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Boys soccer: Boys soccer stays perfect in one manner

If someone had told Rosemount boys soccer coach Mike Floersch his team would be perfect after three games, he likely would have been extremely pleased with the early part of the season.

Floersch likely wouldn't have expected the Irish to be perfect in this way though.

The Irish are a perfect 3-for-3 in the three games, going into overtime in each game. Of course, the perfection has been in the fact that all three games have gone into overtime and all three have ended in ties.

Floersch can see the perfection two different ways.

"We are a perfect 3-for-3 with overtimes," he said. "Or, 0-for-3 if you want to look at it that way."

Rosemount opened the season with a 0-0 tie at Park of Cottage Grove. The next game there was a bit more scoring, but the same result. At Shakopee, the Irish finished with a 1-1 tie.

On Tuesday, it was another 0-0 tie, this time against Hastings.

With three overtimes, at least the Irish are getting their work in.

Rosemount thought it would finally break the streak of overtimes and ties on Tuesday at Hastings.

The Irish thought they had scored on a free kick, but referees waved off the goal because they thought the free kick wasn't touched before it entered the net.

"What can you do?" Floersch said. "It was a bummer."

Against Shakopee, Rosemount did come up with a critical goal.

Shakopee had taken a one-goal lead at halftime, but another free kick allowed the Irish to put the game into overtime. Brandon Wolf took the free kick, connected with Jared Sipe, and Austin Eliason finished off the scoring opportunity for Rosemount's first goal of the season.

"We came out flat. I don't know why," Floersch said. "It was like we were in cement. But they kept plugging and plugging away."

It was a welcome sight after not converting against Park.

Floersch thought the Irish had chances, but couldn't finish.

"It was an even game, back and forth," Floersch said. "They had chances, we had chances. We just couldn't put it away."