Boys soccer: Team unbeaten going into conference slate
It didn't take long for the Rosemount boys soccer team to surpass last season's victory total.
The Irish carried their hot start into last week as they stretched their winning streak to four games with back-to-back shutouts on the road at Shakopee and Rochester Century. Last Thursday's 3-0 shutout of Century was the fourth win in eight days for a team that was 3-11-2 a year ago.
"It has been a great start to the season, no doubt. I knew the boys soccer program was getting stronger, but I did not expect the scoring to be so good so quickly," Rosemount coach Mike Floersch said. "We finally have a team that is not afraid to shoot the ball and that has made the difference. We have players that are hungry to score goals."
The defense has also shined, posting three shutouts after having two all of last season.
"The back of our defense has been the difference. They are pretty solid," Floersch said.
Kohl Sparrman had his first career hat trick, scoring all three goals in last Thursday's win. He found the net on assists from Joe Fakhoury, Luke Conway and Bennett Purfeerst.
Royal Roark got the start in goal and stopped all three Century shots on goal.
Sparrman assisted on the Irish's lone goal as Andrew Smeed's score was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Shakopee last Tuesday.
Tanner Rons started in goal and stopped all six shots he faced.
The Irish's competition will get tougher this week as they begin their South Suburban Conference schedule. They put their undefeated record on the line at home against Lakeville North Tuesday night and are back at Irish Stadium tonight to take on Prior Lake.