Soccer: Rogers boys nab first win, handing C-I first loss, 2-1

A winless Rogers team dueled an unbeaten Cambridge-Isanti team and both teams had the zero erased from their ledger.

The Royals won the Mississippi 8 match 2-1 at home, improving to 1-4 and dropping the Bluejackets to 5-1.

“They’re a good team, but they have not played the kind of teams we’ve played,” said Rogers coach Chris Miller.

Isaac Aanerud scored on a penalty kick, and Mitch Steeves made it 2-0 off a good crossing pass from a teammate, in the first half.

Kenny Kalk led a solid defensive effort, with C.J. Rich in goal.

“It’s good to get not the win column. It’s a start,” said Miller.

The Royals will play at Anoka on Saturday, 11 a.m.