In each of the past two seasons, the Triton College men’s soccer team ended Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s year with a defeat. Both of those meetings Anoka-Ramsey traveled to Chicago to play the Trojans. The schools would meet again in this year’s District C Final Oct. 29. However, this time around the match was on the Rams home turf in Coon Rapids, Minn. and Anoka-Ramsey took advantage in shutting out Triton 3-0.
The Trojans end the campaign 15-2, winning their fourth consecutive Region IV Division III title, equaling a mark achieved from 1985-88. Also Triton claimed the North Central Community College Conference (N4C) championship.
The Trojans gave up two early goals and offensively could not generate many scoring chances. Triton’s best opportunity came in the second half when a Dawid Wisniewski (East Leyden) strike hit the post. The Rams (13-2-2) were able to clear the ball off the goal line to prevent the Trojans to score off the rebound.
“We were not able to create chances and dug ourselves in a early hole we could not get out of,” head coach Tom Cholewa said. “We did a better job passing the ball in the second half but could not score. Overall, we still had a successful season and the guys worked very hard.”