After ripping off six straight victories to open the season and going without a single loss and two ties through nine games, the Waseca Bluejays girls soccer team has gone 2-4 since after falling to the St. Peter Saints 2-0 on Oct. 4 for Seniors Night to end its regular season at 9-4-2.
The boys team has alternated wins and losses since dropping a 2-1 match to Worthington on Aug. 30. The Jays finished the season with a 1-0 loss Oct. 4 at St. Peter after defeating Fairmont 5-2 in their previous match to finish the regular season at 6-7-1.
St. Peter 2, Waseca 0 (girls)
Amelia Carlson scored both goals for the visiting Saints on a night where the Bluejays just couldn’t get anything going offensively.
Each of Carlson’s goals were scored in the second half. The first goal came unassisted with 38 minutes to go in the match and the second came on an assist from Katie Dirks with just under 16 minutes to play.
The Jays were outshot by the Saints 10-8 with both keepers making eight saves on the night.
The girls earned the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Section 2A playoffs. They will have a home game on Thursday, Oct. 11 against a team yet to be determined by the first-round play-in games.
St. Peter 1, Waseca 0 (boys)
In their 1-0 Sept. 18 win, New Ulm’s Ken Ringler stung the Jays with the lone goal in the Saints’ road win over the Jays, and the senior attacker was back at it again on Oct. 4 in St. Peter.
In the first meeting of the two teams, it took 70 minutes for the scoreless tie to be broken when Ringler laced a shot by goalkeeper Brock Bye inside the far post.
It didn’t take as long on this time against the Jays, but the teams went into the half with another 0-0 score in their second matchup.
Just minutes into the second half, Ringler found some space and buried the lone goal of the game to give the Saints a 1-0 win and season sweep of the Jays.
The boys earned the No. 9 seed and after a first-round bye will travel to Northfield to play the No. 8-seeded Raiders in the second round of the Section 2A playoffs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Northfield High School.