Myrah scores equalizer against Cotter/Hope

ABOVE: Jakob Myrah turns away from Cotter/Hope Lutheran’s Tony Wan. BELOW: Nathan Solberg dribbles through traffic. The eighth grader scored the first goal during B-team’s 2-0 win versus Cotter/Hope Lutheran. Photos by S. Lee Epps

The Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston soccer boys (0-13) closed the regular season with three losses last week – an Oct. 2 loss at La Crescent-Hokah 13-0 before a 4-2 home loss on Parents Night versus Cotter/Hope Lutheran and a Saturday make-up 4-0 setback at home against Plainview-Elgin-Millville.

The Warriors received the No. 16 section seed and opened postseason play at Kasson on Tuesday of this week versus No. 9 Schaeffer Academy. The winner moves on to an Oct. 11 date at No. 8 Cannon Falls.


La Crescent-Hokah 13, C/SG/H 0

There were no details available for this game. L-H completed a season sweep, having won previously at Caledonia 8-0.


Cotter/Hope 4, C/SG/H 2

A goal by sophomore Jakob Myrah tied the score at 1-1 in the 20th minute.

“Jakob is a great player for us, and he keeps working hard and fighting game in, game out,” said coach Dan McGonigle. “I was so proud to see him score.”

The second goal came in the second half from Austin Meyer on a shot about 12 yards out.

“Cotter has two exchange students who are really solid players,” added McGonigle, “and the Warriors didn’t have an answer. We couldn’t crack the code.” 

The Warriors did have two promising shots by Seth Forrester that both went just wide.

“Walking off the field, one of their players told us we outplayed them, and I was proud of how well we played,” said McGonigle. “Despite the results.”

In the 2-0 B-team win, goals were scored by Nathan Solberg and Caleb Ranzenberger


P-E-M 4, C/SGH/H 0

“We struggled with first touch and connecting passes for most of the first half,” said coach Andrew Marschall, who was filling in for McGonigle, whom was attending his son’s wedding. “We cleaned it up in the second half and had a few runs at the goal.

“P-E-M’s back line played a solid game, so it was hard for us to break through.”