The Faribault Falcon boys soccer team opened their season with a 4-0 win over the Waseca Bluejays in Waseca Thursday night.  It was also the Bluejays opener.  If you were to keep time of possession Faribault probably had a 3 to 1 margin or better.   Falcon Head Coach Brendan Cox was very pleased with the team's debut.

I counted 17 shots for Faribault and 5 for Waseca.  Every player saw the field for the Falcons.  The first goal of the 2018 season was scored by junior Ahmed Ali with 8:15 to go in the first half on an assist by classmate Abdimutalib Abdullahi.  Faribault scored their second goal thirty five seconds into the second half when Abdullahi hammered the ball to the back of the net.

At 23:56 to go Ali connected on his second goal of the season and the scoring was completed with 14:54 to go in the game by senior Hamze Aden.  Junior Gabriel Gonzalez Sanchez was the goalkeeper in the shutout victory.

Our Faribault State Farm Insurance Agents Faribault players of the game were Gonzalez, Ali, Ahmed and Aden.  Courtesy of Faribault State Farm agents Jason Krohn and Tony Langerud.

The Falcons travel to New Prague Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. game then to to St. Peter Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  Next Thursday their Big Nine Conference opener is at Rochester John Marshall.

The home opener will be September 4 when they host Mankato East.

Waseca goes up against Marshall at Southwest Minnesota State University 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

KDHL will be broadcasting the Faribault girls soccer game at home Saturday at Noon against Cannon Falls.

The Mighty 920 will be broadcasting the Falcon volleyball opener against the New Prague Trojans Friday night.  Coverage begins 6:50 for the scheduled 7:00 p.m. contest.

Former Faribault Bethlehem Academy Coach Franz Boelter is the Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Coach for the Trojans.

Last season when the two teams collided in New Prague it was a five set thriller.

Faribault Falcons Lining Up for National Anthem. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld