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NPSL Midwest Week 9: Recap

Wednesday:

Carpathia FC 2 vs FC Columbus 3 : Avondale High School, Auburn Hills, MI – Eleven Sports

In a must win match FC Columbus surprised the home side by pulling out an upset victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. Carpathia took an early 1-0 lead but Columbus would tie it up a quarter-hour later. FCC held the lead the rest of the night scoring their second and third goals before Carpathia managed their second.

Duluth FC 1 vs Minneapolis City SC 6: Public Schools Stadium, Duluth, MN – Eleven Sports

Minneapolis City SC just needed a win to wrap up back to back to back NPSL North Championships, and a win did they get. It didn’t look great initially as Duluth’s Aidan Hill scored just two minutes in to give the BlueGreens the lead. Jack Berry tied up the match for the Crows inside the 20 minutes and it stayed that way for a while. However after receiving two yellow cards Aidan Hill was sent off in the 53rd minute, which allowed City to blow the doors off the match. The Crows scored 5 unanswered goals starting in the 60th minute en route to a 6-1 win and their third straight North title.

La Crosse Aris vs Med City FC: 7 PM – Arcadia High School Stadium, Arcadia, WI – No Announced Stream

Sioux Falls Thunder 3 vs Joy Athletic Club 3 : 7 PM – McEneaney Field, Sioux Falls, SD – Eleven Sports

Both teams have had their highs and lows through what has been a rough year for both the returning Thunder and expansion Goats. The season wouldn’t really get any better or any worse for either side as Sioux Falls and Joy Athletic drew at three all in Sioux Falls.

Saturday:

FC Indiana 2 vs FC Columbus 2 : Legacy Sports Club Stadium, Lafayette, IN – Facebook

Another must win match to either keep the playoff hopes alive or possibly improve them pending the result of the evening match between Carpathia and FC Indiana. Ricardo John scored first for the Lions and was shortly followed up by Sean Bonval getting the Lions their second goal. Michael Chilton drew the game within one with a 61′ goal for FCC. FC indiana knocked in an own goal just minutes later in what proved to be the final goal of the match.

Carpathia FC 4 vs FC Milwaukee Torrent 0 : Adams High School, Rochester Hills, MI – Eleven Sports

After the FC Indiana/FC Columbus result from earlier in the day, Carpathia just needed a win to punch their ticket to the Region Playoffs. Not only did Carpathia win but they dominated the Torrent. Ryan Williams scored first for Carpathia in the 13th, Owen Smith would knot a brace on back to back goals, and Charles Braithwaite wrapped up the match with Carpathia’s fourth goal of the night.

*Note โ€“ All Times CDT

Ashle Norling
Co-Founder of Northern Lights Football. LGBTQ, also managing editor for E Pluribus Loonum.
http://www.lightsfootball.com

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