NPSL North soccer: Duluth FC cruises past La Crosse Aris
Duluth FC remained a point behind Med City FC for first in the NPSL North standings.
DULUTH — Duluth FC scored two goals on either side of halftime and cruised past La Crosse Aris 4-0 in NPSL North division soccer on Wednesday at Public Schools Stadium.
Two Felipes, Oliveira and Arteaga, scored less than two minutes apart late in the first half to give the BlueGreens a 2-0 halftime lead.
Sam Thornton made it 3-0 in the 66th minute just before subbing off, and Paul Bobai, who came in on that change, tacked on a fourth goal for Duluth three minutes before the end.
The BlueGreens go to 10-2 overall and should be one point behind league leading Med City FC, which entered Wednesday at 9-1-1 and was leading the Minnesota TwinStars 5-1 at halftime at last report. Both teams are comfortably into the NPSL postseason as the top two teams in the division, but only the division champion can be seeded in the top three in the six-team Midwest Region tournament.
Duluth and Med City meet in both teams' penultimate games of the regular season Saturday at Public Schools Stadium. The BlueGreens won the first meeting, 2-1 in Rochester on June 25.