Congratulations to this week’s KAUS Overby Orthodontics Prep Athlete of the Week, Dane Mitchell of the Austin Packers boys soccer team!
Mitchell, a senior goalkeeper for the Packers played an integral role in a section championship for Austin as in the Section 1AA semifinals in Faribault, Mitchell made a diving save to clinch a 5-4 win in a penalty kick shootout to give the Packers a 2-1 win in the match, and in the section final Tuesday at Art Hass Stadium versus top-seeded Winona, senior tri-captain Mason Mueller let fly with a left-footed blast for the Winhawks straight away in the penalty area from 17 yards out in the first half, only to be denied a goal by Mitchell, who made a fantastic leaping save to his left to keep the game scoreless. Mitchell was at it again in the second half as he made not one, but two brilliant saves in quick succession in the 64th minute when he stopped one close-in chance and then somehow turned away a shot on the rebound to keep the game scoreless. Mitchell made yet another sparkling save in the penalty kick shootout, this one on Winona junior tri-captain Nyle Abdel-Magid by diving to his right and just getting a hand on the shot, sending it wide of the back post to help the Packers win the shootout 4-1 and qualify for the state tournament for the 5th time in school history.
Congratulations again to this week’s Overby Orthodontics Prep Athlete of the Week, Dane Mitchell of the Austin Packers boys soccer team. Dr. Eric Overby and his staff at Overby Orthodontics, with offices in Austin, Stewartville and Rochester, smile with us! See all of the many services they have to offer by logging on to their webpage at overbyorthodontics.com.