The Muskie boys’ soccer team kicked off the NorWOSSA campaign here yesterday with a 1-0-1 record, although a 2-0-0 start was well within their reach.
The black-and-gold nipped the Dryden Eagles 2-1 in their morning match, with Colton Spicer and Jameson Shortreed providing the offence.
Then in the afternoon game, the Muskies opened up a 2-0 lead against the Kenora Broncos, with Davis Smith crashing the net to open the scoring before Andrew Gobeil cranked a shot off the crossbar and in just before halftime.
But the visiting Broncos used the wind to their advantage in the second half, climbing to within one midway through before heading one in during the waning moments to salvage the 2-2 draw.
The Muskie girls, meanwhile, still are searching for their first win.
Fort High couldn’t bulge the twine against the Eagles in the morning game, finishing with a 0-0 draw.
The black-and-gold were no luckier in the afternoon as Kenora’s Bailey Markham was the only player to find the net, tallying twice in a 2-0 Bronco win.
Both teams will see tournament action this weekend, with the boys playing in Kenora while the girls head to Winnipeg.
NorWOSSA play resumes next Wednesday in Dryden, with the league playoffs slated for May 26, also in Dryden.