Saints soccer slides by Warrensburg
On Oct. 5, the Saint Paul Lutheran High School Saints soccer team hosted the Warrensburg High School Tigers. Regulation and two overtime periods weren't enough to determine a winner, but after a round of penalty kicks, the Saints found themselves victorious by a final score of 2-1.
In the 15th minute, a penalty kick was awarded to Warrensburg. They put the penalty kick in the back of the net, and with that the Saints were down 1-0 early.
The score would remain 1-0 until there were only 18 minutes left, when junior midfielder Eric Setre put away a shot of his own from 18 yards out. Senior midfielder Dusan Sljapic was awarded an assist for his pass leading to the shot.
Regulation ran out with the score still knotted at one apiece, so overtime ensued. After two extra periods, the game came down to penalty kicks.
The first four Warrensburg kick-takers converted on their penalty kicks, but so did the Saints (Setre, senior midfielder Clayton Lampen, junior midfielder Karsten Kleppe, and junior midfielder Ammi
Philipos). A big break came for the Saints when the fifth Tiger shot-takerís shot sailed over the crossbar. That set up junior midfielder-forward Wyatt Todd to put away the game-winner, and he made
good on his opportunity, giving the Saints the victory in penalty kicks.
Senior goalkeeper Harrison Boynton made six saves. Shots favored the Saints 30-12, an ode to their abilities to put pressure on the opposition.
This was the final regular season game for the Saints, who have only the Summit Christian Academy Cup left (Oct. 9-12) before starting their district tournament on Oct. 16. Going into the SCA Cup, the
Saints had played their way into a 15-3 record.