The DeForest boys soccer team stepped away from the Badger North Conference last week. The Norskies traveled to Lake Mills for a non-conference game on Oct. 3.

The Norskies used four first-half goals to cruise to a 5-2 victory over the L-Cats.

“It was a narrow field, which made our throw-ins dangerous,” Norski coach Kevin Krivacek said. “On fields like that, we have to play more precise passes and less into space, which we figured out as the half went on. They had a dangerous attack, which made our defense work.”

It was the fifth straight victory for DeForest, which moved to 8-3-1 on the year.

The Norskies got the ball rolling right away. Evan Ridd opened the scoring 4 minutes into the contest.

Lake Mills tied the game seven minutes later with a goal by John Wilke.

DeForest regained the lead for good with a second goal by Ridd at the 32-minute mark.

Drew Ciesielczyk followed with a goal four minutes later to put DeForest up 3-1

Brandon Hundt closed out the first half scoring for the Norskies at the 38-minute mark.

“We were able to get many of our reserves in to play and they did not miss a beat,” Krivacek said. “This is a good problem to have as we hope to make a good playoff run.”

Ridd continued his great night with his third goal midway through the second half.

Lake Mills got a late goal from Wilke.

The Norskies were scheduled to play a Badger North Conference game at Waunakee on Oct. 1, but it was postponed until 5 p.m. this Friday due to bad weather.

On Saturday, DeForest will play a non-conference game at Waukesha North at 1 p.m.

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