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CMU Rises To 2-1 Win Over Red River

A pair of goals off the boot of second-year midfielder Jonah Langelotz helped CMU to a 2-1 win over Red River College on a very windy Saturday afternoon at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex, to earn the first victory of the season for the Blazers.

The home team held possession comfortably in the opening 45 minutes despite playing into a fierce head-wind. Chances came early for both Cole Johnson and Dylan Attardo but neither first-year strikers were able to find the necessary finish to give the Blazers the lead.

On 28 minutes, Langelotz opened the scoring when he calmly deposited the ball past Rebel’s goalkeeper Jacob Holestine from 25 meters, when a loose-ball left the right side of goal gaping.

“We were certainly happy to not only come out of the half ahead, but to have played with the composure and skill that we played with,” said Blazer head coach Russell Willms, “we were able to work well together both defending and attacking. Really it was wonderful soccer to watch.”

Minutes after the re-start a combination of passing along the left-side allowed Simon Dueck and Johnson to release a hard-running Langelotz who burst behind the defense pounded the Blazers into a two-goal advantage. But as the match-time slowly expired and with the Blazers locked around their goal, first-year striker Lloyd Hildebrand turned and curled a right-footed effort past a diving Blayne Stobbe to breath some late-life into Red River.

After what seemed a lifetime, the referee’s final whistle sounded on 7 minutes of stoppage time, earning the Blazers maximum points and their first win of the new season. The Blazers will rest for a week and prepare for two away matches, first back at Red River and then to Otterburne to face Providence University College.

 

 

 

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