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Published October 13 2011

North Dakota state boys soccer: Bismarck Century defeats Fargo Davies

MANDAN, N.D. – Bismarck Century boys soccer coach Joel Jahnke said he challenged forward Alec Rauhauser to come up with a big game.

The junior responded. Often.

Rauhauser scored three goals to help the Patriots to a convincing 5-0 victory against Fargo Davies during the first round of the North Dakota state boys soccer tournament Thursday at Dakotah Centennial Park.

“He takes challenges well,” Jahnke said. “He’s got a lot of potential, and he’s a great, physical athlete. Before the game we put some challenge on him to score some goals. He gets himself in the right position. Today he put some goals away.”

Century dominated from start to finish, controlling the tempo for much of the first half.

The Patriots spent much of the opening 40 minutes taking shots at Davies goalkeeper Connor Linnerooth.

Century scored twice in the opening 10 minutes to put the Eagles on their heels.

Davies never recovered.

The Patriots broke the game open with three goals in the opening 10 minutes of second half.

FIRST HALF: 1, BC, Kelly (unassisted), 8th minute. 2, BC, Rauhauser (Gunsch), 9th.

SECOND HALF: 3, BC, Rauhauser (unassisted), 44th. 4, BC, Neameyer (unassisted), 45th. 5, BC, Rauhauser (unaassisted), 49th.

SAVES: BC,Buchholz 6, Ereth 0. FD, Linnerooth 4, Wilbershield 1.