Fairmont Area boys soccer wins 3rd in a row
CANNON FALLS — The Fairmont Area Cardinal boys soccer team extended its winning streak to three in a row and improved its unbeaten string to six straight.
Sebastian Leon Lorenzo delivered what proved to be the game-winning goal in the second half, while teammates Prince Lebbi and Armando Hernandez each scored once to propel Fairmont Area to a 3-2 victory over the Cannon Falls Bombers on Saturday in Cannon Falls.
The Cardinals, however, did not need a comeback in their nonconference clash — unlike in their previous games — as they built an early 2-0 lead and never trailed.
Lebbi continued his torrid scoring ways by finding the twine off an assist from Matthew Kotewa to stake Fairmont Area to a 1-0 advantage 37:30 into the opening 40-minute segment.
Hernandez then widened the Cardinals’ margin to 2-0 by kicking home an unassisted goal 12:39 into the second half.
Cannon Falls answered with a penalty kick at the 25:55 juncture, but Leon Lorenzo produced Fairmont Area’s third goal — unassisted — to restore a two-goal lead 31:09 into the second half.
Berny Esquivel Rosales made one save during a shutout first half between the pipes for the Cardinals, while Jonathan Heinze stopped 3 of 5 Bombers’ shots in the second segment.
Fairmont Area outshot Cannon Falls, 11-8, and netted seven corner kicks to the Bombers’ three.
Fairmont Area (4-1-2) travels to Worthington on Tuesday night for a Big South Conference game.
Douglas Garcia scored a game-leading four goals to engineer Fairmont Area’s 4-2 triumph over Cannon Falls during junior varsity action Saturday in Cannon Falls.
Carlos Rodriguez, Ethan Pockrus and Jaydon Putney each distributed assists to Garcia, while netminders Jonathan Heinze and Matthew Malo each made 5 saves during their respective halves.
Mollie Leiding generated a game-high seven points on the strength of five goals and two assists to power Fairmont Area to a 13-0 rout over Worthington during C-squad girls soccer action Saturday.
Frankie Martin netted two goals and earned a playmaker by distributing a game-best three assists for the Cardinals.
Elsa Thompson and Kaitlyn Hinz each collected two goals and one assist for Fairmont Area, while Abbie Simpson chipped in a pair of goals.
Bella Schrader and Zoe Ruiz each doled out one assist for the Cardinals, while Addie Folkerts recorded four saves to pocket the shutout.