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New Ulm, Fairmont battle to 4-4 tie

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Dominic Olson (dark jersey) plays the ball away from a Fairmont defender Friday at New Ulm High School.

NEW ULM — The New Ulm boys’ soccer team jumped out to an early lead, only to see Fairmont tie it going into halftime.

The Eagles and Cardinals added two goals apiece in the second half and played to a 4-4 tie at New Ulm High School.

Christian Edwards scored three goals and Nils Quist added another for the Eagles, who are now 0-3-2 on the season.

The Eagles opened the scoring when Edwards found the back of the net with 32:17 left in the first half. Later in the half, Edwards was awarded a penalty kick and he made good on it to put New Ulm ahead 2-0 with 17:52 left in the first half.

While it looked like things were going New Ulm’s way, things changed quickly. Fairmont was awarded a penalty kick and Matthew Malo got it past New Ulm keeper Aaron Dewanz to cut New Ulm’s lead to 2-1 with 16:01 left in the half.

Less than 5 minutes later, the Cardinals tied it when Malo’s shot from about 30 yards out sailed over Dewanz’s head to make it 2-2.

New Ulm is at Fairmont on Tuesday.

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