Elk River-Zimmerman strung together two passes leading to the game-winner with 40 seconds left to topple a talented Osseo team 2-0 on the Orioles field on Thursday evening.
Storm Heyer flicked the ball into the net with his toe after Grant Tesdahl made a crossing pass and Cullen Boe headed it Heyer’s way.
Heyer wound up scoring with both his head and toe in this game as he made a header off a corner kick from Ryan Stefano in the first half.
“I think Osseo is the best team we played,” said Elk coach Aaron Lindquist. “They’ve got great speed and real good skills and good possession. But we feel we can play with anybody.”
The Elks are 4-1-1 in the Northwest Suburban Conference and 7-1-2 overall. Osseo is now 4-2-1 in conference and 6-2-1 overall.
Osseo scored on a breakaway by Patrick Paye for the early lead.
“That was great shot and Cody couldn’t do anything about that one,” said Lindquist, referring to goalkeeper Cody Christ. “We always preach defense, and after that breakaway, the defense played pretty good.”
Stefano at the center defensive slot led the defensive effort, Lindquist said.
Heyer has 10 goals in 10 games after notching two at Osseo.
The Elks will host Armstrong on Tuesday.