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Boys soccer: Rosemount forges tie at No. 4 Jefferson

Rosemount didn't need to score a goal to play its best game of the season last Thursday.

The Irish defense held fourth-ranked (Class 2A) Bloomington Jefferson in check for the duration of their 0-0 tie in Bloomington.

"The boys played out of their minds," Rosemount coach Mike Floersch said. "Jefferson out-shot us 13-1 but most of their shots came from outside the box because our defense was doing such a good job and Zach Traeger had some unbelievable saves. We ended up tying Jefferson, which in our books is like a win."

Floersch is hoping his team can carry over the momentum from the tie and turn it into an actual win this week as the Irish continue their South Suburban Conference schedule with games against Prior Lake and Lakeville South.

"We seem to be getting better each week which is the direction we are hoping to go," he said.

The Irish opened the week with a 2-0 loss to Apple Valley last Tuesday at Irish Stadium. The team has now been shut out six times in nine games.

It was 1-0 early in the second half when Trevor Reis booted a shot that hit the crossbar and bounced straight down and out of the goal. The Eagles survived the close call and added another goal late.

"That goal would have tied the game and motivated our players, I think," Floersch said. "The second half of the game was a lot better than the first half."

The Irish (2-6-1) host Lakeville South tonight at 7 p.m.