The Osceola Chieftain soccer team notched its second win in as many weeks when they defeated the Spooner Rails last week in Osceola. The Chieftains fell to the Somerset Spartans in their first game of a busy week in a game played in Somerset.
Osceola collected their first Middle Border conference win of the season when they defeated the Spooner/Shell Lake Rails 4-2 in a game played at the Robert W. Vesperman athletic complex in Osceola. The Chieftains drew first blood when Sean Archibald found the back of the Spooner net at 14:39 to give Osceola a 1-0 lead. Spooner got the equalizer just over five minutes later when Landon Deneen scored for the Rails. Both teams held off the opponents’ efforts the remaining 25 minutes of the first half to keep the score at 1-1 at the break.
It did not take long for Osceola to gain the upper hand after intermission. Senior Trey Boissy scored just 36 seconds into the second half to put the Chieftains up 2-1. Archibald doubled the Osceola lead five minutes later with his second goal of the game. Freshman Davin Lindh got into the scoring parade for the Chieftains when he connected at 73:47. Although it wasn’t necessarily a pretty goal it effectively took Spooner out of any comeback chance.
“The ball managed to get through two defenders and right between the goalie’s legs,” Lindh said in describing his goal. “The score boosted our team moral and made for a very fun game. Earlier in the game I was put in at goalie and was scored on in a matter of minutes. I managed to redeem myself later on in the game with this goal.”
Spooner closed the scoring with a goal by Kolton Frederickson with six and a half minutes to play to make the final score 4-2.
Osceola started their week with a tough game in Somerset. The Spartans have a quality squad and hopes to finish in the upper tier of the MBC standings. Somerset scored four goals in each half on their way to an 8-1 win over the Chieftains.
Osceola hosts the Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks on Oct. 3 and the Amery Warriors on Oct. 5.