Adapted soccer: Ponies snap three-game losing streak


ROBBINSDALE — The Stillwater adapted soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday while knocking off Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound-Westonka 8-2 at Cooper High School.

The Ponies (2-3) jumped out to a 3-1 halftime lead and poured it on with five goals in the second half.

“The team’s mood was upbeat because they had a feeling that they could do this, they were just optimistic,” Stillwater coach Rob Hollerbach said. “The kids said we could do this and the results showed their enthusiasm. It’s midseason for us and it’s a good way to go into the break.”

Austin Harjes delivered four goals to lead the Ponies, who also received three goals from Wesley Dahle. Dan Pehrson added one goal and three assists while Riley Cludy threaded the assists on two of Dahle’s three goals after drawing the attention of opposing defenders.

“Everybody participated and they’re gelling like a team,” Hollerbach said. “They were setting up passes in front of the net and both Riley and Austin had a lot of shots on goal, but would hit the post or the goalie. Both Austin and Riley also split the goalie duties, which seems to be working really well.”