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Cate Moe's last-minute goal clinches Class 1A, Section 5 title as Blake defeats Benilde-St. Margaret's

By John Wagner, SportsEngine, 10/17/19, 1:00PM CDT


With 23 seconds left, Moe, the junior midfielder found the net and sent the Bears to the state tournament.

Blake's Catherine Moe (5) blocks out a Benilde-St. Margaret's defender. Moe scored with 23 seconds left in regulation to give the Bears a 2-1 win over the Red Knights in the Class 1A, Section 5 title game. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

Cate Moe was unhappy with a couple of free kicks she had taken in Blake's Class 1A, Section 5 title match against Benilde-St. Margaret's Thursday.

So when she lined up another free kick just outside the Red Knights' box with the final seconds of regulation winding down, she put those previous kicks behind her.

"You have to put your mistakes in the past," Moe said. "What matters is what's happening in the moment. You have to focus on what you're doing. I had just taken two free kicks that I shanked, so I thought I would go top right — and the goalie was a little out of position for that shot."

And Moe was money, finding the back of the net with just 23 seconds left to lift the Bears to a 2-1 victory in a match played at Osseo.

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