Duluth FC vs. Dakota Fusion FC

MAY 9 | 7:30 p.m. CT | James S. Malosky Stadium; Duluth, Minn.

Duluth FC (NPSL) 4, Dakota Fusion FC (NPSL) 4 (3-0 PK)
A seesaw affair ended in dramatic fashion as Duluth FC pulled out a wild victory over Dakota Fusion FC in PKs after regulation finished 4-4. The first strike of the game came less than 20 seconds in when Miah Willis bundled home a loose ball in front of net. Duluth FC responded by scoring the next three goals, each from a different player. A pair of Jade Johnson goals for Dakota Fusion FC in the 47th and 48th minutes returned things to even ground before Ricardo Ramos once again put Duluth FC on top. Jacob Weiler netted the game’s final strike in the 63rd minute as the next hour of play resulted in no movement on the scoreboard. However, the PK shootout lacked the goals of regulation and Duluth quickly won out 3-0. With the victory, Duluth FC will take on Saint Louis FC in the Second Round.