth Marshall kicked off, but directly into the Lourdes defense. Jack Convery, who finished with two assists, found Gabe Solerno breaking toward the goal for an easy score 15 seconds in.

The Eagles' Tim Wente came off the bench to add a final goal late.

Lourdes will play St. Paul Academy in Thursday's championship game.

Duluth Marshall senior forward Matthew Klassen, who had his team's best scoring chance, said: "Not letting us play [Prairie Seeds] hurt our expectations on how high the competition would be here. I personally wanted to play [on Friday]."

JASON GONZALEZ

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