Boys soccer: Irish rally past Burnsville
Four unanswered goals last Thursday helped keep alive the Rosemount boys soccer team’s hopes for a finish in the top half of the South Suburban Conference.
The Irish trailed a two-win Burnsville team 2-0 before storming back for a 4-2 victory in their Homecoming game at Irish Stadium. That improved them to 4-2-1 in the league and tied them for third with Prior Lake heading into the final two games of the regular season this week.
They faced first-place Eastview on Tuesday before closing out the schedule on the road at eighth-place Lakeville North tonight. A win in either of those games would put the Irish in the top half of the league for the first time since 2006.
“It’s a big week ahead for us as we fight to achieve one of our team goals,” Rosemount coach Mike Floersch said.The team showed that fight against Burnsville. Trailing 2-0, Andrew Weiler found the upper corner of the net to cut the deficit in half heading into the break. In the second half, Weiler, Cameron Johnson and Colin Benson supplied a barrage of goals to put the Blaze away.Joe Fakhoury assisted on three of the goals and Erick Barrita added an assist.“The guys played great once we settled down.… It was a nice comeback and it was good to know the players didn’t let down or quit,” Floersch said. “The players coming in off the bench did a fantastic job, as well.”The Irish opened the week dropping what Floersch called a “heartbreaker” on the road at Apple Valley last Tuesday.The Eagles scored on a pair of corner kicks and held on for the 2-1 victory.Rosemount outshot Apple Valley 12-6, but capitalized just once on a goal by Weiler.“We were in the game and controlled a lot of the game,” Floersch said. “We had a hard time putting the ball in the net.”The Irish (6-4-3) close out the regular season tonight at 5 p.m. at Lakeville North.