As the regular season draws to a close this weekend, the Mayer Lutheran boys’ soccer team is facing their second winless season. The Crusaders are currently 0-10-1.
Falling to Waseca 10-2 on Sept. 25, the Crusaders fell behind early, and trailed 4-0 at halftime.
“We got kind of pummeled in that [game],” head coach Josh Hanley said. “It wasn’t as bad as it looks though.”
The Crusaders struggled to protect the back of their defense, allowing the Bluejays multiple goals. Mayer Lutheran sophomore Dain Aarrestead was able to put the Crusaders on the board late in the second half, giving the Crusaders their first multi-goal game of the season. Aarrestead scored both goals for the Crusaders, one of which was a penalty kick near the end of the game.
“It was really nice to see us get some goals,” Hanley said. “Hopefully that kind of broke the drought.”
Hanley said the Crusaders are adjusting to playing with a full team on the field, and are looking to score more goals as the season closes this weekend at Watertown-Mayer (Oct. 4) and against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Oct. 6. Section play begins next week.