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Late second-half goal lifts Holy Angels boys past Austin

By Matthew Davis, SportsEngine, 10/05/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Carter Hermanson, a sophomore attacker, kicked the game-winning goal to seal the Stars' undefeated regular season.

Holy Angels' Carter Hermanson (22) fielded the ball after Austin's Andres Garcia (8) and Lucas Evanson (13) deflected a goal kick. Hermanson's goal with 18 minutes to play gave Holy Angels a 1-0 victory. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Holy Angels' Carter Hermanson (22) fielded the ball after Austin's Andres Garcia (8) and Lucas Evanson (13) deflected a goal kick. Hermanson's goal with 18 minutes to play gave Holy Angels a 1-0 victory. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Will Lehnherr and Jack Michie made the most of senior day for unbeaten Holy Angels.

The Stars’ senior goalkeepers combined for a shutout in a 1-0 win over Austin in Richfield on Saturday afternoon. 

Stars sophomore attacker Carter Hermanson scored the game-winning goal to avenge Holy Angels’ 1-0 loss to the Packers in last year’s Class 1A state tournament.

“It was tough losing in the third-place game like that, especially in the last 30 seconds,” Michie said of his team’s tourney defeat a year ago. “It was good to win today.”

Packers junior goalkeeper Casey Berg, who earned the 1-0 win against the Stars last year, posted seven saves in Austin’s loss Saturday.

Holy Angels senior goalie Jack Michie took a goal kick in the second half. Fellow senior Will Lehnherr played the first half in goal as junior starter Peter Forseth got the day off. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Holy Angels senior goalie Jack Michie took a goal kick in the second half. Fellow senior Will Lehnherr played the first half in goal as junior starter Peter Forseth got the day off. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

First Report

Sophomore attacker Carter Hermanson scored the game-winning goal for Holy Angels, elevating the Stars to a 1-0 defeat of Austin in Richfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Stars (15-0-1, 6-0-1) avenged last year’s Class 1A state tournament loss to the Packers (11-2-2, 9-0-2) with the senior day victory, helping Holy Angels, ranked No. 1 in the Class 1A coaches’ poll, close the regular season with an undefeated record.

Goalkeeper Casey Berg, who earned the 1-0 shutout of the Stars in last year’s third-place game, had seven saves for No. 5-1 Austin in Saturday’s loss.

Hermanson’s goal came in the 62nd minute when he beat the Austin goalkeeper one-on-one with a top shelf blow. Stars senior midfielder Dominic Sobhani registered an assist on the tally.

Holy Angels' Max Molldrem (4) battled for the ball with Austin's Igor Blinkow. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Holy Angels' Max Molldrem (4) battled for the ball with Austin's Igor Blinkow. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

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