Two second-half goals lift Magi soccer over Mandan

MANDAN — Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Minot High School boys soccer team stormed back in the second half to stun Mandan, 2-1, Thursday evening in a West Region road contest.

The Magicians (4-3, 3-2 WDA) got goals from freshman Ezra Hagerott and junior Noah Schmidt to overtake the Braves (3-3-1, 3-2 WDA) in a game that was dominated stat wise by Mandan.

Prince Obeng opened the scoring for the Braves five minutes into the contest. Evan Arenz provided the assist. Six minutes into the second half, Schmidt set up Hagerott for the equalizer.

The game-winning goal came 15 minutes later from Schmidt with the assist going to sophomore midfielder Kameron Foley.

Minot made the most of its opportunities despite getting outshot 18-7 (10-3 on target). MHS junior goalkeeper Braden Cochran came up with nine saves. At the other end of the pitch, Mandan goalkeeper Colton Scheetz only made one save.

MHS, after flipping between wins and losses through the first six games, has now won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

The Magi attempt to keep the winning streak alive on Tuesday (Sept. 18) in a road contest at 5:30 p.m. against Bismarck High at the Bismarck Community Bowl. MHS lost to the Demons, 2-1, in its home opener on Aug. 23.

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