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Boys soccer: Scoring stalls in setbacks

The offensive struggles that plagued the Rosemount boys soccer team last season have started to reemerge over the last three games.

Since putting up six goals in a season-opening win over First Baptist, the Irish have scored one goal in three games.

Missed opportunities were the story for coach Mike Floersch's team last week as it lost to Shakopee 3-0 Tuesday at Irish Stadium and 2-1 Thursday at Farmington.

"Our shots seemed to go over the bar more than below them," Floersch said. "We felt the score didn't reflect how well we played (against Shakopee). We had a good game and the players passed well."

It was more of the same against Farmington. The Tigers scored an early goal and kept their lead as the Irish failed to convert on several opportunities to tie the game.

"We had a couple of great chances and again missed putting the shots on goal," Floersch said.

It was 2-0 by the time Blake Fitzel ended the team's 2 1/2-game scoring drought with a goal on a pass from Chandler Storer with less than 10 minutes remaining.

"About three minutes later we had another great chance, which didn't work out," Floersch said. "The last 15 minutes of the game we started to play much better and controlled the game more."

The Irish hosted Burnsville for their South Suburban Conference opener on Tuesday night. The team plays again tonight at Lakeville North.