On a wet, drizzly Tuesday night in St. Louis Park, the Irondale Knights and St. Louis Park Orioles soccer teams split a pair of games with the Knights winning the girls game 3-1 and the St. Louis Park boys shutting down Irondale 3-0.
In the girls game, even though Alex Toupal didn't score a goal, she picked up three assists and Rachael Norton scored two goals to lead the Irondale Knights to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Park Orioles.
Alex Toupal set up the the two first half goals, starting with a pass to Melissa Dalnes that bounced into the net. The second was a pass to Norton and she put the Knights ahead by two at the half.
St. Louis Park cut the lead to one in the second half as Ellyn Adelmann found Abby Bremner on the right side and she sent it into the net. There would be no overtime in this game because Norton scored a right side goal on Alex Toupal's third assist.
The Knights won their fifth straight game to improve their record to 5-4 and will play at Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Thursday, September 20 at 7 PM. The Orioles fell to 4-4 and will also be in action on the 20th as they play a 7 PM game against Cooper in New Hope.
In the boys game, John Kinney scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the St. Louis Park Orioles to a 3-0 win over the Irondale Knights.
Kinney scored the Orioles lone first half goal after he found an opening in the center slot and drove the ball uncontested into the net.
It was also Kinney who had a role in St. Louis Park's second goal when he made a right side pass to Nicholas Owens and he scored. Artis Curiskis concluded the scoring after receiving a pass from Daniel Decker and he found the net.
The Orioles improved their record to 6-1-1 and will travel to New Hopeon Thursday, September 20 for a 5 PM game with Cooper. The Knights fell to 4-4-1 and will also play on the 20th at 5 PM at Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony.
James Cave, in his second year coaching the Irondale boys team, was the Benilde-St. Margaret's girls coach for 18 years. He decided to get back into coaching because he missed it. .