The Lindbergh Flyers got a pair of goals from sophomore center back Cole Hutson’s (above) , his first of the year, to defeat the Marquette Mustangs and keep the Suburban West Conference title within range.
Lindbergh opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Hutson buried a 20 yard shot just inside the left upright. It started with Jr. Dan Baudendistel’s run down the right side. An initial ball into the box came back out and with a nifty back heel he eluded a defender and took a shot. A scrum ensued and when the ball popped out on the left side Hutson ran onto it and hit a ball that skimmed the surface beyond the keepers reach.
PHOTO GALLERY – Marquette at Lindbergh
The game was a treat, close to the intensity of a District match made important by Marquette’s quality start, rising to a Top 5 ranking locally and with only one loss. Lindbergh has aspirations of their own and Wednesday was a key opportunity.
The Mustangs tied the game in the 62nd on Tyler Sieli’s goal. It was inevitable, his pace and work rate seemed certain to create a goal. It came as he won a 50/50 ball outside the box with the goalkeeper. His first touch took it high in the air over the GK and towards the goal. He won a second challenge with a back and walked the ball into the net.
Hutson’s game-winner came in the 74th min as he headed home a corner kick by Muhammed Husejinovic at the far post (video below)
Lindbergh has a pair of losses in the Suburban West and Marquette has their first, helping to keep the race open. We’ll see how it develops from here.