FARIBAULT, MINN. - After a month-long hiatus, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Boys U17DA soccer team returned to the turf on Monday to kick off their spring season.
Minutes before the half, Gavin Pankey '19 shot a rocket past the TwinStars from 25 yards out to put SSM on the board 1-0. The score remained in the favor of the Sabres until the 70th minute when the TwinStars tied the game 1-1.
The TwinStars tried to keep the tie with continuous blocked shots, but a last second bounce to Brody Phan '21, who clipped the ball over the goalkeepers head, would give the Sabre the 2-1 victory.
The game came as a good, physical test for the Sabres as they prepare for their first spring Development Academy contest on Sunday against St. Louis FC in Faribault.
Starting lineup against TwinStars
Front row (l-r): Gavin Pankey '19, Kupa'a Fernandez '19, Wylie Trujillo '20, Connor Bates '19, Brody Phan '21
Back row (l-r): Christian Burkhart '19, Sean Knoblauch '19, Cade Thomson '20, Michael Roach '19, Lukas Spady '19, Trevor Prince '19