Richfield earns the Tri-Metro Conference title with a 1-0 victory over the defending Class 1A champion Holy Angels. Miguel Leon Alvarado (17) scored the lone goal on a penalty kick late in the second half. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine
Angel Mendez-Lopez (4) deflects the ball away from Ben Frommelt (2) stopping a scoring chance in the second half. Richfield defeated Holy Angels 1-0 at Richfield High School on Tuesday night. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine
Richfield continued its winning ways on Tuesday night in front of a capacity crowd at home with a 1-0 victory over defending Class 1A state champion Holy Angels.
Richfield (8-0-0, 7-0-0) captured the Tri-Metro Conference title with the win. Averaging nearly six goals a game this season, the Spartans, ranked No. 5 in the Class 1A coaches’ poll, got their goal late in the second half on a penalty kick by senior Miguel Leon Alvarado. Alvarado leads the team in scoring with 14 goals and 11 assists.
Junior forward Carter Hermanson (22) steals the ball away from Osvaldo Avila Rodriguez (6) at midfield. Hermanson leads Holy Angels in scoring with six goals and two assists. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine