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Bemidji HS boys soccer: Jacks win twice at St. Cloud Tech Invite

The Bemidji High boys soccer team enjoyed a victorious Saturday, sweeping both games at the St. Cloud Tech Invitational.

It opened with a 2-0 win over St. John's Prep and followed with a 2-1 win over Tech.

It is the first time Bemidji has swept both games at the meet and following an earlier 3-0 win at Apollo, the first time it has ever swept the two St. Cloud schools in the same year, both on their home fields.

The Jacks are now 10-4-1, the ten wins the third most in history. They are only three under the school record 13 set in 2007.

Remaining are Monday's home game with East Grand Forks in the Lakes to Prairie Conference and the Saturday finale with Moorhead.

Bemidji thoroughly out played St. John's despite the close score, hitting once in each half.

Kevin Larson faced only six routine shots in posting his fourth shutout. Kai Thompson had 12 for the Johnnies.

Rylee Curb scored his school-record 19th goal in the first half off a Mike Burns feed and fed linemate Max Hazelton for his seventh tally in the second half.

"We controlled the ball well during the entire game," said Coach Rick Toward. "The score could have been much larger than it was."

Tech took a 1-0 halftime lead in the second game despite being out shot 9-4.

Curb tied the count at the 58 minute mark off an Izak Sommer feed and got the game winner, his 21st, at 76:00 from Kyle Fodness.

Larson ended with five stops and Tony Smith one.

Smith was pressed into service for a penalty kick after Larson drew a yellow card and sent to the sidelines.

Smith made a diving stop that saved the day.

Bob Simson had 15 saves for the Tigers.

Bemidji 1 1---2

St. John's 0 0---0

12:00 Curb (Burns)

61:00 Hazelton (Curb)

Goal Stops

Bem-Larson 3 3 ---6

SJ-Thompson 7 5---12

- - - - -

Bemidji 0 2---2

St. Cloud Tech 1 0---1

26:00 SCT-Bloch (Klaverkamp)

58:00 Bem-Curb (Sommer)

76:00 Bem-Curb (Fodness)

Goal Stops

Bem-Larson 3 2---x

Bem-T. Smith 1---6

SCT-Simson 9 15---24

- - - -

Bemidji JV 2 1---3

St. John's Prep 0 1---1

4:00 Bem-Peterson (Eichstadt)

7:00 Hendrickson (Eichstadt)

42:00 SJP

54:00 Hendrickson (Jambor)

Goal Stops

Bem-Graefe 3 4--- 7

SJP 7 7 ---14

- - - - -

Bemidji JV 0 0---0

St Cloud Tech 1 0---1

14:00 SCT

Goal Stops

Bem-Graefe 0 1--- 1

SCT 4 6--10