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SLP Orioles win and tie Roseville Raiders

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There was no heavy rain Thursday night in St. Louis Park as the Orioles hosted a non conference soccer doubleheader against the Roseville Raiders with the girls routing the Raiders 4-1 and the boys playing to a 1-1 tie.

In the girls game, freshman Rafferty Kugler scored two goals to lead the Orioles to a 4-1 win over the Roseville Raiders.

The Raiders raided the Oriole net early as Sara Daily rebounded Megan Eklund's shot and scored :28 into the game. The Orioles would tie the game as the Bremner sisters Maddie and Abby combined on the tying goal. Maddie's corner kick was headed by Abby to the goal. St. Louis Park would wrap up the first half scoring on Kugler's first goal. She got a pass from eighth grader Ellie Kent, daughter of Oriole head coach Benji Kent and sister of boys soccer player Maxwell and Kugler gave gave St. Louis Park a 2-1 halftime lead.

Kugler would open the second half scoring when her shot bounced off the goal post and headed into the net. The Orioles would wrap up the scoring on Claire McNary's line drive goal after receiving a pass from Mei Li Liss.

St. Louis Park won their second straight game and increased their record to 2-1. They will host the Simley Spartans on Friday, August 28 at 5 PM. Roseville lost their third consecutive game and fell to 1-3. They will begin a four game home stand against the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders on Thursday, September 4 at 7 PM.

One goal only mattered for both teams in the boys game as the Roseville Raiders and the St. Louis Park Orioles to a 1-1 tie.

The Raiders score the lone first half goal as Kiimba Dyyouli scored on a cross pass to give the Raiders a 1-0 halftime lead.

Then it was the Orioles tu tally in the second half when John Kinney's shot entered the right side of the net. Neither team would erase the ones from the scoreboard the remainder of regulation time as well as the two five minute overtime periods.

St. Louis Park played without goalkeeper Eric Hendricks, who was sidelined with a pulled muscle and Malik Grays was suspended due to a red card violation in the Minneapolis South game.

The Orioles also lost the head coach Chato Alvarado to a red card for unsportsmanlike conduct. He will not be able to coach st. Louis Park's next game on Thursday, September 4 against the Hopkins Royals at 5 PM. Their record is now 2-1-1.

The Raiders are now 2-0-1 and head up to Plymouth on Tuesday, September 2 to take on the Wayzata Trojans at 7 PM.

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