Fourth-ranked Orono clinched the Wright County Conference title with a 1-1 draw Oct. 3. Holy Family Catholic, the team that was 70 seconds from doing that, will get a second crack Saturday.

The Fire trail the Spartans by three points in the league standings. They have a rescheduled game with No. 2 Waconia at 5 p.m. in Victoria. A win would give Holy Family Catholic a share of the title.

Holy Family Catholic came ever so close to winning the title in the match with Orono. A first-half header goal from Bennett Creager off a cross from Finn Dowling stood up until the 79th minute.

Andy DeWitt headed in a long throw-in from Ben Halloff with 1:10 left on the clock for Orono. Neither team scored in two 5-minute overtime sessions.

Bryce Richter made 12 saves for the Fire (8-4-1).

Creager leads Holy Family Catholic with 15 goals this season.


Good chances to score late, including a missed penalty in the box, Chaska fell in the regular season finale 2-1 to Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 3.

The Hawks tied Chanhassen in sixth place in the Metro West Conference at 1-5.

Chaska, at 4-9-1 overall, received the No. 6 seed in next week's Section 2AA Tournament. The Hawks will play at Minnetonka on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

In the finale, senior Elian Seneca netted a first-half goal for Chaska. Jack Simonet scored the winner for the Jaguars with 12 minutes left in regulation.

Alex Atkins had given Bloomington Jefferson an early 1-0 lead.


Second-ranked St. Louis Park completed the regular season and Metro West Conference schedule unbeaten, a 5-0 win over Chanhassen Oct. 3.

The Orioles led 4-0 at halftime.

Randy Mayele, Alexander Ruiz-Shimada, Claudy Zua, and Thomas Salamzadeh netted goals in the first half for St. Louis Park.

Chanhassen tied Chaska for sixth place in the Metro West Conference at 1-5.

The Storm are at East Ridge at 1 p.m. Saturday in the regular season finale.


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