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Eagles make it back to .500 with win over Waseca

Staff photo by Jeremy Behnke New Ulm’s Christian Edwards battles a Waseca defender for the ball during Thursday’s boys’ soccer match at New Ulm High School.

NEW ULM — New Ulm got a pair of first-half goals as it defeated Waseca 2-0 in a Big South Conference boys’ soccer game Thursday at New Ulm High School.

The game was called at the end of the first half because of lightning.

The Eagles had the challenge of going against the wind in the first half and that limited some of their scoring opportunities against Waseca, which entered Thursday’s game with an 0-9 record. New Ulm improved to 4-4 overall with the win and snapped a three-game losing streak in the process.

New Ulm’s first goal came from Jordan Richtmeier with 20:32 left in the first half to make it 1-0.

Then, 8 minutes later, the Eagles got on the board again, this time when Christian Edwards fired a shot from the left side in front of the goal and it found the back of the net with 12:20 left.

New Ulm had a few more chances later on, but it was unable to capitalize and went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.

Once the teams took the field to get ready to start the second half, the game was stopped for 30 minutes for lightning and later it was called.

New Ulm is at Mound Westonka on Saturday for an 11:30 a.m. contest.

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