A shutout and a come from behind win highlighted Monday night's soccer doubleheader between the Minneapolis South Tigers and the host St. Louis Park Orioles.
First up was the girls home opener with Emily Hinz scoring two goals to lead the St. Louis Park Orioles to a 3-0 win over the Minneapolis South Tigers.
Hinz began the scoring in the first half when she rebounded Abby Bremner's missed shot. Another rebound goal came from one of two Oriole freshman who got her first varsity goal, Rafferty Kugler. She gave the Orioles a two goal halftime lead by following up Samantha Bear's shot.
It was also Hinz who would wrap up the scoring in the second half after she got a pass from Lauren Von Eschen and fired it into the net. St. Louis Park would play the final 15:00 without Anna Huber who left the game after being kicked in the back of the head.
The Orioles increased their record to 1-1 and return to action on Thursday, August 28 as the host the Roseville Raiders at 5 PM. Minneapolis South fell to 1-2 an travels to Bloomington Kennedy on Tuesday, August 26 for a 6 PM game against the Eagles.
Fans who stuck around for the boys game got to see a thriller led by Maxwell Kent's game winning goal with 1:06 left in regulation time that helped the St. Louis Park Orioles to a 2-1 come from behind win over the Minneapolis South Tigers.
The Tigers got the lone first half tally as Hamza Abdujalil found Aden Samatar and he put it past Oriole goalkeeper Eric Hendricks.
As the extremely bright sun set over the St. Louis Park stadium, the Orioles had a number of opportunities and free kicks to even the score in the second half but shots went wide and Minneapolis South played a strong defense. But there was good news for the Orioles as Conor Bellingham scored from the penalty area to tie the game with 3:40 left. Would there be the first overtime game of the 2014 season? Kent would answer the question with his line shot that entered the next with 1:06 to go.
Abdulkaziz Radi of the Tigers and Mailk Grays of the Orioles were ejected due to red card violations.
St. Louis Park improved their record to 2-1 and hosts the Roseville Raiders on Thursday, August 28 at 7 PM. Minneapolis south will also play on the 28 as they head to Woodbury to face the East Ridge Raptors at 6 PM.