The Boys’ Soccer team moved one step closer to their first Lakes to Prairie Conference Title on Tuesday night, grinding out a tough 4-1 road victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers Oct. 6.

The Lakers have shown marked improvement throughout the season and with their squad fully healthy, they proved to be a formidable opponent on the night. 

Sebastian Rosiles got his first start in goal for the Vikings and within the first five minutes, came up with a big save to keep the score 0-0. Mohamed Ahmed got the Vikings on the board around the 21 minutes mark when Khadar Ibrahim’s shot was parried away by the Laker goalkeeper but Ahmed fired home the rebound to make the score 1-0. 

Just five minutes later, Abraham Franco was called for a penalty in the Lakers’ box and Tommy Fritz converted the penalty to even the score 1-1. One minute and twenty seconds later, Subeer Farah misplayed a pass and then took down the Laker striker in the box to give the home team another penalty. This time Sebastian Rosiles came up big making a save to keep the score at 1-1. 

As the second half began, the Vikings’ attack picked up speed, and just 13 minutes into the second half, Jesus Moreno earned a penalty when he was taken down in the box. He converted the penalty to put the Vikings up 2-1. Six minutes later, Khadar Ibrahim cut a pass to a streaking Mohamed Ahmed who put the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the evening, making the score 3-1. With just 4 minutes to play, Abdi Isse found Khadar Ibrahim who thanks to some fancy footwork, was able to wriggle free of the defense and put the game away 4-1. 

The Vikings moved to 7-1 with the victory and now need a win or a draw with East Grand Forks on Thursday night to secure the Lakes to Prairie Conference Championship. Tuesday’s victory should also assure the Vikings of the number one seed in the Section 8A tournament ensuring home field advantage until the Section Final, should they advance that far.