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Come-back win for Demons over Magicians
Bismarck 2, Minot 1
It took Bismarck over 70 minutes to get on the scoreboard against Minot, but late goals from Dane Allen and Tresor Mugwaneza guided the Demons to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over the Magicians.
Both Bismarck and Minot struggled to find offensive consistency during the first half, as the two teams combined for only five shots on goal through 40 minutes of play. Minot’s J.J. Johannsen snapped the game's scoreless tie early in the second half to boost the Magicians to a 1-0 advantage that was almost enough to earn them a point in the standings.
“Once they popped one in there it was kind of gut-check time for us,” Bismarck coach Andy Foss said. “Minot is a good team, and we gave them some confidence with that first goal. We just wanted to keep pressing and pressing and hope one of them would pop in.”
Press the Demons did, and their offense finally put a shot behind goalkeeper Chance Braun with just enough time remaining to add a second. Mugwaneza then found Allen first to knot the game up at one goal apiece with roughly seven minutes to play.
The Bismarck junior then took matters into his own hands as the clock dropped below the three-minute mark. Mugwaneza tallied the second goal for the Demons in a matter of five minutes with under two minutes remaining. rocketing a shot past goalkeeper Braun to stretch the Demons’ winning streak to three in the West Region to begin the year.
“He just knows where to be on the field,” Foss said. “When he gets that little bit of space he can really do something with it. He’s very good with the ball on his feet, and the guys are keeping him involved.
“When he is around the ball, good things happen.”
- Robert Reidell - Bismarck Tribune
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