The Austin Packers boys’ soccer team was on the road at Mayo Field in Rochester Thursday night for a Big 9 matchup against a squad that also went to the section finals last year, the Rochester Mayo Spartans. First half goals from Jose Valladares and Tu Reh staked the Packers to a 2-0 lead, and keeper Casey Berg stopped all eight shots he faced as Austin blanked the Spartans 3-0.
Valladares tallied in the 11th minute to give Austin a 1-0 lead, and Reh added another goal in the 19th minute to increase the Packer lead to 2-0. All-State selection Andres Garcia then notched a huge goal in the 57th minute to give Austin some insurance.
Austin has outscored its first three opponents by a total of 22-1, and with the win Thursday evening, they are now 3-0 on the season. The Packers are back at home Saturday afternoon for a Big 9 tilt with Owatonna, with kickoff scheduled for 1:00 p.m. You can catch all of the action right here on AM 1480 KAUS, with the Austin Packer pre-game show on the air at 12:50 p.m. You can also tune in via the world-wide web at myaustinminnesota.com, and also via the I Heart Radio app.